We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that amongst these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The basis for democratic government, basic rights and values, is the concept of One God.
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Akhenaten's religious ideas did not survive his death. His ideas were abandoned in part because of the economic collapse that ensued at the end of his reign. To restore the morale of the nation, Akhenaten's successor, Tutankhamen, appeased the offended gods whose resentment would have blighted all human enterprise. Temples were cleaned and repaired, new images made, priests appointed, and endowments restored. Akhenaten's new city was abandoned to the desert sands.
Share Flipboard Email. How did as resolutely civilian a figure as Jesus come to be associated with so martial a figure as the final messiah? He will raise the dead; he will gather in his elect loc. Elsewhere, in Philippians 2, these superhuman powers kneel to Christ and to God the Father 2. These two evangelists, in two mutually exclusive birth narratives, will present the Galilean Jesus as being born in the correct Judean, Davidic birthplace, Bethlehem.
Some half-century earlier, Paul the Apostle knew no such nativity stories. His Jesus is the Davidic Christ because of his impending future reappearance as an apocalyptic warrior. The powers that he will combat are the gods of the nations. Renounced but nonetheless required, these gods represent the cosmic forces to be subjected to the triumphant returning warrior Christ. Tags: Christianity , Judaism , monotheism , paula fredriksen , polytheism. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
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