Posted by Tiglath from 088.c.006.mel.iprimus.net.au (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 0:20AM :
In Reply to: What´s In A Name posted by farid from customer-148-233-71-99.uninet.net.mx (126.96.36.199) on Friday, August 22, 2003 at 1:33PM :
One of my friends from northern Iraq told me a story last year when I was over there. He told me how an "Arab" friend of his had told him of a recent experience he had been through.
He told him how he had taken his little "Arab" girl to the Baghdad Museum to show her the ancient artifacts.
While there they came across an ancient statue of the Assyrian godess of Ishtar. Looking up he was astonished to see that the likeness of the 3,000 year-old statue was uncanny. The statue of Ishtar looked exactly like his daughter.
He hadn't expected it and was shocked. How could a 3,000 year-old statue bear a likeness to his daughter today?
He decided to change his daughter's name and today calls her Ishtar with pride andknowledge of his ancient ancestors.
Why can't all the descendants of the ancient Assyrians undertake this paradigm shift?
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