> Thanos5150 wrote:
King Al-Aziz Uthman ibn Salah al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub,
> who reigned after his father, was pushed by ignorant people of
> his court to destroy the pyramids.
> But what was the original motive to destroy them? Fear? Hate?
> Despondence? Building materials?
To eliminate paganism. It is one of the duties of Islam.
No different than what some Muslims want, and are, doing today:
ISIS LEADER AL-BAGHDADI: ‘RELIGIOUS DUTY’ TO DESTROY EGYPTIAN SPHINX, PYRAMIDS
> There are several accounts about the ancients wanting to
> destroy everything,
What is "everything"? What are a few of these "several" accounts?
> but what is the basis for it other than a
> reference to people resenting being brutally treated as slaves
> by the pharaoh.
Who else other than Herodotus makes these claims? Does he mention them wanting to destroy it after the fact?
> Obviously, erasing certain figures in wall
> paintings or smashing the faces of statues is not motivated by
> the need for construction blocks. It appears to be a hate
What figures? What walls? What statues? I'm afraid your are not making much sense.
> And yet we also hear the exact opposite that anyone who
> participated in the majori construction projects did so
> passionately as they bathed in the glory of being chosen to
> build for their Pharaoh and being granted a ticket to the
Who says this? Who says they did it "passionately"? Where does it say if you are "chosen", and by "chosen" I hope you mean fulfilling your obligation to pay your tithe, to work on the pyramid there would be any "glory to bathe in" and this would grant them a "ticket to the afterlife"? Osiris weighed men's hearts all the same whether they be pharaohs or peasants regardless of what buildings they worked on or when. This was one's "ticket to the afterlife".
> How does the historic record (or physical evidence) reconcile
> this contradiction?
What contradiction? On one hand you are talking about Egyptian pyramid workers of 2500BC or earlier and the other 12th century AD Arab Islamic militants. Different peoples with different religions 3,500+ yrs apart. You seem to be inventing a contradiction where otherwise there is none.
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