I don't know about his theology. I do know he did far more to investigate and stop the sex abuse things going on the Church (long before he was Pope and continuing to after he become Pope) than anyone else, yet the media made it seem like he was turning a blind eye.
>>309832 >So what were they like before European colonization? A collection of empires, confederacies, city-states, and stateless tribes and villages.
>Was native society basically the blue alien cats from Avatar Fuck no. Americans shaped their environment, not "lived at one with it", like any other peoples. They purposefully caused the prairies to grow and altered the forests to be more habitable, same with the Amazon.
If you want a good place to start read 1491 by Charles Mann
>it is the current year >he STILL isn't polyamorous what's your excuse, anon?
>Why is it that sexual exploitation and violence against women and children is highest in those cultures (primitive and modern) that are characterized by punishment of pre-marital and extra-marital relationships? And conversely, why is it that those cultures that permit pre-marital and extra-marital sex are peaceful and non-violent cultures?
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It might have hurt patriotism. I remember I knew a lot of kids that thought the phrase made the pledge meaningless. On the other hand I doubt it seriously made people more religious or give second thoughts to Communism. I think overall that means it's a net lose.
>>309769 St. Lawrence had a very unenviable death. He was slowly roasted on an iron grid, but apparently he still had the balls at one point to say "I'm well done. Turn me over!" He became the patron saint of cooks and comedians for that.
"Monotheism" didn't take off. Christainity and Islam took off, but you have older forms of Monotheism like Judaism, whatever that Amhotep religion was, and Zoroastrianism, and those never really spread much beyond small ethno-groups.
Christianity spread because it gave an answer to the inevitable suffering in life, and promised both a meaning and a reward for said suffering.
Islam, I'm less sure of. The obvious answer is that it spread by the sword, but you see other polytheistic religions that were also spread forcefully and those didn't have the same kind of lasting impact.
Were Jesus and the people of the Galilee region even Jewish?
There is a book that decisively states, with a lot of good reasons, that Jesus was a gentile, the author claims Phoenician, which is a bit of a stretch to conclude, but the point is that there is good evidence Jesus did not follow Jewish law and scripture as a Jew would.
>>309529 What you first need to understand is that all OG Israelites were indistinguishable from their pagan Canaanite neighbors. The only difference was in religion/culture.
Secondly, they also didn't control nearly as much of the region as the Bible says they did, but for some reason the Romans called the whole thing Judea. I think this kind of gave all the natives within that border the Jewish identity. It's very possible they didn't have the fully codified beliefs their brothers from deeper in Jewish territory had.
>>309539 During the times of King David, they likely did not control as much land as thought. However, before the Romans invaded, the Maccabean and Herodean Kingdom had fairly well-defined borders spanning most of the area.
You want Power at Sea, Volume 2 by Lisle Rose, it goes into a lot of the design philosophy.
As for BB design, well, the Kriegsmarine only made 4, the Scharnhorst, Gnisenau, Bismarck, and Tirpitz. They were all designed to be fast, to outrun RN battleships. Scharnhorst and Gnisenau were designed under treaty limits, and were undergunned for battleships.
Honestly though, they weren't that effective. I realize I'm wanking my own country, but American battleships were vastly superior to anything... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>No explanation given wholly in physical terms can ever account for the emergence of conscious experience.
>...It will ultimately be given in terms of the structural and dynamical properties of physical processes, and no matter how sophisticated such an account is, it will yield only more structure and dynamics. While this is enough to handle most natural phenomena, the problem of consciousness goes beyond any problem about the explanation... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Was a black Swan ever actually a big deal? Surely you could look at other birds, eg rooks, and conclude birds can be black. Then you could look at sheep or albinos and conclude, just because many are one colour some can be a different colour. Ergo, black swans are perfectly possible.
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