Can we have a thread about Musafa Kemals reforms and modernisations of Turkey? I know that he changed the language and calendar etc.
Let's start an east appreciation thread. Artwork, statues, architecture, etc... I'll start
Painting from 10th Century China
Replica of the Pagaruyung Palace built in Indonesia in the 1600s
>yfw you realize that Luther was right and that Cathocuks are actually polytheists who will burn in hell forever
>only the King James Version of the Word of God can save us from the Satanic cult of Cathislam
>hurr im an idolater who worships himself because of how different I am from the Catholics
>I spend all my time fostering division between Christians by sneering at people with doctrinal differences when I could be spending it praising God
Is humanity destined to fail?
Why does the history and culture of Southern Italy differ so drastically from the rest of Western Europe? If anything they are like somewhere in the Caucasus in terms of clannishness and tribal mentality and culture. Did they ever do anything historically to unify and pose any sort of military threat to anything?
How did people wipe their ass before toilet paper was invented?
How in the hell did the colonies defeat the British Empire?
We didn't really defeat the British Empire so much as we made it more costly for them to hold on to us than to let us go.
Had they wanted to, they could have devoted enough military power to the colonies to crush the American Revolution. But that would have left them exposed on other fronts, where their losses could have been more serious.
Were camels ever used as a cavalry force on a large scale? What were the benefits of riding a camel compared to riding a horse?
Also cavalry thread.
Tell me about Ancient Egypt /his/. Specifically the period during the reign of Akhenaten and the following reign of his son, King Tut.
What is the consensus about IQ as a cognitive metric?
I can't take the it's meaningless/socially constructed as an argument seriously, it's like fat ladies trying to deny beauty, or a less athletic person trying to cop out of shortcomings.
Refrain from discussing ethnic group differences as they are presently extraneous.
>Adam doesn't own a vacuum cleaner
>He sees many people using them and wants to acquire one for himself
>He decides: "A good vacuum cleaner is so handy, I would buy one for up to 300$"
>So Adam goes to Brad's vacuum cleaner store
>Brad soon realizes that Adam doesn't know anything about vacuum cleaners, so he decides to take advantage of the situation
>He offers to...
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If it goes like this
> Adam ask Braid what a good vacuum cleaner cost
> Braid knows a good vacuum cleaner cost 100, but he will lie and say 200.
Braid is lying, that's the problem if you're looking for something. Even if no one gets harmed, you can think one shouldn't lie. Maybe because it's simply wrong, maybe because allowing lying will lead to bad consequences in the long run, or maybe because you don't lie and expect people to treat you as you treat them.
Is faith the only difference between animals and humans?
Is atheism a religion?
If when you die there is an afterlife could you willing give up being your individual self?
Simply a thought experiment, that questions how much you need to be you verses letting go, and possibly becoming part of a multi-consciousness that no longer resembles your own individual free will.
Like a droplet of water you dilute into an ocean of consciousness that no longer allows individuality.
Could you let go?
a lot of NDEs "confirm" this is the case, as well as the tibetan book of the dead. if you're able to let go the instant the barrier between your mind and the Mind break down, and not instinctively grasp for corporeality, you will be liberated from death and rebirth.
idk man, I'd like to but I don't think I'd be able to
What divides Eastern Europe and Western Europe?
before that? influence of imperial russia
in the middle ages? religion, and what one would call "west" reached far beyond its present day boundaries to "central" or eastern european countries today (i.e. bohemia, poland...)
Why did Hinduism revive in India and replace Buddhism? How did it differ from the pre Buddhist Hindism?
What was it about Hinduism that allowed it to survive the arrival of Monotheistic religions? (Islam, Christianity, Sikhism)
I was just wondering, are there are any Hindu (or any other religion, really) deities who have four arms and are able to transform at will? I had an incredibly vivid dream where I met someone like this and they claimed they were a god and that I could come to them if I was ever in danger. I would love to know if there are any actual deities who fit this description.
You are referring to Vishnu. This reminds me of a quote by Dr. Oppenheimer when the first Nuke was dropped.
Vishnu takes him Multi-armed form and says, "I am become death, the destroyer of worlds"