...There are very few actual customs/traditions and elements of christianity that weren't part of former beliefs. Most christians are not aware of this.<quoted text>
Um, yeah, I believe in the Holy Trinity.
Is this now controversial?
...The core belief of christinianity the worship of a walking talking God/man who brings or offers eternal salvation to those that believe in him, was also the core belief, of other ancient religions that started more than 1,000 years before Jesus arrived.
...Trinity, prophecy, demon possession, concepts of heaven and hell, baptism, communion with God through a Holy meal, animal and human sacrifice, the promise of eternal salvation, man/god dying and returning..........all elements and part of the ancient mediteranean culture, taught centuries before the Jesus story.
... As a young catholic growing up I was taught and believed all of what christianity taught was UNIQUE. Its obvious we were wrong!