Last weekend we went to the christening of a friends kid and the constant sun symbology in the church really jumped out at me.
Before the birth of Judaism and its stepchild Christianity, the peoples of the world were sun worshipers. From India to Egypt in the East, knowledge of the sun and stars was the basis of religion; from the Incas in the Andes to the Zunis in the American desert, all raised their voices in praise to the rising sun.
The Story of Jesus is the story of the Sun passing through the Zodiac during the year. The Christian religion is a parody on the worship of the Sun, in which they put a man whom they call Christ, in the place of the Sun, and pay him the same adoration which was originally paid to the Sun.
There is much evidence that Christianity is Astrotheological in origin. There are far too many parallels for mere coincidence to explain away. First of all, the birth sequence is completely astrological. The star in the east is Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, which, on December 24th, aligns with the 3 brightest stars in Orion’s Belt. These 3 bright stars are called today what they were called in ancient times: The Three Kings. The Three Kings and the brightest star, Sirius, all point to the place of the sunrise on December 25th. This is why the Three Kings “follow” the star in the east, in order to locate the sunrise — the birth of the sun.
Consider our “modern” terms, Horizon and Sun Set. These terms belie their ancient history. Horus-sun (Horizon) was sunrise as Horus was the Egyptian god of light and the day light portion of the 24 hour cycle. Set, was the god of darkness and night. He came on the scene at “Sun Set” and is the Jackal headed god of the Egyptian underworld. When we say “what a beautiful Sun Set,” we don’t realize we are speaking as one might in ancient Egypt. Darkness was the time of Set, god of darkness. Night time was not a good time in most ancient mythologies. This is why many a priest stood every morning acting as if by incantation and arm waving, he could bring back the Sun/Son from the Underworld of darkness and fear. The sun descending into hell is something it did every Sun-Set. There was relief every morning when the sun/son was reborn.
Set murdered Osiris and in turn, Horus, son of Osiris, killed Set. Sunrise on the Horus-Sun defeats the night which began at Sun Set. Jesus struggles with Satan (Set or Sata) in just the same way Horus battles with Set. It’s all dualism. It’s Light and Dark, day and night, good and evil, God and Satan.
Every time he said Amen I couldnt help smiling, in German it even sounds like Amun.