tfw most trinitarians are really binitarians
Does science have a sexist problem?
Pic related. Look at that fascist
In my opinion, Protestants missed the entire point of Christianity and their religion has been turning steadily worse since the Reformation.
It's plain that Catholicism has served as a great unitive force in western civilization. When Constantine gave his support to the early Christians, he saw an opportunity to bring the whole Empire under a faith that most would find acceptable - and history has certainly proved the wisdom of that decision. For more than a thousand years, the Church was an intellectual giant, seamlessly integrating greek philosophy and learning into their own system. One need only look at the medieval universities to see how much logic and Aristotelian thinking was a central part of theology. Missionary movements were very successful in bringing western values to pagan lands - in many cases Bible translations were first developed pieces of writing in a region, and the veneration of saints eased the transition from polytheism. The Church Councils served as definitive judgments in religious disagreements and were able to preserve unity amid countless heresies and interpretations that could have divided Christendom even more.
Reformation theology is a critique to almost everything that made Catholicism good and unique as a world religion. Philosophy was denounced and ridiculed as a valid approach. In fact, Luther is one of the most vocal opponents of human intellect and saw it as completely worthless and depraved - modern Protestantism still reaps the "benefits" of this callous anti-intellectualism. With the loss of a central, defining authority the religion loses its cultural role and serves no purpose whatsoever in daily life.
Meanwhile, Catholic universities are still some of the most respected in humanities, there are many notable Catholic thinkers and the Church still serves as a powerful authority in moral matters even for the non-religious, simply because its role in culture is so well established. The fruits of the Reformers are rotten.
>Within decades after the capture of Constantinople by Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empire on 29 May 1453, some Eastern Orthodox people were nominating Moscow as the "Third Rome", or the "New Rome".
Seeying as Constantinople is the successor to Rome and Moscow is the successor to Constantinople, it would appear logical that the Russia Empire was indeed Holy, Roman, and an Empire.
Let's assume that god exists. Why should we assume that he is good and not evil?
There's no reason that a good god would be any more likely than evil god.
really makes you think
Are democracies and republics inherently unstable? Monarchies and dictatorships lasted for thousands of years, while democracy at best lasted for about 300.
People like to think that 'the truth will always win' but really if you just say enough bullshit everyone will believe because they can't debunk it fast enough. There's a dialectic need for authoritarianism
Has anyone here done any in depth research on supposedly non-binary gender systems from the Americas, India, and Southeast Asia? Is it accurate to call them significant deviations from the masculine/feminine societal norms in the west? Hijras for example are from what I can tell regarded as freaks who frequently could only survive as prostitutes, yet I've seen them touted as a third gender being normal in other cultures.
Specifically mentioned are the Berdache, Alyha, Juchitan, Machi,...
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Who was the greatest U.S. President in terms of effectiveness, and accomplishing their ideas?
I don't think there will ever be someone who can surpass Washington. He had no party. He chose to leave after two terms. He declared that God and the Bible was to be the basis to rule the nation. He was almost legendary and known throughout the entire world.
George Walker Bush wanted an incentive to go into Iraq and Afghanistan, and he literally downed two of America's most iconic and massive towers, killing over three thousand people, which gave him his incentive to do anything he desired in the Middle-East and surrounding area, and which also made his approval rates skyrocket.
I pick him.
British Raj; was it good or bad for India?
Terrible. Not only was it plagued by famines and massacres, but the economy of India totally stagnated under it. Literally totally stagnated, the growth of the Indian economy under it was only as big as the growth of the Indian population. It also crashed the Rupee.
Even contemporary Brits had to point out what a shitshow British rule in India was occassionally.
I just dont get it. I undrestand places like MesoAmerica and Africa that have a very lax form of folk religions and rather bloody/unkind ones, but I don't get why other peoples would convert to Christianity.
Comparitaviely to those of Asia such as Hinduism and Buddhism for example, there is much more depth in terms of religious practice and thinking. They were open to other faiths and integrated well with folk faiths. Yet when it comes to Christianity, the exact opposite is true with it being about submission and becoming bootlicks to the Europeans.
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>Muh States Rights
"Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a Colony of Aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of our Anglifying them, and will never adopt our Language or Customs, any more than they can acquire our Complexion." - Benjamin Franklin
Can we just accept the idea of race is mystical hogwash for easily upset retards?
Match historical figures with theme songs /his/
Was it a mistake?