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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 2:17 pm 
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To any of those practicing the Kemetic religion: what exactly drew you to it? I mean, there are probably very few families nowadays where the children are born and raised worshipping Egyptian gods. I'm sure that an interest in Egypt had something to do with it, but was there a defining moment where you actually felt some sort of presence?

Personally, I've been born and raised Christian, and from time to time I feel some sort of closeness to God, and I'm just wondering if you ever get that same sort of feeling.

I've gone to all sorts of camps and stuff, and most Christians seem to give the viewpoint: we're right, you're all wrong. But after studying world religions in Christian Ethics, I've sort of been second-guessing my perception of God. I mean, I still have my faith, but I've been wondering if there's some sort of way that everyone is right.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 5:13 am 
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Tadukhipa wrote:
To any of those practicing the Kemetic religion: what exactly drew you to it? I mean, there are probably very few families nowadays where the children are born and raised worshipping Egyptian gods. I'm sure that an interest in Egypt had something to do with it, but was there a defining moment where you actually felt some sort of presence?

Personally, I've been born and raised Christian, and from time to time I feel some sort of closeness to God, and I'm just wondering if you ever get that same sort of feeling.

I've gone to all sorts of camps and stuff, and most Christians seem to give the viewpoint: we're right, you're all wrong. But after studying world religions in Christian Ethics, I've sort of been second-guessing my perception of God. I mean, I still have my faith, but I've been wondering if there's some sort of way that everyone is right.


i would like to know that how a religion that for over 3000 years didn't missionize to other lands. Because it was so closely tied to its native land.
Then died out within its own native land can have any pertinence in a world such as ours today.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 10:07 am 
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Sekhmet wrote:

i would like to know that how a religion that for over 3000 years didn't missionize to other lands. Because it was so closely tied to its native land.
Then died out within its own native land can have any pertinence in a world such as ours today.


Yeah, that's another good question.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:55 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 3:28 am 
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Thoth . . . self-created . . . discovered books, papyrus and writing. . . God of wisdom and of knowledge. . . King of the Gods (after Re, in a limited number of myths). . . A God of the waxing Moon. . . .


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 6:36 am 
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I don 't feel associated with her, but I really like Maat....I think I believe in her main concept of equilibrium and truth... :wink:

I like Thot too...and Neith...Hathor,mostly when she gets angry and become a lioness....I'm very instictive and probably I mostly recognise in Hathor.....but I like Maat more...uhm... :D


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:17 am 
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Sekhmet wrote:
Tadukhipa wrote:
To any of those practicing the Kemetic religion: what exactly drew you to it? I mean, there are probably very few families nowadays where the children are born and raised worshipping Egyptian gods. I'm sure that an interest in Egypt had something to do with it, but was there a defining moment where you actually felt some sort of presence?

Personally, I've been born and raised Christian, and from time to time I feel some sort of closeness to God, and I'm just wondering if you ever get that same sort of feeling.

I've gone to all sorts of camps and stuff, and most Christians seem to give the viewpoint: we're right, you're all wrong. But after studying world religions in Christian Ethics, I've sort of been second-guessing my perception of God. I mean, I still have my faith, but I've been wondering if there's some sort of way that everyone is right.


i would like to know that how a religion that for over 3000 years didn't missionize to other lands. Because it was so closely tied to its native land.
Then died out within its own native land can have any pertinence in a world such as ours today.


i would like to know that how a religion that for over 3000 years didn't missionize to other lands. Because it was so closely tied to its native land.
Then died out within its own native land can have any pertinence in a world such as ours today.[/quote]

I believe Pope Constantine had alot to do w/what we understand as 'TRUTH' today. People started getting self absorbed and forgetting about their real purpose which is to serve their God. We are all going to die and some believe they will answer (sometime) in the hereafter. So keeping this in mind, do you want to hold your head up high and look your father in his eye's and be proud and whole or hang your head in shame? We just forgot what was important even if it did exist 3,000 yr's ago that is no reason why it shouldn't exist today. Here we go again with the politic's and religion. It's just like the Shabaka stone said: Live from the heart, be true to self and therefore you can be truthfull to all other's. Life of Maat is how we live it.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 11:20 am 
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I would assume the Kemetic practitioners were decent human beings. They believed in their gods, and really did not have any time or want to go explore the world and "save" the heathens.

Honestly, anyone that's pompus enough to believe that their way is the only way, no questions asked, is an idiot. I really don't know how to word that sentence without it coming out rude, but that's the best I am willing to try :) ...Maybe I should stop here before I really unfold. In short, Egyptian Kemetics had better morals than the God fearing/loving people of today. ...Crap, I've just turned this into a religeous argument, haven't I? ...I'm going to steer clear of this thread for a while.

Anyhoo, the Egyptian diety I associate myself with most would be Set. I'm not necessarily a fighter; in fact, I hate violence... But I absolutely love a good argument (especially when I can throw in philosophy). :wink:

Edit >> I just thought I'd clear something up. When I say that anyone pompus enough to believe that their way is the only way, no questions asked, is an idiot, I mean that they have no way of even acknowleging any other viewpoints. Someone who is stuck in their ways, but is willing to at least see the point of an opposing force is alright by me. I just can't stand blind faith.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 11:50 am 
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I do agree with you, PsyPharaoh! One should always try to understand the others' points of view and respect them...unfortunately, as we know well, it's not always like that.....and I agree with the point that this curiosity is sign of great intelligence and good predisposition towards the other people.... :wink:


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Who, me?
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I am devoted to Anubis. Who else?


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Re: Who, me?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:15 am 
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Anubis wrote:
I am devoted to Anubis. Who else?


Hail fellow Anubis devotee! And, I'll also say Osiris...see other post for the reason! :D


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:57 pm 
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I am the [Arbiter] of Anpu, and i am most certainly devoted to my master. But i must inquire as to what you mean by many religions. Do you all not know the true story? Of how you were created? How can you not know? Surely you have been touched by your patron god? My society is bent on recreating the old ways. You think the catholic pope dying was a simple coincidence? no, things are going to start changing soon, now that They have returned. With my Anpu's help, we captured Elijah the Heretic, and put him on trial. His Angels still try to spring him, but they are weakening. Perhaps you should ask your patron to tell you the True story. It's written in the Book of Prophecy.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:07 pm 
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Tadukhipa wrote:
To any of those practicing the Kemetic religion: what exactly drew you to it? I mean, there are probably very few families nowadays where the children are born and raised worshipping Egyptian gods. I'm sure that an interest in Egypt had something to do with it, but was there a defining moment where you actually felt some sort of presence?

Personally, I've been born and raised Christian, and from time to time I feel some sort of closeness to God, and I'm just wondering if you ever get that same sort of feeling.

I've gone to all sorts of camps and stuff, and most Christians seem to give the viewpoint: we're right, you're all wrong. But after studying world religions in Christian Ethics, I've sort of been second-guessing my perception of God. I mean, I still have my faith, but I've been wondering if there's some sort of way that everyone is right.


I feel close to Them all the time. I am a practicing kemetic pagan, raised Christian. Ancient Egypt was something I was always drawn to, never knowing why. I never felt that closeness with the Gods that I did at church. My experience of Christianity was very distant. It never meant anything to me. That's why I stopped going to church when I was 14 or so. One of my friends at school was pagan herself (or was -- I'm not sure if she is anymore) and suggested that since I lied Ancient Egypt so much, why can't that be my religion? That got me onto Wicca and about a year ago i dropped that for a purely (ie non-wiccan) kemetic path.

As to the Gods I feel closest to, They would be Aset, Djehuty and Sebek. I know He doesn't seem like it, but Sebek's actually quite cuddly. I'm polytheistic/monolatristic -- I haven't quite decided which one feels right for me. Definitely at least polytheist, though. I feel Them all around me all the time. I don't think i could pinpoint one precise moment where I first felt their presence, but They're always with me now.

I've had Sebek hug me a few times. The last time was a few days ago when my dad's family was over. We were in the lounge room talking and I was sitting in an armchair, leaning on the arm and I felt Him hugging me. I felt all warm and loved. I could feel Him above me, His half-reptilian, half-human arms around me. He's a tower of strength for me.

Djehuty turns up dring my labs at uni. He really enjoys chemistry, and blowing things up. He finds molecular biology and DNA fascinating. And He inspires my stories, sometimes when I'm supposed to be studying. And He has a wicked sence of humour.

Aset's sterner, yet still loving. She feels... really BIG, almost like She's beyond a Goddess, if that's possible. I think i'm still in awe of Her power so I'm not as close to Her as to Sebek and Djehuty. i don't think i'm scared of Her, it's more awe and respect than fear. I do get a lot of love from her though.

I hope that's answered your question. I don't really mind discussing my beliefs. I find it helps me organise them and work out what I do and don't believe.

sebenty!

IbDjehuty


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 6:03 am 
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Do you believe the Kemetic Gods to be all powerful?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:37 am 
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Nektxa wrote:
You think the catholic pope dying was a simple coincidence? no...


... :lol:

I suppose old age had nothing to do with it?


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