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Posted - 09/03/2011 :  13:33:22  Show Profile  Visit Administrator's Homepage


The Ancient Egyptian Civilization

    The world's oldest and longest lasting civilization was that of ancient Egypt. This amazing civilization lasted virtually unchanged for almost 4,000 years.

    Its long survival may have been due to the stability of its religious and ethical practices. The ancient Egyptian religion had 42 commandments or rules for living. If an ancient Egyptian broke even one of these commandments; his religion taught that he would be prohibited from entering paradise when he died.

    These 42 commandments are listed in the ancient Egyptian "Book of the Dead" (as the 42 "Negative Confessions"). It is amazing to read these ancient, 42 commandments and ponder if modern man could pass this ancient moral test.

    Here are the 42 commandments that ancient Egyptians were not allowed to break:

    • I have not committed sin.

    • I have not committed robbery with violence.

    • I have not stolen.

    • I have not slain men and women.

    • I have not stolen grain.

    • I have not purloined offerings.

    • I have not stolen the property of God.

    • I have not uttered lies.

    • I have not carried away food.

    • I have not uttered curses.

    • I have not committed adultery, I have not lain with men.

    • I have made none to weep.

    • I have not eaten the heart.

    • I have not attacked any man.

    • I am not a man of deceit.

    • I have not stolen cultivated land.

    • I have not been an eavesdropper.

    • I have not slandered [no man].

    • I have not been angry without just cause.

    • I have not debauched the wife of any man.

    • I have not polluted myself.

    • I have terrorized none.

    • I have not transgressed [the law].

    • I have not been wroth.

    • I have not shut my ears to the words of truth.

    • I have not blasphemed.

    • I am not a man of violence.

    • I have not been a stirrer up of strife.

    • I have not acted with undue haste.

    • I have not pried into matters.

    • I have not multiplied my words in speaking.

    • I have wronged none, I have done no evil.

    • I have not worked witchcraft against the king.

    • I have never stopped [the flow of] water.

    • I have never raised my voice.

    • I have not cursed God.

    • I have not acted with arrogance.

    • I have not stolen the bread of the gods.

    • I have not carried away the khenfu cakes from the Spirits of the dead.

    • I have not snatched away the bread of the child, nor treated with contempt the god of my city.

    • I have not slain the cattle belonging to the god.

    These commandments, or rules for conduct, formed the core of ancient Egyptian ethics. In the eyes of an ancient Egyptian, modern man would be judged as a moral pygmy.
 The Egyptian Book of the Dead (Video)
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Posted - 09/04/2011 :  10:07:59  Show Profile  Visit Administrator's Homepage
State-Sponsored Fear Of Death In Ancient Egypt (1600 BCE)


Terror In The Name Of God

    The ancient Egyptian priests constantly warned their followers of the terrors of the afterlife. Then they sold the "Book of the Dead" that would protect their followers from all the terrors of the afterlife. The "Book of the Dead" was very expensive; it would cost half of a year's salary.

    Since ancient times, religions have taught that there is a heaven and hell, and that believers must submit (and donate) to their religion to secure a place in heaven. Failure to do so would result in an eternity in hell or oblivion.
Terror Tactics Used By Governments

    Governments often promote paranoia in order to increase their control over their citizens. By focusing the nation on an external enemy; governments hope to suppress all criticism of their own domestic policies. Government propaganda purposely promotes terror of the enemy. Eventually this leads to war, and thereafter anyone criticizing the government is labeled "unpatriotic" and is silenced. As the war wears on, the government insists that citizens "support our troops" and accept the constant erosion of their civil liberties and government benefits.

    Today is similar to ancient Egyptian times. Citizens are still being told that there are imaginary demons/enemies everywhere. Thus they are still being told that they must submit to their leaders and give these leaders half of their yearly salary if they are to be saved from these imaginary demons/enemies.

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Somalia famine


Are We Moral Pygmies?

    In the ancient Egyptian religion, as recorded in their "Book of the Dead", there is a commandment that one should not "snatch away the bread of the child".

    This commandment meant that an ancient Egyptian was commanded not to let children starve.

    This week, America and its allies will complete the military overthrow of Libya, and thus secure Africa's largest proven oil reserve. America and its allies now control the vast majority of the world's proven oil reserves.

    With all this wealth, surely we can help feed the starving millions of children in East Africa.

    The ancient Egyptian religion would warn us that our failure to feed the world's starving would result in our damnation. This is an important warning from our ancient past.

 East Africa Relief
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Posted - 09/05/2011 :  11:52:00  Show Profile  Visit Administrator's Homepage


Militarism & Centralization Of Power In Ancient Egypt

    Early in its history, Egypt was able to successfully fight off its enemies and build its civilization because of its powerful, unified government. Its ancient religion taught that its pharaoh was divine and must be obeyed as a god-king. The pharaoh effectively shared power with the priests of the ancient Egyptian religion. The priests ensured that the pharaoh's taxes were collected, either in the form of food or manual labor.

    Since the yearly floods of the Nile would idle most of the ancient Egyptian workforce; the pharaoh could easily recruit unemployed farmers for state construction projects or military campaigns.

    This centralization of power allowed ancient Egypt to construct the pyramids and other marvels of ancient engineering. However, eventually this political system sowed the seeds of its own destruction.
Increasing Disparity Between The Rich And The Poor

    History does not record the lives of the average ancient Egyptian. Only the ancient stone buildings of the rich religious and political leaders have survived. The homes of the average ancient Egyptian were build of mud, and their tombs have turned to dust. Yet their labor built all of the ancient Egyptian temples and palaces.

    The history of ancient Egypt is a 4,000 year history of the rich getting richer, and the poor getting poorer. Over time, the pharaohs and religious leaders centralized all the power and wealth of ancient Egypt. Knowledge was jealously guarded, and only a few priests and scribes were taught how to read and write.

    The ancient Egyptian ruling class purposely kept the population ignorant so that they would not question the rule of their god-king, or his priests.

    Eventually the pharaoh's grandiose military and construction projects bankrupted the state. The last one thousand years of ancient Egypt was characterized by incompetent political leadership and economic stagnation. Eventually ancient Egypt bankrupted itself, and couldn't fight off the invading Greeks under Alexander the Great.

    Even after the Greek conquest, the ancient Egyptian civilization continued because the Greeks purposely left the ancient Egyptian political and religious institutions intact.

    However, a few centuries later, the Romans invaded Egypt and totally destroyed the ancient Egyptian civilization. The Romans knew that only the ancient Egyptian priests and scribes could read and write. Thus the Romans killed all of these priests and scribes. Thus there was no one left to teach the ancient Egyptian civilization to the illiterate Egyptians. By killing the priests and scribes, the Romans severed all contact the Egyptians had to their ancient past.

    Thus nearly four thousand years of ancient Egyptian civilization ended.

 Engineering History Of Egypt (An Excellent Review Of Ancient Egyptian History)
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Posted - 09/05/2011 :  12:33:27  Show Profile  Visit Administrator's Homepage
WikiLeaks shows innocent civilians in Baghdad being gunned down

Real-life Gun Sight Video Of American Helicopter Firing On Iraqi Civilians


Are We Moral Pygmies?

    The fourth commandment in the ancient Egyptian religion was to not kill men or women.

    Our government propaganda would have us believe that we are heroically helping civilians in Iraq. Yet Wikileaks has published actual gun sight video footage of what our troops are actually doing in Baghdad.

    After you watch this real-life video, ask yourself if we are moral pygmies.

 WikiLeaks shows reporter killings in Iraq (full video)
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