Even if Rome heads the herd, every false religion is part of Mystery Babylon. If it's not true Biblical Christianity, it has gone down the false path of paganism where the roots arose out of Babylon. Mystery Babylon is basically all false religions of the world [I believed headed off by Rome] marching together in the same satanic lies.
Zec 2:7 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest [with] the daughter of Babylon.
Rev 17:5 And upon her forehead [was] a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Unitarians will make a great matter over how religions of the world overlap, and they do. This is why Unitarians can use the rituals and prayers of many false religions at once, because they are based on the same deceptions. Here's the basic deal in a nutshell: Satan tells the same lies everywhere he goes and the same symbols crop up as well because Satan does not neglect in marking his territory. There is a reason the sign of the sun comingles with the obelisk.
There are many markers of Mystery Babylon, but this first entry of many will be focusing on sun worship aspects. Reading Ezekiel 8, sun worship is warned against in the Old testament with the worship of Tammuz, Tammuz was one of many names for the god of the spring sun.
Eze 8:14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD'S house which [was] toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.
Eze 8:15 ¶ Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen [this], O son of man? turn thee yet again, [and] thou shalt see greater abominations than these.
Eze 8:16 And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD'S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, [were] about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.
Eze 8:17 ¶ Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen [this], O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose.
One major symbol in Mystery Babylon which all false religions of the world overlap in, is the sun wheel, and/or sun spiral. They are everywhere! In my blog entry about United Religions Initiative, is there any question why they've chosen a colorful sun wheel as their logo? [Count the 8 points, this will be important later:]
The Roman Catholic church has what is considered the biggest solar wheel on the planet marking that church as what it truly is the harlot of Revelation, including the pagan obelisk right from Egypt. Catholic reasoning for having this pillar, is it supposedly shows "conquering over paganism", but really it is just more infusion and joining with it, as the Bible orders the breaking down of pillars, not keeping and honoring them in a central location. [Deu 7:5, Deu 12:3 etc]
Count the spokes:
Notice there are EIGHT. Go back to the URI symbol notice there are EIGHT parts to the design too.
This appears in other religions that are members of Mystery Babylon:
Buddhism has the Wheel of Dharma: This is related to what the Buddhist's call the EightFold Path:
Buddhist Wheel of the Dharma
The golden Wheel of the Dharma is a sophisticated solar image with its eight spokes evoking the Sun’s rays. They also replicate the eight Paths radiating from the Sun’s throne at Beauty on the Tree of Life. Gold is traditionally the noble metal of the Sun.
The Sun’s circle is naturally portrayed as a wheel, recalling the Greek images of the chariot of the Sun. This tradition is still maintained by the great Hindu temple at Puri on India’s east coast where the massive chariot of the Sun God, Jagganath, has given us the term ‘juggernaut.’
The Dharma is the law of right living, strongly echoing the association of the Sun with righteousness and the law evident in the Babylonian Shamash, and the Greek Apollo.
They have their sun worship as well:
"The Gayatri mantra recited during this ritual is the most sacred invocation to the Sun God praying for a Good Day similar to the modern “Good Day to You” type."
This includes their own "Solar Wheel" : Kalachakra:
Kalachakra, ‘wheel, or circle, of time,’ is the symbol of perfect creation, of the cycles of existence. Time and space are interwoven, and eight spokes mark the directions, each ruled by a Deity and having a unique quality.
The sun metaphors lie at the center of the Kalachakra Tantra too. The time god has a “body like the Sun”, it says there (Newman, 1987, pp. 225, 326). Kalachakra is particularly often spoken of as the “daymaker sun” (Newman, 1987, p. 243). He is the lord of the “three hundred and sixty solar days” (Newman, 1987, p. 454) and sits upon a “vajra lion throne”. His believers worship him as “the splendid lion of the Sakyas” (Newman, 1987, p. 243). In a commentary upon the Time Tantra we can read that “Kalachakra is in all three worlds as the sun, which is the image of time” (Banerjee, 1959, p. 133).
WICCANS,NEW AGERS and PAGANS:
Wiccans, New Agers and even self avowed Satanists follow an "Eightfold Path of Enlightenment": The Wiccan church calendar contains the sabbats and is pictured on the eight pointed Wiccan "Wheel of the Year" Keep in mind the focus on the different solstices, where the movement of the sun is part of the pagan worship.
These aren't the only members of Mystery Babylon, but see a pattern developing here? I will be covering more sun worship symbols later but wanted to keep this simple, for those just being introduced to these things.
Sun and moon worship crop up in many places: and once you "see" these things, you will note them in false religions everywhere:. There is a reason here the false Mary of Catholicism has a sunburst on her chest and rests on a moon crescent.[moon symbols appear all over Mystery Babylon as well]
These things center on this Bible verse in bringing it all together: those who worship the creation: other humans, sun, moon, nature, etc more then the Creator are in spiritual trouble and basically going down Satan's path of deception:
Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.