Sasun, it seems you don't know the difference between all the gods.
I don't know for what goals is this pagan stuff made up today, but it's sick.
Every nation has to pass this pagan step, we did it 1702 years ago.We're in a different palce now. We've lived through it, oh come on. I do not deny that it was our ancient culture, and I respect it, since it MADe our nation, but this deffinitly not what we need today.
What will be the next "invention"? Smth. like " lets go back to true armenian tribalizm?"
Jehovah is NOT another name for the universal god, it is a specific god of a specific people even if on the surface it has come mean the same. Even Jehovah is many different gods in the very Book where it is depicted. All one has to do is read the Bible and follow the evolution. Without getting into details, on first meets Him in te book of Exodus where he is depicted as "jealous", "vindictive", "warlike", "unforgiving" and the private god of His own people. If we follow your logic then we must also accept Allah another name for that same god. In fact when Armenians used the Turkish language in their worship they used "allah" to mean god/Astuac. Is He the same? I will let theologians tackle that question.
Does it not seem that each nation, each religion, even fragments of the same religion have their own concept of a god?
Which brings us to Nvard's indignation.
This whole thing is being lost in the enormous noise that it has created.
I am not, neither do I think those others are advocating abandonning our present god in exchange for another, they are not saying anymore than Simanato when he said,.... see above.
Regardless what we have learned or think there are as many godds as there are people. I was rudely awakened to this fact when during the first Gulf War Pres. Bush (Sr) invoked the name of God as Saddam was invoking Allah. Are they the same gods?
Within the same religion, even withing the sane sect/denomination people will invoke a god, suppose two families belonging to the same religion/sect feuding and esach in their turn calling on Astuac to be on their side. God must be having a big laugh!!!
Nobody is advocating a new religion a new god. If and when that happens imagine the confusion, if you theink we were confused 1702 years ago, think again. We are confused, we have been for the 17 centuries, or even longer. I may have said this before; Apriest of the Apostolic Church, during a private moment confided in me (to make a long story short): "What does tjat Jew Jesus have to do with the Armenian Church"??? You be the judge.
All one is saying, billions of other people profess to believe in God/Jehovah yet very few of them have totally yielded their destiny to Him. Many people go to war invoking God/Allah/Jehovah knowing full well that they must do the actual work using God only as an ispiration.
Noone is advocating replacing Astuac, only that we redefine Him as to our needs.
Yes Sasun Jehovah is the property of certain people our God is Astuac, no matter if He has come to mean Jehovah, we must once again learn to have HIM to work for US, oe learn to work in partnership, we do our part and let Him do His.
The Heroes of Artsakh may have rediscovered our original god when went to war invoking His name, when they had priests bless their Kalashnikovs yet they did not extend their necks hoping that Astuac will miraculously jam the Kalash's of the enemy.
That is the God we are talking about.
Each nation, every one of us of the 6 billion have their own concept of a god that is best suited for their need...
Which one of them will meet OUR need???
One needs a new religion less than a big hole in the head (if we even need one), let's make the best of what we have. When God created us (some believe it) he gave us a brain, two arms and two legs. Let us use them as it was intended, lest he come back and ask us what we have done with all the talent he endowed us with. To better understand who and what God is read the Bible again this time paying special attention to the Parable of the Talents, Matthew Ch. 25 starting at verse 18.
Whose falt is it when we cannot read the Book as it was intended?