Catholicism is one of the most important religions of the world. This religion sees God as one and only, being so monotheistic. Opposed to this, most antique cultures were polytheistic. In the middle of an era where belief in God seems to be not so important anymore, catholic saints are often compared to Gods. Greeks and Romans, for example, had gods who they invoked when they had all kind of needs. These gods received sacrifices and offerings, all in the name of religion. Nowadays, catholic saints also have each their own “job” in helping catholics to solve all their problems. Anthony de Padua is one of the catholic saints who has a certain job – he is the patron of the pregnant women. So, pregnant women who might fear they could lose their babies do not make sacrifices, but light candles. The similarity of catholic saints with gods is important.
As humankind evolved, the religion also evolved. Even so, similarities are easy to find between Christianity and paganism. Although people from the antiquity are called pagans, their rituals are almost repeated by Christians. The catholic saints are sort of an update of the Roman and Greek gods. Archbishop of Salvador, Oscar Romero, who died in 1980 had its beatification only a few years later and now is considered the patron of the Americas and San Salvador. He is one of the new catholic saints. People pray to him and he is popularly called San Romero by catholics.
Saint Raymond of Penyafort is one of the catholic saints who is considered a patron of canonists, as he was the one who made the rules of beatification of catholics to transform them into catholic saints, whom people may pray to. In Mexico Santa Muerte – Saint Death is a figure similar to Greek god Hades and Norse goddess Freyja, both representatives of death in these cultures. So, how could people not compare catholic saints with gods? As every little process and being on Earth is evolving, so is religion, this is why comparing catholic saints to gods is realistic and a part of the know-how every person should have.