17. Just as kids look forward to Sinterklaas arrival on December 5 th (Saint Nicholas Eve), Christians look forward to the second coming of Christ.
21. Both are associated with a cross (Jesus was crucified on a Cross. At times, Saint Nicholas wears a hat with a cross on it).
22. Both have a book with peoples names in it. In In the Book of Revelation, there is a book in Heaven called the Book of Life, which has the names of those who have Christ as Lord and Savior. Anyone whose name is not found in it goes to Hell. Likewise, Sinterklass has a book that has the names of both naughty and nice children. This decides who gets rewarded and who gets punished on Saint Nicholas Eve.
23. Sinterklaas brings gifts to the children of the world: Jesus brings the gift of salvation to the world, to all of Gods children. In the future, he will also usher in the Millennial Reign, which will also be a gift to the world, to all of Gods children.
Though this later borrowing is not known for 100% certainty (coincidence needs to be factored in), there is no denying that they borrowed from pre-Zoroastrian Iranian religion.
The Mughals had some of their elephants wear armor, and from the 16-17 th centuries some bore swivel cannons on their backs. A huge elephant covered in armor, with a moving cannon on its back? Thats a living tank! Does this mean that the men who designed Little Willie, the first battle tank of the 20th century, borrowed the idea from the Mughals? Not at all. There is no evidence to show that. Indeed, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519 AD) came up with the idea of a mechanical battle tank long before Little Willie was made. Does this automatically show that the inventors of Little Willie stole the idea from Da Vinci, or that the Mughals were inspired by him to make a living version of a tank? You need a lot more evidence besides the fact that one preceded the other.
As we will see, even IF the former is true, it does not disprove the Bible or show Judeo-Christian beliefs to be inferior.
Though the Bible was written by multiple human authors, its ultimate author is God. God himself divinely inspired men to write his word. Remember, God is all knowing (1 John 3:20). He knows if our souls have divisions, if there is a Heaven and Hell, if Hades has three parts, if devils and angels are real or not, if some bad angels are locked in Tartarus, and if there will be a future resurrection.
18. In an extra-biblical prophecy, Leviathan one day battle Behemoth in the future. Godzilla is expected to fight other giant monsters in future films.
The very word caused some of his men to shiver, even more than the falling arrows. He thanked the gods that they were two steps away from the ship.
“Together! Gather together! Shield wall!” Attis said, raising his shield and backing up. Several more men fell, the arrows coming non-stop.
Now, this doesnt mean that all men are stronger than all women. Lets face it, if WWEs Nia Jax (6 feet tall, 300 pounds, has the greatest lifting records in the history of WWE womens division) fought Danny DeVito, shed body slam him with one hand!
Now, once again, Florida online payday lenders keep in mind that there are exceptions. Sandy Allen, who was listed by Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest living woman in 1975, was 7 feet 7 inches tall. Zeng Jinlian, the tallest woman known in medical history, stood a staggering 8 feet 1 inches tall. There have been MANY women in history who were far taller, far larger, and had a far greater reach than most men. Nevertheless, these are exceptions, not the rule.
Now, once again, we have to remember that not all men are more accurate than women when it comes to hitting a target. Indeed, MANY, MANY women have been superb crack shots. The Scythian and Sarmatian women noted above were highly accurate with their arrows. Nevertheless, as a rule, men tend to be more accurate.
Keep in mind, this would involve years of pregnancy, multiple births, years of nursing infants (which could last up to three years), and years of rearing older children, all of which combined would make it hard, in some cases impossible, for women to also take up a career as a warrior. It would also make it impractical for such women to be conscripted into armies (more on this later). Baby making was one of womens great priorities, and they made them quite often. Survival of the species was at stake.
In a previous article (the same one mentioned above. Once again, see the sources section below), I gave a hypothetical situation where a nation named “The United Femdom” when to war against a nation called “Man Cave Land”. In this war, the United Femdom has an all-female army, while Man Cave Land has an all-male army. Lets imagine that this war ended in a stalemate. Lets also imagine that 70% of the breeding age female population in the United Femdom died in the war, while 70% of the breeding age male population of Man Cave Land died.
Why are womens breasts so different than those of men? Because they are designed to both feed an infant…and to shut them up. Of course, guys also get a sexual kick out of them, but womens breasts are well designed as aids in taking care of very young offspring. Indeed, in some ancient societies it would take up to three years before a child was weaned.
Adams body wasnt alive until God breathed the Breath of Life into it. Meanwhile, not only are zygotes, embryos and fetuses alive, not only are they made out of living tissue, but fetuses actually move their arms and kick while in the wombpare that to Adam, who was both lifeless and didnt move until God gave him the divine equivalent of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. This should be a BIG indicator that the creation of Adam is fundamentally different from birth.
As you can see, the “Union of Heaven and Earth” theme pops up in numerous cultures. The biblical story of Adams creation is one such example of it. No, Im not implying that all biblical tales that fit this theme are fictional, just saying that they fit the theme. Indeed, as I showed in another article, Tay, a real life chatbot that went nuts, shares much in common with both Frankensteins monster and numerous similar monsters in myth, folklore and modern cinema, and nevertheless…Tay wasnt fictional. She was a real chatbot. Nevertheless, the story of Adams creation fits the Union of Heaven and Earth theme (or archetype, if you will) like a glove.