quote:Originally posted by ntellect:
HonestBrother, you have every right to your opinion about this being pointless but to others, it's of ultimate importance. You say the word "Amen" is possibly not of Egyptian origin. Like I said, I'm a man of facts. Just show me when and where it was used before Egypt and I'll accept it.
ntellect, read the thread. I won't rehash so many things that have already been said.
But just because a word in one language looks (when transliterated into a 3rd language) superficially like a word in another language (i.e., they're spelled or sound alike) DOES NOT MEAN they're the same word or even related. It's perfectly possible for it to be sheer coincidence. Many examples were produced earlier in this thread.
Anyone who has actually studied several languages in depth knows that this can happen.
I couldn't begin to give you every scripture in the bible that pays homage to Egyptian Deities because there are so many but I could probably give you a good 20 off the top of the dome, if you would like.
How about one? Just one? And we are talking specifically about Amen where the actual word 'Amen' is used ...
The entire biblical accounts come from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Enuma Elish and the Gilgamesh Epics and others. All of which I have read and researched. All of these predate any biblical scriptures by thousands of years.
"Entire" is a pretty strong word. I'm familiar with some of the sources for Biblical material that you name. I don't deny that many Biblical stories are based on earlier predecessors. And that there are also striking similarities with other traditions. But one finds that there are striking similarities among mythological systems found around the globe. For example the Buddha also had an unusual birth - he was born from his mother's side. And buddhism is an older religion. What does that mean? Some have suggested that Jesus had been exposed to eastern thought. You also find a Trinity in Hindu thought: Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu.... So does that mean the Christian Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost) derived from India?
When did exposing the truth become a burden of holding on to the past? You have to know your true past so that you recognize your true greatness and potential. Can't ever want to become a God again, if you never knew you were one. John 10:34, Psalms 82:6
All mythology... and for the rest, see below.
In my opinion, you can produce better when you know the truth.
Then, dammit, where are all the (black) people who are using these 'truths' to produce better?
As you say, the proof is in the pudding.