It is hard to describe Christianity without ascribing it to any specific religious and ritualistic practice.
Many people call it a path, a way to life, not a religion.
The Early Church is likely the early assemblies of people who gathered in Yeshua's name, and is also likely to have existed before Christ came about. Matthew 23 is a great example about Yeshua and His take on the Pharisees and the religious leaders at the time and brought about a reformation to Israel, and the redemption and salvation of sins.
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So whatever denomination you are, or not, not here to discuss theology as much as the wisdom and basic teachings of Yeshua.
It is important to understand that the Gospels are more about the teachings of Christ rather than a full synopsis of His life. We merely only get a glimpse of Yeshua's wisdom in the Gospel from when He is baptized and after the Crucifixion.
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>For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:5-6
It is easy to be overcome by worldly desire, in fact many teachings of today encourage indulgence.
Mindfulness of the spirit of things here is obviously preferred.
>>621909 Okay, so the Ummayads were pretty hellbent on conquering, but like the text says, they wanted Islam to be Arab only. The Abbassids began proselytizing in conquered territories. The Ottomans are pretty much where we get this idea of Islam by the sword from, due to their harsh policies in Eastern Europe. The Ottomans left us with most of the West's cultural impressions of Islam for most of modern history, including the conversion by the sword.
So were the badass part of vikings come into play? I mean raiding villages is not exclusive to them and farmers are hardly worthy enemies. Is it about blood feuds? This is what makes them badass? I'm pretty confused. They seem to just be bandits then again highwaymen were romanticized as well because they were ''brave men who fought for what they want'' so I'm guessing that's what it is about? Not a viking hater I just try to understand shilling I encountered.
>>621827 Not a whole lot of raider/trader cultures can boast this. >Inb4 assmad proofs Russian Varangians were a thing. You still have slavic heritage. If you live in north/western Russia, upper Ukraine, or Belarus, you've probably also got Swedish heritage. Get over it.
I actually think that their badassery comes from their desire to die in battle so the valkyrs could take them to Valhalla, this means that they had no fear to die.
Also its important to point out that the Varengian Guard was made of vikings due the conspiracy of Byzantinian noblemen who wanted the throne, so recruiting mercenaries and make an oath (which they took seriously) was even better than having a native guard.
I like the idea that pic related was in charge of North Africa instead of Rommel. Don't get me wrong, it wouldn't have changed the outcome of the war, but I do think that the Axis would have lasted longer.
I've heard that several conflicts in Africa and the Middle East are because when the borders for these states were drawn up they were haphazard and didn't take into account who lived there, their cultures, history etc.
With that in mind, what would this continent and a 5th look like if there was more of an effort to draw the borders to respect cultural identies.
Well, since I'm dealing with cultures and history, I think that fits humanities. I mean, Iraq might be less shit if it was actually a country... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Also a cold-blooded killer, rapist, thief and liar. Why anyone converts to Pisslam in this day and age is beyond me, granted kids born into it have no choice but actual adults who come along and say "Hmm, this murderous child rapist thief sounds like just the kind of spiritual leader I've been looking for!"! confuse me no end.
The facts, though unadvertised for obvious reasons, are accessible. To trace this iniquity it is necessary to go back to 1919 and the murderous communist dictatorship of Bela Kun in Hungary.
The deputy “People’s Commissar for Culture and Education” in that short-lived regime was Georg Lukacs. Under his programme of “cultural terrorism”, Lukacs imposed a system of pornographic sex education on Hungarian school pupils, promoted promiscuity, denounced the family and encouraged children to mock their parents and religion (does any of this ring a bell?). The question... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
The Institute built up a cadre of cultural Marxists, including Max Horkheimer, Erick Fromm and Herbert Marcuse. When the Nazis came to power in 1933 the Frankfurt School migrated to the United States. There its members set about poisoning American culture, based in Columbia University. Theodor Adorno promoted degenerate atonal music to induce mental illness, including necrophilia, on a large scale. He and Horkheimer also penetrated Hollywood, recognising the film industry’s power to influence mass culture. The American schools system was a prime target for successful subversion.
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>>618403 >Under his programme of “cultural terrorism”, Lukacs imposed a system of pornographic sex education on Hungarian school pupils, promoted promiscuity, denounced the family and encouraged children to mock their parents and religion (does any of this ring a bell? Could you source this?
A few weeks ago I made a thread asking people whether they considered liberty or equality to be more important. The response was overwhelmingly in favour of liberty. How can this be, considering that this board has so many socialists?
>>618346 This board doesn't have that many socialists, and part of socialism is (from their perspective) aiming for liberty.
As far as socialists are concerned private property is simply another form of bondage through the need to sell your labour to survive, so were the means of production to be controlled by the workers this class bondage wouldn't exist and they would be more free.
Why are whites the only race currently associated with enslaving people? Slavery has existed since recorded history and every race has partaken in it.
Africans sold each other to the Portuguese who then sold the slaves to Americans and Europeans. Why is this seen as a "white only" historical issue? Hell, hundreds of thousands of white men even died to free slaves in the U.S. yet we still get shit for it.
I see a lot of atheists asking for some sort of proof of God.
Well, if you really want it, try saying "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God," while inhaling through your nose, and "Have mercy on me, the sinner," while exhaling out your mouth. Just move your tongue, you don't have to move your lips if it's too conspicuous. Get a counter and do this exactly three thousand times a day for three days straight, not a single time more, not a single time less.
Orthodox reading list and FAQ's (for atheists, Catholics, liberals, Jews, Protestants... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>617293 >Well, if you really want it, try saying "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God," while inhaling through your nose, and "Have mercy on me, the sinner," while exhaling out your mouth. Just move your tongue, you don't have to move your lips if it's too conspicuous. Get a counter and do this exactly three thousand times a day for three days straight, not a single time more, not a single time less. Is language relevant to the effort?
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