Truth is the highest goal? Jul 30, 2008 20:39:38 GMT
Post by on Jul 30, 2008 20:39:38 GMT
Jul 30, 2008 20:15:48 GMT @hollandr said:
>So, then what does this do when applied to the word "G-d?"
Is not God a function?
What then is the god that gave rise to the cells in your body? Did you the witnesser create the cells (based on a previous pattern) for some purpose unknown to the cells, hold them in existence and then extinguish them when appropriate?
Perhaps it is worth distinguishing the local creator (god) functions from the Source of All
True of Voice:
A very common expression in Egyptian texts is 'maa-kheru', translated as 'true of voice' or 'justified'. The term first appears in the court case between Horus (in some texts Osiris) and Seth, which ended in the verdict that Horus was the legitimate heir to the throne. The judges decided that his statement ('voice') was 'true'. Incidentally, it is assumed that in the Pyramid Texts from the Old Kingdom it is the voice of the judge that is meant: he is the one who speaks the 'truth'. As the personification of Horus, the living king was also 'maa-kheru', with the notion of 'legitimate', i.e. 'victorious' being important. The term appears most frequently, however, after the names of people who have died, at least from the Middle Kingdom on. They, too, triumph before the tribunal over their enemies and at the last judgement (Spell 125 in the Book of the Dead) their statement that they have not sinned is acknowledged as true. The term then means that they have survived the judgement and been admitted to the safety of the hereafter; for this reason some scholars choose to translate 'maa-kheru' as 'blessed'. Occasionally, the term also appears after the names of people who are still alive. In these instances it is probably to be interpreted as a wish for the future.