Environmental, Religious Culture, And Religious Life In Egypt

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Life in Egypt
Today, Egypt’s high environmental, temperature, and migration levels are still the same as it was back in 1967 and even later than that. However, there are many other things that make this country what it is today. "For example, the expanded irrigation of desert areas after the completion of the Aswan High dam in 1970s; which has increased soil salinity and aided the spread of waterborne diseases”(Malefic, Asante; 2002 “Culture and Customs of Egypt. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press”). But, what about the evolutionary lines for both the governmental and religious cultural history of this country; do they play a big role in this country? As a matter of fact, I will discuss the differences between the two and how they related to
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“Until the conversion of Christianity, Egyptian polytheistic religion centered on the afterlife. Akhenaton (Amen phis IV or Amenhotep IV) reigned from about 1379 to 1362 BC) attempted to suppress the ancient religion of Egypt and to institute a monotheistic worship of the Sun God.” “Another ruler was Ramus 11 who ruled from 1279 to 1212 BC and is known for his prodigious building projects, which raised temples, statues and other monuments throughout Egypt.” One of the interesting aspects of Egypt is its religion is the glue that binds local communities into nationhood and creates common understandings and shared values that are essential to the growth of a civilization. “Egypt has multiple Gods; such as, cat-goddess, cobra-goddess, and ibis-god.” (“Mysteries of Egypt”; n.d. www.historymuseum.ca)
Despite the differences between the government and religious cultural history of Egypt, the two does have an impact on each other.” In fact, the Egyptian has played a major role in creating and maintaining a religiously intolerant environment in Egypt that is hostile to non-Muslims and any Muslims who deviate from government-endorsed religious norms and

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