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Contents: Pagan Frauds-Christian Precedents; Hebrew Holy Forgeries; Christian Scripture Forgeries; The Saintly Fathers of the religion; The Gospel Forgeries; The Church Forgery Mill; The Triumph of Christianity; Index.

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There were endless shrines and sanctuaries at which miracle­ cures could be performed: oracular temples full of caverns, and secret passages,—that of the Cumaean Sibyl has recently been explored, and its fraudulent devices exposed. The gods themselves came down regularly and ate the fine feasts spread before their statues.  The gods came frequently to earth, too, and with the connivance of the priests kept amorous tryst in the temples with unsuspecting pious ladies, edifying instances of which are related by Herodotus and Josephus, among other chroniclers of the wiles of priestcraft.

P. 154] ...  Vohu Manah is conceived as the ‘SON OF THE CREATOR,’ and identified with the Alexandrian LOGOS [of John i, 1]. Asha, also, is the Divine Law, Right, Sanctity (cf.  ... “ Face to face with the hierarchy of celestial spirits is a diabolical one, that of the daevas (Pers.  perhaps the most frequently mentioned of all is Aesmma, the Demon of Wrath or Violence, whose name has come down to us in the Asmodeus (Aeshmo daeva) of the Book of Tobias [Tobit] ... ]. ] ... ”]—Note the emphatic recognition of sin in thought.

Peter and pay homage to the Sun by obeisance and prayers. “ When such conditions prevailed it is easy to understand that many of the emperors yielded to the delusion that they could unite all their subjects in the adoration of the one Sun­god who combined in himself the Father­God of the Christians and the much­worshipped Mithras; thus the empire could be founded anew on the unity of religion.  ... ]. Would it not be possible to gather all the different nationalities around his altars? Could not Sol Deus Invictus, to whom even Constantine dedicated his coins for a long time, or Sol Mithras Deus Invictus, venerated by Diocletian and Galerius, become the supreme god of the empire?

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