Seed of mind-control could be seen in the word Amen
Just like naming of days of the week and months are of astrological/pagan origin, the widely used word Amen too is pagan, and has contributed to mind-control.
Each time we say “Amen” at the end of prayer we may think that we mean only "verily" and "truly". Unfortunately, we overlook something very important. Amen, Amen-Ra is the "most high" Egyptian Solar archetype [Egyptian sun god, known as Amun/Amin/Amen Ra, meaning "the hidden God" and thus, the phrase "Amen" would originally mean "Let it remain hidden/secret."]. So every time when we say Amen, we are paying homage to the solar divinity, the sunlight, the light of the world, verily.
The very word itself is a combination of A (negative prefix, as in Asexual, or Amorphous designed to bring in a neutralizing effect) and MEN (stemming from the Proto-Indo-European root MEN- "think" (see MIND/MOON etymology). So, Men/ Mens/ ment/ mind/ mentis/ mensis/ menses/ menstrual, …all have their original roots in Egyptian theology, all coming from MIN (mind), the ancient moon god, which relates to our MIN-D, as well as THOTH (hence the word THOUGHT) who was also an ancient Egyptian moon god. Thus when someone says AMEN, he unwittingly means: "I am neutralizing my thinking (I am not for free thinking)" as in, "let it remain hidden/secret" as Amen is the HIDDEN ONE. Positively put, it would mean "so it is," and so shall it be, until we KNOW for a FACT which is at the root of all blind beliefs.
Maybe. Interesting idea, for sure. Miriam-Webster doesn't get into all of that but it would be great to see your assessment published in a credible source.
End of prayer. The congregation unitedly says "OK, then!"
I'm surprised the GB haven't thought of this new break from Christendom.
I kind of doubt that the God of Numbers, who ordered the destruction of everything pagan in the promised land, would agree with your derivation of the word.
OTOH, unless one takes his saying "amen" to others prayers seriously, I could see it becoming a part of mind control, where one might automatically assent to things he might not otherwise have agreed to.
It is the equivalent of "So mote it be". And, usually all one is doing is donating psychic energy to joke-hova to use to enslave the whole world. Sometimes one may get an answer--something happens that was going to happen anyways without the wasted prayer session. Usually, nothing happens. And, invariably, when one gets a good outcome, it is their own doing and joke-hova gets the credit (but never the blame when they get a bad outcome).
Venus Not saying its not true but do you have, or know of, any research on the subject? It's just I've heard that amen isnt derived from Amon Ra...but whoever wrote that may be wrong, they offered no proof.
Venus and Diog, I find the connection of world myth and astrology compelling. Much information seems to be in the hands of occult literature but without the reasoning behind it. Argument for the astronomical connections are viewed by the churches as paganism and therefore dismissed out of hand. When researching on the internet, most of the encounters linking paganism and the Christ story are from Christian sources defending their holy corner.
With complete or perhaps willful ignorance of the role of mythology, the Christian is blighted by literalism and the usual grounds for being dismissive is the fact that the parallels of the Christ story are distorted which indeed they are, for that is the nature of myth.
A good source which is backed by academic research, is the that of the late DM Murdock; look up her astrotheology site (Astrotheology of the Ancients).
I too have found the amen Amun question dismissed on the internet but am inclined to think Christians would find it offensive and so would want to deny the connection.
i have often thought the same about this word. The Egyptians influenced the Canaanites since they ruled over this area for a long time. One can see clear evidence that the Israelites were worshiping gods from the Canaanites and Sumerians but not as much from Egypt. I believe this to be so because during the Babylonian exile the writtings that ended up in the Bible were redacted and changed to get rid of most Egyptian influences yet there can still be found some.