posted on Jan, 18 2008 @ 08:55 PM
Originally posted by spirit7
Didn't the Persians rule much of Egypt?
Kinda defeats your own argument when you call 'em Persians rather than Egyptians.
The scene when the messenger arrived and said earth and water, then Leonidas felt the wind and looked around at the sons, daughers, and women
that's when he realized where God wanted him to be.
should read one of the websites for kids that will inform you that Sparta was polytheistic, not monotheistic. Your use
of a single "god" is wasted; Castor and Pollux, Apollo Larneios, Apollo Chalkioikos, Helen, Leucippide, Lykourgos were some of the gods/demigods
that Spartans worshipped.
The eye in that movie represented evil. Perhaps you should watch it and reply back to me when you've seen it rather then perceive it on what
you believe from Freemasonry.
While it's true that I'm far more pro-Masonry than I am anti-Masonry, I have no idea what you mean by 'believe from Freemasonry.' Perhaps
there's a kiddie website out there that you can go to to find out more about Freemasonry.
As far as the Eye of Sauron goes ... perhaps you
should read the books, rather than just rely on a movie as your source. I'm sure that
Tom Bombadil would appreciate it.
The eye thing has some interesting parallels to a certain religion:
- warriors carried the symbol into battle on shields, helms and armor - much like a certain cross symbol;
- devotees were not allowed to pronounce Sauron's name - much like a certain ineffable name of a diety of a monotheistic religion;
- The symbol of the eye is all-seeing - a symbol that was in use certainly during Tolkien's lifetime by certain religious sects as a representation
- The Eye, described by Tolkien as being a glow in a Palantir (a crystal globe) - and Tolkien was certainly aware of the esoteric belief that God was
the center of the universe, represented by artists as the glow in the center of a sphere ala Dante's description in Divine Comedy as 'God, The Light
At The Center of the Cosmos.'
And, at the end of the day, you're happy that polytheism and witchcraft (man, dwarves, elves, and all the other magical creatures didn't worship
god) won out over the belief in a single god - monotheism (Sauron ... who, at one point even became flesh to walk among the
people ... sort of like someone did in the Bible).
So ... yeah. You might want to check out a book or two, rather than just relying on movies and kiddie websites.
[edit on 18-1-2008 by mmmeat]