You wake up tomorrow and find yourself having been transported 1000 years back in time. What information could you impart to the people then that would actually be useful to them?
I'm guessing just about nothing.
>I'm guessing just about nothing.
Pretty much this. First of all, I can't communicate with them. Assuming I can learn to speak to them, any half assed explanations I can offer to them would just be laughed off anyway.
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What are the best and/or most realistic historical fiction television shows out there, /his/?
I would ask /tv/, but it's a shit board and I'm interested in the level of historical accuracy of the shows as well as their overall quality of entertainment.
Is there anything else out there in the historical fiction arena that is better than Rome? Or at least other shows that history fans should watch or would likely enjoy?
Really, anything that is good and at least tries to be historically accurate (with some license) is good... but the more accurate the better.
I thought this was pretty good. If miniseries count.
And I've heard the Hornnlower TV (fictional character, but accurate setting) movie series is good. But I would need someone else to confirm that as I've not seen it.
Of all the "historical" shows I watch, Halt and Catch Fire is the one that seems 100% convincing, since it's not very difficult to create totally authentic 1980s set dressing today (since that stuff is still around if you look for it). Never caught anything on that show that seemed anachronistic to me.
How do the different Abrahamic faiths (especially Christianity sects) feel about killing?
Religious people of /his/ : Do you proselytise?
If so, why? And how successful is it?
If not, why not?
Orthodox Jew reporting in.
No, I don't proselytize. It's not our way, and it's just rude. If someone looks, is searching for God, I'll give my 2 cents, but to go banging on people's doors is counterproductive, and as often as not when it "works", you get shallow and superficial converts, not people who are in it to learn and understand.
Longtime baptist son of a fuck reporting in.
Because of where I live, in the Northeast of the US, proselytizing is actually pretty hard. The local politics are super fucking partisan and religion gets lumped in with conservatives all the time up here, so public displays of faith are usually met with some ignorant comment about how I probably wanna lynch gays. Or they're catholic and I'm barking up the wrong tree.
Just having faith these days can call people to judge you, so I am not gonna go through...
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Why was God of the Old Testament such a cunt?
How do I get back into the good graces of the Church lads?
I spent many years as an edge-lord, rejecting my faith, committing informal apostasy, worshipping other gods and demons (mostly as a joke) and just in general thinking I was better than my heritage and upbringing. Is confession enough to atone for this? How do I confess to being a fedora tipper for the better part of the last decade?
Also, discuss being a Catholic. No Orthodox funposting pls
Pic related, we always find our sins to be unforgivable, but God died to atone for them. Confess your sins, hold nothing back and be unbound from the chains of edgelording sin.
Welcome home brother.
Fun fact: Catholics are allowed to enter confession with a registered man of the Catholic Church. If that really is what you need to begin your transition back into the Faith, then do so. You could also do a quick google search for Catholic organizations in your area. Shelters, monasteries, soup kitchens, etc. Give them some of your money and time. Make friends with some of the other Church going people. Hell, they might just be faithful people who don't go to church.
I would not gauge your worth or devotion...
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Apologize with your heart, accept your penance like a man and from that day forward do better. Catholicism is a religion of WORKS not faith. being a "believer" or "filled with faith" or any of that other protestant nonsense isnt enough.
Again, your life and works will be the embodiment of your soul in action. Remember that.
POST HISTORICAL RECONSTRUCTIONS
Try to aim for a semblance of realism, meaning minimal anachronisms and inaccuracies; this excludes art of the Renaissance and earlier.
Doesn't have to just be buildings and stuff, but people too.
How do you tell whether a person is actually part of a group and saying they aren't is a no true scotsman fallacy, or if that person really isn't part of that group despite that person saying so?
No true Scotsman is a fallacious fallacy. Or at least the example of a Scotsman is.
A Scotsman is a man with Scottish Nationality. Duh. I don't care if you think a man of African origin living in Scotland isn't Scottish, you're not the legal governing body deciding it.
The phrase should be No true Christian or some shit.
Today marks the 74th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Let's get a thread on the war in the Pacific going.
Is this a good /his/ book? I'm going on a trip and I want something /his/ related to read.
Also, anyone have any other interesting /his/ related books to suggest?
If there is a god, why should it be Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism, Sunni, Shia, etc that monopolises what 'god' is?
In other words, lets assume that you definitely believe in a deity - why should you then have to follow any of the pre-established religions instead of ending your belief in a god right there?
>"The Bible is none other than the voice of Him that sitteth upon the Throne! Every Book of it, every Chapter of it, every Verse of it, every word of it, every syllable of it ... every letter of it, is the direct utterance of the Most High!" - John William Burgon
how do you respond?
"Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?
O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.
Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah. "
And then I point out that Matthew includes Jeconiah in Jesus' geneology.
Why is being transgender more socially acceptable than being transracial when race is a social concept and gender/sex has physical connotations?
Because racial identity isn't accepted as something someone just happens to have, whereas gender identity is an irreducible part of a person.
You are only black or white because others see you as such, but you are male or female because of the way you see yourself.
How do you actually "get into" history without taking a class? I tried watching documentaries of some subjects but I feel like it only gives me an incomplete picture. It isn't like a continuity in a fictional universe that you can follow one installment at a time and then know everything about. There is just too much happening at once to follow one country's events without knowing all the other country's events. I know much of the basics already but I want to start researching it in-depth.