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cladking Wrote:
> Origyptian Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> > I wouldn’t say “evidence is available
> > beyond any reasonable doubt supporting an
> > antediluvian civilization being the builders of
> > the pyramids”,
but I’d say there is a
> > preponderance of evidence supporting that notion
> > over the notion of a Dynastic origin. In fact, I
> > don’t see evidence at all that provides a
> > compelling argument for a Dynastic origin in the
> > first place.
> How ironic is it that I believe "antediluvian" is
> simply another confusion and superstition of
> modern man; homo omnisciencis? When the first
> modern language speakers heard about the "flood"
> they looked around and saw there was no flood so
> assumed that a flood had occurred in the past and
> went away. The "flood" wasn't an event. It was a
> condition that existed in numerous places. Around
> the time this condition quit in Egypt the language
> changed and there was no means to record it in
> modern language. Any means that had existed
> simply became confused. Even Horapollo said ancient
> people believed water sprayed from the earth.
> If Manetho's writings hadn't been lost this would
> probably be a far different world but his writing
> and the invention of modern science were mutually
> exclusive on some levels, perhaps.
> How ironic that even writing as recent as Manetho
> is lost nearly in its entirety but people just
> don't seem to notice the only writing from early
> written language is the Pyramid Texts.

Again, totally agree. While I can accept "antediluvian" to represent one or more extinction level conditions that spared the few individuals who managed to survive underground, etc., I really don't consider it to be a conventional "flood" in terms of water inundation, e.g., due to rain that literally fell for 40 days and nights. The original Hebrew translation of Genesis actually goes beyond a mere water level and implies something far more profound and auspicious as do some other cultures' legendd of that same concept.

In my opinion, our traditional characterizations of the "ark" and "flood" are just more examples of Mother Goosing something we really don't understand.

How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08-Sep-17 16:22 by Origyptian.

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