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The Egyptians Kept Records... [Pic]

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Male, 18-29, Europe
 135 Posts
Thursday, May 10, 2012 1:50:12 PM
That is quite the uninformed caption.

Before anyone has a go: I dont care about the exodus or anything that connects with anything remotely related to religion other than that its "interesting" to know.

the Egyptians were HARD CORE when it came to not writing down their failings. They kept recordings of everything, that is true. Except for such unimportant things as battle losses, famine, social distress and conflict that put the pharao in a bad light.

In very simple language: If Pharao dont like, it's not going on the wall.

Such an embarrassment to the ruling powers as losing out on the majority of their working force to a growling bearded guy without shoes, is one of the things that history was not allowed to recall. Since like any good despot through history would say: Write that down and ill murder everyone you know

Much like the bible that was written down beteen 80-200 AD. the most epic hearsay novel in the history of writte

Male, 18-29, Canada
 2496 Posts
Thursday, May 10, 2012 1:31:36 AM
...so you choose to trust one jewish text that has as much truth as it has fiction (and in some case boldfaced lies), instead of the writings of an entire culture to say whether or not something happened?

That's not how history and anthropology works guys, if the Rape of Nanjing is known today, is because somewhere within the culture someone made it their task to write about it. Doesn't mean it didn't happen, it means that since the entire egyptian culture seems to have missed the whole series of extraordinary events described in the bible regarding their involvement with the jews, then it's very likely it never happened.

Male, 50-59, Canada
 29150 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 6:43:03 PM
@bliznik: Exactly!

Male, 50-59, Canada
 29150 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 6:40:42 PM
@Angilion: Here it is! by pure coincidence I was looking at the back-pages of IAB when I read this!

@jendrian: I love that site you linked! Truth Saves so much I'll link it again!

Oooo! One detail is not 100% perfect therefore ALL religion is stupid! Whiney IAB Atheists...

Male, 30-39, Western US
 682 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 6:38:52 PM
Erm, so because the Egyptians recorded SOME unflattering events, they must have recorded ALL unflattering events, and therefore any uncorroborated unflattering events never happened? By that logic, because Japan recorded SOME unflattering events about WWII, but they NEVER MENTION the Rape of Nanjing, that means that the Rape of Nanjing never happened.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12390 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 5:17:45 PM
Where's this derogatory post some people are talking about?

Is there so very little prejudice against Jews that people have to clutch at the vaguest hint of a shadow of a straw of prejudice to complain about because there's nothing more substantial?

An early bronze age story from the dawn of civilisation, probably retold numerous times before being written down, is unlikely to be a solid, reliable history if there's no supporting evidence for it.

Oh no! I am being derogatory towards everyone everywhere! Woe is me!


Male, 18-29, Canada
 2496 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 12:50:42 PM
@birdz, that's only a problem to you, about 90% of the commenters have absolutely no issue with this post

Male, 40-49, Canada
 1815 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 12:37:47 PM

In I-A-B-land, internet trolls YOU !!!

Female, 18-29, Western US
 77 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 12:11:15 PM
"Grow a pair and deal with it"

They are soft, squishy, and sensitive. How would this help?

Female, 18-29, Western US
 77 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 12:06:20 PM
Ignoring a problem doesn't make it go away.

"You couldn't just skip the comment section or the post?"

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1828 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 11:11:54 AM
birdz, if you really can't handle derogatory posts, you don't belong on the internet at all. In a day IAB can have posts about blacks, christians, atheists, anyone. Grow a pair and deal with it or kindly gtfo.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 547 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 10:50:35 AM
calm down birds...this thing you're on is called the internet...where anybody posts whatever they like

Male, 18-29, Canada
 2496 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 10:46:44 AM
I love how the people who say the egyptians erased part of their history ignore the fact that we nowadays know they did, and how they did it, and still don't find any evidence supporting the jewish claim of the exodus.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 2496 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 10:35:59 AM
seriously birdz? You couldn't just skip the comment section or the post?

Female, 18-29, Western US
 77 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 10:20:22 AM
Seriously IAB? Cut this crap out. I've been a long time visitor, but all the derogatory posts towards Jewish people lately make me never want to visit this site again.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 438 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 10:00:07 AM

I certainly agree with your point,

but not your math.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1945 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 9:53:33 AM
@AvatarJohn - Learn you ACTUAL history. The 'Old Testament' as some would refer to it, detailing the Exodus was written during the Diaspora period after the destruction of the First Temple (Circa 600BCE). If the Passover/Exodus happened, it would have occurred in Circa 1400BCE. That's a 8,000 year difference! That's four times as long since the time between Christ's life and today. You really think that's accurate?

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 14177 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 9:00:46 AM

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 438 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 7:53:39 AM

That Jewish book you are refering to is not in any way shape or form regarded as a history book accurately describing the history of the time any more than Homers Iliad would be. So with your logic to question the history of the Iliad would be to call the Greeks liars. You are being ridiculous.

Female, 50-59, Europe
 7008 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 7:52:42 AM
I read something a few years ago that reckoned there was stuff- for a while the egyptians worshipped the Aten- became mono-theistic. There were also records that indicated there were Iraelites with power in a certain part of Egypt for a while. Can't for the life of me remember the details- but the exodus is a folk story- an account of an event made excitingg for retelling. There was an eruption or somethings and they had records- the results of the eruption could be the source of the plagues but in the wrong order etc.. interesting.

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 1061 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 6:46:07 AM
By the way, so far today I've seen a disturbing trend developing on IAB:

1) Jews are penny-pinching greedy non-nice individuals who think penny pyramids are porn.
2) Jews are liars who made up Exodus.

Did the neo-Nazi's take over the site today or what? Next up: Those aren't gas chambers, they're showers! Now quit your complaining and breath deeply.

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 1061 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 6:43:59 AM
Um, just pointing out the obvious, but regardless of what the Egyptians did or did not keep records on, I'm pretty sure the Jews kept a pretty extensive record on this time period. In fact, they even wrote a book about it. Huh, what do you know, you even have a picture of said book right there! QED.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 281 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 5:19:14 AM
I believe this is untrue. Ancient Egyptians had a nack of not recording "bad events" or such since that would soil the name of the Pharaoh.
i may be wrong tho, and im not a bible believer.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 193 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 5:15:57 AM
Gosh, I forgot all my question marks, sorry!

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 193 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 5:15:16 AM
What about that burden of proof video that was posted about a week ago. If someone makes a claim, don't they have the burden of proof. The more grand or outrageous the claim, the more burdened they are to produce the proof.

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