By: Fredric Rice
To: Dan Ceppa
Re: Ikhnaton/Amenhotep monotheism and contemporary monotheism
dc> Actually, David, it probably did exist. However, you must note
dc> that gods in those times claimed various territories for themselves.
FR> The reason why deities didn't come with the believer was because every
FR> location one went to had different or much the same deities and no
dc> As is well known, the holder of the territory is much [more]
dc> powerful than the interloper trying to gain control.
In a direct assualt, yes. Subversion from within, however, I think is much
more powerful. In fact, that's how I intend to topple Western Civilization.
FR> death cult had yet claimed a monopoly. (I take that back. Two others
dc> To which ones are you referring?
About 1375 the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep IV, the ruler of the Eighteeenth
Dynasy decreed monotheism, adopting the sun god Aton. The religion was called
Ikhnaton because Amenhotep changed his name to Ikhnaton and attempted to
impose his monotheism upon the people.
He didn't succeed. The Isrealites were the first to successfully to impliment
Ikhnaton and eventually some of the writings of Amenhotep made it into the
Christian religion we see today... specifically Exodus 20:2-5.