Catholic tradition is loaded with traditions adopted from the Pagans:
1. Cakes decorated to the goddess with a "+" drawn on it. Jer. 44:17,19 Hot cross buns
2. 40 days fasting for Tammuz, Ezek. 8:14 40 days of Lent
3. Pagan festival of Easter. Ezek 8:16 The festival of Easter
4. The nativity of the Sun, the birth of Tammuz Dec. 25 We really donít know the exact date: The Catholics gave the nativity of Jesus, Christmas Dec 25
5. The Midsummer festival held Jun 24 The Nativity of St. John held June 24
6. The mother goddess was worshipped as the Queen of Heaven. Jer. 7:18 The Virgin Mary worshipped as the Queen of Heaven.
7. The belief of the dead visiting the living, feast held for all in November, (All souls day) The festival of all souls day held Nov. 2, and all saints day held Nov. 1 (All souls day)
8. Beaded prayer chains Rosary
9. Amulets and idols to scare away evil spirits The wearing of crucifixes and medals displayed for protection. (Scapular = main example)
10. Infant baptism, and sprinkling of holy water Infant baptism, and sprinkling of holy water
11. Necromancy (Talking to the dead) Mysticism (Novenas (prayers) to the dead)
13. The high priest kings carried on a throne to the to the Temple of his god The Pope carried on a portable throne to the Basilica of St. Peter (Sedia Gestoria)
14. The Pagan high priest king believed to be the incarnate of the Sun god The Pope proclaims to be Christ's Vicar (replacement) here on Earth. It is also recorded in numerous documents that the pope believes he is god on earth.
15. Offerings of "good works" to appease the gods Penance, indulgences, salvation by works
16. Gold was considered the flesh of the "Sungod" Vatican and numerous Cathedrals are literally drenched in gold throughout
17. Gargoils = a pagan god of protection Vatican as well as thousands of Catholic churches have gargoils on their roofs for 'protection'
18. Phallic symbol of the male sex organ placed on roofs as a sign of allegiance with Baal Largest phallic symbol in center of St. Peter's square as well as steeples on all Catholic churches