Is religion unique to humans?
Are there any animals that portray any traditions or practices that cannot be trivialized to a mechanical purpose?
>"To be attached, to say 'I am a Buddhist', gets us not to see others and only ourselves, and we become boxed into a certain way of thinking."
Certainly, when Christians and Atheists hold on too tightly to their identity, they cannot see the other side objectively.
>"There seems to be conflict of religion, but really it is about the economy."
Understanding that throughout history, religious wars are about economic and...
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How do we unite Ural-Altaic people /his/? The children of Tengri need to be unified.
Is he histories greatest autist?
not even close
>FRENCH FLAG IS NOT WHITE
Wait, was that seriously the flag of France at some point?
>you will never be a neolithic farmer
>you will always be oppressed and marginalized in modern society
>you are isolated from nature and fellow man
>you toil endlessly and never see the end product of your work
>you are only a replaceable cog in a giant machine
>The modern world is slowly crushing your spirit
you could live like that, though. people still do. there are hippie communes that function almost indistinctly from such societies.
alternatively, you could become a machine operator of the modern world and realize why the machine exists in the first place. it wasn't built for mere cogs such as yourself, worm.
Is bluegrass American folk music?
Really makes ya think.
why didn't the anglos breed with the natives like the spanish and portos did? i mean think about it mexico and central/south america are continents of euro/native muts, but american colonists had a completely different outlook. what was the attitude behind this and would today be different if the anglos had just bred with the natives instead of being all semi-genocidal about it?
Does anyone have a map of what Germany was supposed to look like, say circa 1965 had they won WWII? Such as what European and Soviet territories were supposed to become part of the German Reich?
What would have been considered part of "GrossDeutschland" and what would have been set up as puppet states?
>pic not really related, but it's a start
We need a alt-history /ahis/ general or something, this shit is getting is ridiculous
>what if X did Y?
>what if A actually B, and C?
fuck off, this isn't real history, it's literally nothing more than speculative fan-fiction
What is your opinion on David Irving?
He seems to have been an actual respected historian prior to going off the deep end and going full stormfront in the 1960s.
And now he's completely vilified by everybody.
I'm not a Holocaust denier by any means, but it is rather silly that nobody can express their opinion on it without being taken to court and slandered and blacklisted. It's like a self-fulfilling prophecy. Historian X says he believes the Holocaust is exaggerated. Subsequently, he's ridiculed and blacklisted by all major historical publishers. So when he goes to get a book on the topic published (hard enough to do since it's very hard to ask any kind of probing questions about the Holocaust in the areas it took place), the publisher declines and he has to go to a less-than-reputable publisher. And so when the book hits the market, all the historians scoff at it and point out that no reasonable publisher would take it, despite the fact that they were the ones that ensured that.
Again, not a Holocaust denier. But you'd be stupid if you thought that the Holocaust wasn't overplayed to hell for propaganda purposes following the war. There's a reason we don't hear some of the more ridiculous stories that were all the rave right after the war, like the lampshades made of skin or the hilariously infamous Holocaust-rollercoaster that led into an oven.
Do you disagree with his philosophy?
Tear him apart.
Can someone explain to me how an murderous pirate like Columbus manage to get his own holiday?
When did it all wrong for Iraq?
>iraqi army is smaller and less motivated but has better training and equipment
>iranian army is huge, well motivated but lacks equipment and training
It went wrong when the Iraqis didn't knock Iran out swift enough. In time the Iranians could build experience and cohesion, nullifying the Iraqi advantage in training.
In that conflict specifically or in general? If it's the former it was doomed from the start as Saddam underestimated the Iranians ability to pull together and end their post revolution infighting to defend the nation, and overestimated the abilities of his troops.
If you're asking about the country that was doomed from the start too. Putting a whole bunch of ethnic groups that hate each other into one country has never worked well, just look at Africa.
1. What is your life philosophy? Do you have goals? Do you have no goals? Do you schedule your days or do you view this is acting like a dehumanised machine?
It seems like a lot of life advice tries to ignore the cold hard fact that, everything else being equal, working more increases your chance of success but cucks your soul by making you overly specialised. People will insult you for not reading book X or learning language Y or watching opera Z. This idea of life enrichment is an obvious marketing gimmick as well.
2. Is anyone else like me in that they view...
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My goal is to finally get a gf and be a millionaire.
I'm working on my business, but I don't know where to start in order to attract a mate, I don't even have any friends.
The way I see it, there are two kinds of people, those that go with the flow, follow the structures and rules others have built around them - or those that hate being bound by others. I mean no disrespect, society needs stable, dependable followers, but it's just anathema to me. I'd much rather impose my will on others than have them impose their will on me. The only way to do this is to accumulate capital.
They say making your first million is the hardest and boy are they fucking right. I've failed uni, failed my first business, but the second business is showing promise. If I can just stay sane long enough while I improve the product and get more customers, I'm sure it will be a success. Unfortunately I feel my sanity slowly but surely deteriorating. If I just had a gf, I would be beyond happy and have a much sounder mind.
I'm a 26 y/o kissless virgin, so it's quite obvious why I'd want a gf. You could say why don't you just go to a prostitute, but I still have my pride - I want my first time to be with someone who wants me for me, not my money. It's funny looking back, but earlier this year, on my birthday in fact, I was so desperate I approached a girl for the first time in my life. It was at a train station, I noticed her for a few days, she was really beautiful in a bookish way. So as she was walking past me, I tried to get her attention and say "hi", she obviously noticed since she stiffened up a little and continued walking while I said "hey" again. It was obviously crushing for me, but I feel sorry for that poor girl now - I'm pretty tall and somewhat intimidating looking so she must have been terrified.
I'd much rather be dead at this point, the only thing keeping me going is the faint hope that the business may be a success and then I'll finally be able to get a gf.
If Hitler spoke fluent English, how would things play out? Would he be able to gain influence in England and have them join the Reich like he did with Austria?
Is it true Europe was irrelevant until they discovered the America's?
Would Nietzsche embrace the modern rock/metal and EDM(techno, dnb etc) scenes as healthy Dionysian elements in our culture and way of life or would he thinks that it's too tasteless or maybe too Dionysian?
Are Hungarians Huns?
>you will only live twice
>you will not be alive at the conception of Omegon
>your experience will simply serve as one component of the infinity of emulated existences that constitute the Aleph state
>your computational potential will never contribute to the Omega
What does /his/ think of the exotic blend of quantum mechanics and theology that is quantum omega point theory?
Is financial inequality good for society?
Surely, if cleaners, nurses, taxi drivers, etc... were all millionaires no one would want to do those jobs and so society would fall apart.
Compared to what?
Inequality will exist no matter what. You realistically cannot remove everything that makes us different and unequal.
You need to ask some questions.
Are people motivated by self interest?
Why should people be equal?
How much is equal enough?
Do humans fall victim to the vices of power, honor, pleasure and greed?
What are you willing to do to make things equal?
>Surely, if cleaners, nurses, taxi drivers, etc... were all millionaires no one would want to do those jobs and so society would fall apart.
1. Nurses get paid a shit ton in the US and most Western countries, don't know where you live.
2. Not everyone has the aptitude to be an electrical engineer or a surgeon or a CPA or a lawyer or a CEO.
3. Too much inequality creates resentment, which can lead to political and social instability in the long run.
ITT: we post the greatest spooks in human history
I'll start with the greatest spook of all time
Could I get some help by serious people studying history on how to counter stupid /b/ fags claiming that albanians are turks?
I don't have a single fucking turks in my family and so does no fucking albanian I know, the only turks in albania are the ones who refuse to leave their house, any those who were turkifeid during the ottoman reign were TAKEN back to turkey, so how are us albanians turks? It makes no sense
You are half-breed mongrels even Turks look down on, Arnes.
Now go and migrate to another neighbouring nation and compete with the local gypsies for the first place of "scumbags of Europe".
yeah sure, why not Séamus
board has gone beyond shit so we might aswell acknowledge the military genius of Irish people
Was Confession just a way to get people to reveal their secrets and to manipulate them.
What is the history of clowns?
Any good book recommendations?
How much individual fighting prowess mattered in pre gunpowder era? Pic related BTFO'd fierce Celts all the time because of their superior autism.
Not that much. You fought in huge formations. All you had to do was stay in formation. Keep your weapon and shield up. Poke and slash at anyone that got close.
If it turned into a rout. Then it was more a matter of cardio. You needed to retreat to the forest before their cavalry chopped you up.
individual fighting skill really didn't matter until after ww1. Where soldiers fought in loose formations.
The Swiss managed to win pretty much every single battle, normally highly outnumbered, mostly due to superior discipline and fighting prowess. They steamrolled most of Europe's major forces of the time for two centuries until guns and artillery beat them.
The swiss were top dogs for 70 years at a most. Not 200. Also, they fought as pikemen in formation so thus their individual fighting prowess mattered much less than their collective fighting prowess - as is always the case.
You are Stalin and you have to convince this man to betray America with you in the WW2.
Should true morality be concerned with suffering of an animals? Isn't it our duty to fight for lowest organism rights and live with them in a harmony?
What would the modern world look like without the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenburgin in 1440?
Of the three, is Martin Luther King the only one who actually deserves his praise and respect?
Noto nly did he manage to cuck white people and take a functional society they built up and destroy it while they get the blame for it decades later.
He was the only one to also avoid getting capped by an angry honkey and lived out a full life to see the fruits of his labour against the white cuck.