If you view all myth as pure fiction There is no reason to argue this point with you.
Well if it is myth then it is fiction.
If it is a folk tale it has a moral
if it is a legend, it has basis in real world events
That is the current accepted terminology on the subject.
I think that The gods of ancient Egypt weren't some mass hallucination
No, it was a religion. The reason why things are how they are.
I think that on some level they were "real" maby not by Websters definition of "gods" but that they existed and exhibited some quality or
another that was considered by people to be extraordinary.
Like having a Scarab beetle or a frog for a head?
In fact, this entire theory is predicated on the idea the God of the Bible and the Devil of the Bible are as real as you and i.
If they are real then so is the Flying Spaghetti monster.
Anyway, i want to have a long talk with God. I will not be humbled before any being, no matter how powerful they claim to be. Just because he says he
is a god doesnt mean he is better than me, or any human.
Do you want me to prove that to you?
If you do, Id be happy to try, but lets start a new thread.
I'd rather not. I think an open thread will be cluttered with bible lovers and overzealous Athiests too quickly. Something restricted to you and i
As far as the emerald tablet, to say its irrelevant because it was written by someone claiming to be a god is missing the point completely. It is at
as old as 650AD. even if it was intended to be a seventh century comic book its still has historical properties by the virtue of its age
650 AD is incredibly young.
A few things which i will point out to you which throws doubt on the story.
Egypt doesnt have a 'creation story' as such. The world begins every day at sunrise and ends every night. Every single day Seth is standing on the
front of the barge of Ra, killing the great Serpent. Every day Ra ascends into his palace and closes the door, creating sunset.
the thing is though, that Many Egyptian stories claim that the gods left the realm of direct human rule because mankind plotted against the first King
of the world, Ra.
So from that time, only human rulers have led Egypt. they claim to be a descendant (usually a son) of Ra, and the Worldly incarnation of Horus or Seth
So with all the Egyptian sources saying that gods dont appear on the earth anymore, why do we suddenly have a source from 650 AD? After the Greeks,
after the Romans, etc. That time is way too late to be taken with any seriousness.
With recent conversation with some good friends of mine, i will concede i was too harsh in attacking the link between Thoth and Hermes. They do have a
link i didnt notice before.
again you wont find proof that God exists, but you will find sources for all the claims made.
I perused it all, took a good long look and have come to this conclusion.
Once again, it is an ambiguous source. Which has been overinterpreted in one way. It may prove god exists, it may point out how not to turn lead into
All it does is bring it down to faith. Whether you take the Evidence at face value, or if you question it.
Faith is something i dont do. It is obviously something you do.
I need more evidence for every claim, you dont seem to need it.
I dont understand you, i dont think you understand me.