Chapter 3: Echoes of the past

Another strange coincidence that has dulled the boundary between Christianity and sun worship is the odd decision to place obelisks in front of the principle houses of worship (many directly to the east on the church entrances) in Rome.

The most recognisable is the obelisk in the centre of St. Peter’s Square, which is one of eight in Rome – the highest concentration of original Egyptian obelisks in the world. On top of this, there are a further five Roman-made obelisks in the city.

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The obelisk at St. Peter’s Square, The Vatican.

The largest of Rome’s obelisks sits in front of St. John Lateran Church which, contrary to popular opinion, is actually the official ‘mother church’ of the Catholic Church, the highest ranking basilica in Rome, and the official church of the Pope.

Several of Rome’s obelisks were directly imported from Heliopolis in Egypt, where they were removed from temples of the sun, where the sun god Ra was worshipped.

So what does God think about that? The bible makes it pretty clear.

In fact, the columns of Heliopolis (in some translations Egypt) are specifically mentioned by name in the Bible. But the description isn’t glowing. In fact, God predicts their destruction by the Babylonians:

“He shall break the obelisks of Heliopolis, which is in the land of Egypt, and the temples of the gods of Egypt he shall burn with fire.”

There in the temple of the sun in Egypt he will demolish the sacred pillars and will burn down the temples of the gods of Egypt.”

Jeremiah 43:13

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Of course this fascination with obelisks is not confined to Rome or ancient history. Paris, New York and London are just a few of the cities to boast famous obelisks, but perhaps the most famous of all is in the world’s seat of power, Washington, D.C.

Here, on the Mall, directly to the east of the Capitol building, lies the Washington Monument (see main picture). At it’s peak is an aluminium pyramid that, until 2010, carried the latin inscription Laus Deo (Praise be to God) on its eastern side.

Odd isn’t it that these ancient monuments don’t seem out of place? Indeed, in combination with the wealth of Roman inspired architecture at the heart of our capital cities (whether it’s banks, stock exchanges, palaces, courts or seats of power), you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Roman Empire was still going strong.

Could it be that we’ve been blinded to what is going on in front of our very eyes?

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Bringing back Babylon
The links between modern society and ancient gods is surprisingly evident and frequent if you care to look.

In fact, the continent of Europe is named after the goddess Europa, who has been depicted throughout antiquity as riding a bull.

But Europa wasn’t only the inspiration for Europe’s name. With the rise of the European Union, she became the natural icon. Below are a few pictures to illustrate this fact, including a statue at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Incidentally, that’s the same European Parliament building that was purposefully designed based on a famous artist’s impression of the Tower of Babel. This is proven by the EU poster below.

Talking of the European elite, several (including Angela Merkel and the French and Italian heads of state) were present for the opening of a Swiss rail tunnel recently that, to many, looked more like an elaborate Satanic ritual.

Clinging to ancient worship
Talking of rituals that seem strangely at odds with the modern world, the Olympic flame lighting ceremony is another echo of ancient sun worship, kept active today.

The Greeks invented the Olympics to honour the Greek sun god Apollo and, to this day, the lighting ceremony of the Olympic torch takes place in the temple of Zeus’s wife, Hera.

In fact, the ceremony still contains chants calling on Apollo (another name for the sun god) to send down his rays to light the torch.

And, isn’t it interesting that the Statue of Liberty (in common with Satan) is also known as the ‘light bearer’.

This structure, commissioned by the Freemasons, also bears a remarkable similarity to the Roman sun god, Sol Invictus (pictured below).

Sadly (as we’ll find in the next chapter) the links between ancient sun worship and modern life do not end there…

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