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Is it a reversion to Pharaohism?

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Submitted by Abu Nudnik (Canada), Nov 24, 2013 at 19:42

A recent map of the history of religions' spread on YouTube elicited an angry reaction from a man who was angered that the clock started ticking with the birth of Krishna and excluded African religions. It occurred to me that the religions practiced in Egypt and Sumer offer a very different idea of religon from that which the author sought to describe: the idea of a moral life.

Everything in ancient Egypt (with the exception of the Aten cult perhaps) suggests the deification of raw power. Similarly, see Hammurabi. But the modern notion of religion exists in a sense in a strong rebellion against power. I can't help but wonder if Islam is not a regression to the deification of power where moral behavior is defined purely as submission to that worldly power.

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