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Egypt

Discussion in 'Singles (Only*)' started by Goodbook, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. blackribbon

    blackribbon Not a newbie

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    I kind of find our own version of the pyramids to be kind of fascinating...[​IMG]
     
  2. James of Arc

    James of Arc Venomous Turtle Supporter

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    Where is that at?
     
  3. blackribbon

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    They are all over the eastern half of the US. I just grabbed an image that looked like one I visited. I think the Cahokai Mounds State Park in Illnois is the last one I have actually been to but I see them other places. [​IMG]
     
  4. blackribbon

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    Okay...the picture is actually at Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site in Georgia and I haven't been to that one yet.
     
  5. Goodbook

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    I thought the mayans were americans and they had pyramids of their own.
    But please stick to the topic.

    EGYPT.

    I get very annoyed when I start a topic and then people start talking about themselves, ignoring the topic. EGYPT not other countries.
     
  6. Goodbook

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    post your american stuff in the american thread. Thank you.
     
  7. Cearbhall

    Cearbhall Well-Known Member

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    Yes, various Mesoamerican civilizations built step pyramids.
     
  8. blackribbon

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    Talking about Egyptian cotton sheets is talking about Egypt? Really?

    I personally think the mound building North American Indians must have some historical relationship to the pyramid building Egyptians...so I don't think it is entirely off topic. Although they were built with dirt, they were build for the same purpose...to bury their royalty and belongings.
     
  9. Goodbook

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    anyway picking up from the thread before it got derailed.

    My sister gave me this heiroglyph necklace thing right that she bought in egypt and it really bothered me for some reason. She said it was like a good luck charm or something and the letters meant my name.
    I decided to get rid of it and remember I had it on me when I was out with a friend and decided that we might see another friend, she was driving on the motorway and was in the wrong lane and went to turn when the car behind crashed into her...or something. Not sure what happened exactly but he said it was his fault. But her car was a write-off.

    I don't know if the two things were connected?!
    And that friend said HER sister had given her a similar necklace from Egypt and she didn't like it either.
     
  10. blackribbon

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    Do you believe that God isn't in control and some necklace written in a foreign language can really harm you?
     
  11. Cearbhall

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    I don't understand what you're implying here if it was literally just your name written in a different alphabet. Are you under the impression that everything from Egypt is cursed?
    They weren't.
     
  12. blackribbon

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    When my husband was in Egypt, he was at a resort. I believe this is the one that is written on my shirt. I think he and his buddies must have lived in wet suits because that is all they are wearing in any of the pictures I have seen.[​IMG] .
     
  13. Goodbook

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    I dont know if it was a cursed object or something or had the evil eye on it or what.
    I just remember feeling odd about it.

    Its like when people take rocks from uluru which you are not supposed to do and strange stuff happens.
     
  14. timewerx

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    Isaiah 19:19-20
    In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the LORD near its border. 20It will become a sign and a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the LORD because of oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Champion, and He will deliver them.
     
  15. Goodbook

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    One interesting thing about Egypt that I thought was fascinating was the abu simbel temple, how a dam was put close by so they had to move the entire site piece by piece to a new location.

    I dont know if it warranted such treatment but imagine, taking a HUGE temple down, then putting it up again exactly how it was in another location. And the money and amount of labour to do such a thing. They really like big monuments these Egyptians.
     
  16. RobertMerton

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    ive met a few egyptians. there are some egyptian christians still in egypt but probably less than 10% of the population now. many of them have fled since the arab spring, although the situation in egypt is not as bad as in other countries (like Syria, Iraq, and Libya).

    at least the 'islamic brotherhood' isn't in power.
     
  17. blackribbon

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    The pyramid in Memphis was originally a sports arena before being converted into the Bass Pro Shop shopping center. I guess it was originally intended on being a series of 3 pyramids but they ran out of money and the full idea never got develop. I suspect the idea came from the fact that "Memphis" is also a place in Egypt.

    I have driven by this pyramid building multiple times and always intended to look up the history because it is such an odd building....so glad I now know.
     
  18. Goodbook

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    In the bible, egypt is especially mentioned as a nation that serves as a highway to the promised land. If I recall, I may have to hunt down the verses but it does say something about that.

    Whether that has now become reality with the suez canal i guess depends on your interpretation. Before that the only way you could get from a to b or egypt to canaan was crossing the red sea.

    Of which God provided the miracle.
     
  19. Goodbook

    Goodbook Reading the Bible

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    In egypt? Or as tourist?
    Or refugees? What are they like? I havent met any but I have met a few saudi arabians. They come over to learn english.
     
  20. dzheremi

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    Yes, OP, there are many Christians in Egypt today. It's obviously not a Christian society anymore (Christians were probably a numerical minority there by the turn of the millennium, roughly 350 years after the Arab Muslim invasion in the 640s), but the Christian population that is there has deep roots. St. Mark the Evangelist (writer of the Gospel according to St. Mark) started the Church there within about 10-15 years of Christ's ministry. According to tradition, St. Mark was a Hellenized Jew from Libya who went to neighboring Egypt to preach the gospel of Christ there c. AD 46 (though some sources place him there a bit later, c. AD 51; there is much more agreement about the date of his martyrdom in Egypt, in AD 68).

    I am Coptic Orthodox (Coptic = Egyptian), though not an ethnic Egyptian person, so I've never been there. Pretty much everyone I know has been, though, and still go back regularly to visit family who still live there (for weddings, baptisms, etc). Most Copts still live in Egypt, though there is not a reliable estimate of the number of Copts in Egypt, since that is a politically-sensitive question in Egyptian society. The government figure of between 5 and 6 million is almost certainly an underestimation, while some Coptic advocacy groups in the West throw around crazy numbers like 15 to 20 million. That's too high. The real number is probably somewhere in between, say 8 to 10. (If we add in the diaspora as well as the neighboring countries' Christians which have traditionally been within the Coptic Orthodox Church, as in Sudan and Libya, that definitely increases the total by several million, but then we're not talking just about Egypt anymore.)

    One thing it might interest you to know is that the Coptic Orthodox Church still uses the Coptic (Egyptian) language in its services. It is not spoken outside of church anymore, but it was also never completely lost since the Church kept using it even after the Coptic people stopped speaking it natively in the 14th-15th century or so. It sounds like this:



    (In this video, the hymn is sung in alternating verses of Coptic and English, since this service was recorded in New York, not in Egypt. In America, we use English, Coptic, and Arabic in the liturgy, while in other countries we will use whatever the native language is plus Coptic and Arabic; the Arabic is mainly for the older generation or very recent immigrants who might not know enough English to participate in church services in the language.)
     
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