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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Very confused
« on: July 06, 2016, 11:26:53 pm »
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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Very confused
« on: July 06, 2016, 09:20:41 pm »
Em hotep,

I received an email from the Nisut on June 20th offering me a spot in the Beginners Class. It says:

"At this time I am pleased to offer you a place in the class that is about to begin. If you would like to be enrolled in this class, please let me know by responding to this email NO LATER THAN MONDAY, JULY 27. If I hear from you, we will enroll you in the class, and you will receive materials from the class instructors after July 27 as the class begins."

And I was only able to respond by today instead of sooner, as I was incapacitated for some time. When is the class starting? Her email auto reply says one started yesterday (the 5th) and one will be in October. Is that why I hadto respond by the 27th? Can I not take the one that just started?

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Netjer as God?
« on: March 08, 2016, 10:45:56 pm »
Complex question.

Simply put, yes....kind of. 

Netjer is the Kemetic term for "divine power/force".  We use it interchangeably with the word, "God".  You can call Netjer "God".  You can pray to Netjer instead of one of the Netjeru.  But how the Abrahamic faiths and modern day Kemetics understand God is very different. 

I guess what I'm puzzling over is whether you're trying to better acquaint yourself with the larger concept of what Netjer is because it's new to you or if you're trying to plaster over Netjer with the Abrahamic God because both are very, very different concepts entirely.

But yeah.  Simply put.  Netjer is the word and person of "God".  You can pray to Netjer by calling it God. 

I wouldn't say I'm trying to 'plaster over' Netjer. Simply that I am, in my heard of hearts, a monotheist; and someone comfortable with using Abrahamic god-language. Now I'm not necessarily a hard monotheist, but was wondering if it would be inappropriate to conceive of Netjer in a more monotheistic context. It would be folly, I think, to think of Netjer as the same God of Israel, Abraham, etc referred to in an strictly Abrahamic context.

Personally I see Kemetic theology re: Netjer -- or at least what I understand of it -- as similar to Bahá'í theology concerning God; namely that God is essentially unknowable and therefore we can know him through his 'manifestations', which is somewhat similar to Names of Netjer in KO afaik.

Ultimately I'm just trying to see if someone of a soft monotheistic bent would be unwelcome :p from your all's responses it doesn't look like it. Thank you all for the time you took to reply.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Netjer as God?
« on: March 07, 2016, 10:15:22 am »
Hi folks,

I've always been of a monotheist, Abrahamic bent. I understand, and have no real issue with, the Names and Their role in Kemetic theology, but would it be silly of me to think of Netjer in the same way I think of the Abrahamic God? Like, not the exact same, but could I call Netjer God and pray to him and such and not be silly?

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Sin, sex, and the afterlife
« on: September 17, 2015, 12:43:48 am »
Fun topic, l know. Quick questions, as I once again examine KO (and regret that I didn't accept the invite thing for the Beginner's class! -- at the time I had thought I had found my religion ;-;)...

1. Does KO have a concept of sin?
2. What does KO think of homosexuality?
3. What happens to bad people when they die, according to KO?

Thanks!

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Sent in an application for the beginners' class!

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A long time ago, I read through a collection of letters/statements/encyclicals from the Nisut (AUS) that were, to my recollection, entitled "Letters from (the) Nisut" are they still around?

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Thank you both for your replies, especially you Tarytenyinepu. I'll definitely have to see about taking the beginners' class!

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Hallo.

So, I just very recently left Roman Catholicism after a long period of struggling with it. I originally went back to the RCC after having been a Roman pagan for awhile, so I'm familiar with KO on a basic "friendly reconstructionists" level; and I'm wondering now that I'm back to seeking a spiritual home if the House is the right place to be. As someone given to organised religion it's refreshing to see a pagan path with defined theology and a sensible hierarchy and I'm definitely wanting to look more into it. Where would you all recommend I begin?

-- Ptolemy

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Serapis &c.
« on: October 09, 2013, 09:23:45 am »
It does somewhat. Are the deities of Hellenised Egypt recognised as legitimate Names of Netjer; or are any interpretatio Graeca deities specifically out of the scope of Kemetic Orthodox veneration?

Gratias,

Ptolemy

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Serapis &c.
« on: October 09, 2013, 06:16:55 am »
What is KO's stance on deities such as Serapis and Zeus-Ammon? My dissatisfaction with the current structure of my religion is deepening; and as KO has always seemed to be a shining example of organised religion within paganism, I might as well ask...

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