There's no reason why there can't be a god, Heck the subconscious is a force which controls our life's for us, how is that not a god?
The reason why "god is dead" is because christians put people before god, theres nothing wrong with that, but it is the reason why we have atheism. Look at christian art, it's all saints and jesus but no god.
>Heck the subconscious is a force which controls our life's for us, how is that not a god?
The subconscious was actually a problem for the religion. If what you said true, that it controls us, than how do you maintain the concept of sin. If my subconscious controls me to sin than wheres the free ill in there? This is especially troubling considering that our subconscious is literally always at work. Why would God even make such a thing?
>The reason why "god is dead" is because christians put people... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>387931 Subconscious is the BIOS of our bodies, and to some extent our OS. Most of our OS is learned (routines), but since clearly our life isn't a complex sum of reflexes, I'd say that we have a choice. Or I do.
i know ethiopia was one of the longest lasting civilisations in the known world, that they left huge ammounts of proof of this, structures, monuments, inscriptions, are mentioned in many ancient texts as such etc... but for some reason no one mentions them, insted its all EGUPT WUZ BLACK
>>386814 I imagine it varies, it is a large imprint with many authors, and while it is relatively easy to check an author's credentials, their sources, and academic background the odd nationalistic circlejerker or -aboo might slip through.
What do you guys think about the Indo-European hypothesis?
I've always found it kind of cool how early Greek and German pagan religions show striking similarity to the Vedic religions in India, with many gods having the same function and names that are in many cases cognates of one another.
But I've also heard some people say that a lot of the work that has been done on the hypothesis is riddled with confirmation bias, many philologists making connections that aren't there just to confirm their beliefs.
I just took a class on Vedic society and religion at my uni so we discussed the religious IE aspect heavily
Some of it seems a bit conflicting to me - on one end, you would think that many early cultures would develop similar religions because of just tendency for them to have the same religious needs (harvest, fertility, etc.). But it's hard to get past the name cognates and the like.
One cool thing that was in one of our readings was wondering how the Aryans who went to India, a largely nomadic people, conceived of a God who resided in a large stone temple... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>386794 >But I've also heard some people say that a lot of the work that has been done on the hypothesis is riddled with confirmation bias, many philologists making connections that aren't there just to confirm their beliefs. It's the most well-established and most well-researched language family in the world. People who deny it are most certainly cranks.
>>386606 >take mainland Europe and quit while you're ahead >do not blitz Britain, make it clear you have no interest in attacking their colonies >keep strong defences on the Soviet border but do not attack (this was their biggest miscalculation, Germany actually ended up with less food imports than they'd been getting via trade, when a major reason for attacking was to improve Germany's food supply) >stay... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Honestly reading about and hearing other people talk about Mussolini - one would think he was a complete and total idiot. What were his strengths and virtues and are there any sources which describe him on a more personal level?
>>386521 >Honestly reading about and hearing other people talk about Mussolini - one would think he was a complete and total idiot It sure sounds like that if you're reading the propaganda of both germs and yanks.
He managed to earn the admiration of Gandhi, of all fucking people: http://www.ibtimes.com/mussolini-gandhi-strange-bedfellows-214200
The letter quoted was to Romain Rolland.
Speaking of letters, a young Hitler wrote one to Mussolini, asking for an authographed... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>386516 Because people unironically believe that Europeans deliberately and knowingly spread those diseases as an early type of biological warfare. Despite the fact that there is literally no concrete evidence for the deliberate spreading of disease via "smallpox blankets," everyone believes it anyway.
How has your country used history to promote a national identity?
In Canadian schools, we're taught that the Battle of Vimy Ridge was where the nation was born. The narrative of the battle emphasises that an all-Canadian force succeeded where others had failed; that novel tactics were employed; and that the battle was a turning point in the war.
A lot of these ideas come from the CBC's (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) 50th anniversary project on the battle in 1967. This project was somewhat sketchy. It was based off of oral histories, gathered through... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
We learn our forefathers did really cool shit but couldn't go too far because our neighburs were assholes while actual important thousand-year old relics are rotting in piles of rubbish or are literally getting bulldozed.
>That she did what she wished, and that Stirner let her do what she wished-that of course may have let her appear in the eyes of the marriage-slaves as detestable as it later did to her, but it can only make the two of them more likable to us. Every act of making up the mind for the other, for that matter, would not have fit at all into the nature of those involved, for whom "marriage" meant only a loose band that was thrown around them purely externally. And not on the "unfaithfulness" of the wife-how ridiculous!-did "this marriage perish," but simply and only under the pressure of the circumstances in which he and she unfortunately all too soon found themselves. From "Max Stirner - His Life and His Works" By Mackay
Gentlemen, I think this proves that we should remove the stigma attached to keks and begin to embrace kekoldry.
>>386293 Haunted? You're the one trying to make a wheel in the head out of Stirner's lack of concern for the fact his wife liked to screw around. There are egoistic reasons to not want your partner screwing around, there are egoistic reasons to be apathetic to your partner screwing around, and there are egoistic reasons to encourage it. How you choose to approach it from an egoistic standpoint is entirely up to you, but this particular tidbit about the man's personal life does not mean one of these approaches is... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
One of those legendary figures where myth and history meet. Did he really exist? Who was he?
By the late middle ages King Arthur had been embedded into England as a national folk hero and legend, despite its Welsh origins. Geoffrey of Monmouth codified the Arthurian myth into what it has become today. This is where we get elements like the Sword in the Stone, and Merlin
Of course the legend is set in actual history. Post-Roman Britain to be exact. Not much is known from this time as there are no extant historical records aside from scarce outside mentions and one... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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