After reading Plutarch, I have come to the conclusion that the real heroes of Rome were men like Cato, Cicero or Brutus. Specially Cato.
What a great man!
Republic has been dead for decades, Gracchii killed it, principiate was the only way out.
Here is the definition of Atheism, to get it out the way
a : a disbelief in the existence of deity
b : the doctrine that there is no deity
So it is the positive affirmation that there is no deity, contrary to Agnosticism which states there might be one.
What evidence could an Atheist provide to an Agnostic that a deity does not (or at least, probably does not) exist? Keep in mind, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
>Full Definition of agnostic
>1: a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (as God) is unknown and probably unknowable; broadly : one who is not committed to believing in either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god
>2: a person who is unwilling to commit to an opinion about something <political agnostics>
Just like atheism,...
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>Almost all atheists subscribe to
>>a : a disbelief in the existence of deity
Yes, so what evidence would your provide to justify that disbelieve
Again, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Disbelief just means I don't believe in it. Of course there is the possibility that there is some sort of God, but if there is he doesn't seem to have a noticeable effect on your life except through the belief systems humans have created
Is it fair to say that Christianity is an evolution on Judaism? Could the two ever be reconciled?
Is it wrong to change one's beliefs in the face of coercion?
The main difference between Christianity and Judiasm is the disagreement about whether or not Jesus fulfilled the law. What does /his/ think? Was Jesus the Messiah? Or are we still waiting for one?
>French people complain about monarch
>Napoleon makes himself monarch
>People love him
>Eventually they get mad and want to throw monarch out again
Why are lower class people so stupid? Its always a dictator who saves them but then they want a democracy again
>greedy monarchs accrue mountains of wealth
>wage pointless wars that mean nothing to the people
>have them fight and die in them
>let them starve to the point of rebellion
Why are upper class people so stupid?
Was wondering whether there is any solid historical or archaeological evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. Any primary sources, secular and non-secular, would be appreciated. Also, I was wondering how reliable the disciples accounts of the events are (i.e. can we confirm that the records of their statements haven't been tampered with?).
Why are people so obsessed with France and the UK?
Regarding contributions in art, science and culture in general, diversity and achievements, the
Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture
The birth of Dutch capitalism, Hansa and Imperial cities in Germany, city states in Italy
800 years of splendour, of victory and defeat, glory and cruelty
An empire second to none
Some of you are alright.
Don't go to any agriculturally advanced, nationspanning bronze age empires in the eastern mediteranean tomorrow.
Could this ideology ever stand for more than 100 years in a single place?
What is the best Communist success story?
>Useless child who has done nothing for the dynasty
>General who is one of your best warriors and also your brother by blood
I'd toss that worthless piece of shit as well.
Is atheism a religion? Why not or why?
>The bottom line is this: there is no such thing as a world of "phenomena," of perceptible forms, and behind it, an impenetrable, true reality: the essence. There is only one given reality, which is multidimensional; there is also a hierarchy of possible forms of human and superhuman experiences, in relation to which these various dimensions are progressively disclosed, until one is able to perceive directly the essential reality.
atheists c ucked by their left brain into believing that's all there ever is
How religious were Ancient Romans? Was their devotion comparable to how devoted the Byzantines were to Christianity later on? Or was it just a background thing in the lives of Romans?
Religion for the Pagans was really a lot different than we would imagine it today.
most modern people have no appreciation what so ever for the pagan-Roman mindset or how they saw the world, they look at a few superficial things and build this asinine idea that the Romans and other pagans were somehow "less religious" when in reality it was just a whole different kind of fervor.
the Romans were incredibly superstitious, in their daily lives they prayed to all sorts of spirits, deities, and other entities for everything from the mundane to the most grand. they had a strong belief in magic and many codified magical formula (I have a copy of a Roman fortune telling manual myself) and they regularly made use of such charms, curses and spells to have their will done or for really anything.
"religion" for them was not some external other, it was intertwined with absolutely everything, even the state was a religious entity and all the trappings of legalism were bound up with mystical ideas and the gods.
if you read the 12 tables of Rome there is extensive mention of magic and witchcraft and what degree of magic is alright.
all in all it was pretty silly when you look back at stories like one farmer throwing a cow fetus at his neighbor all under the watch of magistrates to ensure the curse was legal.
Christianity represented a major shift away from superstition towards more rational thought.
What would the world be like if-
Mithraism became dominant instead of Christianity
Zoroastrianism became dominant instead of Islam
Assyrians prospered instead of Judaism
What does /his/ think of Vercingetorix?