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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

No Chinese Here

Today at lunch, after listening to her older brothers discuss what the ancient Egyptians believed in, and how that was different from their general religious life now, Amira made a solemn announcement.

She does not believe in China.

We had no idea that she was concerned that we might think she did. Of course, we also weren't talking about China.

She then went on to tell us that she was hungry for mustachios. It took me a little while to figure out she meant pistachios.

Hers were not the only amusing comments today. No, Dominic was not going to be bested by his little sister. He told Alexander that most modern Egyptians believe in one god now. Ammon.

I asked him if he meant Ra or the inc*stuous product of Lot and his daughter mentioned in the Old Testament, whose descendents worshiped Moloch and practiced infant sacrifice. Yes, I did tell him that Muslims worship Allah not Ammon.

They already know about the Egyptian Christians, and how they are treated in Egypt. That was a little easier to remember. There also wasn't that problem of remembering His name, of course.

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