by Molly Noble Bull
According to the Bible, God hates idols and false gods. Since I didn’t really know a lot about that topic, I decided to do some research and bought a book titled Time Is The Ally of Deceit by Richard Rives. On the cover of the book was a photo of a statue of the ancient sun god—Sol Invictus.
Apparently, many once worshipped Sol Invictus. Perhaps some still worship that false god today.
On the head of this Idol, Sol Invictus, was a crown with seven spikes—three on one side—three on the other side—and one in the middle.
Yesterday a friend gave me an article with a photo of the Statue of Liberty on the cover. And guess what?
Lady Liberty was wearing a crown with seven spikes on it. I think the crown looked exactly like the one on the head of the statue of the sun god, Sol Invictus.
Was the similarity merely a coincidence? Or were Americans deceived all these years? Is Lady Liberty a he rather than a she? And is that he the sun god?
The United States is a Christian nation, and a majority of Americans still claim to worship the God of the Bible. So what is an image of Sol Invictus doing in New York Harbor?
The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York in June of 1885 and was designed as a joint venture between the United States and France—a symbol of friendship between the two nations. Later, its purpose grew to include freedom and democracy.
Until yesterday, I had never bothered to count the spikes on Lady Liberty's crown, but there are exactly seven—just like the crown on the head of the ancient statue of the sun god.
The Statue of Liberty was erected over a hundred years ago, and when I think about the words written on the tablet—“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” a lump often forms in my throat.
Or it did.
But I feel a little dirty right now.
Time really is the ally of deceit.
I gave this book five stars for content alone.
UPDATE: January 8,2009
A friend with knowledge of this topic suggested that the Statue of Liberty was probably not an image of the sun god. More likely, it was an image of a female goddess.
But whether false god or false goddess, the statue would not be pleasing to God.