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Birthday of Mithra

Dec 25
Description

The birthday of the ancient sun-god, Mithra. He was born of a virgin, Dec 25th, about 600 BC. Magi brought gifts to his birth. His first worshipers were shepherds, and he was followed in his travels by 12 companions. Mithra was slain upon a cross in Persia to make atonement for humankind and take away the sins of the world. His ascension into heaven was celebrated at the spring equinox (Easter).
Mithra celebrated "Last Supper" with his 12 disciples. The Mithraists observed weekly sabbath days and celebrated the Eucharist by eating wafers marked with a cross. He was the great sun god of the Roman world, the most powerful pagan faith in the Empire.
Mithra was born in a cave just as Jesus was. The words of St. Paul, "They drank of that spiritual rock, and that rock was Christ", are borrowed from the Mithraic scriptures; for not only was Mithra "The Rock", but one of his mythological acts (also appearing in the acts of Moses) was the striking of the rock, which water came from.

No, Freethinkers don't believe in the god Mithra either. Do you? No? Atheist!

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