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Amen?

Do you know what it means?
I found this on the internet and thought it was quite interesting. I will post the definition later.

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beeky

Asked by beeky at 9:56 AM on Jul. 25, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (22)
  • I think it means 'yes'?
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 9:58 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • As it shall be or something along those lines.
    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 10:00 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • It's means the same as blessed be does.
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 10:02 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Hmmm... so along the lines of 'so mote it be'?
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 10:04 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Exactly IhartU
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 10:07 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Interesting... yet another connection to Paganism most people don't know about.
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 10:09 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • I like to research. Especially religious connections. Most of Christianity derived from paganism including many prayers.
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 10:16 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • I never knew that...thats interesting but not surprising:)
    sahmamax2

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 10:19 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Good answers ladies.  Here is what I found about word origins on dictionary.com.


    Amen is commonly used after a prayer, creed, or other formal statement. It is spoken to express solemn ratification or agreement. It means “it is so” or “so it be.” Amen is derived from the Hebrew āmēn, which means “certainty,” “truth,” and “verily.” 

    beeky

    Comment by beeky (original poster) at 10:33 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • I also found this little tidbit interesting.  What do you ladies think?


    In Egyptian mythology, amen, or amun, was a deity represented by a ram, the god of life and reproduction. A controversial theory posits that amen derives from the Ancient Egyptian.

    beeky

    Comment by beeky (original poster) at 10:35 AM on Jul. 25, 2010

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