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#145202 - 02/16/06 02:38 PM Re: Pagan Mysteries? [Re: Lust]
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As far as all the comparisons that I've seen on this thread, I really don't think there are any mysteries.

I think the Roman Catholic Church kept people under control by telling them they could not be human but still used pagan tradition as a means to maintain power and order.

At the moment I can't read Magister Nemo's Satanic Bible passage. But I would like to make that point.
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#145203 - 02/16/06 02:46 PM Re: Pagan Mysteries? [Re: Svengali]
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What I do not understand Magister Svengali, is why are they (The Roman Catholic Church) preserving these rituals?
Are they some kind of back up plan in case of some christian emergency?
Though I havent lost any sleep over this issue I do find it interesting.
As for "wicca" I realy could care less.
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#145204 - 02/16/06 02:48 PM Re: Pagan Mysteries? [Re: Stev2]
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And a very good point indeed. I wonder which official came up with that plan?
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#145205 - 02/16/06 03:05 PM Re: Pagan Mysteries? [Re: Lust]
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Why? Because it works. Pomp, circumstance, and spiritual pipe-dreams hypnotize the masses, and "Old Wine in New Bottles" is a time-tested racket.

Even on a purely theological level, the "deeper" teachings of Judaism, Islam and Christianity are all imported Platonism, Neoplatonism, and Aristotelian philosophy to bolster whatever specialized terminology and symbolism specific to each religion.

You might find this suggestive: http://philologos.org/__eb-ttb/default.htm

The author had his own agenda but presents useful and verifiable information in the process.

Frazer remains essential background reading also: http://www.bartleby.com/196/
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#145206 - 02/16/06 03:25 PM Re: Pagan Mysteries? [Re: Svengali]
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Thank you Magister Svengali. This explains it all.
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#145207 - 02/16/06 06:48 PM Re: Pagan Mysteries? [Re: Lust]
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Well, if Dr. Harris was right about it, then no official came up with the plan, it is a natural consequence of any evangelical system assimilating other cultures. Short of genocide, the conquerors always end up changed by those they conquered. (The abyss looks back!) The more xians spread into different cultures, the less pure their xianity will become. That is how Jehova's and Voodun and LDS and Catholics can all claim to be xian.

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