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Sun Worship

Is this age old tradition still relevant?

Historians tell us that our ancestors in most countries at one time worshipped the sun yet in the modern world many think of the sun only as a convenience that gives us heat and light. Our ancestors were not stupid, they wanted to know how life worked and how they could better survive, sun worship helped in many ways.

The sun of course was and still is the most significant phenomenon in our local universe without which we could not survive. In fact if the sun suddenly stopped performing its current function, all life on earth would perish within a couple of days and in the resultant -270° and darkness, the planets of

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Amen

The word AMEN is one of civilisation’s grand deceptions

Amen is commonly used as a declaration of affirmation or agreement, a concluding word and a response to prayer as in the Hebrew אָמֵן, the Greek ἀμήν, Arabic آمِينَ, Amharic አሜን and in Christian English.

In modern use, amen is literally taken to mean; “The truth (subjective) has been spoken”. It can also be used to express strong agreement, as in, for instance, “certainly”, “to be sure” or “amen to that”. Other English translations of the word amen include “verily”, “truly”, and “so be it.”

Phonetically the A infers collusion and agreement to men as superior. The more drawn out use of AaaMenn (reflects a natural instinct for unity) ending hymns

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Why the British and Christians hated the Brahmin's

A legacy of imperial belief

(I am using the word “Brahmin” exactly as it is ment to be used: the class that represented the intelligentsia of Brahmic society: be it Hindu, Sikh, Jain or Buddhist.)

Something that intrigues me is that the bull and by inference cattle were revered in ancient times over greater India. Nandi carried Shiva, the curved horns symbolic of Vishnu also seen in the Egyptian priesthood with the cow worshiped as it nurtured the people. With the development of patriarchal capitalism, those west of India came to value power, wealth and pleasure, they despised the Hindus who were happy for no obvious reason. They made a sport of killing the bulls and despising Hindus turning their

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Secularism in Perspective

A grand hoodwink and political tool

Like before the last election in 2014, this time too, there are voices by so-called intellectuals that “secularism is in danger” if BJP comes to power again. Though Indians are generally highly intelligent, when it comes to secularism, most intellectuals, media and politicians get the concept wrong.

Since secularism is a western ‘invention’, I would like to put it into perspective:

Contrary to the general perception in India, secular is not the opposite of communal. Communal as such is not objectionable either. It means ‘pertaining to a community’. In Germany, elections to local bodies are called “communal elections” (Kommunalwahlen).

Secular means worldly and is opposite to ‘religious’. Now ‘religious’ in this context refers to

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Lord Shiva in the Bible

Tracing the origins of Judaism and Christianity

In examining our history and learning that the out of Africa theory is on shaky ground and some other theories in regard to indigenous origins of modern humans remain in contention. It also seems apparent that there has been considerable mixing of subspecies between each other and between modern humans so we may never trace our exact ancestry that far back.

The identified identified first modern human remains have been identified at Jebel Irhoud, Morocco and dated to 300K BC. In contrast, “the find at the prehistoric site of Attirampakkam, India, has shown the potential of a Middle Palaeolithic culture at 385 ± 64 thousand years ago (ka), much earlier than conventionally

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Conversion Kills

A time to outlaw this practise

Since time immemorial perhaps since people were able to convey ideas to each other through the use of words or gestures, there has been a desire to convince others that one’s original idea is right and should be followed. It may have been as simple as we will find better hunting by going this way.

Over time some ideas proved worthy and some individuals became more authoritative because their ideas were proven. Then people listened and took note, those with the best ideas became leaders which was all very well in matters to do with basic survival. But in the realm of more intangible knowledge like defining God, there can be no collective

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Pan, The God of Joy

A God of gaiety and joy

Published on: 5 Sep 2013 updated 01-2019 The most famous image of Pan is of him running through the hills and fields playing his ‘pan pipes’ and seducing every female which serves to warm hearts and loins.

Pan is known for his wit, charm and sexual prowess and he is often depicted with an erect phallus. Diogenes of Sinope, speaking in jest, related a myth of Pan learning masturbation from his father, Hermes, and teaching the habit to shepherds.

Pan’s greatest conquest was that of the moon goddess Selene. He accomplished this by wrapping himself in a sheepskin to hide his hairy black goat form, and drew her down from the sky into the

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The Darkening Age

How Christians won the brutal culture war against Rome

Set against what we believe we know, The Darkening Age is the largely unknown story of how a militant religion comprehensively and deliberately extinguished the teachings of the Classical world, ushering in centuries of unquestioning adherence to ‘one true faith’. Despite the long-held notion that the early Christians were meek and mild, going to their martyr’s deaths singing hymns of love and praise, the truth, as Catherine Nixey reveals, is very different. Far from being meek and mild, they were violent, ruthless and fundamentally intolerant.

Comparing early Christians to todays suicide bombers, Catherine describes how Christianity became the historical winner against Roman polytheism, non-specialists often have a distorted impression of how

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The 42 Ideals of Maat

Goddess of truth and Earth Mother

The ancient Egyptian Goddess Maat or Ma’at is depicted as a tall woman wearing a crown surmounted by a huge ostrich feather. Her totem symbol is a stone platform or foundation, representing the stable base (ensuring human continuity) on which order is built.

Maat personifies the concepts of truth, balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice. She is also the goddess attributed with regulating the stars, seasons, actions of mortals and the deities, and who brought order from chaos at the moment of creation.

Later, as a goddess in other traditions of the Egyptian pantheon, where most goddesses were paired with a male aspect, her masculine counterpart was Thoth and their attributes are the

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Life is Big

Experiencing the unthinkable and charting your course

Life is a big project that by fussing about small things and wasting time in big ones we miss out on the real joy and potential of our lives. It is wiser to consider human life to be finite, limited and very short as time flies, and before it flies away, capture few good moments of life that is free of stains, biases and foolish ideas imposed by some obscure theory, book or idea. Do not waste away your precious life in someone else’ wars and battles that wont contribute any thing to our life.

Why to be so obsessive about religion, politics and other dividing issues? They do not enrich common

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