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Why did Jesus curse the fig tree?

Started by Unbeliever, February 10, 2007, 04:12:20 pm

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February 10, 2007, 04:12:20 pm Last Edit: February 10, 2007, 04:15:35 pm by Unbeliever
Jesus was being symbolically victorious over the rival religion of Mithras:

QuoteMITHRAS, a Persian god of light, whose worship, the latest one of importance to be brought from the Orient to Rome, spread throughout the empire and became the greatest antagonist of Christianity.

QuoteThe second group represents, first, the birth of Mithras; then the god nude, cutting fruit and leaves from a fig-tree in which is the bust of a deity, and before which one of the winds is blowing upon Mithras;
"Some say God is living there [in space]. I was looking around very attentively, but I did not see anyone there. I did not detect either angels or gods....I don't believe in God. I believe in man - his strength, his possibilities, his reason."
Gherman Titov, Soviet cosmonaut, in The Seattle Daily Ti