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Uncle Sam

Sumerian Myths: Origin of Religions

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For years I thought all religions probably had a origin from one single religion, then I come upon Sumerian religion that predates Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. This religion has all the hallmarks of these three main predominate religions, including some of the most famous parts of the religions such as Noah and the Flood as well as the creation of mankind. If anything this is the religion that started it all and has been vastly altered by those who founded them. Sumerians were also very advance society that had astrology, irrigations, farms, math system, complex language, and very first written language. They contribute vast amounts of knowledge to different civilizations that stood well above other religions. The place they thrived at was Iraq and had vast knowledge of irrigation, how to divert water to grow farms. Sumerians are the closest thing to a real live Atlantis that was lost to the hands of time, with other civilizations taking credit for their creations and rewriting the Sumerian religions.

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SUMERIAN ACCOMPLISHMENTS

It is believed that the Sumerian culture invented:

  • 360 degree circle
  • 60 minute hour
  • Potter’s wheel
  • Wheeled transportation (the potter’s wheel turned on its side)
  • Cooperation needed to build, repair and allocate water systems
  • Bronze plow pulled by oxen
  • Water wheel (like the Egyptians)
  • The arch (later used and accredited to the Romans)
  • Many military innovations: soldiers on horseback, war chariot, composite bow, body armor and new designs for weapons.
  • Hittites were the first to use iron weapons.
  • The Assyrians developed siege tactics and equipment, engines and towers (later adopted by the Romans)
  • A system of rules to keep order and the authority to protect people; law
  • The need to keep records of laws, trade, and financial accounts
  • Excellent astronomy: star catalogues and accurate observations of planetary motion, predictions of astronomical events, lunar and solar
  • Great achievements in mathematics, developed algebra, the foundation for the Greek expansion of geometry.
  • The beginning of history, a written story.
  • A system of writing developed called cuneiform; wedge-shaped forms which later developed into arithmetic and language.

Please reframe from any flaming remarks or religious wars, because this thread is started to explore the origin of all religions. Feel free to look at all the similar references between this religion and all three, you can see where I am heading with this topic. If you want to delve deeper, I can find other web-pages about this ancient religion that predates the current religions of today

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isn't Ba'al Sumerian? He's mentioned tonnes of times in the Bible.

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Add to their accomplishments the invention of the so called "French Drain"... I took this pic in the city of Ur back in 2004... it is half of an ancient drainage system created by sinking a ceramic shaft that has holes in it and filling it with pottery shards... This enables the water to slowly drain off...

This same system is currently used all over the world and some of you may even have smaller versions in your own yards...

Ur073.jpg

So I guess we should call them Sumerian Drains...

Edit to add: All indications are that they invented Beer as well...

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Juadism doesnt claim to be the first written religion but they would say they were still first, god was still with the jews and often let others civalisations advance to punish the jews. you have to remember that even though the jews didnt live in iraq, iraq was still the future promised land and was bound to be fertile before the jews got there and god intended them to overthrow the future inhabitants even if they were great.

i thought the summerian flood myth didnt even involve a ship but was a large building on the ground with a river running through it. it wasnt two of every animal its was just the beasts of burden. im pretty sure it was an iceage and not a flood as well.

Gobeckli tepe is way older than the sumerians as well, which is near mount ararat which is the place where noah was meant to have started after the flood. theres more of a age gap between gobeckli and the sumerians than there is with us and the sumerians.

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isn't Ba'al Sumerian? He's mentioned tonnes of times in the Bible.

Ba'al basicaly means "lord" like in a pantheon, lord of the animals or thunder or rain and..etc

so theres a few ba'als in the bible as there meant to be fallen angels who have started their own religions to spite man kind as they rebbeled as they wouldnt serve man as god wanted.

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Still, not "all" religions came from the Sumerian-just the big three of the Middle East and the West. Read some of the work of Joseph Campbell to learn how similar many mythologies are from around the world.

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Imagine if there really was a god/goddess who came to Earth millenia ago and the first relgion was it's 'testimony' if you will...and then we played Chinese Whispers (Telphone) too much and it all got out of hand.

Plus, it's fair to say that older myths were tens times better and more poetically enticing than the religious myths of the last few millenia.

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