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Thanks for the link. I will evaluate it when I get a moment to digest it critically while researching and testing it.
I had stopped at Sumeria because there is hard cold proof of what their culture was like and what the believed, along with the remaining religious
texts. In other words, what we have is incredibly reliable. So far, I've seen things that pre-date ancient Sumeria to be less verifiable, but I'm open
to taking a peek behind that door to see what there is. Definitely interesting!
Also note that I consider the ancient Sumeria with Enki, Enlil, and the whole pantheon to be of dated much more ancient than the Pharaoh
Amen-em-opet... It was my analysis that Amen borrowed from the Sumerians as a source material. But I haven't even dug into that web page yet. Just
wanted to indicate that I believe Enki, Enlil, and company to date back to around 3,000 B.C.
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Additionally, I consider it plausible that if a Great Satan exists, he would know the symbols, numbers, and stories that mean the most to the
Creator... and thus, would try to pre-empt the Messiah by wearing out those elements. That is IF a Great Adversary exists; after all, most Jewish
people do not believe there is a Satan and much less a Hell. That seems like a more wise way to go through life and to embrace Jehovah by choice of
love instead of a fear of eternal damnation in hell. The Bible passages on Satan and Hell are, IMO, questionable and were likely ways to rally
congregations together around a solid fear. There is a huge place for Jesus's salvation even without the existence of a Satan or a hell.
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In review of the linked webpage... I can say there are some relevant references... but it is way too grossly simplified. Someone clearly wants to
glorify Amen-em-opet more than provide an accurate traceable linkage to each one (which often requires showing a long-line of delineations and
alternate uses throughout culture and mythos). I don't consider that page to be anything but a trigger idea for people to realize that there is more
than meets the eye to what we've been traditionally taught. For those willing to learn, it may instill a thirst to study the roots of things instead
of taking everything at face value. The New Testament orders believers to test and question everything, despite what a lot of churches teach!
The linked webpage certainly offers no attempt at academic scholarship. But everything has its place and thank you for the share.
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