If we start at the beginning before ANY religion was ever invented. You have the story of three men. A father and his two sons. One is good, the other one is bad. This is the first story ever, and it starts with Anu the almighty father, and his sons Enki and Enlil. At the end of the story good brother Enki punishes the bad Enlil. ( Enki known as humanity’s Father.)
“In Sumerian pantheon and later in the religions of Assyria and Babylonia, Anu (also An from Sumerian An = sky, heaven) was a sky-god and the chief deity, who ruled over the highest spiritual realm. He was the son of the first pair of gods, Ansar and Kisar, and the descendant of the primordial beings Apsu and Tiamat. Anu was described as the father of the 50 “great gods,” that is: The god of heaven, lord of constellations, king of gods, and the father of spirits and demons. He was part of the most important trinity of deities, together with Enlil and Ea (Enki), who governed the spiritual heaven, the sky and earth, and the waters, respectively.”
Same descriptions goes for the other Fathers in this story. Almost up to 100 percent.
Now if we move forward in time to the Egyptian gods tale. You have RA as the almighty father and Osiris as the good son and Set as the bad one. The only small difference in this story is that, it isnt Osiris who punishes Set, instead it is his son Horus who punishes Set. Same basics thou.
( Osiris was also sometimes called “king of the living” )
We move further forward to the Gods tale of the Norsemen (Scandinavia, Germania). You have Oden as the almighty father and Tor as the good son and Loke as the bad one. The same sory repeats itself even here. At the end Tor punishes Loke.
(Tor was particularly loved among the lower classes of society.)
Then we have the North American Indians. Take Tabeldak as an example. Tabaldak created humans, and with the dust from his body created Glooscap and his twin brother, Malsumis. Gloscap In his role as creator, is similar to that of Tor or Enki. Tabeldak is similar to Oden or RA. He gave Glooscap the power to create a good world, Gloscap was loved by the people. Malsumis, on the other hand, is similar with Enlil or Loki the opposite, and seeks evil.
Same stories like the ones above, can also be found in the so-called bible. (Matthew 21:28-32) and in Luke’s Gospel.
And I think few are aware that the same story can also be found in the Buddhist parallel, in one of the major writings of Mahayana Buddhism.
Where did all these religions come from? How did religions start? Generally, all religions can be traced to the ancient Near East and classified in three categories: polytheistic, pantheistic, or monotheistic. Atheism is really a modern belief that resulted from the “Enlightenment” of the 18th century.
How Did Religions Start? Mainstream teach us:
The Three Categories
Polytheism (a belief in many gods) is thought to have originated with Hinduism in about 2500 BC. Hindu beliefs were recorded in the Bhagavad Gita, which revealed that many gods were subject to a supreme Brahman god. Polytheism was also the religion of many other ancient cultures, including Assyria, Babylonia, Egypt, Greece and Rome. The ancient polytheistic belief systems viewed gods as being in control of all natural events such as rainfall, harvests and fertility. Generally, polytheistic cultures believed in sacrifices to appease their gods. For instance, the Canaanites sacrificed to the male god, Baal, and his female counterpart, Ashteroth. Baal controlled the rain and the harvest, while Ashteroth controlled fertility and reproduction. The Greeks and Romans developed polytheism to a highly structured pantheon of gods and goddesses.
Pantheism (a belief that all is God) prevailed in numerous ancient cultures. The belief that the universe itself was divine was typified in the Animism beliefs of the African cultures, the later Egyptian religion under the Pharoahs, and Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism in the cultures of the Far East. Pantheistic beliefs are finding resurgence among various New Age movements.
Monotheism (a belief in one God) is the foundation of the Judeo-Christian-Muslim line of religions, which began with a man named Abraham in about 2000 BC. From this point in history, God began revealing Himself to the world through the nation of Israel. The Jewish Scriptures record the journey of the Israelites from slaves in Egypt to the “promised land” in Canaan under the leadership of Moses. During a period of about 1500 years, God revealed what became the Old Testament of the Bible, relating the history of Israel with the character and laws of God. During the period of the Roman Empire, Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem as the long-awaited Messiah. The ministry of Jesus ended in about 32 AD with His crucifixion and resurrection. After Christ’s ascension into heaven, the Christian church grew in His name and the New Testament was written. About 600 years later, Muhammad began preaching in Mecca. Muhammad believed he was the ultimate prophet of God, and his teachings became the precepts of Islam as recorded in the Qur’an.
One must not only just ramble or forget that the first ever mentioned regarding the gods are, Enuma Elish, the Sumerian creation story and its lessons about Anu, Enki and Enlil. And I hope you can see the red line?
This story about a father and his two sons, goes all over the planet. I think its an important story and also a real story.