Is there such a thing as an ethnocist?
>father is 100% K'iche Mayan
>his family left due to the genocide in Guatemala
>father's family is proud of our heritage
>they call other Indians as barbarian and savages
>I go to an Indian museum in here the states, the Phoenix one
>I went with several cousins
>my cousins start making offensive comments:
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"Caesar you faggot i'm gonna fucking kill"
what did he mean by this?
Why were they employed across so many cultures and such a long period of time? I mean, I can get the idea of wanting a eunuch for say, a guard for the king's harem, no chance of him siring a bastard and supplanting your line on the throne.
But what makes someone think
>Hmm, I need someone to help me with the kingdom's finances.
>Make sure that when you hire someone, he doesn't have balls, that'll make him a better accountant!
It was thought that because they couldn't start dynasties that they would be less ambitious, more manageable. So, they would be good bureaucrats and political aids.
They were also employed as personal aids and harem guards.
>Hmm, I need someone to help me with the kingdom's finances
>As such, he will be living in close quarters with me and my family, and will probably form close relationships with them
>To ensure that my line won't be broken by an illegitimate child, I will make sure that my accountant cannot reproduce with my daughters and concubines
Let's talk about Intermarium.
Would it have been a proper counterweight to Russia and Germany?
How would World War II have played out differently if it existed?
You had enough trouble keeping the Yugoslavs together. This unholy conglomerate of a confederation wouldn't last 2 weeks before they sprung apart.
If we were hypothetically in a world where nothing has ever been said that was untrue then a man comes up to you and claims, "Not everything that says is true."
How could you debate this?
My brother said, "He's right either way, why try?"
Trick question. The answer is you wouldn't understand him, because you've never experienced a lie. Without the concepts of lies and inaccurate statements you have no concept of true statements, either. Therefore you couldn't debate because the man's talking gibberish.
Since /lit/ is a shithole, I decided to ask here instead.
Are there any other book series similar to the Sharpe series? Just fun adventure with action and romance in a historical setting?
Why does the unbelievers have to be sent to such a terrible place in both Christianity and Islam?
Why would an all-powerful God send people who normally live for less than 100 years to an eternity of suffering for simply not knowing about him?
Shouldn't it be better to not let those people be born at all?
And don't come at me with this "Just no presence of God", every religious description of Hell I have gotten so far paints at the place where you are very actively tortured.
You think that shit's bad?
>Alongside the descriptions from the Kalachakra Tantra there are numerous other literary depictions of this Buddhist apocalyptic battle to be found. They all fail to keep secret their pleasure at war and the triumph over the corpses of the enemy. Here is a passage from the Russian painter and Shambhala believer, Nicholas Roerich, who became well known in the thirties as the founder of a worldwide peace organization ("Banner of Peace”). “Hard is the...
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I want to learn about Taoism, where to start, what to read
Tao Te (no shit), I'd hit up the Yi-King shortly afterward to pick up on some of the esoteric precepts and underlying cosmological assumptions in practice.
Welhelm-Barnes is still the standard 'correct' translation, but I really like Karcher's Concordance.
Then Zhuangzi before you start rounding out the myriad of other materials, provided you wanna specialize that deeply.
Is the denial of the will an act of the will itself? I occasionally ask myself this when I stay an extra hour at work for some pig that might possibly have the worst labor ethics I have ever seen.
> Is the denial of the will an act of the will itself?
I'm not sure I understand the question but I'll still want to say that people with shitty work ethics are the worst kind of people and ought to be shamed when given the opportunity.
Who would win in a fight; Achilles or Samson?
unless samson figures out achilles' weak spot, he's toast. achilles is literally invulnerable everywhere but his heel.
samson vs hercules would be interesting.
>tfw no bronze age WWE with fighters becoming legendary heroes sung about in song and prose
>...or was there?
was there a possibility that USSR wouldn't join the allies in WW2?
I often see threads on /k/ and /pol/ stating how USSR would've collapsed without amercian industrial support, which is, to the extent of my knowledge a little far fetched, seeing how flexible and seemingly unstoppable were ussr industrial facilities.
So to which extent is any of this true?
>unstressed syllable has a long vowel
What are peoples general thoughts on Universals in a metaphysical sense? Would other alien species share common traits or universals (e.g. in culture, belief, history, etc) aligned with that of humans own "universal" existence?
Did Napoleon's health problems have an effect on the outcome of the Hundred Days?