Hislop and Chick argue that the wafers of Communion are round, just like the wafers of the sun worshippers of Baal. They don’t bother to mention that the wafers used by the same pagans were also ovals, triangles, some with the edges folded over, or shaped like leaves or animals, etc. The fact that a wafer is round does not make it immoral or pagan, since even the Jews had wafers and cakes offered in the Old Testament (Gen. 18:1-8, Ex 29:1-2).
Unfortunately for Chick and other Fundamentalists, their arguments backfire. An atheist will take the pagan connection one step further, saying, "Christianity itself is simply a regurgitation of pagan myths: the incarnation of a divinity from a virgin, a venerated mother and child, just like Isis and Osiris, Isa and Iswara, Fortuna and Jupiter, and Semiramis and Tammuz. Beyond this, some pagans had a triune God, and pagan gods were often pictured with wings, as was your God in Psalms 91:4. The flames on the heads of the apostles were also seen as an omen from the gods in Roman poetry and heathen myths long before Pentecost. A rock is struck that brings forth water in the Old Testament . . . just like the pagan goddess Rhea did long before then. Also, Jesus is known as the ‘fish,’ just like the fish-god Dagon, etc." Unless the Fundamentalists are willing to honestly examine the logical fallacies and historical inaccuracies, they are left defenseless. Fortunately, like the attacks on Catholicism in particular, all of the supposed parallels mentioned above self-destruct when examined with any scholarly rigor. If not guilty of historical inaccuracies, they all are guilty of what can be called "pagan influence fallacies.".....".
You can admire here the perfect Paganism-dressed-as-Christendom in Action. How it manipulates the question. "An atheist will take the pagan connection one step further, saying, "Christianity itself is simply a regurgitation of pagan myths": but this is just the secret end goal of the church of Rome. Christians and true Jews were proud to indicate paganism as conscious attack to God, a religion born from the reaction of Satan against Heaven. Therefore in eliminating the open paganism, it is obvious that Christendom (then controlled by Roman Catholicism) had no more at disposition a clear identifiable enemy to denounce, and became of consequence a "sub-product of the fallen heatenism/paganism". If "paganism died" was of course because it was "transformed in Christendom". Of course in an artificial image of Christendom, in the Regime's Christendom the pagans created to hide their satanic cult. In the place where you would never discover them: in the heart of their enemy.
Mission accomplished: humans are vaccinated against the word of Jesus Christ and in His name.
But why this end-target in the social manipulation of Roman Catholicism, which - dont forget! - is the state-of-the-art of the Cush' and Nimrod' religiuos sect?
Because pushing for the "pagan/heathen origin of Christendom", you hide the Biblical origin of paganism/heathenism. Stop.
What burns day and night the bottom of the Vaticaners is the fact that Alexander Hislop brightly and definitively demonstrated to all the ones "who have ears to hear and eyes to see" that paganism/heathenism is born from the primeval satanic obsession of destruction against the Biblical God and his Son. Period.
The pagans/heathens of the Romish church can mix as they want the question, but the furs of the Devil always comes out at the light of the day. Today the goal of paganims/heathenism is pursued through the Evolution religion.
See here an example of the conscious, aware mocking of the Biblical God, reversing his image to transform it in a carrier of evil, implemented through the pagan (satan) myth of the garden of Hesperides:
Pdf doument of Alexander Hislop's The Two Babylons:
Page 111 (or 98 in the other URL).
"...As Rome cherishes the samefeelings as Paganism did, so it has adopted also the very samesymbols, so far as it has the opportunity. In this country, and most of the countries of Europe, nopomegranates grow; and yet, even here, the superstition of the Rimmon must, as far as possible,be kept up. Instead of the pomegranate, therefore, the orange is employed; and so the Papists ofScotland join oranges with their eggs at Easter; and so also, when Bishop Gillis of Edinburghwent through the vain-glorious ceremony of washing the feet oftwelve ragged Irishmen a fewyears ago at Easter, he concluded by presenting each of them with two eggs and an orange.Now, this use of the orange as the representative of the fruit of Eden's "dread probationary tree,"be it observed, is no modern invention; it goes back to the distant times of classic antiquity. Thegardens of the Hesperides in the West, are admitted by all who have studied the subject, just tohave been the counterpart of the paradise of Eden in the East. The description of the sacredgardens, as situated in the Isles of the Atlantic, over against the coast of Africa, shows that theirlegendary site exactly agrees with the Cape Verd or Canary Isles, or some of that group; and, ofcourse, that the "golden fruit" on the sacred tree, so jealously guarded, was none other than theorange. Now, let the reader mark well: According to the classic Pagan story, there was no serpentin that garden of delight in the "islands of the blest," to TEMPT mankind to violate their duty totheir great benefactor, by eating of the sacred tree which he had reserved as the test of theirallegiance. No; on the contrary, it was the Serpent, the symbol of the Devil, the Principle of evil,the Enemy of man, thatprohibitedthem from eating the precious fruit--that strictly watched it--that would not allow it to be touched. Hercules, one form of the Pagan Messiah--not theprimitive, but the Grecian Hercules--pitying man's unhappy state, slew or subdued the serpent,the envious being that grudged mankind the use of thatwhich was so necessary to make them atonce perfectly happy and wise, and bestowed upon them what otherwise would have beenhopelessly beyond their reach. Here, then, God and the devil are exactly made to change places.Jehovah, whoprohibitedman from eating of the tree of knowledge, is symbolised by the serpent,and held up as an ungenerous and malignant being, while he who emancipated man fromJehovah's yoke, and gave him of the fruit of the forbidden tree--in other words, Satan under thename of Hercules--is celebrated as the good and gracious Deliverer of the human race. What amystery of iniquity is here! Now all this is wrapped up in the sacredorangeof Easter. ..."