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Melkam Genna to all of us, even if it is past. Mta mta…begena chiwata ayikotum geta.
The birth of Chirst is celebrated in a very elaborate religious way in the Ethiopian Church. Actually, the faithful fast 40 days (this year) prior to Lidet (Brith of Christ). The fasting is part of the meditating season where the faithful long for His second coming.
Celebrating the birth of Christ wearing as Santa taints our religious values while it is suicidal to our cultural values. “Imitation is suicide.” Emerson.
Yetebareke Gena, Qidus Temeket to all!
Spirituality and our Faith is our ultimate power!
God bless Ethiopia!!!
Happy Christamas for true elected leader of Ethiopia who are in prision.
Happy new year for leaders with vision and dream for Ethiopian childers and grand childens.
Your struggle and leadership has grand nobe idea that does not fail the idea of governemet by the people for the people.
Thank you for your sacrifies the evil will pass with its lie and decite.
Merry Christmas To Everyone:
Well, reading the above post put me in a reflective mood. Especially on the topics of peace and development for the long suffering peoples of our home country.
What is the goal, what is the reality, what did not work, what will work? These are questions I can not hope to answer by myself.
But it bothers me that here is a nation which has a potential to feed all of Africa ten times over every year; yet its citizens live under the cloud of hunger and kills 200,000 of its infants due to malnoutrition, every year!
Soil erosion, deforestation, general land degradation, absence of irrigation, absence of any large scale privately owned farm etc are the results of the land policy at existence. When government owns the land, it is simply a given the peole become neglectful towards the land due to the fact that they feel disempowered.
The empowering of the individual is, in my opinion, the key to the way forward. If hunger is to be defeated and the Ethiopian nation is to become THE bread basket of Africa - a progressive break with the past is in order.
Group rights should be disemphasised. Ethnicism as a defensive philosophy, I agree with. Ethncism as an aggresive, all consuming endeavor should be done away with once and for all.
I believe in the wisdom of the ages. In that regard, Ethiopians have achieved a very interesting stage of organization, which is highely abstract in its nature. Many people have trouble undersatnding it because in realty there is nothing that differentiates a piece of Ethiopian land from another land in another country. Ethnicism in this regard is a regression, not a progression, of a group of people who have a lot of difficulty understanding abstract thoughts. A mild form of the regressive spirit can be found in the one that tries to grapple with this new form of thought with the metaphor “mother land".
Ethiopia exists. There should be no doubt about that. Ethiopia may be abstract; nonetheless it exists. The existence of Ethiopia should not be put into question as it is a very fruitless endeavor. The existence of Ethiopia should not be tied to group rights or individual rights as it is illogical and will continue to shed the blood of the many. Group rights and individual rights should be thought of as Group right and individual rights because from what I observe, the illogical association of Existence with Rights, has not had any effect on both human rights and on ethnic based fights. Infact, it has aggravated the sitution.
Conflicts can not be reduced to zero. They can only be minmized. The existence of Ethiopia as a formalised entity has reduced the conflict that was rife in medeival Ethiopia based on ethnic irridentism. The wisdom of the ages has given birth to something more complex and more abstract that has in turn minimized violence. To think Ethiopia is a less important construct as opposed to the Ethnic nations is to go against the wisdom of the ages and open the gates for endless conflict.
End of reflection for the day.
Merry Christmas to one and all.
Professor Richard Pankhurst: it is good trying.
I did not Feel anything……..
First, Ethiopian culture, custom, religion, what ever it is conversation should exchange with our brilliant fathers and if you want to compare and contrast with others you have to set two individuals (One from who keep from the beginning and one from who you worship and sold yourself by rice as well as by money…. your father) I am really worried about the person who was posting and making this type of question!!!!!
Why do you consider Timket or Meksel to be more important holidays than Christmas… …..of course, Professor Richard Pankhurst trying his best
Professor …………”We believe that Ethiopia turned to Christianity during the time of the Apostles; certainly we can prove it came at the start of the 4th century when the cross of Christ appeared in Axum. This means that Ethiopia could have celebrated Christmas from the beginning, meaning that it was an age old custom.”
Oh really…… you believe that, …..you prove that, but I said we have our own documentary and challenger book where we started and existed. Go if you want our old monasteries.
Capital - When would you say the custom of celebrating Christmas began in Ethiopia?
Shame question ……. Are you asking who gives the whole his life to God by making his pillow; stone, his food; only one meal with in 24hr grasses and leave the sake of God, his house; forest, his light at the time of scared night in the remote and secrete area his God, or you asking who shows his ideology by testing and examining his expertise by radio active isotope? How dare you the coast of rice? (You are one of how the son of Jacob sold his moral to his brother and lost two times; putting your ideas by the name of Ethiopia. Let me tell you, professor, master who ever what ever it is have innovation can compare the person who was the right time and the right place? No………… but you show who you are “dedeb” Can any one dare to say it?
Profe……..”There is nothing to indicate about a religious difference in the celebrations, but the fact that Meskel comes following a long rainy period could have had a climatic influence on the traditional celebration.”
My God….. “gered keimbeto eblitalhu bila tanka motuche” I saw lightening on the clear sky is better than what you said….
The only people that celebrate Meskel are Ethiopian. Is it we really celebrate Meskel by traditionally weather condition? Is this the truth? Why do not you explain it what tornado or blizzard affect the country when and how? But the word of God to be completed we found our God cross and brought it to our land Ethiopia. That is why……. We have so many an explored history.
Anyway, Professor Richard Pankhurst: it is good trying, but you need to see seped time to expertise the whole point.
The person who you are trying post; it seems trying to pay the wage.
No people in Ethiopia who have at least the age of (Professor Richard Pankhurst ) who represent and replied the rice coast question?
We are serious and curious for everything based on the Identity of our History!!!!
The person who you post it Find your Identity. There are so many people out there who knows better than you and me in our territory!!!
God bless the world an Ethiopian professor Isaac Amen
you looks cool I love you brother!
Melkam Gena!! Egziabher yetebkacheu.
It is better to preserve our own culture. The west is nothing but commerce. Or values are thretened. Parents should teach their culture to their children rather than copying other culture. The west is still learning.
Gonder, you are very rude to say to Professor Richard Pankhurst about the comment. At least he was trying to discover about our country culture. Give him a little bit credit to him.
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