MY RELIGION IS BETTER THAN YOUR RELIGION = THE CRY OF SUPERIORITY FOR DIVIDE & CONQUER!
See detailed Pagan Era history – Before Common Era (BCE) BELOW.
Paganism practices polytheism practiced in Bronze Age and by some powerful Elitist groups today who impose their religions perversions on humanity.
In early times people did not call themselves pagans. The early Jewish Rabbis & Christian Church created the term pagan as a pejorative label they could use to degrade others as inferior. “Hellene” or “gentile” (by Jews) remained the word for pagan.
Pagan or Latin pagus originally meant ‘region delimited by markers’.
Paganus as a religious term referred to conversion patterns during the Christianization of Europe aimed mostly at rural areas.
Paganism within the Roman Empire centered in cities which violates Christian and Jewish arguments that only rural people practiced paganism (often also called Rusticitas).
Early Christians called themselves “soldiers of Christ” but some called Christians “paganus” or civilians.
300s AD-400s AD: Paganus & paganos were used by these worshipers to denote they were outside the bounds of the Christian-Jewish community, and was done with pride.
410 AD The Sack of Rome by Pagan Visigoths led by King Alaric, just fifteen years after the Christian persecution of paganism under Theodosius I. Many believed the old gods cared more about Rome than the Christian god did.
1600 AD: First English definition of the term Pagan joined it with infidel, heretic, unbeliever, idolater, heathen, or gentile which were all pejorative terms to degrade. This showed a total lack of tolerance for other peoples’ chosen religions. The word “Heathen” comes from Old English for “non-Christian and non-Jew.”
The Christianizing Roman Empire lumped the Greeks in with pagans for their traditional polytheistic religions. In the Greek-speaking Eastern Empire, pagans were—paradoxically—most commonly called Hellenes and the word almost entirely ceased being used for about a thousand years in the west. Because Hellenic culture was the dominant pagan culture in the Roman east, they called pagans Hellenes. Jews who played a major role in designing Christianity also influenced and encouraged Christians to degrade others as pagans or gentiles to show Superiority over pagans.
300s AD: Usage of Hellenes showed up in the New Testament in St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. Hellenes is almost always also used to refer to Hebrews regardless of actual ethnicities and Hebrews made up more than half the populations of some Greek cities like Thessaloniki or Salonica where Hebrew rabbis help create the Christian religion there and in Alexander, Egypt. Some Pagans began to defiantly call themselves Hellenes. The growing religious stigmatization of Hellenism had a chilling effect on Hellenic culture by the 300s AD.
Pagans would have to include Egyptians who had many gods, with each city-state having their own favorites and over time as they were shared some gained favor nationwide while others lost favor in their religious beliefs and ceremonies. We know pagans were religious long before Christianity or Judaism came along. They shared traditions in burial practices, monuments, inscriptions, and statues even though the religion was not formalized in stone or on papyrus. They exercised ritual or religious beliefs that was not as structured as the PRIEST-RABBI imposed system of today’s mainstream. Many varieties of beliefs flourished, were shared, and evolved as did their multitude of stories and both Judaism and Christianity borrowed heavily from these pagan stories handed down over the ages. Virtually nothing in the Bible or in Judaism is new, but is a retelling with enhancements of pagan stories, and this included the story of the son (of) god and his death and rising again. This fact makes Jews, Christians and Muslims and other formal religions angry as they think their stories are all unique to their SUPERIOR RELIGION(S). These religions refer to all other belief systems as CULTS to feel SUPERIOR and degrade others.
While paganism generally implies polytheism, the primary distinction between classical pagans and Christians was not one of monotheism versus polytheism. Not all pagans were strictly polytheist. Throughout history, many of them believed in a supreme deity. To Christians, the most important distinction was whether or not someone worshipped the one true God (meaning their GOD not anyone elses god). If you did not you were a pagan and if you did you were a SUPERIOR being.
Paganism traditionally encompasses non-Christian-Jew cultures so this included Greeks, early Romans, that practiced Mithraism, and Celtic, Germanic, Slavic, Turkic, and Asian tribes.
Later Paganism, refined by Christians & Jews, became associated with hedonism and the sensual & even sexual, materialistic, self-indulgent, enjoyment, and were supposedly unconcerned with the future in their religions so they were called the ignorant masses. An church authors called it the limitations of paganism. Pompous British, like G. K. Chesterton wrote: “The pagan set out, with admirable sense, to enjoy himself. By the end of his civilization he had discovered that a man cannot enjoy himself and continue to enjoy anything else.”
Yet religions in ancient & Hellenistic Greece & Ancient Rome were paganism and these civilizations survived for over one thousand years. While Christian empires of Europe come and go in fraction of that time as did Hebrew nations.
Old “Superiority” led to the term Heidentum (‘heathenry’) which observed that man in the pagan view is always defined by ethnicity, i.e. Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Jew, etc., so that each pagan tradition is also a national tradition. Modernized Superiority defines paganism as all “cults combined that do not have a well-defined creed/bible. So that means Christian Science, Mormonism, and even Freemasonry are religions and NOT CULTS.
Again there is nothing new in either Christianity or Judaism or Islam, as Christianity emerged from Second Temple Judaism (or Hellenistic Greek Judaism), it stood in competition with other religions advocating pagan monotheism, including the cult of Dionysus, Neoplatonism, Mithraism, Gnosticism, and Manichaeanism. Dionysus in particular exhibits significant parallels with Christ, so that numerous scholars have concluded that the recasting of Jesus the wandering rabbi into the image of Christ the Logos, the divine savior, reflects the cult of Dionysus directly. They point to the symbolism of wine and the importance it held in the mythology surrounding both Dionysus and Jesus Christ. Perhaps the stories are refined a bit, but they follow the same plot lines.
Jewish superiority looks down on Christianity as, though claiming to be monotheistic, is a form of polytheism say Jews because of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity (Father, Son & Holy Ghost), baptizing, and Christianization of Jews and other factors.
Catholics level charges of idolatry against Protestants and Protestants level corruption charges at the Catholic purgatory for a price and Vatican pedophilia. So, the concept of the SUPERIOR RELIGION is nothing more than a tool to DIVIDE & CONQUER.
Same evolutionary pressures happened with Arabic & Asian paganism causing them to likewise gradually be absorbed by Islam or Hinduism, again with both borrowing heavily from other religions and ancient pagan religions and their stories or mythology handed down for as much a thousands of years.
1700s AD-2000s AD Interest in pagan traditions was first revived during the Renaissance, when magic was practiced from the Kabbala (Cabala) and Greco-Roman magic. These made pagan traditions like Santa Claus and Easter eggs part of the culture, and added certain extreme pagan ways for those that enjoy perversions. We see these perversions slipping into Judaism in particular today and therefore forced on the masses by the media.
New improved Paganism even honors literary Celtic and Viking revivals, that portray historical Celtic, Viking, Druid, and Germanic polytheists as noble savages and embrace their mythology, folklore, and fairy tales being told to their children. In England, for example, today children are shown standing with The Lady of Cornwall in full neopagan dressed ceremony.
Obviously, mainstream “superiority” priest run religiond have left a severe vacuum and dissatisfaction that needs to be filled and so people go in search of something more freeing and flexible. But the problem arrises when the powerful Rothschilds & their puppets run their most destructive picks of perversions 24/7 through their owned mainstream media and education systems.
Of course, more concerning we also see the Rothschilds neopaganism driven atheistic anti-religion of Israel & Saudi Wahhabism that have the worst evil built into the principles they then impose on humanity for False Flag Wars and Destruction for their profit.
English Egyptologist Arthur Weigall argues that the essential doctrines of Christianity (& Judaism) have been influenced by paganism, or European occultism.
Nothing NEW was created and only the stories were refined.
PAGAN ERA – Detailed Timeline history of Before Common Era (BCE) Religions
40,000 BCE: Religion — New South Wales, Australia – The remains of one of the earliest anatomically modern humans to be cremated was buried near Lake Mungo.
38,000 BCE: Religion — Germany – The Aurignacian Löwenmensch figurine, the oldest known animal-shaped sculpture in the world and one of the oldest known sculptures in general, and it gave a human characteristics to an animal, although it may have represented a deity. The oldest discovered “Venus figurines” appeared in graves. Some were deliberately broken or repeatedly stabbed, possibly representing the murders of the men with whom they were buried, or owing to some other unknown social dynamic.
25,000 BCE–21,000 BCE: Religion — Spain-Wales-Eastern Europe – Clear examples of burials are present in Iberia, Wales, and eastern Europe. These, too, incorporate the heavy use of red ochre. Additionally, various objects were included in the graves (e.g. periwinkle shells, weighted clothing, dolls, possible drumsticks, mammoth ivory beads, fox teeth pendants, panoply of ivory artifacts, “baton” antlers, flint blades etc.).
13,000 BCE–8,000 BCE: Religion — Italy – In today’s Italy burial activity resumed. Dozens of men, women, and children were being buried in the same caves which were used for burials 10,000 years beforehand. All these graves are delineated by the cave walls and large limestone blocks. The burials share a number of characteristics (such as use of ochre, and shell and mammoth ivory jewelry) that go back thousands of years. Some burials were double, comprising an adult male with a juvenile male buried by his side. They were now beginning to take on the form of modern cemeteries. Old burials were commonly re-dug and moved to make way for new ones, with the older bones often being gathered and cached together. Large stones may have acted as grave markers. Pairs of ochred antlers were sometimes mounted on poles within the cave; this is compared to the modern practice of leaving flowers at a grave.
9130 BCE–7370 BCE: Religion — Turkey was one of the oldest human-made sites of worship yet discovered. Also noted in South India.
7500 BCE–5700 BCE: Religion — Turkey – The settlements of Catalhoyuk (today’s Turkey) developed as a likely spiritual centre of Anatolia. Possibly practicing worship in communal shrines, its inhabitants left behind numerous clay figurines and impressions of phallic, feminine and hunting scenes.
5500 BCE–4500 BCE: Religion — Caspian Sea-Eurasia – The Proto-Indo-Europeans (PIE) emerged, probably within the Pontic-Caspian steppe. The PIE peoples developed a religion focused on sacrificial ideology, which would influence the religions and cultures throughout Eurasia.
3750 BCE: Religion — Syria-Palestine – The Proto-Semitic people emerged in the Levant (Syria-Palestine). The Proto-Semitic people would migrate throughout the Near East into Mesopotamia, Egypt, Ethiopia and the eastern shore of the Mediterranean.
3300–1300 BCE: Religion — India Region – Major burial sites of the Indus Valley Civilization (northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and northwest India) was a Bronze Age civilization noted for its cities built of brick, roadside drainage system and multi-storied houses, as well as for creating artifacts linked to religions found in India.
3102 BCE: Religion — India – This was the beginning of Kaliyuga, a new age among the followers of Indian religions.
3100 BCE: Religion — England – The initial form of Stonehenge was completed. The circular bank and ditch enclosure, about 110 metres (360 ft) across, may have been completed with a timber circle.
3100–2900 BCE: Religion — Ireland – Newgrange, the 250,000 ton (226,796.2 tonne) passage tomb aligned to the winter solstice in Ireland, was built
3000 BCE: Religion — Valleys where the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers run (Iraq-Syria) – Sumerian Cuneiform used to write about beliefs and creation of detailed historical religious records.
3000 BCE: Religion — England – The second phase of Stonehenge was completed and appeared to function as the first enclosed cremation cemetery in the British Isles.
2635 BCE–2610 BCE: Religion — Oldest surviving Egyptian Pyramid was commissioned by Pharaoh Djoser.
2600 BCE: Religion — England – Stonehenge began to take on the form of its final phase. The wooden posts were replaced with bluestone and became increasingly complex with an altar, a major entry and consideration of seasonal solar alignments.
2560 BCE: Religion — Egypt – Completion of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest pyramid of the Giza Plateau.
2494 BCE–2345 BCE: Religion — Egypt – The first of the oldest surviving religious texts, the Pyramid Texts, was composed in Ancient Egypt.
2200 BCE: Religion — Crete Island of Greece – The Minoan Civilization developed in Crete. Citizens worshipped a variety of goddesses.
2150 BCE–2000 BCE: Religion — Valleys where the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers run (Iraq-Syria) – The earliest surviving versions of the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh—originally titled “He who Saw the Deep” and “Surpassing All Other Kings” were written.
1738 BCE: Religion — Persia/Iran — YALDA December, 21, 1738 is the Oldest Record Of YALDA night celebrated by Iranians throughout the world today has been celebrated by Iranians who left for India after the Arab invasion. Yalda, on the longest night of the year as Iranians would stay awake all night till the dawn and Dec 22 was a holiday of Daygan, the Day of Equality. Even little lies are considered great sin on Daygan. On Daygan the king and nobles were to dress just like ordinary people so as not to be recognized in the crowd and nobody was supposed to give orders on Daygan. Many Christian, Jewish and Muslim customs have their roots in this tradition.
1700 BCE–1100 BCE: Religion — India – The oldest of the Hindu Vedas (scriptures), the Rig Veda was composed.
1600 BCE: Religion — England – End of ancient development of Stonehenge.
1500 BCE: Religion — India – The Vedic Age began with Aryans settling in India after the collapse of the Indus Valley Civilization.
1450 BCE or 1250 BCE: Religion — Bible’s Moses Story – Legend of the Israelite lawgiver Moses being given the Ten Commandments by a burning bush.
1351 BCE or 1353 BCE: Religion — Egypt – The reign of Akhenaten, sometimes credited with starting the earliest known recorded monotheistic religion.
1300 BCE–1000 BCE: Religion — Akkadian version of the Epic of Gilgamesh was edited.
1250 BCE–600 BCE: Religion — India – The Upanishads (Vedic or Aryan texts) were composed, containing the earliest emergence of some of the central religious concepts of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
1200 BCE: Religion — Greece & Mediterranean Region – The Empire & Greek Dark Age began in Mediterranean Region.
1200 BCE: Religion — Mexico – The Olmecs built the earliest pyramids and temples in Central America.
877 BCE–777 BCE: Religion — India – The life of Parshvanatha, 23rd Tirthankara of Jainism.
800 BCE: Religion — Greece & Mediterranean Region – The Greek Dark Age ends.
800s BCE-600s BCE: Religion — India – The Chandogya Upanishad is compiled, significant for containing the earliest to date mention of Krishna.
600–500 BCE: Religion — China – The Earliest Confucian writing, Shu Ching, incorporates ideas of harmony and heaven.
599–527 BCE: Religion — India – The life of Mahavira, 24th and last Tirthankara of Jainism.
563 BCE: Religion — India – Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism was born.
551 BCE: Religion — China – Confucius, founder of Confucianism, was born.
440 BCE: Religion — Persia/Iran – Zoroastrianism entered recorded Western history, but was born much earlier – see 1738 BCE above for correct date.
399 BCE: Religion — Greece – Socrates was tried for “refusing to recognize the gods recognized by the state”
369-372 BCE: Religion — China – Birth of famous authors Mencius and Zhuang Zhou with mystic components
300 BCE: Religion — China – The oldest known version of the classic “The Book of the Way of Virtue,” Or Tao Te Ching was written on bamboo tablets.
300 BCE: Religion — Southeast Asia – Theravada Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka by the Venerable Mahinda – complete Buddhist canon
250 BCE: Religion — India – The Third Buddhist council was convened.
140 BCE: Religion — India – The earliest grammar of Sanskrit literature used to write about Hinduism was composed by Pāṇini.
100 BCE–500 AD: Religion — India – The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali, constituting the foundational texts of Yoga, were composed.