>TFW you will never be a medieval European monarch
ITT: 21st century plebeian feels
>you will never fight for the fatherland in WW 1
>you will never watch as your comrades get mowed down by allied machine gun fire
>you will never watch your friend get his brains blown off in a trench in Belgium, and have to clean bits of his brain off your coat
>you will never get both of your legs blown off by a landmine and be bound to a wheelchair for as long as you live
life is suffering
>You will never be the only surviving monk of a monastery during the black death
>Tfw you will never be a minor noble and spend your days carousing around you land
>Tfw you will never get an arranged marraige w/ qt3.14 foreign noblewoman and have her raise your children
>Tfw you will never compete in a tourney or answer your lords call to war
What do Jehovah Witnesses believe?
>tfw will never attend a medieval university
>You will never be like Peter Abelard and seduce nobles' daughters under the guise of being their teacher
Why bother living?
New art history thread
The most important question you can ask is whether or not God exists, because that would determine whether death is nothing or a potential eternal punishment/reward. Discuss.
People fail to appreciate the poetic language of religious texts, and how they explain human nature.
For example: I believe that Jesus was real and was really crucified and resurrected.
Jesus preached charity, egalitarianism, taught that good works help the world, preached against earthly titles, and taught that you should resist hedonistic desires.
Now you can follow Jesus' teachings and believe that He was crucified and resurrected. Or you can believe that Jesus didn't exist. His preachings,...
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Have any examples of awful artworks been preserved from the renaissance? I mean, if the modern day analogue of Raphael is, say, Stanley Kubrick, who was the renaissance analogue of Michael Bay?
There seems to be an innate human desire to do exceptional things. Where does this desire come from?
There's probably millions of different explanations for ambition, I guess the easy explanation is evolutionary.
>ambitious man hunts with the most enthusiasm, gets the most meat/outruns the whatever
>gets the most food/fucks the most women/outruns the tiger the best
>passes on genes
And a million other reasons.
Why did the Southern Cone succeed while the rest of South America failed?
Did any ancienct cilivizations except Hellenistic and Roman ones build realistic sculptures? What are examples? If they didn't, why?
Only the Romans built realistic sculptures, Greek sculptures were always idealized images that cleared any imperfection of the person depicted. Greek artisans were actually freaked out that the Romans wanted an exact rendering.
I've really never understood why the Germans didn't try and utilize the hatred that most Eastern Europeans had for the Soviets. It seems like a no-brainer to recruit the natives to fight the oppressive government that you were also fighting against. Why would you alienate the population that greeted you as holy saviours? Was it only hatred of Slavs, or would fielding an army of Slavs(even only as partisans) have been unfeasible for some reason?
Why would you go into places like Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovakia, and Croatia and recruit their citizens for war when their governments willingly became your ally? I mean between Hungary and Romania you have nearly 1.5 million troops fighting on the Eastern front.
Or do you think the Nazis should have deposed leadership of said countries and would have been better at recruitment?
>The wonders of racial ideologies, my friend.
Is that the only reason though? It seems like such a short-sighted waste.
I should have clarified, I meant in countries like Ukraine or the Balts. Lots of burning hatred for the Soviets in those countries, and a huge pool of potential soldiers(at least on paper).
>I must unite the Japanese people under one REAL flag
Misunderstood? From what I understand the guy was willing to cooperate with germans and italians if it meant stopping the partisans,instead of fighting the enemy with them, and the Chetniks generally did nothing most of the war a part from doing some ethnic cleansing to create a great serbia in yugoslav territory.
Was he innocent? Was he guilty?
Why did the Allies let him go?
It's not good business to dispose of the leader, one that the people still held in high regard, of a country you're about to occupy and basically tell, "You're doing this because we aren't coming back over here again to deal with you."
Plus, there was always the threat of "If we get rid of him, those fucking Communists might set up shop."
Because politics of keeping Japan under heel post occupation
"We were ordered to go die for victory. . . . Who gave the orders for that stupid war? The closer you get to the emperor, the fuzzier everything gets."
-Saburo Sakai, Japanese fighter ace
why havn't you accepted the philosophical position most compatible with science? Positivism
Ok so, I've read Augustine's Confessions and some of Kierkegaard's books. Being an atheist myself, I was very surprised of how beatiful the life of a christian can be, thanks to the christian morality and the austhere peace of a life devoted to faith. I really feel changed after these readings; even though I can't have faith in a religious God, I'm starting to repulse lots of futile desires and I'm replicing stupid hobbies with meditation and reading.
Where I can continue my pursue? I feel like repression and austerity really helps my quest...
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I find Kirkeegaard easier to be relevant to atheism rather than Christianity. I doubt very many Christians would be fine with his anti-clergy stance. One can read his work metaphorically or by taking his concept of Faith and applying it to one's own creeds rather than a distant God. If you do this his words make perfect sense.
Post more images if you can find some