Greetings Brethren:

Lies, distortions, and mis-conceptions have caused confusion among humankind from the beginning of man's existence upon the earth. However, there was once a wise man. He resisted the unnatural and abnormal actions of thinking in the realm of assumed and pre-mediated lies. This man had peace and relief from many of the frustrations brought on by those who attempt to live a lie. However the good and the sane are over-run by those that have yielded to the temptations of Satan.

BUT THERE IS A REMNANT AMONG THE LOST. THEY WILL SPEAK FOR THEY ARE THANKFUL FOR THE BLESSINGS OF YESTERDAY, TODAY AND THOSE TO COME.

Peace and Love,

Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal February 8, 2002 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


CHRISTIANITY FALSE TEACHING, FALSE DOCTRINES

THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY AND HEALING

THE MIRACLE OF HEALING

PART 95: EGYPTIAN MEDICINE GAVE BIRTH TO GREEK MEDICINE

In the name of Jehovah God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.

This series of articles clearly notes the primary importance that religion has on healing. Thus, we have taken from the Bible a scriptural account of healing. Our task now is to take this knowledge and present it in parallel fashion too old and contemporary discourses rendered by medical scientists.

As we continue to record the prominence of Egyptian culture and medicine we also note the following: There have been conflicting accounts regarding the way the Egyptians viewed religion. Most reliable sources note that the Egyptians believed in monotheism. There is also a record that states that the Hebrew people who fled Egyptian slavery carried the idea of monotheism with them to the land of Palestine.

However, why are there accounts of Pantheism and Henotheism in Egypt? Also, we note the Biblical record recorded by the Hebrews that confirm the Heathen and Pagan practices of Egyptian worship services. "The difficulty lies in the fact that, throughout their long history, the ancient Egyptians never developed their religious ideas into a uniform and homogeneous system."

Therefore, the Pagan rituals and beliefs existed also with the more refined belief in one God. However, the resulting confusion did not seem to disturb them at all. (See the History of Nations, Ancient Empires of the East, History of Egypt Chapter III, Religion and Mythology, Henry Cabot Lodge (ed.), Collier and Son, N.Y., 1907 original printing, p. 41).

Pythagoras and Hippocrates were both influenced greatly by the Egyptians. Also, many Greek physicians and philosophers studied in Egypt. This thought is confirmed in the following source: Ghalioungui, P., The House of Life: Magic and Medical Science in Ancient Egypt, Amsterdam, B.M. Isreal, 1973, pp. 17, 38, 42, 66, 120.

Although there is an absence of sources that confirm that Hippocrates studied in Egypt we do note the following. Luth and Sudhoff reveal evidence that shows the Egyptians indirectly and directly influenced Hippocrates. (p. 34, Journal African Civilization).

"Furthermore Luth and Sudhoff argue that Hippocrates was affiliated with the medical school at Cos which was a branch of the Egyptian Medical Schools." (Luth, V.P., Imhotep Order Asklepios: On The beginning of Scientific Medicine in Egypt and Greece, Hippocrates 34-826-827, 1963).

Meanwhile Pythagoras was one of the major thinkers of ancient times that carried the Egyptian culture to the Greeks. Pythagoras (525-550 BC) said everything consists of numbers. He became interested in numbers for religious reasons. He also believed the study of math was the best purifier of the soul.

The Egyptian Theory of opposites and Harmony was adopted by Hippocrates from Pythagoreanism. As a disciple of the Egyptian Priests he revealed their teachings and culture among his brethren the Greeks.

What was the origin of the Hippocratic Oath? Edelstein and Galimand both say that the principle concepts in the Hippocratic Oath are Pythagoras in origin, "Pythagoreanism then remains the only philosophical dogma that can account for the attitude advocated in the Hippocratic Oath." (See Edelstein, L., Ancient Medicine, Baltimore, Johan Hopkins Univ. Press, 1973, p. 17. Also Galimand P., Hippocratic et al Tradition Pythagoriciene, Thesis, Paris, 1940.

The historical record of the Egyptian influence on Greek culture, arts and medicine has been distorted and confused. This is also true regarding the accurate record of the Egyptian influence on all world civilizations. Herodotus noted as the Father of History is often cited by medical historians and historians in general.

However many historians carefully exclude Herodotus in his confirmation that the Egyptians were Black people. There are many reasons for this omission. But the confusion and distortions regarding Egyptian ethnicity is not the purpose of this discussion. We also note that Aristotle (350 BC) noted as the father of Science confirms that the Egyptians were indeed Black. However, he shows a fit of prejudice and insult. Thus, we see an early point of departure for the resulting racism motivated by economic greed.

By 1753 we see people like David Hume although a great contributor to the intellectual thought and Human Understanding making racists comments about Black people. Hume states that "he suspects the Negroes to be naturally inferior to the white." (Hume, D., Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects, London, 1753, Vol. 1., p. 291).

However we are deeply indebted to the responsible research of the following:

1. Diop, C.A., The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality, N.Y., Lawrence Hill, 1974.

2. Diop, C.A., The Cultural Unity of Black Africa, Chicago, Third World Press, 1978.

3. Williams, C., The Destruction of Black Civilization, Chicago, Third World Press, 1974, pp. 62- 143.

4. Jackson, J.G., Introduction to African Civilizations, N.Y., Univ. Books, 1970, pp. 60-156.

5. Ben-Jochannan Y., Africa: Mother of Western Civilization, N. Y., Alkebu-lan Books, 1971.

Cont. Part 96: The Bible and The Physician

 

 


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