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Old 05-05-2014, 08:57 PM   #409
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The English word mummy is derived from medieval Latin mumia, a borrowing of the Persian word mūm (موم), which means "bitumen"... Because of the blackened skin, bitumen was once thought to be used extensively in ancient Egyptian embalming procedures...The Pschent was the name of the Double Crown of Ancient Egypt... The Ancient Egyptians generally referred to it as sekhemti, the Two Powerful Ones...It combined the Red Deshret Crown of Lower Egypt and the White Hedjet Crown of Upper Egypt...The most common site of a human cowlick is in the crown, but they can show up anywhere. They also sometimes appear in the front and back of the head..."As a child I was born to Excellence, and a noble soul fell to my lot; or rather, I myself was noble, and I entered into an unblemished body"...(Wisdom of Solomon)...
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Thanks for that. Very cool, reminds you that most of "history" isn't taught in history...
Jesus flatly tells Nicodemus.."I tell you a truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." (John 3:3)...

Nicodemus misunderstands what Jesus means by "born again":"How can a person be born when he is old? Surely he cannot enter a 2nd time into his mother's womb to be born!" (John 3:4)..

In response, Jesus states.."I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit." (John 3:5-6)..

The ship pulls into its “berth” and ties to the “dock.” The Captain has to provide the port authorities with a “certificate of manifest” declaring the products he has brought. Through a legal loophole the royals have created, US citizens are considered property of the queen under British Maritime law. Since we are born of our mother’s water, from her “birth canal,” we are thereby a maritime product, a “shipped” commodity. Our mothers were delivering a product under maritime law and that’s why we are born in a “delivery room” ...

Many scholars consider the Gospel of Thomas to be a gnostic text, since it was found in a library among others, it contains Gnostic themes, and perhaps presupposes a Gnostic worldview"..Watch and pray that you may not be born in the flesh, but that you may leave the bitter bondage of this life.. "The person is like a wise fisherman who cast his net into the sea and drew it up from the sea full of little fish. Among them the wise fisherman discovered a fine large fish. He threw all the little fish back into the sea, and easily chose the large fish. Anyone here with 2 good ears had better listen!"..

Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep'..The kingdom is like a shepherd who had a hundred sheep. One of them, the largest, went astray. He left the ninety-nine and looked for the one until he found it. After he had toiled, he said to the sheep, I love you more than Beans & Rice ...

The Book of Thomas the Contender, also known more simply as the Book of Thomas (not to be confused with the Gospel of Thomas), is one of the books of the New Testament apocrypha represented in the Nag Hammadi library (CG II), a cache of Gnostic gospels secreted in the Egyptian desert...The gnostic content in the texts of the Nag Hammadi trove can be argued to be often identical to Jesus' conceptual content, but the metaphorical language and symbolism are strikingly different. "The Book of Thomas the Contender" and its guidance in overcoming ego "lusts/attachments" differs markedly with Jesus' gentler, more practical psychological approach in the Four Canonical Gospels and The Gospel of Thomas..I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.. seconds after you're born...Remember it all, write it down, tell it; so people will use the chance she has given them..So much misery, man against man. They kill each other. They have no faith. I used to think the world would change..How can one who cared so little for life give hope to the world.. But that was 70 years ago!..

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