Ben Franklin in Video Games:
>Bumbling, absent minded, timidly overly polite, "jolly"
Ben Franklin in Television:
>Steely, restrained, reserved, tactful, arrogant
Which was it? Or was it both?
He was a party animal who loved French babes, and he was also quite intelligent and politically as well as socially aware.
Not even Murrifat by the way.
It's that time of day again.
>Certainly better than in modern day Zimbabwe, that's for sure.
Bullshit. Bullshit thinking. Bullshit evidence. Bullshit argument. Supply your moral or political perspective which says what "better" is for a person or people, and then supply evidence to support your claim.
Be bold, be right, actually make a fucking argument you horrible cunt.
Why is he treated as a saint by Americans?
Because Americans refuse to do research.
If they did, they would find he:
>gave weapons to Iran
>armed literal terrorists in South America
>armed literal terrorists in Afghanistan
>legalized abortion as governor of California
>signed the automatic weapons ban bill into acton
Quite anti-American of him.
Why? Why were my Irish ancestors so backwards and messed up?
They were seem as barely human by the rest if Europe at the time. What went wrong?
Were camels ever used as a cavalry force on a large scale? What were the benefits of riding a camel compared to riding a horse?
Also cavalry thread.
Archaeologists claim carbon dating of ancient weapons found in Kessel proves Roman emperor led massacre of Germanic tribes on Dutch soil
I have one question that I cannot seem to find an unbiased article on. Did Constantine or Jesus found the Roman Catholic Church? Please, no memes, no deus vult posting. I want an unbiased look at this, as it is a pretty important part of the Faith.
Jesus definitely didn't. If anything, the title of "1st Pope" is pegged on St. Peter, so you could say he founded the Catholic church. I believe Constantine oversaw the formation of the Nicene Creed though, so you could say he's fairly responsible for guiding the church towards the form it now takes.
Jesus established a sort of church consisting of his apostles. Along with Paul, the church quickly splintered into many pieces, which themselves splintered as a result of theological differences. The Roman Catholic Church was established centuries later and reframed history as one truth (that they happened to have) and many heresies (anyone who disagreed with them) instead of the actual plurality of interpretations that existed.
Well, the claim by Catholics is that Jesus made Peter the first Pope, so technically that would mean Jesus founded the Church, which is why I asked it that way. I am just confused because there is not a pope mentioned in any of the epistles. When I look online all I find is biased protestant or biased Catholic articles, which is why I ask for an unbiased analysis of the situation. Basically, this is a question about the legitimacy of the Church.
Felt like making a thread about a specific question I had but other questions that don't deserve their own threads are also welcome.
Maybe somebody here will know what I am talking about, a few years ago I read what seemed like an academic paper or some kind of essay concerning tyrannical mothers in the ancient world. It described several extreme practices, specifically of women abusing their children in strange and perverted ways. If I remember it correctly it was trying to explain why grown men preferred their own sexual company in the ancient world and what the...
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Why are empires seen as evil and kingdoms as good?
Who were the greatest Trolls in history?
You could argue Socrates, but Diogenes probably trumps him, and then we have fellows like Luther and potentially you could even argue Jesus himself if you really wanted to take the religious route.
Tell me about Ancient Egypt /his/. Specifically the period during the reign of Akhenaten and the following reign of his son, King Tut.
>mfw free market capitalism was proven wrong in the span of 28 years
Why were the Mongols so based?
Post your favorite graffiti from Pompeii
>Weep, you girls. My penis has given you up. Now it penetrates men’s behinds. Goodbye, wondrous femininity!
II.7 (gladiator barracks); 8792: On April 19th, I made bread
>you will never enjoy the simpler pleasures of life after a long day of slitting throats at the Colosseum
>you will never give that bread to that unwed QT in the top row who you couldn't help but notice cheering you on every step of the way
>you will never know the heartache of knowing it is never to be, as your life as a slave gladiator is luxurious but far too short.
I didn't even know these feels existed.
What were the greatest military blunders ever /his/?