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Pushing religion

Updated on February 11, 2010

I love this world, I love the diversity, the culture and the many beliefs and religions but what I don't like and don't agree with is when people show up at my door and tell me I should believe what they believe or I will be punished, or something like that....I mean how dare they...If there is a god would he really punish me for not graveling and kissing his feet every day of my life, no he wouldn't; although he may give me grief for those few years in my teens...LOL...He wouldn't punish me for being confused though.

Look I'm not saying there is no god or we shouldn't believe in one but to push ones belief onto another and say it's a sin if we don't believe, that in it's self is a sin. when we came into this world it wasn't printed on our asses that we must believe in a god and pray to him or our lives will be meaningless and we will go to hell...Or does it? Nope I checked nothing on my about yours? Anyway the point is so what if I don't believe in the BIBLE...does it make me a bad person, no, I don't think so.

I love the fact that I live in the 21st century where religion can be argued and facts can be divided into truths and untruths. Like the truth that no matter how you look at it the BIBLE is actually very similar to other historical religions, like the Egyptian religion, in fact some of the Egyptian religious stories are almost identical to the BIBLE and those facts predate Jesus by thousands of years....hmm I wonder how that happened....that's a whole separate article...

My point is, religion comes in many forms and not all of it is truth, but it's the belief in something greater that makes it ok. Yes I want to scream when the knock comes at the door and two innocent people with BIBLE'S are standing there waiting to greet me with there copied verses and blindsided ways, but never the less I smile and try not to get into conversation because I hate to push my beliefs onto someone who's heart is so committed to what they believe.

So I'm probably going to hear a lot of terrible comments about this article, but you know we all have a right to believe in what we want. Yes I believe in a higher power and yes I believe after death we will greet a new beginning, heaven, maybe, reincarnation, maybe, hell could be, I don't know and just because you read it in a book really you don't know either. So my wisdom is this, open your heart to all possibilities and don't judge others for their beliefs. We are all children of the earth and stars, enjoy it and your life will be fulfilling and hopefully in the end, it will just be another beginning to something more.

Similarities of Jesus and Egyptian god Horus.

Life events shared by Horus and Jesus

Stories from the life of Horus had been circulating for centuries before Jesus birth (circa 4 to 7 BCE). If any copying occurred by the writers of the Egyptian or Christian religions, it was the followers of Jesus who incorporated into his biography the myths and legends of Horus, not vice-versa.

Author and theologian Tom Harpur studied the works of three authors who have written about ancient Egyptian religion: Godfrey Higgins (1771-1834), Gerald Massey (1828-1907) and Alvin Boyd Kuhn (1880-1963). Harpur incorporated some of their findings into his book "Pagan Christ." He argued that all of the essential ideas of both Judaism and Christianity came primarily from Egyptian religion. "[Author Gerald] Massey discovered nearly two hundred instances of immediate correspondence between the mythical Egyptian material and the allegedly historical Christian writings about Jesus. Horus indeed was the archetypal Pagan Christ."

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      6 years ago

      Loved reading this. I am currently challenging what I have been taught to believe. Thanks for your insight.

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      10 years ago

      Thankyou for the comments....religion is such a touchy subject, but in this world we all have the right to say or feel what ever we want. Yu are both right Jesus was a buddist, and a pagan and many others he is the symbol we rely on for love and peace but he is only a symbol and nothing more. The stories are stories and although they are wonderful and teach us plenty they are only stories whether derived from truth or not. We should all believ in something but pushing your beliefs on to others is horrible and any godly being I think would agree. I just want people to know it's ok to believ in the messag of the bible but the truth in the stories are not true fact as written at least not as we are meant to believe. Thank yu again for the comments and I look forward to sharing more about this subject.

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      Joanna McKenna 

      10 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      This hub is after my heart. I too am sick to death of "Christians" who tell me I HAVE to believe as they do...or else bad things will happen. Well, most of the truly bad things that ever happened to me were when I was a practicing member of their religion. At some point it occurred that I had many questions that weren't being answered, so I started studying other religions of the world (but somehow missed the Egyptians...)

      At any rate, I discovered much the same as you and sixtorso and CW did: that Jesus wasn't the first Great Prophet (or whatever term one prefers). He just happened to get more publicity than the rest.

      As for the Bible, a professor in college once said "It's a nice bit of story telling, but that's all it is", and I agree.

      I've incurred the wrath of many Bible-thumpers when I say the version they like to quote as "the word of God" is only a version, revised during the 1700s reign of blatantly-gay King James. By then he'd sired the requisite heir and spare and was devoting his attention to various boy-toys, rather than to the changes being made to the version of the Bible which would bear his name. Which is how the passages requiring women to be submissive to men got into it. James actually liked and respected women, considered them equals to men, but the courtiers making the revisions did not.

      It also gets Bible thumpers' knickers in a knot when I ask how their religion allows entire civilisations to be invaded and murdered "in the name of Jesus Christ" when one of the Ten Commandments is "Thou shalt not kill". Oddly, they always go away in a huff before I can bring up "Thou shalt not covet"... :)

      For Catholics, I love pointing out that most of the rituals, the priests' robes, and the objects on their altars are "borrowed" from the Pagans.

      My beliefs are those of earth-based religions which pre-date Christianity (whatever that is) by several thousand years. I do not force my beliefs on, or try to convert, others. My apartment complex doesn't allow solicitors, so I'm not subjected to the door-knockers. But every day I get emails from friends and family who already know I don't share their beliefs. These emails pray for me, or admonish me to "forward this if you love Jesus...or else". I used to send messages nicely asking these people to stop sending this garbage. All of which (naturally) fell on deaf ears, so now I just hit DELETE without the slightest twinge of guilt for doing so.

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      Constant Walker 

      10 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      There is a little-known belief (one which I think sounds very likely) that Jesus was a Buddhist wanderer, spreading the word of Love, Peace, Forgiveness, etc. When his simple messages caught on, the powers that be were threatened, and those savvy enough to see the possibilities - the religious leaders - turned it into a whole new religion, even picking and choosing from all the hundreds of writings about this miraculous young man, to put together the Bible.

    • raguett profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago

      I am currently working on a hub to show how many simalrities there are between the bible and MANY other religions predating jesus...this is alot of Information I will have to complile but I will publish it soon..I thank you for the comments and I'll try to publish more about this subject soon, yes it is controversial but i believe it will bring some realization about what we believe in, or at least make us think...

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      Clive Fagan 

      10 years ago from South Africa

      mmm interesting! I too would be intersted in a hub showing the comparisons and while you were at it the similarities between he old testament, The Torah, and the Koran are remarkable and almost identical

      good but controversial

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      Carolyn Augustine 

      10 years ago from Iowa


      I respect your right to believe whatever you wish, as long as it isn't harmful to me! :)

      I am interested in the similarities between Egyptian mythology and Christianity. Early Christian Copts were Egyptian, right? Interestingly, the first prophet in the Book of Mormon, Lehi, translated his scriptures from a language that was a combination of Egyptian and Hebrew.

      Maybe you could expand this hub and share some of the similarities you mention. I always enjoy your writing!


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