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Blending of Christian traditions with Pagan traditions

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by FFH, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. Solon

    Solon Active Member

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    Where are these Roman records ? Apart from a fleeting reference to Christians in Joshepus, and I think one in the Annals of Tacitus, there are no Roman records which mention Jesus of Nazerath. So, your sources please .

    Solon
     
  2. ChrisP

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    Wrong thread Solon. this ones about pagan/christian crossover.
     
  3. Solon

    Solon Active Member

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    ooooh, darn my socks, this week has been rubbish....Help, if somebody can move this to where it was I was posting it, which was.Errr, I don't know now.
     
  4. Quiddity

    Quiddity UndertheInfluenceofGiants

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    Taking upon pagan religion traditions is nothing new. The Catholic Church did it with Halloween. But what is widely misunderstood by many [Protestants in my experience] is that taking upon pagan traditions is only wrong when it contradicts current Catholic teaching. To say truth ONLY comes from Christianity is absolutely ignorant to say. So it would be unjust for Catholicism not to embrace the truths that exist in other faiths.

    ~Victor
     
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  5. joeboonda

    joeboonda Well-Known Member

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    Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days; Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

    Romans 14:4-14,22 Who art thou that judgest another...One man esteemeth one day above another; another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind; He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth eateth to the Lord, fore he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord and whether we die, we die unto the Lord; whether we live therfore, or die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ; For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Let us not therefore judge one another any more; but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. I know and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself...Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
     
  6. joeboonda

    joeboonda Well-Known Member

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    I don't think the catholic church decided what would be in the new testament, they came a little bit later. Don't confuse 'a' church with 'the' church which is all who believe in Jesus. Jesus was great, and did preach peace and love, he was, and taught a little more than that, though. He taught that we must believe in him, that his death was payment enough for all our sins. We must not ignore this part of his teachings, for it was his main reason to come to earth, so that we may live because of his death.

    Sincerely,

    Joeboonda
     
  7. Draka

    Draka Wonder Woman

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    You meant to post it here. Don't worry about it.
    You said:
    In response to SnaleSpace's:
    So yes, you meant to post that here. But the discussion might be for another thread.
     
  8. Feathers in Hair

    Feathers in Hair World's Tallest Hobbit

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    An excellent point. I'm wary of any religion that says that truth can be found only within itself. There are so many truths- in Catholicism, in Buddhism, in most religions- that one can learn from and be able to celebrate!
     
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  9. ChrisP

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    Hey Victor, I'm not the best on canonisation, but when did the Catholic church canonise what was in the bible? I think it was arounbd 400AD or something similar?

    Either way, why would you make a record of christ's life and omit documents such as the Gospels of Thomas and Mary, who were both very close to him. Unless omitting them suited your purpose?
     
  10. Feathers in Hair

    Feathers in Hair World's Tallest Hobbit

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    As much as I enjoy Jesus and his works, I'm starting to wonder about something. Did he teach that one should try to cooperate with the rules of the place one is in? Specifically rule 19?
     
  11. Solon

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    Ah, cool, well yes maybe somwhere else, although many threads start to run off at tangent, where links end up, nobody knows :)

    S
     
  12. Darkdale

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    Anything can be blending with various pagan traditions, depending on the worldview. But some pagan worldviews cannot be mixed with Christianity, because their worldviews are contradictory.
     
  13. joeboonda

    joeboonda Well-Known Member

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    Yes we should cooperate, I am not TRYING to break a rule, I just was saying that Jesus also taught that was why He came, sorry to offend.

    Sincerely,

    Joeboonda
     
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