Do you use anything with pagan origins?
Can you guys think of anything else that JW's partake of or accept or use that has questionable origins?
Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth
By John G. Jackson (Originally published in 1941)
See at Amazon.com
The game of Bowling is from Pagan origin , it used to symbolize bowling down the demons.
The Roman alphabet originated in Sumeria and ended up with the Romans in pre-Christian (pagan) times all-the-while evolving into the alphabet we use today. Isn't ironic that most believers in the Western world have to read the Bible in a pagan alphabet? CPiolo
Chess and checkers are war games. Chess has been found in many ancient civilizations including chinese and egyption(?) and is over 3000 years old.
Wedding cake. Middle european custom. Guests would bring sweet cakes and they would be stacked. The bride and groom were to kiss over the cakes. This lead to the tiered wedding cake.
European guage rail road tracks... the width of the track is based on a horse cart. The width of the wheels on the horse cart was to run in the ruts in the road. The ruts in the road were of Roman origin.
Circumcision is a hebrew/jew religious disfiguration and hence removed from religious necessity by the Christ.
Eye liner, and makeup in general. Egyptian.
Astronomy - discovered and developed by the Chinese, Egyptians, Polynesians, and American indians, and others. Astronomical "clocks" to identify the solstices and equinoxes. Remember, the memorial is the first full moon after the spring equinox....
Celestial navigation first developed by the Polynesians and Vikings
Wedding veil. Hiding or disquising the woman on her wedding day, holdover of arabic and hebrew chattel days.
Eastern herbal medicine, accupuncture, moxa, massage, reflexology. Chinese/Japanese healing arts
Tai Chi - marshal art
Basketball - Aztec
Pentangle - 5-pointed star. Pagan AND used by the Rosecrucians
6 pointed star of david
Oh, I'm sure there's more, but these are all I can think of at this time.
PS Fireworks - Chinese, for use in celebration and in war. gunpowder used in firearms.
don't forget about tattoos...
Leviticu 19: 28 ??And YOU must not make cuts in YOUR flesh for a deceased soul, and YOU must not put tattoo marking upon yourselves. I am Jehovah. NWT
i DID A LOT OF POSTS pointing out pagan connection with a lot of things.
I use my phallus daily, when practicle.