Originally posted by ultralo1
Question, why is there writing on the mural. Through the carving? Was that standard practice in their culture?
An excellent question. I'm willing to hypothesize on this, but no theory as of yet. Different time frames. *nods* New folks. New version. We
come along (insert happy happy joy joy cartoon music here), and decide we know all about it and, incidentally, make sure we state that their beliefs
are not even remotely true, and then proceed from there.
In other words, that "god" "anointing" the king was a fiction. He didn't and doesn't and never existed. That it might suggest the king was a
nephilim hybrid of the "god" in question, also is ignored cause then we'd have to deal with those pesky ancient texts like the bible and the
pseudopigraphia of the hebrews and that crazy stuff about Olympus, Valhallah, and etc.
I dunno if folks are aware of this, but most of the modern day interpretation of the ancient past is from the less than fertile "Master Race"
theology, starting with German Higher Criticism and Darwin's evolutionary theory in which black people are an example of how we are descended from
apes, blacks being the lowest common genetic denominator in the human race, "survival of the fittest" scenarios and ending with Nietschze's "screw
the planet, screw the people, gimme a martini, a big bank account and get out of my way you low life scum".
Seriously, Darwin thought black people looked like monkeys, and developed an entire science from it. That it was successful points more to the
"Master Race" proponents (et.al, nazi-types) being in charge of the planet. Had he suggested it today, people would've tossed it out on its ear as
being the ridiculous notions of a bigot of extreme proportions.
Observe Nietzsche with his thinking cap on:
What distinguishes us [scientists] from the pious and the believers is not the quality but the quantity of belief and piety; we are contented with
less. But if the former should challenge us: then be contented and appear to be contented! - then we might easily reply: 'We are, indeed, not among
the least contented. You, however, if your belief makes you blessed then appear to be blessed! Your faces have always been more injurious to your
belief than our objections have! If these glad tidings of your Bible were written on your faces, you would not need to insist so obstinately on the
authority of that book... As things are, however, all your apologies for Christianity have their roots in your lack of Christianity; with your defence
plea you inscribe your own bill of indictment.
from Nietzsche's Assorted Opinions and Maxims,s. 98, R.J. Hollingdale transl.
Translated that means, If I step on your toe, don't wince or I will call foul. He exercises the freedom to demand absolute proof, a condition not
afforded anyone from old or new testament. It's like punching someone in a sore spot repeatedly and tellnig them if they say "ow", then their
entire paradigm is garbage. This based solely on his idea that the Master Race was that race most capable of survival, a skill he doesn't believe
christianity to have inherent in it for the obvious reasons. Turning the other cheek when the hitter has a baseball bat does not a survival scenario
make, and observing someone in the process of receiving such a beating, was equally unconvincing of its veracity in his way of thinking. Truth be
known, had he witnessed people actually upholding his uncompromising demand for proof positive (smiling while being beaten senseless), he would've
considered it a hallucination and ignored it. It's a comfortable position, no doubt.
All our sciences today are based on the original teachings of a bunch of bigotted white guys from Germany.
[edit on 5-1-2007 by undo]