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In the name of God/s, part 2: Christianity

  • Founder/s: debatable but I would say Saul of Tarsus (now known as Paul the Apostle or Saint Paul)
  • Approximate age: 2000 years
  • Place of origin: debatable; either Israel/ Palestine, modern Jordan, Syria* or Greek/Roman-occupied Egypt
  • Holy book/s: Bible
  • Original language of holy book/s: Aramaic or Greek
  • Demonym of adherents: Christians
  • Approximate number of current global adherents: 2,400,000,000
  • Place of worship name/s: church, kirk, chapel, cathedral

* This trail, going from Jerusalem (Palestine/ Israel) through Jordan to Damascus (Syria), is what’s known as the Road to Damascus, where Saul converted to Christianity. However, the New Testament was written in Egypt, which at the time was occupied by Greeks & Romans.

Why did I call Saul/ Paul the founder instead of Ieshua (Jesus)? Continue reading In the name of God/s, part 2: Christianity

A summary of where fair-skinned modern Egyptians came from

 

Yes, the terms ‘white’ & ‘black’ as we use them in the political/ post-TAST racial sense are anachronisms. But in terms of actual skin colour, ‘black’ is far more accurate than ‘white’ to describe ancient Egyptians. Their hues were well within the range of other Africans, both back then and today, and they saw themselves as completely distinct from ‘white’ people to the west and north of them. Modern Egyptians (especially in Lower, aka. north Egypt) are a different matter as they’re a different people.

And just a very few examples of how Kemetics (ancient Egyptians) depicted themselves: