An 8,000-year-old rock engraving depicting the Sun as a divinity has been destroyed in the south of Morocco, local residents said, blaming Salafists seeking to impose their fundamentalist view of Islam.
Note that these ancient artifacts had to do with sun worship/solar mythology, a massive part of humanity's religious traditions dating back thousands of years. This astrotheological development occurred when human beings made observations of their natural world, including the sun, moon, planets, stars and constellations. The erasure of our past is like a virus eradicating the global computer files of humanity.
Originally posted by silent thunder
reply to post by cconn487
There isn't much info on religion (or that much else) from 8,000 years ago. We need every scrap and stone carving from that era we can get.
As for the Vatican, they have crimes of their own to be sure and it's not my intention to defend them against well-deserved criticism, but even so there are some signs things might be looking up in that area, at least.
Originally posted by eight bits
The good news is that your source is Acharya S, which means that there is a high probability that the report is falso. Her source was a local political activist group with a vested interest in the siutation, which is about as reliable as her sources usually are.
UPDATE: It is being reported by Gulf News that the government of Morocco has released a statement asserting that the Muslim radicals did not destroy any rock carvings. In consideration of the fanatics' past history, one finds it difficult to believe that someone simply made up this story. The jury remains out - we would love to see images of the carvings, now that the world's attention is on them. The original story came from a "local rights group," The Amazigh [Berber] League for Human Rights, and it is difficult to believe this NGO would falsify such a story, unless to draw attention to the jihadis in their lands?
Anonymous - Oopsies
Looks like this article is a work of fiction...
|2012-10-19 16:10:25 Acharya S
Thank you. My article is not "fiction." I have accurately related what two out of many news agencies reported, based on the claims by a local rights group and NGO, The Amazigh [Berber] League for Human Rights.
The jury is still out. We need to find out why this local group made these claims, if no damage was actually done. Could it be to draw attention to Islamic radicals in the region?