By Sami Zaatari
As much as some Christians would like to claim, that Christianity is a pure monotheistic faith, the fact of the matter is that when one studies what Christianity is, and what it teaches, one will see that Christianity is in fact a form of paganism. One only has to study several of the former major pagan religions from ancient Egypt to the Romans and the Greeks and one will find many similarities in the core beliefs between all of these pagans beliefs and Christianity.
Now when one studies the pagan religions of ancient Egypt, and that of the Greeks and Romans and all other pagan religions one will find that all of them are polytheists, believers in polytheism. None of them were monotheists nor did they believe in monotheism, this is why prophets were always sent throughout mankind’s history, to teach the people about monotheism, as the Quran tells us:
YUSUFALI: We sent Noah to his people. He said: “O my people! worship Allah! ye have no other god but Him. I fear for you the punishment of a dreadful day!
YUSUFALI: To the ‘Ad people, (We sent) Hud, one of their (own) brethren: He said: O my people! worship Allah! ye have no other god but Him will ye not fear (Allah)?”
YUSUFALI: To the Thamud people (We sent) Salih, one of their own brethren: He said: “O my people! worship Allah: ye have no other god but Him. Now hath come unto you a clear (Sign) from your Lord! This she-camel of Allah is a Sign unto you: So leave her to graze in Allah’s earth, and let her come to no harm, or ye shall be seized with a grievous punishment.
YUSUFALI: To the Madyan people We sent Shu’aib, one of their own brethren: he said: “O my people! worship Allah; Ye have no other god but Him. Now hath come unto you a clear (Sign) from your Lord! Give just measure and weight, nor withhold from the people the things that are their due; and do no mischief on the earth after it has been set in order: that will be best for you, if ye have Faith.
So prophets were sent throughout history to pagan societies to teach them about monotheism.
Ancient Egyptians had several God’s, they included:
The ancient pagan Greeks had several God’s as well, they included:
The Romans had several God’s as well which included:
So each pagan religion has a whole set of different gods, and each god has a specific role. Now when one looks at Christianity one will find the identical belief, which is that of the Trinity, where you have 3 gods:
The Son Jesus
The Holy Spirit
Notice the similarity with this and the other pagan religions which I was just quoting? Now of course Trinitarians will deny the Trinity it is three God’s, but everyone knows trinity is in fact the worship of three gods no matter how you try to look at it, in fact several Christians even refuse the trinity and they themselves admit trinity is the worship of three gods! So you even have Christians who say the trinity is 3 gods!
And let us easily prove the trinity is three gods, the Father is God, Jesus is God, the Holy Spirit is also God, each of these deities is different than the other, the Father is not Jesus, and Jesus is not the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit is neither the Father and Jesus, and each one of these deities is God hence you have three gods! Easy!
Now it doesn’t matter if Trinitarians view trinity as monotheism and not polytheism, we must look at trinity in a proper context, and when we do we see that it is 100% similar to the pagan religions of the past. Pagan religions had several gods and each god had a different specific role, the trinity has three persons, and each is divine, and each has a specific role, notice the similarity? So simply based on these very identical similarities one can easily say the concept of the trinity was borrowed and derived from the older and present pagan religions in the time of Paul and his followers.
I mean the fact that millions of Christians don’t believe in the trinity and believe its polytheistic is the best testimony we could have to prove our information is correct!
Now another thing that is prevalent in pagan religions is that many of their gods were in fact human beings, basically the idea of a man-god. Many of the pagan beliefs also believed that certain of these humans who also happened to be god came down from the heavens. Examples include:
Pharos of Egypt (mentioned in the Quran and the Old Testament)
We find this exact thing in Christianity with Jesus! The man-God, God coming in the form of a man, in the flesh, all of this is identical to pagan beliefs which came before Christianity!
So again we can confidently state that the Christian concept of Jesus being God in the flesh is a borrowed form of paganism.
There is more connections between the Christian beliefs and paganism, but that I shall keep for another article. So to summarize what we have:
1-Pagans believed in several gods each having different functions
2-Christians believe in 3 deities who each perform different function, and each deity is god leaving us with three Gods
3-Even millions of Christians reject the trinity and affirm it is paganism and polytheism
4-Several pagan gods were in fact humans, who were elevated to the status of divine
5-Christians believe in a human god as well
A lot of coincidences? You decide but I think you know the truth.
And Allah Knows Best!