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Historical Inconsistencies in Christianity by Jenny Tootgold - Sun, 07 May 2017 12:22:37 EST ID:zZvV2w/f No.57182 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I think I just became aware of a large one that most people probably look over or ignore.

According to the Pauline Epistles in the NT, Paul of Tarsus was tasked by the Jewish High Priesthood to go to Damascus to root out the Christian believers there and take them back to Judaea for judgment and execution. This account is already problematic enough considering Paul's supposed Pharisee background and his collaboration with the Sadduccees, and the fact that "Christians" had not even coalesced into a separate religion at the time Paul said his conversion occurred.

But the glaring problem is that: how is it that the Jewish High Priests had jurisdiction over Damascus? At the time, Judaea was a province of the Roman Empire, and of such low status that it was administered as a client of the Roman province of Syria (an Imperial-type Province).

Furthermore, the Jewish Priesthood had many of its prerogatives removed stripped: by 28 CE, the Romans had removed or limited the ability of the Jewish courts to impose capital punishment or to judge themselves by their own ancient laws. Considering the reputation of the Priesthood/Sanhedrin of being 'collaborators', it's likely they themselves

So how the fuck could Paul have been tasked by the Priesthood to go to Syrian Damascus to arrest Roman subjects there? It's the equivalent of a Louisiana policeman driving all the way to Austin in Texas and arresting people there and claiming jurisdiction. It makes no sense, and reeks of a fabricated story.
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Molly Chettingpune - Sat, 27 May 2017 23:58:17 EST ID:Yt0MTGo3 No.57191 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57182

Was it the Pauline epistles that said that? I thought it was just Acts
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Nicholas Turveyridge - Wed, 31 May 2017 11:37:41 EST ID:5kPy1v57 No.57193 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Like 90% of the OT. What? God stopped the sun from setting just for you and the rest of the world didn't notice at all? King David built a powerfull kingdom that nobody else ever talks about? Also Mose's biography seems to have been stolen from Sargon of Akkad.
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Sidney Blackstock - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:12:54 EST ID:+cP8QzkY No.57205 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Rome, despite being viewed as installing completely new and radical governments and changing the duties of the people themselves, making slaves et cetera, often used the government currently in power as a force underneath their army.

What reason would they have to care about ordering the church around if they paid taxes?

Also I read on /b/ some guy doubting Jesus existed and while the few fragments of his life that remain are proof enough for some people, I wanted to point out that the New Testament mentions that the Jewish churched paid the Romans to be silent about him. There are still some sources beyond the Bible, but what better source to learn about Jesus anyways?

The fact that the Bible is incredibly accurate is proof enough I think
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Lydia Dartbanks - Tue, 04 Jul 2017 11:26:09 EST ID:YYFtDXxk No.57209 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Jews were given more autonomy than most since the Romans respected their "authenticity" if you will--they were old, and well documented as very old, and Rome--being deeply conservative--revered old things.
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Phoebe Wavingnine - Mon, 10 Jul 2017 07:34:52 EST ID:n86/MK/a No.57215 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Religious people are very good at ignoring inconsistencies in their beliefs. That's all there is to it mate.


saharan slave trade by Nell Cizzlehood - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:44:19 EST ID:tC/dl63y No.57170 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Any of you follows know any good books about the trans Saharan slave trade? Watched a few good YouTube videos on it and was wishing to learn more.
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Wesley Gublingway - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 20:01:16 EST ID:Yt0MTGo3 No.57196 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57195

He's right. One of the main oppositions to slavery in the south was the white working class, many of whom actually lived a worse quality of life in terms of income and housing than the slaves. The term "white trash" comes from the fact that even many of the slaves actually felt sorry for some of the poor jobless white folk that lived around them.

President Johnson also was an ally of white worker unions opposed to slavery, but these unions weren't opposed to slavery on moral principle as much as the feeling that slaves took away their job opportunities. It was because of President Johnson's close ties to these unions that Lincoln made him his vice-president since he was kind of a "moderate" voice on the issue.
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Ebenezer Blytheman - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:10:11 EST ID:xQkSNyxY No.57197 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57196
>One of the main oppositions to slavery in the south was the white working class
Lmao no. The white working class in the South enthusiastically threw themselves to their deaths to protect slavery, in their thousands. Then they spent the next century and a half enthusiastically voting for the old plantation owners to keep the blacks down. What kind of person would actually believe...

>many slaves actually felt sorry for some of the poor jobless white folk that lived around them.
...oh. One of those "slavery wasn't so bad the Southern whites were the real victims" kind. I get it.

Whatever you need to do to feel better about yourself, I guess.
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Nathaniel Clayspear - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 05:36:52 EST ID:ncjsiAmY No.57198 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57194
Sounds like the rich has been using racism to divide the working class for centuries...
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Beatrice Happerbury - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:44:06 EST ID:YiUudFwN No.57199 Ignore Report Quick Reply
We shouldn't be too surprised. Redneck Southern states do intentionally underfunded their own school systems, after all. It only makes sense that they would be so ignorant of their own history along with everything else.
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Jarvis Pinnersere - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:09:14 EST ID:N6lY6tKM No.57203 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>thread on islamic slavery
>devolves into "muh US slavery was worse"
classic


The peasants, citizens and background characters of history. by Charlotte Greenstone - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:19:05 EST ID:99/qp7+6 No.57206 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Most of history is the mundane everyday goings of the populous,
I believe that the masses are really what history is about, not great men.
I'd like to take a chance to talk about the people, the collective, the
"zeitgeist" if you will of the population.

ITT: We talk about the people as if they were a great person.

For instance:
The majority of peoples in the United States (2017) is a slightly overweight, suppressed and tired person. He works for a company that sees him as little more than a resource and he's pretty tired of it. But he's loyal and works hard, to a flaw even and takes any abuse he's given at work for a fairly low wage.

He doesn't trust the government and is skeptical of most people claiming to be a savior. He's very religious and donates a good amount of his cash to christian charities. He tends to only read things that affirm his beliefs and is not open to new ideas. He is divorced or in a loveless relationship, he doesn't much care for his children who for the most part are not as far as he'd hoped they'd be in life.

U.S man (I say man because the U.S is inexplicably masculine) is getting over a long racial-based guilt. He drinks a few beers a day. He drinks a few cups of coffee a day. He's on medication and sometimes doesn't even know what for. He's skeptical of his neighbors, especially if they have darker skin.

U.S man, currently is evaluating his options and is jumping to extreme stances. I hope he can hold it together.
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Betsy Sinkinwidge - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 18:08:43 EST ID:OIj+UVJT No.57207 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Hell yeah. I think about that shit all of the time.. The real super heroes are the mother fuckers that ate shit and lived through horrid conditions to propel humanity into a state where it was able to thrive. And I mean.. The level of shit eating just built progressively on top of itself.

i.e. everyone has ate shit, but some have ate more shit than others. The barely evolved homo sapien that lived into there 30's and endured the most painful ailments is one level.. The European settler that lived in the more recent centuries was one.. I mean altogether, those struggles add up to get us to this point, here..

It's pretty wild because we don't know shit about them. And really, they're us. We are reflective of them. But their conscious experiences were so much more fucked up than ours - not to say they didn't experience pleasure, too. Or even a satisfying life. But there's so much painful momentum that had to be built up by those poor assholes to get us here.


Historical artifacts questions. by Nicholas Dunkinfuck - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:27:22 EST ID:CfVamwXk No.57200 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey fellow stoned history geeks. I have a very interesting piece of militaria in my collection. My research into this is sadly minimal, I learned that Special Forces trained in Germany, and were housed in the same barracks the Waffen-SS trained in. The Death Head was sort of a moral patch in a way. But I would like any more info on this Beret if you guys have any knowledge in this.

And too keep the thread going, if anyone has any historical item from history they are curious about post them here and tell us what you know. Maybe someone can answer a few questions.
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Nicholas Dunkinfuck - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:29:25 EST ID:CfVamwXk No.57201 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Here is the soldiers name. Googling found very little as well.
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Archie Dingershaw - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:23:43 EST ID:nzDJ3VGr No.57202 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The flash (badge) goes with the 5th Special Forces Group. I seriously doubt it was ever worn in Germany though and not just because that group was never deployed there. That person probably had a patch with just the pattern and they would put their rank in the center.

As for repurposed Nazi construction, that happened all over. There are still Americans living and working in Nazi buildings.


Indian History Thread by Edwin Bricklehork - Mon, 01 Jun 2015 16:50:48 EST ID:OE1PGRtd No.55613 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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INDIA
I don't hear nearly enough about Indian History, 'specially since they invented shit like our number system and how the ancestors of many Indians are so intimately linked with the ancestors of most Europeans
Like, you know, Sanskrit, Parsi, and Greek share a relatively recent ancestor, 'specially compared to languages like Basque and Spanish or Finnish and Swedish.

So, what d'you think is NEAT about India? Some shit from the Harrappan Civilization? Some fucking thing the Buddha did, or Jainism, or maybe some Hindu mythologies? Babur? The British East India Company? War with Pakistan?
Tell me what you know about the worlds most populous democracy!
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Angus Trotfoot - Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:55:29 EST ID:nLTvpZ14 No.57022 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57012
Do you have a name or something to go with that image mate?
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Isabella Bammerfetch - Thu, 15 Dec 2016 06:14:27 EST ID:nLTvpZ14 No.57026 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57023
Thanks man, that has been wondering me for years.
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Cedric Cellersud - Thu, 04 May 2017 10:16:38 EST ID:8iQhyERG No.57178 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55613
"Everyone bathe in the same river for 200 years. When they ask, you are spiritually advanced."
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George Nondleshit - Sun, 07 May 2017 12:06:29 EST ID:YEmgtMe4 No.57181 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57178
>Everyone bathe in the same river for 200 years.
Is this supposed to be a joke based off of a fundamental misunderstanding of how rivers work?
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Martin Bardfuck - Thu, 11 May 2017 23:20:10 EST ID:uOfeITwV No.57184 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57181

You can never bathe in the same river twice.


The big M by Hedda Hammerwadging - Wed, 14 Sep 2016 19:45:23 EST ID:PqJIYKVF No.56862 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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/his/, what's the deal with Mussolini? Was he cool? Does he just get trashed because he was a fascist, or was he actually a dic?

pic related.
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Cornelius Snodwill - Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:05:34 EST ID:o53eXY05 No.56939 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56938

>Italy
>republic

They were a monarchy until 1943 when the king fired Mussolini.
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Jenny Crozzlekedge - Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:14:10 EST ID:6GUxSp3q No.56943 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56934
Okay, so what about all the other places you named? You said parts of china in your last post.
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Caroline Grandridge - Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:21:17 EST ID:8hSk1rC9 No.56944 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56943
Those are all places Italy invaded and annexed before and during WWII, many of which were neutral or axis powers.
It's silly to paint a fascist power that claimed it was their people's right to conquer other people as some benign victim who just wanted autonomy for their people.
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Cedric Cellersud - Thu, 04 May 2017 10:20:33 EST ID:8iQhyERG No.57179 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56862
Look to your left. Now look to your right. Neither of these people will correctly lecture you on Mussolini. College students majoring in political studies have a 1 in 5 chance of being enamored with fascist thought.
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Martin Derrysere - Sat, 06 May 2017 00:57:36 EST ID:gLL4HKNH No.57180 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56862
I'd say the italian fascist movement in general is more interesting than mussolini the man. In a nutshell he was a socialist (like most anti-establishment intellectuals at the time) who was kicked out of the socialist party due to his refusal to accept neutrality in WW1. Fascist intellectuals saw the bolshevik experience as a failure due to the wide spread famine which occurred after the revolution. He was apart of this circle, although not keenly influential in fascist thought per-se, which through the vanguard of a few heavyweights saw itself make a natural transition from socialism -> national syndicalism -> fascism. This was the a result of asking a pretty important question, how can we get italy off its knees sucking the dick of european powers and on its two feet as a super power?

Italy unified late during the fervor of nationalism unleashed by napoleon and the economic development of italy was also behind its neighbors. Italy needed an industrial revolution but found itself devoid of the natural resources necessary to spark it as england/germany/france were doing.

The result was, in my opinion, a patchwork 'third way' out of economic obscurity and into supposed greatness; part of that was the use of nationalism via their Roman heritage to justify their (once again...) late arrival to the colony scene. Mussolini was expedient in the sense that he wasn't really an ideologue, although i'd say he was an intellectual. Early in fascist development (1921) Mussolini said,

"The state must maintain all imaginable possible controls, but it must renounce every form of economic management"

But fascist third-way corporatism eventually (in my opinion) found itself give way to good ol' fashion socialism under the bolshevik model.


Suomio by Jenny Ceggletin - Mon, 14 Dec 2015 12:34:00 EST ID:SbLL3rxd No.56367 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Why didn't the Finnic culture/language spread in Europe? They were there longer than Indo-Europeans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3UH-lSm-40
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Molly Noffingwit - Sat, 08 Oct 2016 05:39:08 EST ID:BYWVJoFN No.56928 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56912
lets be real, thats how every group became dominant in its own time and sphere
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Fanny Pushdit - Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:09:56 EST ID:YEmgtMe4 No.57007 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56367
Probably because Finland was never a particularly big population center throughout most of history nor was it ever a major central trading center.

Also, yes, the fact that the language is absolute bonkers likely didn't help.
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Reuben Smallridge - Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:25:51 EST ID:GwUD1vEi No.57042 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Because Indo-Europeans domesticated horses and invented war chariots.

Also it did spread, much of the northern part of European Russia is made of Republics with significant Finno-Ugric populations.
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Nigel Doffingtat - Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:31:36 EST ID:ueQZvpy5 No.57050 Ignore Report Quick Reply
finno-ugrics spread out toward the urals and siberia

I-Es spread out to western europe and even then it was not complete cultural assimilation until the roman era as there are many pre IE european holdouts in antiquity (etruscans, nuragics, eteocretans/cypriots, paleoiberians plus the forefathers to the basques)
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Ebenezer Dishson - Wed, 03 May 2017 16:13:34 EST ID:8gNEOVqK No.57175 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57007i know this whole crazy finnish meme is great but this doesnt look any more complex than latin really. it starts with a root word and branches off into a few different word meanings depending on how you use the root, then each word has different tenses and forms depending on context, like how you have to conjugate verbs and decline nouns in latin. It's confusing as fuck for an english speaker, but so is Latin to be fair, it's just a little easier because we happen to still use a lot of latin roots.


emailing academics? by William Bapperfoot - Sat, 26 Mar 2016 17:16:48 EST ID:XFbI7gxA No.56613 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Would it be inappropriate to email a question to an associate professor at a major university about sources for a course of his that's cited on wikipedia?
I'm trying to find information about Uruk's population in the third millennium BCE, but most of the figures online don't cite any real scholarly data and a reference to part of a course this professor taught is the most I can find on wikipedia.
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Reuben Pittspear - Wed, 05 Oct 2016 02:56:46 EST ID:NG1TsJYT No.56920 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56616
>Academics in particular tend to think they have some obligation with regard to their public works

Not only that, but they also just really love to talk about their focus to anyone that will listen.
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Shit Burryforth - Sun, 27 Nov 2016 07:14:01 EST ID:gYCJk4B2 No.56994 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If they reply it helps justify their existence.

By all means, do.

I've known a lot of academics and they really are just intelligent and very bored people. This is exactly the kind of stuff they love to engage with.

If they don't want to they will ignore or sidetrack your request. You can literally say, "If you're too busy I understand but I would really appreciate (this level of detail) of explanation." Be precise and most would rather email you than watch some shitty television show that's beneath them, or play with their fucking kids.

"No, honey, I've got an important email to write."

They're pretty normal people.
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Hamilton Bollerdock - Sun, 08 Jan 2017 14:02:17 EST ID:cVNnBfM0 No.57035 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56613
Email their graduate students. They do all the work anyways.
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Hamilton Clayville - Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:28:02 EST ID:ERYmyDk/ No.57162 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56613
If you are close to the campus you can probably stop by his office during office hours.
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Ebenezer Dishson - Wed, 03 May 2017 16:09:45 EST ID:8gNEOVqK No.57174 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57162
thats weird to do if you're not even a student at that university though
emailing the guy isn't weird op, but i see why you'd ask. if his email is on the school website and he has published work, (what history professor hasn't published at least some journal articles, though?) you are totally fine to email him about his work.


Learning all the things: Greece by Edwin Crirrylitch - Wed, 05 Apr 2017 22:58:33 EST ID:z22WJzz+ No.57137 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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If I wanted to learn all there is to know about Ancient Greece and its history (especially concerning their political system, mythology, major philosophies/philosophers, and how these things related to and affected lives, from the top echelons of society down to the average person), where would you recommend that I start?

ITT give me documentaries, books, podcasts, articles or just tell me any facts that you personally find interesting about the aforementioned subjects. I want to know things
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Hedda Duckridge - Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:58:10 EST ID:eiV3jIIn No.57154 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57153
Neither amazing nor Greek.
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William Pubbleforth - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:05:02 EST ID:eiV3jIIn No.57156 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57154
Also not amazing is Ave Imperator's Youtube channel. But he does cover Greek and he has posted here, so there's that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alHblKc_F8Q
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Oliver Blopperfuck - Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:56:32 EST ID:vsXjJRdF No.57167 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Khan academy
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Ebenezer Nanningwill - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:19:29 EST ID:Ffm1VC5s No.57168 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57154

fuck you too buddy
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Sidney Sigglestone - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:10:40 EST ID:+A561kbm No.57169 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57168
Sir, if you watched Ave Imperator instead of Historia Civilis, you might be a little more stoic and a little less prone to hyperbole and emotional instability. Valete.


Logical Catholic Order by Kyle Lewis Sison - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:40:39 EST ID:Ygs9AYXj No.57124 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is or was there a Catholic order of which the testaments of the bible are interpreted as histories of interactions between humans who had technology to live eternal life and those who were other than possessing technology to live eternal life?
I am a Catholic, and though I'm spiritually starving for some community realism...so I want to know.
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Kyle Lewis Sison - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:19:44 EST ID:Ygs9AYXj No.57126 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57125
Can you prove the believers of religions and mythologies throughout history were generally logical and not atrociously fearing death? My hypothesis is respectful of intelligence of humans. We are brave and smart. We don't believe fairy tales...we just weren't always included in on the eternal life technologies.
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Shit Becklewill - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:22:41 EST ID:wVlCXJBU No.57127 Ignore Report Quick Reply
keep forcing your meme on every board faggot. it's not quite avatar fagging so you can get away with it!
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Kyle Lewis Sison - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:38:09 EST ID:Ygs9AYXj No.57128 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>57127
I'm just early (hopefully) and trying to save. If I succeed then you succeed...so wish me luck?
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Cædmon Clipian - Wed, 19 Apr 2017 02:34:06 EST ID:56/DbdeS No.57160 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57124
The neo-orthodoxy movement of the 20th Century laid the groundwork for realist Christian ordinance, but was largely a Lutheran trend. If I were you, I'd disavow Catholicism if realism is what you seek.
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Cædmon Clipian - Wed, 19 Apr 2017 02:34:06 EST ID:56/DbdeS No.57161 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57124
The neo-orthodoxy movement of the 20th Century laid the groundwork for realist Christian ordinance, but was largely a Lutheran trend. If I were you, I'd disavow Catholicism if realism is what you seek.


The history channel isnt history hear my drunken rant! by Nathaniel Hubberwet - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 17:07:48 EST ID:ozqZ+LdR No.57141 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Pawnstars:

Scripted TV show with made up historical objects 80% of the show is about the characters and not history

Ancient aliens:

Some batshit insane guy trying to convince everyone that aliens exist and created our plant is not history, there isnt any historical evidence or facts confirming this.

Swamp People: Bunch of redneck inbreds hunting alligators and living in louisiana

Ax men: Lumberjackasses logging trees

Big Rig Bounty Hunters: Some fat fuck that repossess trucks

American Pickers: some con artists who pick garbage then claim its old and historical and raises the prices above being fair at all.
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Phoebe Hevingfuck - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 05:41:19 EST ID:pACIDeoi No.57155 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Who the fuck watches regular TV when you have internet? I satisfy my history cravings in so many ways possible with the internet.

Podcasts, Youtube channels, Netflix, BBC documentaries... Bird up.
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Cornelius Shittingwill - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:18:35 EST ID:nLTvpZ14 No.57157 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57148
The CEO of History Channel talked about this in some interview a while back.

Basically he said: "Look m8 I love history too and I want to see history docs too, but as long as you fucking retards keep watching garbage reality TV shit on our channel, that's what you're gonna get."
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Archie Supperlan - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 23:44:35 EST ID:GJTiKYyy No.57158 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I completely agree, the history channel is just reality tv now to be competitive
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Emma Billingwill - Sat, 15 Apr 2017 01:21:04 EST ID:7+djbLxY No.57159 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57155
this
/thread
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Sidney Sammergold - Tue, 02 May 2017 10:56:44 EST ID:jf6fe/6r No.57172 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57141
>>57159
>>57157
It's not just this History Channel... It's every channel. Sci-fi has wrestling. TLC is half reality and home and garden shows. The Home & Garden channel is half cute-animal shows. BBC airs Star Trek TNG for half the day. It goes on and on. No US channel that airs with a particular genre or style manages to maintain it for more than a handful of years before it hijacks itself for more profitable, entirely unrelated programming.

Oh, and there's another writer's strike coming up, so get ready for even MORE reality shows!

You're kinda stuck with on-demand or the Internet. The commercial model of television is just plain broken for specialty channels, even though all hundred of those channels are all owned by maybe five corporations, and they could certainly use the "popular" channels to fund the specialty channels. One would *think* that fact would prevent this crap, but alas, it is not the case, as each is forced to compete for earnings individually.

PBS still has its ups and downs I suppose.


Tell me everything you want me to know by Polly Nicklefuck - Sat, 19 Nov 2016 19:38:35 EST ID:3zNoMkNy No.56988 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey, /his/, I live in Iceland so I feel distant from other countries. Most people here are informed, I think.. But I'm not sure whether it was my parents being separated/ dad in jail/ mother being completely ignorant of all problems in the world
But I never learned anything truly about the world. I'm 20 and in 2014 I asked my formed boyfriend the question "What is a fascist?" he was shocked having me not known what it was, as well as not knowing anything about North Korea
I felt angry myself that I didn't know these things and entered a class completely based on WWII, but it was intended for complete history nerds, so I went about deep details which usually people wouldn't even know about Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin.
However I still don't feel in place here. During the American elections I got pretty scared that WWIII might happen, because I've gone into way deep shit about how incredibly awful WWII was, and I know nuclear weapons are probably wayyy worse now than during Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but I calmed down and don't think/hope not that Trump will be going near that.
I also have been reading about ISIS, the Al-Quaeda, even tried to read some of Islam but all of which I did just sounded exactly like the bible, although I know it isn't, they worship Allah, and things are fucked in their beliefs although I want to find out exactly what their religion bases itself off, and what ISIS stands on
I want to understand what's going on in Syria and how to feel about refugees, I know they are being off limited in every country, even here in Iceland, and just what we could do for them, why everything is happening in the world..
I know my country is very small and insignificant to the outer world, but I really want to know whats going on, because it is happening, its real and thus it is important, and I will keep coming here to try to get a fix over whats up, but I'd also like it if you guys could help me gather more info, comment about it, or even drop me links, whatever it is.
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Thomas Pellerchet - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:05:06 EST ID:ueQZvpy5 No.57132 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>57131
>if you don't agree with muh socialism you're a stormlard!

Can't I hate both of you monkeys in peace? nb
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George Chupperbanks - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:23:20 EST ID:a4RgRtBV No.57133 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57132

Never said anything about "agreeing with socialism" you dork
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George Clayson - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:22:53 EST ID:nLTvpZ14 No.57134 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57132
No one is accusing you of being a Stormfronter. I accused you of being a fucking stormfront immigrant.

If you don't know the proper catplanet, that just proves that you're a fucking stormfront immigrant.
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Caroline Higglekid - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:33:10 EST ID:JgLSnCXL No.57135 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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It's tough to say what's going on, as the internet has ceased to be a way to accurately acquire info (in my opinion). There is quite a bit of misinformation, as has always been. Check out the Katyn Massacre. The soviets murdered the heads of the Polish army and this information was suppressed in the west because we had to be behind Russia for economic and military reasons. They tried to pin it on the National Socialists at the Nuremburg trials and they all lol'd. So yeah, I'd go with Sherlock Holmes in that your mind has only so much space, don't tax it and your sanity attempting to make sense of heavily suppressed current events while a league of idiots bleat on your ear. History will tell us what we didn't do.
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Thomas Mimmerfire - Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:53:37 EST ID:JvKHliQV No.57136 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57135
>the internet has ceased to be a way to accurately acquire info (in my opinion)

Nah, you just gotta know how to vet sources as credible or not.


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