The Christian Church and crimes against Paganism
When I started this report I knew that paganism existed as a religion before
Christianity. I suspected that if Christianity developed after paganism then it would
have adopted some of the paganistic practices to attract followers. From my
previous studies I knew there had been some form of propaganda against the
pagan religion. Through out my life, my personal feelings toward the Christian
Church, specifically the Catholic Church, were those of distrust. The Christian
Bible also left much to be desired. For example, Christians are not supposed to
worship any graven image (implying an idol or a symbol) yet they pray to a cross.
According to the Christian bible, the old testament, God giveth and God taketh
away. Yet in the new testament God gives and the devil takes away. (3) Which is
a contradiction of terms.
There were several reasons why I felt I had to write this paper.
In fact, there
were so many that I could not list them all without boring you. I will however
discuss them all to one extent or another. The first and foremost reason was the
fact that the Christian religion refuses to accept where its roots came from and still
slanders the source of its roots, paganism. Secondly, the Christian church has
performed some of history's most inhumane acts. Although the church has
apologized for some of its atrocities it continues to persecute people to this day.
The church has stolen rituals and symbols and claimed them for their own while
calling those from whom they stole the symbols from as evil. Christians have
called pagans Satan worshipers because they did not take the time to find out that
to be pagan means to worship two or more gods and not one...