I'm not excusing bad behavior no matter what the cause.
I simply don't think selling or renting the rights to the pyramids is in any way bad behavior. More
than anything though they'll need political stability to get tourism back so I personally doubt they
can even find a buyer at this point in time due to the huge risk.
My point is merely that the Bible says quite wisely that those without sin should cast the first stone
and that those who live in glass houses are unwise to throw stones. I've no doubt the Koran has
similar passages. These things go double when it is we ourselves who invented waste and the in-
ability of people who work hard to earn a decent living and for many to lack work at all.
It is evil to destroy and this applies to almost all of God's and man's creations. It is destruction that
has led, at least indirectly, to the tribulations in Egypt. In the improbable event that they destroyed
the pyramids it woiuld not only be an evil and a divorce from their own past and present but it would
also be a sort of shooting oneself in the foot. They simultaneously would show the world that they
don't want tourism, cash flow, or even knowledge of themselves but that Egypt is a very dangerous
place run by zealots and those who want to hide from the rest of the world. They'll be left to feed count-
less millions with only what they have at hand. It's really not relevant here what they did in these ot-
her places because Egypt isn't like Afghanistan. It's extremely unlikely they'd desire to leave the world
stage and being among the decision makers. Egypt can have far more effect as a modern country than
Afghanistan could have dreamed to when it was taken over by zealots. Much of their GNP was derived
from the manufacture of mostly illegal drugs. Their entire country was in shambles when when the Tal-
iban took it over. Few people had any interest or ability to affect the outcome. These things simply
don't apply to Egypt.
I believe (and pray) they will come out of this with a stable modern governmment and remain an important
voice in the world. I don't know what this will look like and at this point, Egypt doesn't know either.