Christians Help to Keep Ancient Egyptian God Alive.

I don't have enough here for a blog of any decent length but any of you who were not aware of this fact may find it amusing. The ancient Egyptian patriarchal deity, Ammon, is known by many variations of his name. I would say ultimately patriarchal as he was believed to have ejaculated the cosmos into existence. Big Bang, indeed. =) Among his names is that of Amen. Add to this the Egyptian belief that as long as your name is spoken it sustains you in the afterlife, applicable, presumably, to mortals, but still pretty amusing. Christians the world over doing their part to keep the Egyptian God, Amen, alive.

When I think about the church twits who effectively block off my little side street and sometimes my own driveway, the notion of friendly fliers comes to mind. Just some pithy piece about Amen. Maybe I can start an Egyptian cult right here in River City. lol!

Didn't see anything here about him, um, producing the cosmos, but some interesting stuff about him.

http://www.touregypt.net/amen.htm

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Comment by Graham E. Lau on February 9, 2010 at 3:07pm
Ha ha, I have never heard that. Is this the true etymology of the christian term 'amen'? Or is it just a funny coincidence?
Comment by Mike Donohoe on February 9, 2010 at 3:10pm
=) I suspect that the answer to your question is complex and that there is probably some theological overlap between Amen the father God and Our Father who art in Heaven.
Comment by Galen on February 9, 2010 at 6:57pm
I think it's just a coincidence. Amen is an old Arabic/Hebrew word meaning "so be it." I don't think it had anything to do with the Egyptian god, but still, that's funny.
Comment by Mike Donohoe on February 9, 2010 at 9:23pm
It gets complicated apparently. =) http://www.seiyaku.com/customs/amen.html
Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on February 9, 2010 at 10:59pm
Who cares?
It's funny!
....and didn't someone mention starting a cult?
I'm in!
Comment by Mike Donohoe on February 10, 2010 at 11:04am
hee! hee! Hi, Misty. =)
Comment by Mike Donohoe on February 11, 2010 at 10:44am
In addition to ancient Egypt and Christianity, variations apparently show up in Hebrew and it's used by Buddhists and Hindus.
Comment by Mark Stout on March 1, 2010 at 5:41pm
You should be aware that our word "amen" comes from a Greek word that means "so let it be", "truly, or "verily". Sadly when I type it in Greek and paste it onto here it doesn't show up. The Greek letters are alpha, mu, eta, and nu.
Comment by Mike Donohoe on March 2, 2010 at 9:47am
How interesting. I will need to find that in Greek on the web. It seems to be a comparatively universal cross-cultural term if at times only in the phonetic sense.

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