What do you mean Jacksnyte?
What exactly are you attempting to accomplish here, Caladan?
The Judaism, Christianity, and Islam DIRs. are posed with questions and dilemmas about their faith on regular basis.
Now that a Kemetic user has started a thread with the clear purpose of answering, and I quote: ANY QUESTION. I don't know about the other members of the Abrahamic family. but I am going to take this opportunity to inquire about the relevant questions, I am going to question the very issues which have caused us so many problems. both to men of religion and to men of profession.
the historical questions. the archaeological questions. the questions of Egyptian law and regulations and how do they fit in modern American Egyptian daily life. for example, how proficient you are in Ancient Near Eastern calendars. the cycle of the seasons. how much of a close attention do you pose to the annual flooding of the Nile, as Egyptian life, even in modern times is still focused on agriculture along the Nile Valley, how much are you aware of the changes that the construction of the Aswan Dam which was completed in 1970 has made to the cultivation of this narrow strip of land, which stretches all the way from the Delta in the north to the Southern parts of Egypt, into modern Sudan, or what the Egyptians referred to in ancient times as Nubian lands.
I am going to ask you about the reasons you idolize the deceased gods of the Egyptians while you take no part in the challenges of the modern Egyptians. nor do you show proficiency in the challenges the Egyptian people confront and face in our days.
All the real and relevant questions. that any adherent to any religion would desire to be inquired about. especially by a man as myself. who for 31 years was living in a country which borders Egypt. who's family fought against the Egyptian army in modern times, at least on two fronts. and who's nation's history has been claimed to be interwoven with the history of Egypt both in antiquity and in our current time.
Of course. I also ask these dilemmas as an archaeologist. who has explored the desert of Sinai, the Pyramids at Giza, the temples in the Southern part of Egypt. and needs to know the kind of revisionism men and women of profession should expect. should we expect a Jesus mania, every time an archaeologist makes new discoveries in the small village of Nazareth of the first centuries, or should we also be prepared for Egyptomania whenever the tomb of a Pharaoh who has been deemed to be lost to the sands is discovered lying in a royal tomb?
I, for a change. really like to know what is it that you believe of our cultures, our dead gods, our politics, our history, our people and our lands. modern, and ancient.