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Agreed...

Pagan symbolism is a two-fold thing, though:

1) I don't worship pagan symbolism or the pagan deities behind them

BUT

2) I see pagan symbolism as a shadow of the Truth that has been corrupted, and that therefore, by speaking to it and showing how the redeemed version of the concept within the shadow is fulfilled and transformed within the Truth, it can help in moving beyond the shadows.

For example, the pagan 'corn king' or 'king of the harvest' concept of someone supernaturally connected with fertility or abundance or prosperity -- imagine if there was a pagan in that crowd of the five thousand, seeing Someone multiplying two loaves and five fish to feed everyone with baskets of leftovers remaining -- would they not think to themselves, here is the True 'corn king', the True master and multiplier of the harvest, here in the flesh. Imagine a pagan at the wedding feast and that he sees Someone transform water into wine -- would he not think to himself, here is the True master who causes the wine to flow as is said of Bacchus -- here is the myth become Truth.

So I don't say this to mean that in worshipping God, you then prop up Bacchus, etc. as symbols that you worship; but rather that these shadowy, corrupted versions cause people in their subconscience to feel a resonance with particular concepts when they see the True version of them, in all its redeemed glory come to pass.

Every pagan symbol or concept is a representation of an idea, which when sent back through the inverse of the function that corrupted it, when sent through the consuming fire, will emerge into what it should have been all along.