Ancient Egyptian Forum Forum Index Ancient Egyptian Forum

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 


The Greatest thing Egypt taught me
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Ancient Egyptian Forum Forum Index -> Ancient Egypt
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Guest 2
Guest





PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 4:10 pm    Post subject: The Greatest thing Egypt taught me Reply with quote

The greatest thing study of Ancient Egypt has taught me is that it makes no difference who your parents were. It doesn't matter what you started off in life as. What matters and this is what Egyptian studies taught me. What matters is what you, you, yourself do in life.

Time and time again we read of the ancients as they tell us what they did in life. We don't read much about their parents, their bloodlines, or even their children in the greater part of the what remains of their stories left to us. It is what the person did in their life they recount mostly on their tomb walls.

So if folks laugh at you for your interest in Ancient Egypt let them laugh there are some great things to learn from studying it.

Anyone else care to share what studying Ancient Egypt has taught you?
Back to top
Google
Sponsor





PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 4:10 pm    Post subject: Advertisement

Back to top
bel
Pharaoh


Joined: 25 May 2003
Posts: 501

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 5:45 pm    Post subject: on track Reply with quote

You are correct instating that 'Who we are has nothing to do with what other people think." I have learned many truth's from studing the Ancient Egyptian way's.
It is so amazing to me the truth that once was so simple is now so complicated. We are a group of lost sheep. There are people on this site that don't even believe in the teaching's of the God's of ancient Egypt and their duties; imagine that.
What I have learned most is who "I am"; and what my purpose is! It is to serve one another and therefore the light, love and way.
peace out,
Belinda
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Neb-Ma'at-Re
Pharaoh


Joined: 09 Dec 2003
Posts: 690

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
There are people on this site that don't even believe in the teaching's of the God's of ancient Egypt and their duties; imagine that.


Bel,

Just because we study the Ancient Egytpians doesn't mean we have to believe in their religion and what they believed to be true. If you believe in the Ancient Kemetian religion and Gods and it makes you a better person in life, then I completlely an utterly applaud that and respect that but you certainly can't be surprised that most people don't belive that anthropomorphic beings are/were responsible for every or any aspect of life as we know it.

I may be stirring something up that need not be stirred but I feel religion, in every sense of the word, is man made, driven by a given civilization's or society's attempt to explain what they don't physically understand, and is a reflection of the era,geographic location, and aspects of daily life, whether it be monotheism, polytheism, or paganism. Because I find the Ancient Egyptian religion and deities extremely intriguing does not mean I must believe it/them to be truth to be interested, just because the Ancient Egyptians did. I find it intriguing because it governed their entire way of life and was the basis for their culture and civilization and vise versa.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
egypt22
Egyptian Architect


Joined: 02 Dec 2002
Posts: 153
Location: Michigan

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not going to go into religion because that is a widely discussed topic and is very diverse, but i am goign to share what Egypt has taught me. It has taught me that it is perfectly fine to be different. i mean that when i am at school i am the only one that i know (out of about 1200 kids) that has a total different interest. it has taught me that being different is one of the greatest things. it pulls you out of the crowd and makes you, you. i mean this may not seem such a big deal, but it is. when some people see me or talk to me that i havent talked to in a while, they are like "hey arent you that girl that likes egypt and stuff" i mean it just feels good to know that i am known for something that is unique and awesome. and it is also nice to know that there was this culture out there in the BC times that was totally advanced in many ways and different. i mean i cant put inot words how much i love learning about egypt, and i also hope this doesnt sound too weird. lol. but yea egypt has taught me that it is alright to be different.
_________________
Ashley
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address
bel
Pharaoh


Joined: 25 May 2003
Posts: 501

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 3:00 am    Post subject: Your like a contradiction in terms Reply with quote

Believe it or not
Studying religion doesn't make anybody a better person. But applying spiriutality to your life does. I would go further to say that most of the people on this site feel a common thread of the familiar w/one another because of our love of Ancient Egypt and it's people. Not just because we find them intriguing .... would you believe that we believe in them as though we were they? I will speak for myself in saying that Hatshepsut's truth is my own and I will lay claim to it and be proud of Egypt and her people!

Your like a contradiction in terms ....your intrigued although you do not believe. Why do you partake in something (much less study)... that you don't even believe in? Just out of curiousity?
bel
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Neb-Ma'at-Re
Pharaoh


Joined: 09 Dec 2003
Posts: 690

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"...would you believe that we believe in them as though we were they? "

Poll it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bel
Pharaoh


Joined: 25 May 2003
Posts: 501

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 4:02 pm    Post subject: Board Reply with quote

I have promised the board that I will not get into discussion's w/you again; and I plan on keeping my word. If the board wish's to take a poll then you should address them.
Thank-you
Bel
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Neb-Ma'at-Re
Pharaoh


Joined: 09 Dec 2003
Posts: 690

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 5:27 pm    Post subject: Bel, don't be bitter!!! Reply with quote

Bel,
Why so bitter???? Just because we had a different view and opinion on a certain subject doesn't mean we can't be civil and engage in other conversations. I hope this isn't how you react to everyone that disagrees or sees things differently than you do.Please go back and read my last post in the reincarnation thread in which I state that I appologize if you felt I was disrespectful and projecting hate!

I ended my last post in the reincarnation thread with "I extend my hand in peace". as I do with this one.

I extend my hand in peace. Please accept Bel.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dark_Meryetamun_28
Gods/Goddesses


Joined: 22 Nov 2002
Posts: 1265
Location: In the throne of Nephthys

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alrighty...now, I don't want to close this thread as well. Listen everyone: we're not gonna argue about religion. You can say stuff about what you believe, but another is not supposed to challenge or debate about it. Ok? Freedoms here. Now, let's put these arguments behind us and forget. The main thing is, we all love Egypt, and we're here to talk about it. Back on topic.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Neb-Ma'at-Re
Pharaoh


Joined: 09 Dec 2003
Posts: 690

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"You can say stuff about what you believe, but another is not supposed to challenge or debate about it. Ok? Freedoms here."

Well which is it? Constrict our limitations of what we can post or allow the freedom to express our views and beliefs, whether they differ from other's. If it the former, it doesn't sound like Freedom is here.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dark_Meryetamun_28
Gods/Goddesses


Joined: 22 Nov 2002
Posts: 1265
Location: In the throne of Nephthys

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, this can be compared to the saying: "My freedom to move my fist ends where the other man's face begins." or something like that. What I'm saying is, you can say stuff, but your freedom of saying things doesn't mean you can make someone feel bad. That's what I mean.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Neb-Ma'at-Re
Pharaoh


Joined: 09 Dec 2003
Posts: 690

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2004 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please show me any of my posts where I was out of line and showed intent to hurt someone's feelings???!!! Has anyone gone back and re-read my posts yet!!!!!!!!!!???????

All I did was challenge someone's claims by asking for references on one thing and kept getting something else! If that hurt someone's feelings I am sorry , but if the sensitivety level is that low here, people shouldn't post things that can't be supported when they are questioned! This is completely lame. You know what? My feelings are hurt! I thought I found a site where people could engage in interesting, intelligent conversation on Ancient Egypt, this would include debating certain points and aspects of this great ancient civilization that we all love. If someone questioned a certain claim that I made about the AE's and asked for proof or references to my claim, I would either supply the references and if I couldn't I wouldn't have posted it in the first place.

Alright, I won't carry this on any further but I just don't understand where I hurt anyone's feelings by asking for references??
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sekhmet
Pharaoh


Joined: 20 Feb 2004
Posts: 579
Location: Rome, Georgia USA

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2004 2:42 pm    Post subject: Hey Neb You didn't Reply with quote

Dear Neb-Maat-Re i have read your posts, i find nothing, hurtful, nasty, harmful, in any of them. Chill out please oh Great and (LOL) Wonderful King anyone simply reading the posts knows who was hurtful, nasty, and harmful.
_________________
[img]http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:ygpdGun0X_wJ:www.temoata.org/temoata/lotus.jpg[/img]
how beautiful the lotus flower is! selected 4-4-04
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Dark_Meryetamun_28
Gods/Goddesses


Joined: 22 Nov 2002
Posts: 1265
Location: In the throne of Nephthys

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2004 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thou shalt not make the mod feel stupid! Razz lol. Neb, when I said that, I wasn't refering to just you. Don't think I was. I'm not here to point fingers and to say who's wrong and who's right. I'm here to lay down the laws and make sure people follow them. I'm not trying to hurt your feelings. I'm trying to keep people from being hurt. I'm also trying to stop you two from keeping grudges against each other. Now, the whole religion argument here is off topic anyway. This is about what you learned from Egypt, not about specific people's religion. If you wish to know why someone studies mythology they do not believe, PM them and ask. If you wish to challenge someone on what they believe, PM them. KTO will not be a battle field.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
PharoahKel
Pharaoh


Joined: 25 Aug 2003
Posts: 1028
Location: Pennsylvania

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:47 am    Post subject: Re: Your like a contradiction in terms Reply with quote

bel wrote:
Believe it or not
Studying religion doesn't make anybody a better person. But applying spiriutality to your life does. I would go further to say that most of the people on this site feel a common thread of the familiar w/one another because of our love of Ancient Egypt and it's people. Not just because we find them intriguing .... would you believe that we believe in them as though we were they? I will speak for myself in saying that Hatshepsut's truth is my own and I will lay claim to it and be proud of Egypt and her people!

Your like a contradiction in terms ....your intrigued although you do not believe. Why do you partake in something (much less study)... that you don't even believe in? Just out of curiousity?
bel

A contradiction?? Its not like we have devoted our lives to studying the Egyptian gods. We are interested in the Egyptians, it doesnt mean we have to believe in what they believed. We do believe in what we study, the Egyptians!
_________________
Yea, Im gonna need you to come in on Sunday...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Ancient Egyptian Forum Forum Index -> Ancient Egypt All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Anti Bot Question MOD - phpBB MOD against Spam Bots
Blocked registrations / posts: 10373 / 0