Psusennes I wrote:
The Shabaqo stone is now in the British Museum. When I first saw it I almost shouted in anger. I ran up to it and squinted frantically at the effaced wording to the centre (not the center!) and hoped that somehow I would be able to make it out- but I couldn't. It is just horrible to look at the upper right hand corner and read all of the names of Ptah- "Ptah-the-Perfect, at the head of the nine Gods, he who bore all that is here. . ." and then suddenly come to blank stone. As though the workmen who incised the text hadn't yet finished.
Right. Now I'd like to clear things up.
Ankhesenpa-aten, I did not intend to insult your religion at all, although your facetious signature led me to believe that you only show a passing interest in the religion. I apologise gravely and wholeheartedly- my post was intended only as a statement, and if you read it again I am sure you will realise that it contains no deliberately offensive material.
Secondly, Bel. I am now withdrawing from this topic, but before I do so I'd like to get a few things straight. Primarily I am not a Christian. My religious viewpoint is that of a reluctant agnostic, and so I see myself as in the perfect position to argue in both directions when it comes to religious debates. I would also like to say, quite openly, that I do not understand the bulk of your posts. This may be because I lack the neccessary spiritual capacity, but there is only one way to find out. In the next life- if there is one- our questions will be answered. If you sit as Osiris below your fathers and forefathers, described by the texts of old, then you can inflict judgement on me then. But not until then.
I humbly withdraw myself from this thread and pray that I have not offended any of you here.
You stated as in the above attest's that you were through w/this thread, so why are you still on it?
Also in reference in Whistler's work's of Whistler's Mother....if you research you will find that it was his father, "George Washington Whistle"r that was said to have done the first and original Whistler's mother not James McNeil. And his work is not totally a loss even though he was not well excepted in England. I believe there is a peacock room located within your country. And what is your point exactly about Whistler's art and titles being
useless (merely Subtext)?
It matter's not to me whether you are a Christian or not. I just wanted your vent on it since you have so much of one on other religion's i.e. Buddhism etc.
Again, all this aside why are you still viewing and posting on this topic if you wished to leave earlier? Is it merely to harrass something and/or someone you have made obviously clear you don't even believe in?