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Did you know, there's not a single remaining piece of art from ancient Sumer, that depicts a humanized "god"?
In some cultures snakes were fertility symbols
Some cultures regarded snakes as immortal because they appeared to be reincarnated from themselves when they sloughed their skins.
Quetzalcoatl (Plumed Serpent), who was balanced by the evil spirit of sacrifice, the Serpent of Obsidian Knives which was one of the four pillars supporting the sky. In each case, the association with snakes was based on imagery rather than snake-like qualities.
The Donkey— Presidential candidate Andrew Jackson was the first Democrat ever to be associated with the donkey symbol. His opponents during the election of 1828 tried to label him a "jackass" for his populist beliefs and slogan, "Let the people rule." Jackson was entertained by the notion and ended up using it to his advantage on his campaign posters.
But cartoonist Thomas Nast is credited with making the donkey the recognized symbol of the Democratic Party. It first appeared in a cartoon in Harper's Weekly in 1870, and was supposed to represent an anti-Civil War faction. But the public was immediately taken by it and by 1880 it had already become the unofficial symbol of the party.
The Elephant— Political cartoonist Thomas Nast was also responsible for the Republican Party elephant. In a cartoon that appeared in Harper's Weekly in 1874, Nast drew a donkey clothed in lion's skin, scaring away all the animals at the zoo. One of those animals, the elephant, was labeled "The Republican Vote." That's all it took for the elephant to become associated with the Republican Party.
Originally posted by DaMod
I think the reason that people put a great deal of weight on ancient artifacts is because we know they had to carve or draw for a reason. A lot of the Sumerian texts indicate gods from the sky (the Annunaki). The only problem I see with this thread, is this is the first I heard about the Annunaki being reptilian. As far as my knowledge goes they where mammalian and humanoid.
Originally posted by NephraTari
Very interesting discussion, however 1. Reptillin discussions are by rule of ATS not allowed in this forum, and 2. If you do not want any replies other than between the two of you, might I suggest humbly that you submit a request for a formal debate in the debate forum. This forum is for open discussions among all members. You each have good points and I would be very interested in watching a structured debate between you in the proper forum
Reasons they do not exist: 1) They deny the laws of physics 2) They defy the laws of nature 3) History proves they do not exist 4) Physical incapabilities