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Greco-Saxon1
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JackFritschy
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Christianity (of Any Branch) is Variation on Mythologies of Ancient Mesopotamia and Other Societies.

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JackFritschy
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/8/2014 Category: Religion
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Greco-Saxon1

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When we look into the Bible and read up on different mythologies, we notice so many similarities that it's hard to disagree. I grew up a Catholic and converted to Wicca at ten years old, because at that age, even I knew that some religions should only be philosophies instead of actual forms of worship. Am I saying that anything Christian is completely bad and wrong? No. Some of my closest kith and kin are Christian. I'm merely saying that some of the things Christians say are completely inaccurate. The Bible is based off of some sort of mythology and is not an original writing of some all-powerful deity. Do we know the author? No, but that doesn't mean that it's God who wrote it. Christianity is just a very modern and influential form of Paganism.
JackFritschy

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Debate Round No. 1
Greco-Saxon1

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
Greco-Saxon1

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Let's take some examples from mythology, shall we? First, we have the Valkyries. Large, winged humanoids that fight and serve for the gods, right? God has large, winged humanoids that serve him as well. Next, we have Christians say that Earth is the middle ground between Heaven and Hell. Again with Norse mythology, we see Midgard (Earth), Asgard (home of the gods), and Hel (and then Utgard, but that's irrelevant). Even the afterlifesmare are very similar.
JackFritschy

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Debate Round No. 3
Greco-Saxon1

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JackFritschy

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Greco-Saxon1

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JackFritschy

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Greco-Saxon1 2 years ago
Greco-Saxon1
The Bible constantly has contradiction in it. God is vengeful, then he's all-loving? Plus a tonne of others. There's the fact that people constantly say that it's the only correct religion, that it's never copied any other system. For one, angels and Valkyries (Norse mythology) seem very similar. Then, Jesus and Mithra (Iranian god, born of a "virgin" mother) seem relate in that sense. Noah and his wife - Dwyfan and Dwyfach in Welsh mythology (the Mabinogion, I believe). There are a tonne of other examples, but just look into those a little bit.
Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
cheyennebodie
Inaccurate, like what?
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Reasons for voting decision: Is is absurd to say that Christianity was based off of Norse Mythology. Also, Pro forfeited first. Also, Pro made no arguments regarding Mesopotamia. However, Con made no arguments.