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#1 Armena

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 10:28 AM

In Armenism, God is the focal point of Armenists’ daily life and spiritual training. The importance of God in Armenism is explained by the Armenists believe that God known in Armenian as Ararich - meaning the Creator - has created the world and chose Ararat as His earthly home.
In particular, Armenists believe that the first humans have originated on the Mt. Ararat and were given shelter on its plains. Later on, by the grace of the God and humans’ choice to explore the world, first human couple known in Armenian as Man and Kin-meaning man and woman came down to earth from the Mt. Ararat and established their earthly residence at the foot of the mountain, on the river bank of Araxes, in the area of historical Armenia known as Naxijevan, meaning “the first settlement” or “the first shelter”.

Armenism believes that God is good and loving, caring and compassionate, forgiving and helpful, God is the teacher and the guide, God is the parent and we are His children, every one of us. Thus, the world and all creations made by God know no evil and are holly, all the evil may come from humans, but never from the creations of God. Even, when an animal eats another animal, it doesn't committ evil, but operates according to its natural functions for survival.

According to Armenism, human is not an animal even though that human may have a lot in common with animals. The commonality with animals just shows that all the creation came from the one, single source, God the creator. In Armenism humans are the representatives of God on Earth, Earth is the Garden created by God, humans are its gardeners, the sheperds of the God's creations.

In Armenism life is a precious gift and a responsibility for one to know and cherish. Every birth is a celebration and a cause for happiness.

Armenism believes that the first world civilization have began in Armenia and as such was blessed by God to become the first school of the world’s scholarship, where all the secrets of the heavens and earth were known and kept. As such, Armenists believe that Armenia once again is destined to become the world’s source of light and knowledge, divine inspirations and creativity, the source of worldly knowledge and skills, first conveyed to the patriarchs of the mankind, the Man and Kin, and to their descendants.

Edited by Armena, 24 May 2005 - 10:30 AM.


#2 Zartonk

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 01:18 PM

I precieve Armenism is just our form of tribal mythology, and everyone needs one for confidense' sake. But when it becomes religion...just look at the Jews.

Edited by Zartonk, 18 November 2007 - 03:11 PM.


#3 ARvordi

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 05:53 PM

Armenism is the hidden power of the Armenian spirit which once awaken can defy all odds and become triumphant in the face of its enemies.

The latest example being Armenian national liberation movement of 1988-1994 and periods of cultural renaissance in our nation's history.

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 04:32 PM

QUOTE(ARvordi @ Aug 7 2007, 06:53 PM)
Armenism is the hidden power of the Armenian spirit which once awaken can defy all odds and become triumphant in the face of its enemies.

The latest example being Armenian national liberation movement of 1988-1994 and periods of cultural renaissance in our nation's history.


What about the concept of the "Divine Feminine", i.e. , a Goddess archetype or entity/entities ?

Does a worldview that posits a monotheism, a stern father figure ( authoritarian hierarchical spiritual model ) really challenge or change anything: or is it another set in an over 2 thousand year old model which banishes certain existential realities experienced by (armenian and) humans in their environment?

What differentiates this Armenism from the long-standing Abrahamic religions(such as Christianity) , or the stodgy patriarchalism of Confucianism or Roman paganism? These religions which are fearful of joy, the flesh and matter, the feminine element, the shadows and liberatory chaos? Fearful of reason and reflection also? Fearful of liminal modes of thinking as opposed to a binary split between flesh and matter, the Self and the Environment? Fearful of the playful Dionysian masculine , and upholding the repression of healthy masculinity under the rubric of excessive "Reason" and fear of dissolution into an undifferentiated feminine chaos?

How much agency ( control over their own lives) does this Armenism provide?

Is it a religious mechanism of control or a mechanism of liberation?







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