The Amen which in many liturgies is spoken by the faithful at the moment of receiving Holy Communion may also be traced back to primitive usage.
Amen is not the end of a prayer , it just gets us ready to go to the next level.
Reading the Bible is the fast track to atheism. Reading the Bible means starting at "In the beginning..." and throwing it down with disgust at "...the grace of the lord Jesus be with all. Amen." I'm sure there are lots of religious people who've read the Bible from start to finish and kept their faith, but in my self-selected sample, all the people I know who have done that are atheists.penn jillette
Here I stand; I can do no otherwise. God help me. Amen!Martin Luther
The years of old age are stalls in the cathedral of life in which for aged men to sit and listen and meditate and be patient till the service is over, and in which they may get themselves ready to say "Amen" at the last, with all their hearts and souls and strength.william mountford
And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people ; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up: And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God . And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ . And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.
For all the promises of God in him [Jesus Christ] are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king, and said, Amen: the LORD God of my lord the king say so too.
To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.
Every time someone ends a prayer in the Western world they say Amen - that is the name of an Egyptian god associated with completion. So we're still praying to their gods .
...in the Churches of the East Amen is still commonly said after the form of baptism , sometimes by the bystanders, sometimes by the priest himself. In the prayers of exorcism it is the person exorcised who is expected to say "Amen", and in the conferring of sacred orders, when the vestments, etc., are given to the candidate by the bishop with some prayer of benediction , it is again the candidate who responds, just as in the solemn blessing of the Mass the people answer in the person of the server.
The word Amen occurs not infrequently in early Christian inscriptions, and that it was often introduced into anathemas and gnostic spells. Moreover, as the Greek letters which form Amen according to their numerical values total 99 (alpha=1, mu=40, epsilon=8, nu=50), this number often appears in inscriptions, especially of Egyptian origin, and a sort of magical efficacy seems to have been attributed to its symbol.
Word Amen is still employed in the ritual both of Jews and Mohammedans .
A Muslim may pray a dua silently on his or her own, or listen to it as a member of a congregation, repeating “Amen” at its end (though pronouncing “Amen” slightly differently, as “ah-meen”.
Benedictus bene dicap bene asian christian dominum nostrum Amen.Peter Greenaway
Les progrès scientifiques ont Amené les philosophes à détourner leur attention de l’explication des phénomènes physiques, abandonnée désormais à la science, pour la diriger vers le problème de l’être lui-même.pierre hadot