Did religion really stunt science and research during the Middle Ages to the extent at which they say, or is that just a meme atheists like to spout?
Is the main distinction between Christian values an atheists values, humility? I've seldom encountered an atheist who attributes a moral value to humility, but the Philokalia talks continually about how it is the most important virtue without which all others are worthless.
There are of course humble atheists, but even then they seem to find the degree of humility asked for in Christianity to be somewhat debasing and repugnant. And when they see arrogance in their fellow atheists, they look upon it more as something annoying than immoral.
>Morality is the preserve of religion meme.
Pretty sure the bottom line of morality stems from prehistoric societies going "lets not do bad shit to each other as we mutually agree that it sucks."
Hence the fact that the Golden Rule showed up in many unrelated societies.
>There are of course humble atheists, but even then they seem to find the degree of humility asked for in Christianity
It is, it literally upholds poverty as a virtue.
>Hence the fact that the Golden Rule showed up in many unrelated societies.
You mean like the Melian dialogue?
>It is, it literally upholds poverty as a virtue.
You don't think it's virtuous to give away all your money to the poor?
Who is your historical hero?
For me, Manfred von Richthofen.
He was a legend, fought bravely, and did his duty to the last.
Who is your favorite emperor and period?
Could Germany and Austria ever unite into one state?
how could the japanese be so evil and fanatical?
they treated chinese like you treat peasants in age of empires
Is the French Revolution really where it all started to go wrong for the west? Seems like it to me, but I'd like to hear other people's thoughts.
I'm not inherently against the enlightenment but I think the French version of egalitarianism is a complete lie, unfortunately it is the one that has persisted and infected the modern world, such that now the only distinguishing factor to separate people into strata, is monetary wealth. So our leaders are the rich ones with nothing to be said of their fitness to rule or their moral character.
To explain: the ideas you loathe so much started not because of some Jacobins, but because the aristocracy was already being eroded by the new captains of industry and business. A process that started in England.
Why were vikings such great fighters? Is it because of their pagan religion?
>cut down pagan's holy tree right in front of them
>they do nothing
>use the wood to build a church
for such a cvck religion that's pretty fucking funny
Christians desacrating pagan sanctuaries thread.
Fuck yeah, Bonifazius was cool as shit. Seriously, he had balls of steel, converted many germanic peoples and died in battle, what other monk can say that?
He also is the patron saint of Germany (even if nobody knows that anymore these days).
>in the halls of valhalla where floki and snokee are awaiting me
When did modern philosophy become such a joke?
where were you when the humanities departments have hunted falsifiability into extinction?
>where were you when the humanities departments have hunted falsifiability into extinction?
When did Kuhn publish "structure of scientific revolutions" and highlight the problem of incommensurability again?
What if Carthage won the Punic wars? How would the world be today?
Post flags of countries before they Westernized.
Pre Commie Vietnam
More interesting than a souless commie flag
I got this for Christmas (exact same edition) and I'm about to start reading it tomorrow. What am I in for? Is it impossible to read, as some say?
Was there anything quite like the Crusades/Jihads anywhere else in the world? Where several nations of the same religion got together and declared war on other nations of another religion for centuries?
Delian Leagues (aka Athenian Empire) wars against Persia, they even had their HQ and treasure in a temple, and they used the same rationalization - "liberation of our clay from eastern oppressors". They ended up just like Crusaders - by becoming greedy and turning on their brothers in Sparta and Corinth.
> Where several nations of the same religion got together and declared war on other nations of another religion for centuries?
This applies to Crusaders only, tbqh senpai.
>Delian League vs Persian Empire
Doesn't work well as an example given that Sparta was constantly working with Persia and it'd be the equivalent to the entirety of Southern Europe fighting Northern Europe.