By: Fredric Rice To: Dan Ceppa Re: Ikhnaton/Amenhotep monotheism and contemporary monothei

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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.

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