Was the East India Company the most powerful non-state body in history?
Is Islam more theologically liberal than Christianity? I've talked to a few friends who say it is, but none of them are Muslims (well, one identifies as one, but she hasn't read any Hadiths, she drinks and I don't think she's ever set foot in a mosque). So I'm addressing my question to actual Muslims.
Islam in general is neither more, nor less liberal than Christianity in general. You're mistaking reality with the naïve and sappy ideals of white guilt ridden leftist loonies with a pathological passive-aggressive antipathy towards their parent culture and never grew out of their rebellious teen phase as flower children of the 1960s.
>It's more liberal than Catholicism
Top fucking kek
In honor of Schwarzesmarken getting an adaptation soon, let's have a thread about the historical divided Germany.
First for the most brutal, efficient and effective police force/intelligence group in history. RIP.
never trust a german
>Is made by god
>has will to rebel
>since he has both, assumes that god has made him with the will to rebel and that his rebellion is perfect in cause.
Why were there no satanism cults that were just edgelords edging out? I want to crusade in the name of sentience and animalism.
What are some must-read history books?
How would history view hitler if he hadn't sported that chaplin-stache?
He would have been shut down in the early 30s.
Seriously, the only reason people didn't take him seriously when he started remilitarizing and occupying the Rhineland is because they associated him with the lovable tramp Chaplain.
He would have been a would-be revanchist who got slapped down.
Opinions on Hellenismos? Is it just an ironic muh heritage cosplay? How can you mystify and worship nature in the 21st century?
As in the beginner's guide? Probably a bit weak, though flipping through they seem to know what they're on about.
That said, there are many people reconstructing the Greek systems using publications of academic collections of Sacred Law, what fragments we have of the Mystery Cult material, and Jake Stratton Kent's Greek Magical Papyrus. Large swaths of that material's covered in my library linked in the occultism thread.
Huh, going through their recommended reading, in Alexander's Beginner's Guide, they mention Stephen Flowers but not JSK.
For those interested in Greek praxis I'd recommend his Geosophia and comments on the rite of the Headless One.
So, historically speaking, when was Syria's golden age? Did it ever have one? It couldn't have always been like this.
Damascus was the capital of the Umayyad Caliphate.
If we're accepting pre-arab times, Antioch, while now in modern Turkey, was historically the traditional capital of Syria. It was the capital of the Seleucid Empire and probably the second city in the Eastern Roman Empire.
Syria was from very early on a major center of civilization. In fact the Arameans where hugely influential to the developement of societies.
The region was also very prosperous
Really the region only recently fell into turmoil after decolonization.
As it turns out drawing arbitrary boarders that disregard the local populations can make an uneasy political climate. Then when the only stable government strong enough to hold the country together gets torn apart by the Arab spring, everything fell apart
How could Nazism have been prevented taking over in 1933?
How does something like this even happen?
This occurred at the height of the Japanese empire and at the lowest point in the British empire. Japan had conquered most of east Asia by thing point including the Philippines. Britain on the other hand was effectively surrounded and without and immediate ally. There was very little British victories at this point in the war which they had fought generally alone up until now. British asia was blocked off from the mainland and isolated. This is not very good for moral
British command in Malaya was rotten to the core. if they knew what they were in for things might have panned out differently, that faggot Heenan should have seen the way things might have blown being in Japan so late, but the stupid cunt spied for the Japs seemingly for kicks.
Does the "start with the greeks" meme apply to those seeking to learn about history, or are there different text one should start with. What's the point of reading Herodotus if so much of what he wrote was wrong?
What's your opinion of the man, /his?
I liked blueprint for armageddon. Ww1 is so sad and 2spooky and he definitely talked about it that way. I can't wait to read the books he mentioned. He can be a bit hammy, but I appreciate his enthusiasm.
Just listening to it while closing down the kitchen at work was really fun. And made me not feel bad about anything because at least I wasn't getting BTFO by artillery in verdun.
ITT: We post events that led to the downfall of Nations/Civilizations.
Honourable mentions :
Battle of Mohacs
Battle of White Mountain
Battle of Adrianople
Battle of Manzikert
>The Battle of White Mountain consigned the Bohemians to a fate of subservience to the Hapsburg crown for centuries.
>King Louis II' death would place the allow Ferdinand Hapsburg to press his claim on both Bohemia and Hungary.
If a faulty premise always leads to faulty conclusions, how far do you think we have to go back to fix humanity? Should meditation be the baseline for a new kind of science?
>meditation be the baseline for a new kind of science
>faulty premise necessarily leads to faulty conclusions
Not necessarily. You can arrive at the correct conclusion from a faulty premise. You learn that in the logic class.
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?
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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.