Kemeticism

Is life after death the same as eternal life?

What do you think? Since I’m asking the question, probably not, right? Are you surprised? So was I. In my death-crawl slog through the book Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt, I find the following passage (pp. 163–64): At the end of the world there will no longer be men and gods, as is clear… Continue reading Is life after death the same as eternal life?

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Shrine photos

Okay, folks, I promised you photos last time, and here they are. My shrine resides on top of a jewelry armoire. The lid can be opened, but that section holds rings, and I almost never wear additional rings besides my wedding, engagement and engagement anniversary ring. I know, I have too many statues. Why do… Continue reading Shrine photos

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Praying with a dying relative of a different faith

Once more, I draw my inspiration from Free Inquiry, the magazine for atheists (even though I’m not an atheist). The June/July 2016 issue features two answers to the question “Would You Pray with a Dying Believer?” One atheist writer would; the other would not. I understand this is a little different for me as a… Continue reading Praying with a dying relative of a different faith

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Kemetic mourning rituals

We preempt your normally scheduled Kemetic vs. Atheist post to bring you some information on Kemetic mourning rituals. Well, at least the ritual from my temple. A few minutes ago, I got word that a friend of mine died yesterday. We weren’t especially close, but I took the news that she was dying with some… Continue reading Kemetic mourning rituals

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Multiple gods and multiple questions

I was attending a Catholic high school when I encountered what I have been thinking was a proverb, but I guess it’s more of a philosophy, and I thought it was Chinese but I was wrong – apparently it’s Hindu. “There are many paths to the same summit” refers to the world’s religions – many… Continue reading Multiple gods and multiple questions