What di d the /his/torical Jesus wish to achieve?
What do you personally think souls are?
Divergent thinking, basically. Your brain's ability to unconsciously sort patterns and present that to you, inspiration ect.
I don't think it's anything metaphysical. In fact
How is "scientism" bad? Science is the only consistent source of fact and an going project of building. What facts have philosophy or religion proven?
So /his/ did king arthur exist ?
I read once that his story was based on a celtic king fighting against the angle invasions.
I read somewhere else that he could also have been a late roman warlord.
So is there any truth to this ?
He was an almost entirely mythological figure probably based on a historical Dumnonian warlord fucking the Saxon's shit up.
The grail legend was added much later, while things like the green knight and Excalibur on Welsh myths.
What do you like about the 18th century, /his/?
Personally, I don't understand the 18th century. I have no idea what happened and what the main themes and processes of the century were, and what makes it stand out as a distinct period.
If we're talking about 1600s, we have the advent of modernity, adoption of empiricism and the scientific method, creation and solidification of nation states, baroque.
In the 1800s we have nationalism, the industrial revolution, empires, romanticism.
The only things I can think of within the 18th century are Kant, the elevation of masonic societies and enlightenment and of course, the revolutions in France and America. But I don't see how they fit into the natural historical dialectic of the previous centuries. Enlightened monarchies were failed experiments, which didn't really work in this century either.
If we're talking about European high culture, to me it seems like a century of bland formalism and soul-killing pretensions of class and refinement which seem simply crass and tacky to me (vis. the pretty, anodyne colors and airbrushed feel of Rococo.) Even music of the classical period sounds a little too constrained and formalised to me.
In the East, we have the decomposition and decline of all the great Asian powers and the beginning of their fall to European colonialism (Ottoman Empire, China, etc)
We have Russia losing its old cultural identity to the Eurocentric whims of Peter I.
it seems like it was only Japan where this century was more or less stable and interesting.
Also I don't get the whacky, colorful military uniforms all the European powers adopted. It just looks stupid and impractical to me.
I am hoping someone can prove my stupid, uneducated self wrong on this subject.
Rococo is generally considered one of the worst styles in art-history. But the 18th century north American colonial history is very interesting and the 17th and 18th centuries saw the beginnings of truly modern that culminated in the Napoleonic era.
Peter I seemed like a really interesting character that was necessary for the survival and expansion of the Russian Empire, that being said, I do wish he had not existed and Sweden remained dominant in the Baltic.
Peter's economic and military efforts were doubtless very expedient and efficient, and allowed Russia to overcome many obstacles and indeed prosper on the global arena, but his cultural eurocentric caprices led to the creation of a Europeanised upper class isolated and detached from their national roots, which led to a cultural schism between the upper and lower classes, which itself proved to be a major weakness in Russia's social order and a major target for the subversive efforts of socialist and communist...
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You keep using words like "Europe", "Eurocentric", and "Europeanized", and in all cases the appropriate thing to refer to is "western". Europe and Russia are not separate concepts and you will never understand their history to any significant extent if you maintain this silly modern "Russia OR Europe" dichotomy in your head.
What made this archaeological find so rare?
Just that the bodies were disposed of without being first stripped of their armor? If that was a result of hot weather causing the bodies to decompose -in Scandinavia- surly this happened elsewhere.
So is it more a matter of finding mass graves or that this burial was truly unique?
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>But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.
2 Timothy 3:1-4
Would you be able to respond to these claims put across by Constantine regarding Aquinas and the legitimacy of his theology?
>Aquinas literally advocated idolatry of the cross (giving latria to it on grounds that it partakes of Christ's self), anyone who thinks he's a great theologian hasn't read him.
>Yes, it places Aristotle as a higher source than the Church Fathers. For instance,...
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Why is Marxism only embraced by young, middle class intellectuals? Why doesn't the working class act in their own self-interest?
Also I'm aware of the irony that Russell was a socialist. The quote's appropriate though.
Please do not sexualize Athena
She is the goddess of wisdom and is off-limits to penises.
i must sexualize the athena
More like she will motherfucking murder you with Zeus' approval and thunderbolts.
Athena is also fairly chill and the least likely to fuck you up hardcore. Don't be a jerk. That is all you have to do when Athena confronts you.
"The Ottoman Empire should be cleaned up of the Armenians and the Lebanese. We have destroyed the former by the sword, we shall destroy the latter through starvation."
Is ignorance bliss?
From a philosophical point of view, what is more immoral: dating someone in a relationship while believing love to be a transcendental, pseudo- religious force
dating someone in a relationship while believing love to be a subjective feeling without deeper significance?
Are there any situations in which death is objectively better than life?
Holy shit, he compared Rawls's a theory of justice argument to the sexual marketplace (and the hypocrisy of society thinking one thing about money, the other about the redistribution of sex). Redpilled as fjcwkw
How do I start living an ascetic life if I still depend on my parents?