> cladking Wrote:
> > Did it ever occur to you that neither I nor
> > ancient Egyptians may be deluded or talking
> > nonsense?
Is talking to yourself a good idea?
> There are exactly three possibilities here. The
> Pyramid Texts really are incantation as
> Egyptologists aver, it could be comprehensible, or
> it is neither.
Those who read it find it comprehensible as a whole with some parts being unknown or mysterious. You seem to be unable to registered that others can read it just fine.
It can only be one of these. If
> you believe in magic and the power superstition
> then you might believe it is both incantation and
> comprehensible but neither science nor religion
> support the concepts of "effective magic" or the
> "power of superstition".
The AE believed in gods and magic - modern people don't*. We've been over this hundreds of times this is one of your long enduring brain farts that you imagine that Egyptologist think the AE gods and magic were real - it isn't and people have been laughing at you for a decade over this irrational error of yours.
Believing in magic
> doesn't make it real.
Really - dang what a brilliant realization Cladking - well done
No matter how superstitious
> the builders were it didn't make them either
> strong or wise.
As explained to you hundreds of times before it acted as a motivating force the same force that caused Europeans to build 3,000 Cathedral, Muslim's 10,000 Mosques and Hindu's tens of thousands of Temples. Religion provides a motivation. Simple concept Sam why is it that you cannot grasp it?
This is the REAL world not the
> land of fantasy.
Yes you should write that on your hand...
> I believe based on extensive evidence
at doing what? Making stuff up? Yep you do have a lot of experience doing that....
> Magic of the kind Egyptology proposes isn't real
> and it wasn't real when the pyramids were built.
No one 'proposes' that - its a strawman you invented a decade ago - people just laugh at you for still believing it.
> The shape of this object is obviously functional
> (form follows function) and not magical nor does
> any evidence exist the creators believed it was
> magical and no logic supports the belief it was
> not functional or that it was ceremonial in
The AE believed in Gods and magic - they so state it. You stating otherwise is a bit irrational.
Egyptological belief is founded in
> assumptions, not logic, and certainly not
Stated by the king of baseless assumptions.....
It is ultimately founded in the
> assumption ancient people were just like
> Egyptologists and thought just like Egyptologists.
Dude Egyptologist are HSS as were the AE....JKC learn to think Sam. LOL The AE weren't a different species...
> They are so certain of this assumption they never
> noticed there was no word that even meant
> "thought" or "belief".
You run right into the same wall again and again Sam - don't you get tired of doing that? What did you base your assumption on that the entire AE language is contained within the PT? When did you do this and based on what? IRRATIONAL
> Ancient Egyptians were nothing at all like
Humans are humans. You really need to talk to someone about your pathological hatred of Egyptologist.