Tell me about this religion
TELL ME ABOUT ISLAM
WHY DO THEY WEAR THE HIJABS?
Because in Islam they believe men cannot contain themselves when they see half-clad women, so it's the woman's job to keep covered up, instead of men taking responsibility for their actions.
It's a religion of peace. The only reason there are terrorists is because the West bombs them and occupies their countries. If the West had ever bombed or occupied another country that would surely have produced terrorists on a similar scale as the muslim ones we see today.
If you disagree that islam is peaceful you should be beheaded.
How do you think women from B.C. era would compare to our contemporaries?
Outside of moral objections, can anyone refute the claim that societies thrive when slavery is encouraged?
Can we have an sticky thread with information about black african history so pol can read it?
Did Catholics get their iconography from Roman paganism?
Jupiter for comparison
A lot of Catholic art such as the one you posted is from the Renaissance which is when everyone had a raging Greco-Roman boner. Also if you look at earlier medieval art it doesn't bare as much resemblance to classical art.
Why didn't God just use his omnipotence to give all of Adam & Eve's descendants immaculate conception?
Worked for Mary
Because God is relationship, and no he didn't do it for Mary
Also, what the fuck is up with /his/ becoming
>Teenagers who have less than a 5th grade Sunday school understanding of Christianity
Because there was no immaculate conception, and because everything in creation suffers from the ontological contamination of original sin, that's why everything perishes, even the Theotokos, though sinless, had a dormition.
Which strategy do you think worked well against guerrilla warfare ?
Is anybody else going to watch this?
What have they contributed to the world? All they did was pillage everyone they saw like there is no tomorrow. Did they contribute the world with their culture?
Why do people in the Youtube comments section praise the Mongol Empire during world timelapse videos that much?
>Why do people in the Youtube comments section praise the Mongol Empire during world timelapse videos that much?
Same reason people praise "muh vikings," autistic edgyness for "badass" warriors. Mongol empire is a meme, it's defining characteristic is its size, that alone should tell you it isn't worth the praise and attention it gets.
I have become interested in learning about the history of this region, but do not have much of a background in it or in history in general. I am looking for something that is not as dry as a textbook, but a book that is comprehensive and engaging. English is my second language, and I don't know where to start. In particular, I would love to better understand the sociological, political, and ideological development of western society. Any suggestion? Also, feel free to include any interesting snippets of European history in the thread.
Read a book about Ancient Rome if you want to learn a lot about European history. Focus on imperial period and the rise of Christianity. Also a a book about Ancient Greece is also good.
any other notorious historical figures like this guy?
Guys remember that battle that was won thanks to axemen?
Axes were so fucking dog shit no one can even tell any military unit who used them
>inb4 muh vikings
who also happened to use fucking spears besides every weapon is good when you're against unarmed people.
Spears shit all over other melee weapons (aside from pikes aka even longer spears)
>b-but what if you run past the pointy end like in my anime :(
shortening the grip is not rocket science and spear was long to prevent people from closing the distance to begin with also when used with both hands it's fast as fuck so good luck with it and if the guy used it with a shield it meant he was standing right next to other guys with shields and spears so that would be some Nightcrawler tier bypass
What is the prevailing legacy of Franco in Spain? Was he a net good for the country, or would the country have been better off with the Republicans controlling it?
My high school Spanish teacher grew up under Franco and had nothing but good things to say about him. If you can say one good thing about him, he kept Spain out of WWII and mostly uninvolved in the Cold War.