Can someone here tell me the difference between Sri Lankan and Tamil people?
I've researched and researched, and could only find that they, by ethnicity, are the same people, but differ due to some regional/language issues.
So far, all I got was that they speak a different language and are a minority that just wanted land.
General Consensus states that the Tamil Tigers were are terrorist organization. My interest in this request is that my good friend is Sri Lankan but hates Tamil people, and claims that they started the war over literally nothing but... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Tamils are from Tamil Nadu, the part of south India directly across from Sri Lanka. The majority population of Sri Lanka are the Sinhalese, who are more closely related to the Bengalese. There's a long history of both peoples on the island, Sinhalese have been there for at least 2000 years and probably more like 2500, while Tamil kings were ruling the island 1000 years ago. Vast majority of the Sinhalese are Buddhist, while most Tamils are Hindu. Tamils and Sinhalese worked together to reject British rule in the early 20th century, but the advent of democracy put the Tamils... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>363096 Fair enough. Same situation as the Palestinians and Arabs I guess.
Tamil's in Canada where I live are notorious for ripping-off black-culture (rap music, clothing, dummed-down English). That's why my Sinhalese buddy continues to hate them; because when he left towards the end of the War to Canada, he thought he'd meet like-minded Tamils, however, he was upset to realize that they brought their violence and attitude of entitlement with them.
Thanks man, makes a lot more sense now. I tried... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I just did a few days of in depth research into treblinka and have come to the conclusion that the official story is a fabrication and nowhere near 700k people died there. I'd say a few thousand at the absolute MAXIMUM. Wouldn't be surprised AT ALL if I come to the same conclusion regarding auschiwtz, solibor etc.
I just came at it from a historical angle, nothing to do with race hatred or hitler loving. I would reccomend you do some research for yourself. When it first dawned on me that this actually didn't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>362688 >I just did a few days of in depth research
Congratulations. Go write an academic paper, get it peer reviewed by others in the field, get it published, be praised for uncovering the international Jewish conspiracy, and acquire your Nobel Peace Prize.
I imagine it would probably be pretty equal to the roman empire, if not greater. The Carthaginians were far superior sailors. North Africa was extremely fertile too. They might have spread east first, leaving the barbarians to the north until later. Bumping for someone more learned than I to give an opinion
>>363077 >The Carthaginians were far superior sailors. Yeah it's not Rome raped them on that front from the invention of the corvus onward. It literally took then half a war to close the gap. >North Africa was extremely fertile too. No more than Italy, but less populous and with a very strong neighbour on each side preventing easy expansion.
Yeah I'm not seeing Carthage becoming anything mor than it was before the wars. Certainly not Rome tier,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>362664 honestly, the kievan rus is the only time russia has not been a flaming shithole for the majority of the population. Even during catherine "the great's" time most of the people lived in abject poverty and slavery. Sure in the Kievan Rus you were poor, but generally you owned animals and if not on marginal land, could live comfortably and independently.
>>362597 They didn't really like each other for the most part.
Hitler never really gave him much attention (probably to avoid antagonising the monarchist elements in the army maybe?) but he did lay some of the blame for the failures of WW1 on him. He also made it clear that he wasn't looking to have Wilhelm reinstated to compete for power with him.
Willie on the other hand made it clear he didn't like Hitler at all, largely looking at him as a classless douchebag like most of the aristocracy did.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hitler occupied the Netherlands in 1940 and posted the Wehrmacht Presidential guard (former Imperial Guard) to the house Wilhelm II was living in exile in. Hitler didn't need to the Presidential Guard as he took on the SS-Leibstandarte as he personal guard unit. Of course Wilhelm died less than a year later.
I don't know whether to think that it was a snub sending the guard of the Weimar Republic to guard Wilhelm, or whether it was a mark of respect. It might just be that Hitler wanted people to keep him under lock and key so that Hitler's power could not be threatened.
>>362305 yeah he it was well known that he was a patron of western arts and culture. He was also quite lenient with Christian Jesuits, although that was more to balance the power of the Buddhist monks (whom he detested) than because of any appreciation of the faith itself.
Plus he loved firearms
He was a lot more internationally minded than his successors
Numerous passages in the Bible portray Jesus clearly stating that the Second Coming would occur within the lifetime of his disciples.
>"Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled."
— Matthew 24:34
"This generation" refers to a span of 30-40 years, thus placing the date of the second coming before the deaths of the disciples. C.S. Lewis called this "the most embarrassing verse in the Bible" in The World’s Last Night and Other Essays.
Three... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
The whole idea of a second coming itself is pretty much bunk. The Messiah, as prophecized in the Old Testament will be a human religious leader and a warrior king born of a young woman. He will not die and come back, he will live a mortal life within which he fulfill the prophetic expectations.
I think Jesus would flip the fuck out if he discovered that 300 years later the Emperor himself becomes a Christian. To early Christians that would be like Hitler enrolling in a Yeshiva and becoming a rabbi.
Christianity focuses SO MUCH on the fact that's it's a religion of the marginal, the poor, the oppressed that it didn't cross their mind at all that a rich and powerful guy in charge of literal armies would join it without giving away any of his wealth and power. That's why Augustine had to retcon the ever loving fuck out of it.
>>362170 If the computer does the exact same thing as the brain, there is no reason to believe conscioisness ever ceases. The problem is that we don't really understand the brain all that well, let alone what its exact relation to consciousness is.
>>362175 >>362182 If we were to remove the existing life starting point, and instead construct a computer simulation of a brain, at a physical matter level, and run it, would it be alive? Would it be conscious?
The question to fellow atheists is, in a nutshell: admitting the fact that we have so absurdely low odds of existing, how come do we exist?
Here are some facts:
The Universe exists. That is a fact. But it is also a fact that it came into existance. Scientists calculate, namely Penrose, that the odds of the Universe existing are 1 in 10 to the power of 10 to the power of 123, that is 1 followed by 10 to the 123rd power zeros. (1)
But that's just the Universe. To exist, we also must have a home that we can call Earth. The very odds of Earth existing... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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