Does /his/ like/respect William Buckley? Even if you don't agree with his politics?
(Note to mods: 1. His prime legacy was prior to 25 years ago. 2. He was a historian amongst other things (including being a famous historical conservative talking head) and god forbid we can't talk about that on the history board; and, 3. /pol/are grandchildren who've never heard of him).
So this place is strange and interesting in many ways, Politically, its been very hostile. linguistically, they are some of the most isolated people on earth, despite not being that at all in real life. Culturally, its all fucked and blended from Russia, Persia, Turkey and god knows what else and Historically, well... that's what I hope we can talk about today.
So what happened here. Who are these mountain people and how did they say so separate from the local giants that tend to pass through there?
Try not to say "Muh Mountains"
Why would anyone willingly fight in a war? Ever?
Seems a little gay to me even if propaganda does their utmost to convince us that it's manly.
You are surrounded by sweat, blood and filth... you have to participate in sadomasochistic shit and you can literally become disabled or an eunuch.
Even worse, you are fighting for the upper classes and for their right to be superior to you.
What does /his/ think about the possibility of reincarnation? Is there any evidence for it? Or is it all just eastern hogwash?
Do you believe it? Why/why not?
I'm seriously fascinated by Christology and the development of it over the first few centuries of the Church. And while I'm not a Christian myself, I can understand and agree with the all of the decisions made by the Ecumenical Councils regarding Christ's nature - except for monothelitism.
The official Church position is that Christ has two wills - one human and one divine - but I find that hard to reconcile with him being only One person. Is this not just crypto-Nestorianism? If Christ is human and divine united, then he'd only have a single will...
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Saying, "He has two wills," is really to say that the different aspects of his purpose are connected to two different natures, both of which He possesses. One nature, the divine, is attached to the salvation aspect of His purpose. He is the manifestation of the Divine Logos, meant to free us from having to face justice for our own actions. The other nature, the human, is attached to the ministry aspect of His purpose. He took on the trappings of Creation as whole man (while being whole God), in order to witness...
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Well /his/; tyrant or liberator?
Liberator who became a bit corrupted by his power. If he hadn't been deposed when he was, he might have become an actual tyrant
Is the Bible complete? Why have there been no new books added to it in nearly 2000 years?
Because like all religions its a closed cannon, because each time God speaks its apparently for the last time and that no additions are ever necessary.
God has a funny habbit of only talking to one prophet at a time and then being silent until another one comes along.
If that new prophet fails to gain traction then it is clearly because they are a mad heretic and God wanted them gone.
>>If that new prophet fails to gain traction then it is clearly because they are a mad heretic and God wanted them gone.
That's how Christian handle it.
Muslims being more smart about it say those were in fact valid prophets, but unfortunately the people the disgusting sinners that they are wrapped and sullied the TRUTH being spoken.
The Koran is the TRUEST TRUTH by the way, if you didn't know. And they have the historical data to PROVE it as well.
Could Western Europe have survived a Soviet invasion without the US military and American nuclear assets?
I'm really sick of pic related because its factually wrong and makes people with anti-Muslim sentiment appear stupid and ignorant about history. Who ever made it should be crucified.
Anyway, how come the crusades are almost always associated with the Middle-east?
> implying the video pic is based on is wrong
> implying that the muslims weren't invading big chunks of Europe before and after the Crusades
Because the middle eastern crusades are a clash of two mighty civilisations that has lasting consequences to this say. While the northern crusades is just another case of Europeans fighting and being cruel to each other.
>First map covers more than a thousand years, from about 632 to apparently at least 1683
>Second map apparently covers less than a century
How did it arise in modern Sicily?
Was it basically a bunch of thugs shaking down establishments and private persons, or something more akin to a semi-feudal structure with limited legitimacy?
How much was/is it embedded in Italian history and political culture?
Could it be seen as the response of a traditional society to modernity and industrialization, thus stressing values such as family relations and loyalty?
How did such a structure spread to other countries, particularly in the United States and what facilitated it?
Depends what you mean by "modern".
I mean after WW2 they arose because when America took Italy they let everyone out of prison and appointed mafiosi to government roles because they claimed to be anti-fascist resistance leaders without also being socialists.
Basically allies used them against Italy and Germany, strengthening them when they were on their way to extinction. After the war everything was fucked and mafia filled in the void naturally all the way to the top.
>How much was/is it embedded in Italian history and political culture?
Not that much outside of Sicily today, after the nineties and the murders of Falcone and Borsellino (the two most prominent anti-mafia magistrates) opposition to Cosa Nostra has become a matter of national conscience
The most powerful Italian mafia today is the 'ndragheta, which acts in the shadows and has in its pocket lots of politicians
Red Square, Moscow, 215 years ago
Broadway, New York City, 176 years ago
Westminster Abby, London, 267 years ago
Is protestant Christianity the religion of reason alone, while catholic christianity the religion of reason+sentiment?
Can somebody recommend me some philosophical readings on truth?
I had a hard time knowing what you talked about before It clicked.
Anyway here's direct links to it, to help out OP. IEP and SEP are true marvels to philosophy.
Who was in the wrong here?
Some of you guys are alright, don't go to Pompeii tomorrow.
But seriously, why did they live next to a volcano, and how did they not see it coming?
Seriously, why is Tokyo and countless other cities built in the vicinity of a volcano, and how do they not see it coming?
Why do so many people live along the tectonic fault lines around the Pacific, don't they see it coming?
How some so many people live in tornado alley, aren't they seeing it coming?
Why do people still live in the south where hurricanes and flooding strikes every year? Can they see it at all?