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Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Jollybear, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Jollybear

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    Whats the purpose of these pyramids? Are they religious, political, or some kind technology? How wer they built as well?

    And most importantly, how do you know based on your answers?
     
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    I’m here
     
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    The Giza Pyramids, built to endure an eternity, have done just that. The monumental tombs are relics of Egypt's Old Kingdom era and were constructed some 4,500 years ago. From conducting research, Egypt's pharaohs expected to become gods in the afterlife. To prepare for the next world they erected temples to the gods and massive pyramid tombs for themselves—filled with all the things each ruler would need to guide and sustain himself in the next world.
     
  4. Nakosis

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    I don't know really but I like the theory it fits the story of Ben-Ben being the first place the Gods came to exist on. Kind of a pyramidal shaped hill. So maybe this represented a kind of heaven to them.

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    Benben - Wikipedia
     
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  5. Jollybear

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    You got any thoughts on the opening thread?
     
  6. Prometheus85

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    Egypt's pharaohs expected to become gods in the afterlife. To prepare for the next world they erected temples to the gods and massive pyramid tombs for themselves—filled with all the things each ruler would need to guide and sustain himself in the next world.
     
  7. Jollybear

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    Where did they get the idea of the afterlife from?

    And who wer there gods AND WHY?
     
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    The pyramids have been researched for decades. I suggest you find a book or something online from the researchers. I'm certainly not going to repeat a mountain of information about them.
     
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    a good read:
    The Giza Power Plant : Technologies of Ancient Egypt Paperback – August 1, 1998
    by Christopher Dunn

    Egypt was a Grand civilization. Spiritual and highly technical.
     
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    The Egyptians believed that the preservation of the body( mummification) was vital to the soul's survival in the afterlife, and they buried at least their upper class dead in elaborate tombs that contained grave goods and carved servants that would be animated to wait upon the deceased in the afterlife. I’m don’t know what you mean by “who were THIER gods and why”
     
  12. Prometheus85

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    Lol
     
  13. Jollybear

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    Why did they believe mumification was vital to there souls survival into the afterlife?

    Also, why did they believe in an afterlife from the start?

    And what i mean by who wer there gods and why, is, who wer the egyptians gods and why did they have those gods?
     
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    In the documentary it's already explained. f8938f47b2171fb49fc90ef5149bf4e2.jpg
     
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    The idea came of the afterlife And rebirth after death became their driving force behind their funeral practices. Death was simply a temporary interruption, rather than complete cessation, of life, and that eternal life could be ensured by means like piety to the gods, preservation of the physical form through Mummification, and the provision of statuary and other funerary equipment.
     
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    Are u gonna participate in this convo or just ask questions?
     
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    Ancient Egyptian deities are the goddessesand gods worshipped in ancient Egypt.
     
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    Why did they have these God’s? I don’t know would have to go all the way back to pre history to found out the The beliefs and rituals surrounding these deities formed the core of ancient Egyptian religion.
     
  19. Jollybear

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    Ok....but what brought them to believe in this afterlife from the start?

    And why did they believe mumufication could make there soul survive death vs just dying without mumification?
     
  20. Jollybear

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    Cant we find out from things they said?
     
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