The Faiths, Facts, and Frauds of Religious History

The Faiths, Facts, and Frauds of Religious History

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Christian religion in places only known to the world by the irruption of Alexander the Great. As Higgins suggests, these confessions, like many others of the same character from similar sources, "prove a little too much," the crucifixes in question being relics of an unknown antiquity, dating back to periods when the honest nronk's worship was never dreamed of, and looming up in spots utterly unknown to any Christian pilgrims before his own time. A similar problem has been presented for the bigotry of sectarianism to solve, in the mysterious characteristics of another of the Hindoo Avatars, named Wittoba. Moore, in his celebrated Indian Pantheon, has given several plates of this god, with his feet pierced. The author describes the manner in which the god Vittoba is represented; his images often representing him in the form of a Romish crucifix, the feet placed one over the other, and pierced as if with a naiL In the splendid temple erected to him at Punderpoor, a glory from above is shining over him, and the pointed Parthian coronet is on his head. From the frequency with which the Indian Avatars are represented with a similar coronet, it may be inferred, the later idea was derived of representing the Jewish Avatar with a crown of thorns. Higgins, with the fearlessness and candour which mark his style, comments very severely on the ominous silence which all writers in the interests of Christianity observe, on the subject of Wittoba, the ancient temple of Punderpoor, where his crucified image is found, and the manifest attempts that have been made to suppress the plates which Mr. Moore published in his Indian Pantheon, with representations of this ancient Avatar. Mr. Higgins says: --"Long after the above was...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 185.42 x 241.3 x 5.08mm | 22.68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236777409
  • 9781236777409