The Origin Of Christianity : Mystery Cults

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The origin of Christianity begins with mystery cults. These mystery cults were secret rituals where you have to be initiated into the group in order to be a part of the group. These cults believe in the concept of the Afterlife or paradise. In order for an individual to reach the Afterlife, you would have to reach Judgment. There are also intercessors that try to help you reach paradise however most intercessors appeal to the disenfranchised, which means that you do not have a vote. The cult of Isis was mostly lead by females. This cult was able to spread but it slowly disappeared after the Virgin Mary is claimed to be the mother of God. The Cult of Mithra was a male only cult and it was very popular with the military. Many Christians believe in the Messianic Theory. The Messianic Theory is the idea that the coming of the Messiah. Around 1000 BCE, Zarathustra founded Zoroastrianism. Zoroastrianism is based on a monotheist religion. When Zarathustra died, he left behind a holy text which is known as the Avesta. The holy text states that Ahura Mazda is the figure of good and he is fighting against Ahriman which is the figure of evil. The people were created by Ahura Mazda to have Free Will meaning the people can chose to follow either Ahura Mazda or Ahriman. If an individual die they would have to walk across the Bridge of Chinvat in order to enter into paradise. If an individual followed Ahriman during their lifetime, the bridge would become narrower as they walk across.
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