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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Summum?
« on: April 11, 2018, 04:36:22 pm »
they apparently consider themselves to be Gnostic Christians, so i don't think about them much :)

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Cats allowed to jump up on shrines?
« on: January 30, 2018, 04:35:39 pm »
my cat used to sit in front of my shrine all the time, but if she had jumped onto the actual shrine cloth, i would have repurified it afterwards. sometimes i hold my hedgehog over the shrine to say hello, but same deal - his feet don't touch the shrine, any more than mine do.

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Yinepu
« on: November 25, 2017, 06:45:04 pm »
as i understand it, we use the spelling Yinepu here because that is likely (given the current pronunciation of coptic) how the transliteration Anpu would have been pronounced. do what makes you and Him happy, though!

I mean I don't think its required for KO. If you're practicing on your own, I can tell you for sure that Ahku veneration is optional. There are many kemetics I've talked with that don't include it as part of their practice, and that's okay! It's just a piece of the bigger picture.

beginners and above are required to have an akhu shrine, according to the bylaws. what you do there is, in general, your own business, but ancestors are a big part of our faith. this doesn't mean that you have to like specific dead people you know -- i'd be surprised if absolutely nowhere in history was there a dead person who liked you :)

AUS stands for "ankh, udja, seneb" = "life, prosperity, health" -- sort of like how Muslims put (pbuh) for "peace be upon him" after Muhammad's name.

Hemet is not one of the Netjeru -- she's the founder of our religion :)

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: I'm back!
« on: July 26, 2017, 10:33:33 pm »
CopticChristianity, Islam, and Judaism are the foundation for our Faith.

i'm curious as to what you mean by this? chronologically, kemetic polytheism predates all three of those, and theologically, there's not a whole lot we have in common, aside from the ancestor-related practices of the copts and egyptian muslims, which they got from kemetic polytheism, not the other way around. :)

einstein's work, supported by the michelson-morley experiment, rejected the necessity of aether.

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Non-blood Akhu?
« on: May 28, 2017, 10:09:16 pm »
yes, our akhu can include people we weren't blood-related to :) we have temple akhu, and a lot of people have special relationships with kemetic akhu they met through museums, for example, and i have a rainbow fluorite angel in my akhu shrine for my queer "ancestors," as well as an ambulance for the people who died in my care as an EMT.

i don't understand, i guess -- why would you be able to undertake a rite of passage into a community before you took the class that told you what the community was all about?

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Ocean and sharks
« on: February 26, 2017, 09:28:52 pm »

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Quick question
« on: December 09, 2016, 05:04:54 pm »
did you get the autoresponse when you sent your email? it says to give her ten business days :)

ah yes, Anubis, my favorite raccoon-fish-goddess...

okay, if you're going to quote FREUD as a potential authority -- who refused to even acknowledge the truth of what his own patients told him -- i'm really not going to take anything you say seriously, and i'm definitely not going to get into some weird socratic debate with you. have fun.

i guess i'm just uncomfortable with being told there are "proofs" that i'm doing my religion wrong. like, if you want to be a monotheist egyptian reconstructionist, congratulations, power to you, but you're not going to "prove" my faith wrong.

[edited:] thank you, tek! (if i remember correctly, you hold a master's in egyptology, yes?)

I agree with Budge's view that sometimes when they talked about God the meant Him in the simple plain way that it sounds to us today, without adding in other nuances or clarifications like Trinitarianism, pantheism.

isn't budge not widely respected in the egyptological community anymore, specifically for shoehorning victorian christian views of religion into his translations?

[edited:] also, as someone who was raised catholic, i'm not really cool with the idea that a singular god free of trinitarianism is how "God" sounds to "us today."

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