5,500 Years old birth of the State, the rise of Hierarchy, and the fall of Women’s status

5,500 -3,000 Years Ago – (Egypt), found nude badarian cultural artifact Female figurine with bird traits as well as her arms are raised as either she is flying or her arms are a bull’s horns. Could this be a representation of Nut a nude goddess of the sky who depicted as having bird arms or a bull. She was the sky and a symbol of protecting the dead when they enter the afterlife. Moreover, among her jobs was to envelop and protect Ra sun god as well as re-birthing of Ra every morning. about 5,200–5,000 years ago there is more elaborate grave goods in burials and there is writing. Predynastic Period— the Naqada culture— derives its name from the site of Naqada, in Upper Egypt with a vast cemetery of more than 3,000 graves with an unusual nature compared with those previously known in Egypt, humble burials consisted of little more than the body of the deceased in foetal position, wrapped in an animal skin, sometimes covered by a mat, and most often deposited in a simple pit hollowed out of the sand. None of the offerings accompanying the deceased corresponded to the usual hallmarks of pharaonic civilization, pottery vessels of black-topped polished red ware, zoomorphic schist palettes, combs and spoons of bone or ivory, and flint knives and other artefacts. The first Naqada phase (Amratian) lies between 6,000 and 5,500 years ago, followed by the second phase (Gerzean), from 5,500 to 5,200 years ago, and the final Predynastic phase runs from 5,200 to 5,000 years ago. several thousand Predynastic graves between them (15,000 for the whole Predynastic Period). Naqada...

A question in my Atheists Against Trump group

This was a question posed in my Atheists Against Trump group: I wonder, If there’s no creator, how do we logically find a way to justify the initial steps of the world?   An “Atheists Against Trump” Member responded then, I responded.   Atheists Against Trump” member, “What do you mean by justify? If you refer to knowing the first steps, the hows and wheres — we don’t know everything yet. But inserting a creator doesn’t answer the question legitimately or honestly, it is just a placeholder. There’s no evidence there was a creator, so it is no better answer than “an apple did it.” How do you justify the steps of the world if there was no apple to start it?”   My responce, “This sounds like a theist question so I will ask you what is a god? And if a something of nature then it doesn’t want to be known in reality tus is as meaningless to reality as nothing first off. “Atheists Against Trump Member” I like your responce “What do you mean by justify”, I know, as if such a presumption of a god something (what ever that is), as no god claim can justify its ontology in reality; it’s only empty posturing the faith addiction to emotional magical thinkers willing to not follow an ethics of belief. Moreover, even if a thing such as a god claim, the empty word salad g-o-d-nothingness of fantasy was somehow real, it doesn’t seem concerned with us as it has not proven itself, thus its existing or not existing would not change anything in life.”   Atheists Against...

End Abuse

Please Help End Abuse I feel for all who are suffering or have suffered child abuse as well as child maltreatment. Child harm is devastating, even worse is we who are victimized, are to remain silent and not to offend anyone especially the perpetrators if they are family. It is sad, when the abuse involved a loved one, as we are thus forever troubled as we are often even robbed from being allowed to be angry at them, hate them for what they did, or even expose them. We are thus, often revictimized throughout our lives; made to suffer in silence and shame we cannot not dare not tell anyone. I was asked once, how did you move past the anger? I did not stop the anger from my abuse, rather I allowed myself the right to feel it, to own it, to embrace it, and to not feel yet again more shame for feeling angry at the “someone” who violated you, that someone hurt you. No, we have a right to our voice, a right to our feelings, and our experience. It is this re-owning that self-right to feel, that helped work through the wrong done. Anger is a gift, it reminds us something was done wrong. I am emotional as all humans and that is natural as I am human to be bothered when harmed. I have a right to have deep feelings, even anger, we are owed our feelings no more will they suppress my self-acknowledgment about the hell I went through. Owning this, I feel heard, even if only by me. I thus, have not...

A Champion for Kindness?

What if kindness was a unlimited free commodity of high worth, that had the potential power to change the world would that matter? And what justification would stop you from using it more often, when the world is in such need?   Will you be a champion for...