Thanks a simple sinner.
Here is just the first few paragraphs, and its not terribly bad-so far to Catholics anyway-but wait, YOU WILL NOT BELIVE what they end with on this!!:mad:
Title- From Egypt to Cities around the World
“They have ‘traveled’ out of the land of their origin,” says the Italian magazine Archeo,“becoming tangible symbols of the great civilization that had produced them.” Most left Egypt long ago and were brought to such places as Isatambul, London, Paris, Rome, and New York. Visitors to Rome may observe that many of the city’s famous squares are adorned by their presence. What are they? Obelisks!
Each tapering four-faced stone column, known as an obelisk, is crowned with a pointed cup in the form of a pyramid. The earliest dates back some 4,000 years. Even the most recent one is about 2,000 years old.
Obelisks, generally of red granite, were quarried by the ancient Egyptians as monolithic blocks of stone and were erected in front of tombs and temples. Some are huge. The largest still standing rises 105 feet above a Roman piazza and weighs some 455 tons. Most are embellished with hieroglyphs.
The monuments’ purpose was to honor the sun-god Ra. They were erected to thank him for his protection and for victories granted to Egyptian sovereigns as well as to request favors. Their shape is thought to have been derived from that of the pyramid. They represent beams of sunlight descending to warm and illuminate the earth.
Additionally, obelisks were used to glorify the Pharaohs. Their inscriptions proclaim various Egyptian soveriegns as “beloved of Ra” or “beautiful…like Atum,” who was the god of the sun at sunset. One obelisk says of a Pharaoh’s military prowess:“His power is like that of Monthu [god of war], the bull that tramples foreign lands and kills rebels.”
The first obelisks were raised in the Egyptian city of Junu
I have to take a break, only half done with page one, and the slams are at the end, but you need to see it all to see where they are going with all this*********