From: Thomas Buckner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Sep 25 2004 - 05:14:47 MDT
--- Maru <email@example.com> wrote:
> Alright, 'Mithras' is a name which obviously
> stems from the mystery cult Mithraism.
> Mithraism was fairly new at its time, but
> unforutunately got steamrollerd by the then
> nascent Christianity to the point where most of
> it is reconstructed from artifcats. Not a good
The way I hear it, Mithraism was a widespread
cult among the Roman army and Christianity
absorbed it; and that many of the more
'supernatural' ideas in Christianity (that Jesus
was a demigod, in essence) came from Mithraism.
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