Michael Saunders wrote:
<What is your standing on the keys to the gates of heaven & hell.
Upuat, Ptah, Peter, Pator. The placing of the eye of Horus in the mouth for ressurection of Osiris. The manna from Heaven. The divine Host and the shekinah. The grail and the horn of plenty.
What an annoying website! It says something like this:
<<SIMON Magus, just like his Samaritan forefathers, deliberately blended together the teachings of Babylon with Biblical phrases.
One of his main intentions was to appropriate a Christian vocabulary to the Babylonian ceremonial system. In other words, he kept on with his heathenism, but now called his system "Christian" in origin.
To legitimately introduce paganism into the Church he had to explain away many passages in the Old Testament which forbade idolatry and contact with the abominations of the heathen. This he quite cleverly did. His primary method of explaining the Old Testament was to allegorize its teachings.>>
ABOMINATIONS OF THE HEATHEN? It’s true that many people at the time the bible was written dabbled in black magic and animal or human sacrifices, but that was a destortion of the ancient and so called- pagan wisdom. Not only the New Testament but the Old Testament also borrowed most of its material from those “pagans” ! Tom Harpur is trying to clarify it not add more confusion to it.