Feast of Het-Hert (Hathor) & Sekhmet, Day of prolonging of life and the goodness of Maâ€™at
29th day of the month of Tybi in the year 5108
Before I say, any thing about todayâ€™s festivals and the Gods that we are celebrating today I would like to say a few words on the events in Mumbai in India over the past few days.
Â The federation total condemns the actions of these people and their movement and calls for the international community to unite as one to bring an end to the terror that these people are carrying out in the name of their faith.
How any faith can support such actions is beyond belief and one does have to ask exactly what lies behind its doors to allow its followers to continue to carry out such horrors in its name.
We send our sympathy and prayers to those who have lost friends and family in these terror attacks & our good wishes to those who have been injured with our prayers that they will make a full recovery.
As we gather today to celebrate Hathor & Sekhmet I would like to put a question to you. Hopefully it will make us all think and give us the chance to remember some of lifeâ€™s important facts.
Why is it that in this modern age that claims to be so far advanced from the days of the ancient world do we suffer racisum and religious intolerance hatred and violence such as we have seen over the past few days?
Within the kemetic faith, one of our founding principles is that all are equal no matter what their faith race or sex. This is far from a new thing it is a principle that dates back to ancient times.
It is a fact that in the ancient world we never see people being persecuted for their race and in many cultures women held the same place in society as men.
Â It is a fact that in many cultures we did not try to destroy other faiths but incorporated them into our lives excepting them as having as much right to exist as our own did.
I will admit that this was far from a ideal world which was plagued by death wars and violence but it was not fuelled by the reasons that we see today.
So what happened over the years to leave us living in a world that is riddled with such hatred against our fellow man.
There is one thing that is for sure in my eyes and that it did not develop from the pagan cultures that where replaced slowly over the past 2000 years.
It was not until we see tha pagan faiths in the decent that we see such things on the rise.
We see women made 2nd class citizens we see men who where brothers in the past turn on each other due to their faith and the colour of their skin.Â
These prejudices that have grown like a cancer within our societies have over the years given us nothing but blood shed and tears.
So I say to the people of the world look back at the pagan world and see the enlightened way that they dealt with these issues and learn by the example.
For the world to develop and to grow we must put aside prejudice racial & sexualÂ hatred and replace it with respect for each other.
The Kemetic faith has always followed this path and will always continue to do so.
In this way we will know that on our day of judgment before Osiris we will enter the next world.
I am sorry to have diverted away from the festivals that we are celebrating today but I feel that it is very important to make this point and to let the world know that we have to act to bring an end to this horror that has plagued us over the past few years.371d36d75e05eda735858f8e467be99c