Saturday, January 29, 2011

Interesting Video

All religions have a common starting point, if you know where to look.


  1. I'm wondering where the narrator got his information. The guy who posted the video points out that there are several errors in that information as far as he knows. And this makes me wonder what else the narrator fudged. I think the astronomy stuff is interesting and I'll do my own research to see if it's true. However, I'm wondering just how accurate the etymology of "sunset" and "hours" is... etc. It sounds a bit too much like folk-etymology.

    Nevertheless, thanks for sharing. :D :D

  2. Absolutely no idea. I presented it I know to be factual. I don't know anything about astrology myself, and was wondering what folks would say about that.

    I love etymology! I would love to know if his version is accurate or not.

  3. I can't speak for anything else, but "hour" comes from the Latin word "hora," which means the same thing. Sunset is a compound word of sun (sunne in Old English) and set (settan in OE), and it basically means that the sun is being put down. Set and Horus are Egyptian Gods, and the Egyptian language is non-Indo-European, whereas English, Latin, and most of the languages in Europe are. There is no logical reason for the names of Egyptian Gods to feature in the every day language of northern Europeans. The only thing he has to back him is is that "set" and "hours" looks like Set and Horus. It's basically the linguistic equivalent of claiming that a bat is a bird because it has wings.


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