4/27/2003 | Share this article:When I was a Christian, I was constantly told that Christianity was unique and unlike any other religion. Although no other religion was every closely examined in any Church or Christian book recommended to me, still this was the message I was continually expected to accept.
Below is a prayer of praise written in 240 B.C to OSIRIS, god of the Egyptians. The prayer is presented here verbatim without any alterations to the original text. As you read the words, replace the various names of deity with Christian terms and see how unique Christianity really is when compared to the competing religions thriving 2000 years ago.
"Companies of the GODs" in this prayer and the like could be "Heavenly Host" or "Angels". "Thou are the Soul of Ra" could be reworded as "Thou art the bright and morning star" or perhaps, "The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us." Anyway, I am sure you get the idea.
Is Christianity really all that unique? What do you think?
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