CSCOPE World History Lessons Introduce Christianity as a Cult
Teachers are providing more examples of CSCOPE lessons that are not aligned with the Texas
education standards called the TEKS.
According to the CSCOPE directors, religious content in CSCOPE is fairly represented. If this is
true, then CSCOPE lessons referring to Islam, Judaism and other religions as a cult are part of
the CSCOPE world history course. If these lessons are located, please send them to confirm
For now, the CSCOPE lesson referring to Christianity as a cult and worse has been identified.
CSCOPE World History Unit 3 Lesson 02
1. Jesus’ death and resurrection paralleled to the death and resurrection of Oairis and Mithraism.
After the death of Jesus by the Roman authorities on the cross on a Friday, it was said he went to heaven to join his heavenly father on Sunday. His death and resurrection paralleled the death and resurrection in the story of Osiris (ancient Egypt) and especially Mithraism, when the Persian god Mithra came to earth to atone for human sins, was executed, and rose from the dead. Jesus’s disciples continued to spread his message, and in the process reinterpreted the laws of God from “eye for an eye” punishment for human sins to love and forgiveness of human sins by God through the sacrifice of his son Jesus.
2. Christians referred to as a cult-accused of incest, cannibalism (Eucharist), agape love-feast
By Dr Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe
Last updated 2011-02-17
In the space of a few hundred years, a small, often brutally persecuted cult rose to become the dominant religion of the West. How did it happen?
Contemporary pagan and Christian sources preserve other accusations leveled against the Christians. These included charges of incest and cannibalism, probably resulting from garbled accounts of the rites which Christians celebrated in necessary secrecy, being theagape (the ‘love-feast’) and the Eucharist (partaking of the body and blood of Christ).