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I don't know if I believe in Jesus and god how will I know? Are doubts common?
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I struggle with believing in the mainstream Christ defined by the church fathers or the Gnostic Redeemer. I don't see why we only follow certain texts that were arbitrarily canonized by some guys hundreds of years later.
Yeah, doubts are very common, that's because Christianity doesn't make much sense in the post industrial modern world. Research has revealed that the bible isn't much more than a best of collection from middle eastern bronze age memes and how a "prophet" like Paulus, Mohammed, Josef Smith or L. Ron Hubbard can meme that into a world religion with 100% working miracles and prophecies and cool aid drinking cultists.
Basically, the apostles thought Jesus was the next best thing. Then he died rather ingloriously and to cope they invented a resurrection narrative. I expect someone said they had seen Jesus after he died, then the tale got passed around and his followers naturally believed it.
Woke up with 2 gray hairs! WOO! Terrible and Lie. It’s working!!!!!
Ask to move near anns and eves in alternate timelines and I swear I’ll give you as much blood as you want.

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Imagine being a dandy: A wealthy bon vivant during the decades spanning 1850s and 1900s, travelling through Europe, spending most of your time visiting the best restaurants, taking high society ladies to the opera, hiking in the beautiful forests and countrysides of Europe, taking any mistress you want, just living the best life you could imagine.

Why can't we have this life experience?
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they come from the Sapeurs - Congolese soldiers who fought in France in WWII who discovered high fashion and brought it back to Africa
>tfw subsaharan Africans take more pride in embracing 19th century European culture than actual Europeans

There are VERY FEW subsaharan Africans who are wearing clothes like these.
They're a subculture in the Congo called La Sappe, or the Congo Dandies. Vice did a documentary on them
the Congo Sapeurs are based as fuck.
I imagine you'd get really bored really fast. I know Parisian cafes were for example supposed to be the peak of late eighteenth century intellectualism but I never got how the same 15-20 people could keep having interesting conversations for years on end. Most people wouldn't know much of the knowledge available, total knowledge available was a fraction of modern day and you didn't have anything to pass time with.

If I was born in a society like that I'd probably start up some colonial venture just for the sheer excitement and exotic encounters it would provide. Otherwise life would be bland, once you don't have to work to survive.

We know about the great MAN theory.

But is there such thing as a great WOMAN?
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Damn he really is trying to be taken seriously.
The Great Man Theory doesn't necessarily exclude women, since 'Man' can be interchanged with humanity as a whole. Catherine the Great is the most obvious example.
The reason the theory is discredited isn't primarily due to sexism, but because it argues history is the entirely the result of significant figures and ignores the environmental aspects.
Anything you want to tell us anon?
also know as great women disaster theory
in short after any great man come great woman who fucks everything he ever done right

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Greetings /his/. I've been exploring Christianity lately and I am trying to understand Jesus. My question to this board is; If Jesus is not the Jewish messiah, who is he? Was he some kind of lunatic?

The Muslim position that he wasn't the Messiah and just a prophet doesn't explain why his followers claimed he was the messiah, and why people followed him and built a movement around him so quickly. It also doesn't explain why the Jewish priests went out of their way to get him crucified.

The secular/progressive view that he was just some kind of reformer or charismatic figure allow seems hollow.
At the same time, I find the Jewish position that Jesus isn't the Messiah because he didn't fulfill certain requirements also persuasive. I don't know what to make of it
Thoughts /his/?
Who was Jesus of Nazareth?
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Yeah I can, you're just autistically repeating:
You're not making any argument nor are you disproving anything.
Yeah, neither are you with your """""""sources"""""" that consist of videos some random religious faggot like you posted on youtube
You seem to think posting links to thousands of meme videos counts as valid evidence, and even worse, that it will trick anyone here into agreeing with your retarded worldview
Kill yourself
How about articles? Are those better?

I wish I could save her in some sort of time machine
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Stalin was /fa/ as fuck.
She looks like the type to feign interest in you and get you into the bedroom only to laugh and take a picture of your small dick when you take your pants off to show all her friends so they can laugh together. Fucking bitch.
Uhhhh okay...
...... desu?

If for some reason there was something that kept northern europe isolated from the Mediterranean world how would they have advanced culturally and technologically?
No. Theyd still be mud people if it wasnt for the civilizing influence of Greeks and Romans.

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How true is this?
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Japanese kana are just pieces of or extremely simplified chinese characters. Nothing to do with hebrew characters.
Hebrew? You mean Aramaic.
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Seems like there are some massive omissions and wrong characters.

Why is information of this so hard to find? When I search "history of Buddhism" all I get is Buddha's life story and not how the religion developed into it's different sects etc.

Anyone with a good book or video?
A Concise History of Buddhism by Andrew Skilton; Perhaps the simplest introduction to Buddhist history, but what it lacks in completeness, it makes up for in readability.
The Buddhist Religion: A Historical Introduction By Richard Robinson, Willard L. Johnson, and Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu; Slightly more comprehensive than Skilton's book, but much more like a text book. It is a good introduction nonetheless.
Theravāda Buddhism: A Social History From Ancient Benares to Modern Colombo By Richard F. Gombrich A more focused work specifically on the Theravāda form of Buddhism practiced in Southeast Asia and Śrī Lankā. Gombrich's work is divisive for his textual approach but ultimately is highly regarded
Indian Buddhism by A.K. Warder The standard history of Buddhism in India, it is somewhat dated at points, specifically in it's work on the decline of Buddhism, which Warder blames primarily on Turkish Muslim invasions, but good nonetheless.
Mahāyāna Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations By Paul Williams; I personally go back and forth on Williams more personal style of writing and dislike some of his analysis, but this is a good intro to the development of Mahāyāna both in India and beyond. This hits all the key points of Mahāyāna's development.
In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pāli Canon by Bhikkhu Bodhi; A compilation of discourses from the Pāli canon and an introduction to Theravāda philosophy and the primary sources. Written in a readable and organized manner with commentary and footnotes to elucidate the meaning of certain terms.

Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledge by KN Jayatellike; Exactly what it says on the tin, probably the most influential work on Early Buddhism and pre-Dignāga Buddhist Logic and epistimology.
The Shape of Ancient Thought: Comparative Studies in Greek and Indian Philosophy by Thomas McEvilley ; an absolutely breathtaking work of comparative philosophy. I don't always agree with McEvilley's conclusions but his work is invaluable to any comparative study.
Religions of the Silk Road: Premodern Patterns of Globalization by Richard Foltz ; Not focused exclusively on Buddhism, but on how religions spread along the Silk Road, which Buddhism did.
The Making of Buddhist Modernism by David L McMahn; Focuses on the evolution of Buddhism in the last 150 years worldwide in order to accommodate modernity.
Buddhism in China: A Historical Survey by Kenneth Ch'en; An in depth look at the history and evolution of Buddhism in China from the Han to Mao
Studies in the Origins of Buddhism by Govind Chandra Pande; A dated but nonetheless comprehensive text examining the Pāli canon linguistically to date it. The methodology is sound, but some conclusions seem flawed. In any case, valuable.
The Authenticity of the Early Buddhist Texts by Bhikkhu Sujato and Bhikkhu Brahmali; A somewhat flawed, but quite good work arguing for the authenticity of EBTs using linguistic analysis, comparative analysis, and textual analysis. Rather short and readable

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If the Nazis only had to fight on the Eastern front could they have concentrated their forces and defeated Russia? If not, why?
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They pretty much did.
Yeah, Sovs didn't have competent nomcoms for some years.

IF the huns had gone on full war footing in 1939 or even earlier...

IF the huns hadn't declared war on the USA...

IF the huns hadn't wasted resources in North Africa...

IF the huns hadn't wasted resources on building a surface navy...

IF the huns had developed a proper naval air capability...

IF the huns hadn't pissed off the locals they conquered so often...

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Like what would those 2 months provide? They wouldn't get any more fuel. The logistics wouldn't get any easier. Even if they somehow miraculously captured Moscow by the end of 1941, what exactly would that change?
>The only feared Sov capability was the ability to throw millions of soon to be dead soldiers at them.
nice meme

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a random farmer in Tenochtitlan or a farmer in the kingdom of Castilla?
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History isn't a game of civilization.
The former farmer
who would you choose between incan farmer v castillian farmer?
the ones in the aztecs' neighbour states sure had it shitty though

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Or would it had been short lived?
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germans were in full retreat by the time it started arriving in any significant numbers, retard
>one of the biggest human rights disasters
>enraged commies raping them from the urals
>muslims, feeling threatened, also want a piece of the reich's thick ass
>the hypocritical USA get's pissed about m-muh democracy
oh yeah man it would totally work
it clearly wasn't because it didn't happen shut the fuck up
many did fight for germany
Generalplan Ost borders would look better with a groß Spurdoland covering the northernmost bits.

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"Magical things happens as the Logos manifests itself". What did he mean by this?

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>Peterson has left the rehab
He didn't mean anything by it, it's just the nonsense ravings of a drug addict
Abstract concepts are being embodied by people's actions.
Is this really what passes as Philosophy in the US nowadays?
John Searle's still going, Ed Feser's starting a pretty neat Thomist revival.

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What went wrong?
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german's strategy in ww2 was literally the opposite, they went through france to cut off french forces in belgium, rather than going through beligum to cut off french forces in france.
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>hey guys let's just copy Napoleon
Diverted troops to the eastern front for no reason at the height of the operation.
Hubris. Germany literally underrated all of its opponents.
Germany thought Belgium could be passed through like wet toilet paper only to have the opening battle of liège show how massivly they underestimated the Belgians tenacity, delaying their invasion of France by 4 or 5 days.
Germany thought the British wouldn't get involved and even if they did they were incompitent and could be brushed aside only for the BEF to fight amazingly at Mons and in its subsequent rearguards showing itself to be arguably the best army pound for pound on the planet.
Germany thought Russia could be held in place, being to slow to mobilise, utill France could be dealt with only for Russia to come out the gate swinging and causing Austria-Hungary to almost collapse at the battle of Galicia so Germany had to redirect troops east.
But above all Germany underrated France which ut thought it could be knocked out the war with the schleffen plans even though it took mass caulties at the Frontiers and yet would go on to fight 4 years as the bulwark against Germany.
Outdated plan. Logistics couldn't keep up with the german army fast enough and the belgians made it worst by blowing up railways, bridges and successfuly delaying the german army. Even then you could argue that it kinda worked since they almost reached Paris in 1914 and where only stopped by the BEF the only profesional army at the time.

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If Churchill was as great as conservative bongs say why did he get voted out of power as soon as the war ended? really makes you think, hm?
>if that sword is so great why'd you put it down when the fight was over?
>why'd you put it down when the fight was over
pacific theatre was still fully active :)
gibsmedats are more important to bongs than valor and honor
>Get bombed to oblivion
>over 1 million homeless
>widows everywhere
>Countless war wounded
>"Omg how can you want social care!"
stfu you retarded /pol/tard caricature lmao
He got re-elected from 51-55. So not all that bad.

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*spreads Enlightenment ideals to your country*

Nothing personnel, ancien regime.
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nobody cares about your bathtub battles nigel
Do something landlubber.
>prospers peacefully
ah yes this triggers the anglo, too bad you cant divide and conquer anymore
No Euroid has any right to talk about divide-and-conquer diplomatic shuffles, Metternich and Bismarck are real things.
French always talk about liberty and freedom but notice how it's only for French people.

Ask Haiti or Vietnam how that freedom worked out for them.

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