>An Israeli researcher is claiming in a study published this week the prophet may have been stoned when he set the Ten Commandments in stone.
>Writing in the Time and Mind journal of philosophy, he says concoctions based on the bark of the acacia tree, frequently mentioned in the Old Testament, contain the same molecules as those found in plants from which the powerful Amazonian hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca is prepared.
>Moses was probably also on mind-altering drugs when he saw...
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Acacia wood is often mentioned in reference to objects used in the construction of the tabernacle in the book of Exodus. Of greatest importance is its use in the construction of the Ark of the Covenant. Why acacia wood? Does it have any special significance? Yes!
The Israelis were tripping balls on the dmt in acacia. The storys in the bible are are obviously just what these people were experiencing from dmt trips.
What does /his/ think of him? Are his ideas and videos sound?
He's my favorite autist.
Tell me about hunter gatherers /his/. My history professor claimed that men doing mostly hunting and women doing the gathering is a myth and that they did both in equal numbers. Is there any truth to this?
>My history professor claimed that men doing mostly hunting and women doing the gathering is a myth and that they did both in equal numbers
Then you'd better ask her why they stopped, since that's exactly what the modern ones do.
What is /his/'s opinion on this show? It seems quite accurate and interesting while none of the "Gurl power" and " muh viking badassery" shit you see on its American History channel counterpart ..
by the American counterpart I mean this bullshit
I think it's badly written with a Mary Sue protagonist, but some of the historical events seem accurate. The buildup to Edington and most of the battle itself (i.e. the stuff that excluded Uthred) was very authentic.
I hear a lot about the Saxons' arms and armor being inaccurate. They don't have the signature square shields.
The narrative is okay (based off the novel of the same name), but the acting is bland, and the costumes are *atrocious*. Seriously. The aesthetic of this show looks like some fucked up bastard child of 12th-early 13th century England and bootleg Game of Thrones. almost nothing looks appropriate to the early Middle Ages, but at least they have LOTS OF FUR EVERYWHERE.
Atheists of /his/, Ricky Gervais here. How did you come to your (lack of) belief?
Me? I used to believe in God. The Christian one that is.
I loved Jesus. He was my hero. More than pop stars. More than footballers. More than God. God was by definition omnipotent and perfect. Jesus was a man. He had to work at it. He had temptation but defeated sin. He had integrity and courage. But He was my hero because He was kind. And He was kind to everyone. He didn’t bow to peer pressure or tyranny or cruelty. He didn’t care who you were. He loved you. What a guy. I wanted to be just like Him.
One day when I was about 8 years old, I was drawing the crucifixion as part of my Bible studies homework. I loved art too. And nature. I loved how God made all the animals. They were also perfect. Unconditionally beautiful. It was an amazing world.
I was sitting at the kitchen table when my brother came home. He was 11 years older than me, so he would have been 19. He was as smart as anyone I knew, but he was too cheeky. He would answer back and get into trouble.
But anyway, there I was happily drawing my hero when my big brother Bob asked, “Why do you believe in God?” Just a simple question. But my mum panicked. “Bob,” she said in a tone that I knew meant, “Shut up.” Why was that a bad thing to ask? If there was a God and my faith was strong it didn’t matter what people said.
Oh…hang on. There is no God. He knows it, and she knows it deep down. It was as simple as that. I started thinking about it and asking more questions, and within an hour, I was an atheist.
>phone rings and mom answers
>"anon, change the channel"
>change the channel
>twin towers are on fire on the screen
>*a week later....*
>"mommy why did the bad men put the plane into building?"
>"because they believed babby mohammed told...
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What nation and or empire had the greatest "warrior culture"
Should Christians observe the Law of Moses?
When Jesus said he came to fulfill the law meant "ignore all the laws except these 10" .
What is the greatest military to ever exist and why is it pic related??
Is morality objective or subjective?
/b/ = Rape of Nanking
/mlp/ = The reign of Catherine the Great
/k/ - Post colonial African bush wars. Because everyone is fighting fucking everyone.
Does anyone have examples from history when ordinary people encountered something that would have been entirely unknown and terrifying to them (with accounts if possible). For example, I imagine an ordinary legionnaire encountering elephants at the battle of Asculum for the first time would have been fucking terrifying - they would have literally seemed like monsters.
>driven away from Ireland
>driven away from England
>defeated in France, willingly lost their culture and became Normans
>driven away from America by stone age Natives
>defeated by Moors
>Hedeby burned down by Slavs
>Varangian Guard lost most battles as well
wow they are so impressive lmao want proper pillagers and rapists look at Mongols or something
Not really. Many Vikings married into families, and then we also have to remember the Normans were Vikings to begin with. That being said they are one of the most overrated historical warriors, but now you're just being butthurt.
Is this an appropriate board to discuss this man?
How do you think it would've played out if the US& the west and Soviets waged war against each other right after Germany's surrender?
A bloody, fruitless pursuit for every possible advantage by both sides, with long and drawn out battles on a ravaged and unchanging front line which would ultimately result in a truce, after the loss of a lot of money, a lot of resources, and a lot of lives.
Immediately after Germany's surrender? Western Allies would be pretty fucked, if you compare numbers at least, and it would be interesting to see if the Americans divert the atomic bombs to Europe instead of the Pacific theatre...but they weren't even ready to use in the spring of 1945. Re-arming the German forces (with the exception of the Waffen-SS, who probably couldn't be trusted) was one possibility.
Why does the Byzantine Empire attract such fascination?
In regards to who? Anyway, I'd say it's because Byzantium was an expanding (for a time) Christian empire during the Dark Ages, so the rest of Europe looked up at it while dying from disease, dozens of different barbarian groups raiding, Muslims, etc. Meanwhile these guys were kicking Muslim ass near the holy land.