Which Came First: The Chicken or The Egg?
Mithra paganism has the following in common with the Jesus Christ of today's churches:
* Mithra was born on December 25th. Although Jesus was born in October, the churches today Celebrate Mithra's birthday being conned into believing it was Jesus' birthday.
* Mithra’s birth was witnessed by shepherds and by Magi (wisemen) who brought gifts to his sacred birth-cave of the Rock (to mock the wisemen who would bring gifts to Jesus).
* He was considered a great traveling teacher and master.
* He had 12 companions or disciples (although in Mithraism this was represented by the 12 astrological signs).
* He performed miracles.
* He was buried in a tomb.
* After three days he rose again (of course no one witnessed this).
* His resurrection was celebrated every year (although he was never a real person).
* Mithra was called "the Good Shepherd."
* He was considered "the Way, the Truth and the Light, the Redeemer, the Savior, the Messiah."
* He was identified with both the Lion and the Lamb.
* His sacred day was Sunday, "the Lord's Day," hundreds of years before the appearance of Christ.
* Mithra had his principal festival on what was later to become Easter, at which time he was resurrected.
* His religion had a Eucharist or "Lord's Supper."
* Mithra performed the usual assortment of miracles: raising the dead, healing the sick, making the blind see and the lame walk, casting out devils. As a Peter (son of Petra) he carried keys to the kingdom of heaven. (3)
* His triumph and ascension to heaven were celebrated at the spring equinox (Easter), when the sun rises toward its apogee.
In all to the Babylonians (Romans), Mithra became the god of light and truth, the god of mediation between god and man. He was to his worshippers;
* The creator of life.
* Mediator between man and the higher gods.
* God of light.
* All-seeing one.
* Guardian of oaths (covenants).
* Protector of the righteous in this world and also in the next.
From the article <a href="http://www.thewatcherfiles.com/sherry/churches.html">Where The Churches Went Wrong: The Deception of the Ages</a>
Three things are sacred to me: first Truth, and then, in its tracks, primordial prayer; Then virtue–nobility of soul which, in God walks on the path of beauty. Frithjof Schuon