The traditional Christian response I've heard to the problem of evil is that people have free will and have fallen into sin, and the traditional atheist response I've heard is that natural disasters like hurricanes have nothing to do with free will and still cause human suffering. This is where the conversation usually ends, and I'm wondering if anyone has a good rebuttal to the natural disaster problem
As a Christian, I don't think people are punished on Earth for their sins except by the natural consequences, i.e. extramarital sex leading to STDs and pregnancy. I don't think evil makes one more likely to be a victim of a natural disaster. Stuff happens. I believe we will be punished for our sins in the afterlife.
God sends droughts and tsunami to darker people to test faith of overweight white middle-class Christians in USA and to let them be better Christians by donating $20 to charity.
I'm not making it up, this is a paraphrase of an explanation I've heard.
Hypothetically, if you were a terrorist with a time machine, and you could kill one person at any point in time to cause the most damage to humanity, who would you kill?
Alexander the Great before he could conquer Asia and establish a dynasty that would unite all people under one flag. Just imagine, it would probably take another thousand years before another conqueror of his caliber could create a world order. Can you imagine living a thousand years ago? Wouldn't even be able to post from Mars.
Alexander's empire barely lasted a single generation
Also >unite all people
You mean Macedonia, Greece, Mesopotamia, Egypt, as far as he could get into India, and Persia which at the time was like half the world's population to be fair but hardly ALL people.
Why is liberty so overrated? Isn't it better to live in a dictatorship/kingdom than in a hypocrite "democracy"?
It really depends on what role your playing in that situation, if you are a person, villien, serf, or slave in that political society you might not be to happy or find time to learn how to wind surf because your working 15 hours a day. The king or dictator in that same political society or corporation has a compete opposite point of view, he's got all the time he wants to become expert wind surfer and hang out getting drunk and eating chicken wings. What is his only obligation really? Whatever he decides. I believe your asking this because you never actually been free,...
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What was so bad about this guy?
Were they the best warriors of their time?
Andreas Palaiologos was the last Byzantine pretender. He sold his claims to Isabella and Ferdinand.
Does this mean the current Spanish monarch has a claim on Constantinople?
How were attitudes towards homosexuals in the medieval period/Dark Ages?
Is a human just Homo sapiens sapiens? Do other advanced members of the genus Homo count? I mean, Neanderthals, Denisovans, and that unnamed third species from Africa could all breed with us, and they were different species with advanced behaviors. What about other bipedal apes known as hominins? If tigers and cougars are all considered cats, then shouldn't they be "humans"?
No, not idaltu, although that probably did happen (which is why the only race of human is extinct now, kek). It might be Heidelbergensis though.
Are their any noticeable effects of neanderthal genes among modern human populations?
specifically physically, i know that the neanderthal admixture changed brain composition and immune system function
Larger supra orbital torus, occipital bun, larger nose cavity, heavier brow ridge, thicker skin
Some say red hair and other characteristics but that's highly debatable and involving complete speculation
Not really. At absolute most a person can have up to 4% of the DNA that seperates them from chimps (which is about 1% of the total genome) be from neanderthals. Considering that the majority of DNA is non-coding junk sequences, you're looking at imperceptible differences based purely on neanderthal dna.
Why do so many cultures have depictions and stories of dragons despite being mythical?
The word dinosaur was invented in 1841. It means terrible lizard.
Before that, they were called dragons. The reason so many ancient cultures and civilizations talk about dragons is because man lived with them. There are even pots depicting man riding on dinosaurs.
What historical nation/state/army do you wish you could have been a part of?
American Army during the early 1900's.
mostly cause Krag-Jorgensons are hella sexy
Is anyone here majoring in a college or university degree field related to history or other humanities?
>asks if anybody is majoring in history
Well I certainly hope so.
I am an ROTC cadet majoring in History and (obviously) minoring in Military Science. I want to go to seminary and be an Army chaplain.
ITT: historical shit depicted in movies that pisses you off to no end
>Any film set at any period in the Roman Rebublic/Empire's history
>every legionnaire is wearing lorica segmentata
I've got another. In one of my history classes on Ancient Greece we had to do a project where we made a short documentary (like 10 minutes) on an ancient battle of campaign
>group of SJWs who are only in the class for the history credit
>they do a documentary over Alexander the Great's campaigns into Asia
>they have a segment where they're demonstrating soldiers marching with their spears
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What kind of man was Mohammed? Was he a peaceful vigilante spreading the word of Allah or a man obsessed with war and the seeking the destruction of Christianity and Judaism? If so, what would he have gained from the destruction of these 2?
Did the New Deal really help the American economy in the 1930s?