• Well the only other notable example of the Inquisition was in Spain, and that was mostly motivated by racism towards the Jewish people there. If it wasn’t politically motivated, then why is it the Inquisition in places like England or Sweden went by practically unnoticed? It was only in a couple countries the Inquisition took on a form more…[Read more]

  • The Inquisition

    In 1307, plagued by the debts he owed them, King Philip IV of France accused the Templars of heresy and made many arrests. The King sought the help of Pope Clement V, who opened an official trial against the Templars, while Philip’s regime proceeded to unofficially torture Templars into confessing such crimes as devil worship. A…[Read more]

  • The way I see it, there are basically two ways of going about life. The creative, and the destructive, or the yin and the yang if you like. Mainly what I am talking about is the difference between the Greeks and […]

  • Hawkman replied to the topic Bible Study in the forum Religion 3 years, 7 months ago

    The “fundagelicals” as you call them, are imo, nothing more than blind sheep, being lead by blind wolves. Protestant Evangicals are not men of the cloth, they come as salesmen in business suits for a reason. They are selling something, and operating a very profitable business out of crafting their own personal brand of God™.

    Christianity should n…[Read more]

  • Throughout history, many governments have had such purges and “purifying” attacks on their populations, particularly during the era in question. This was only done through the Church because although the people attacked were Christian, they were not under the direct control of the Pope. This made an alliance against convenient for those in power.

  • Hawkman replied to the topic Bible Study in the forum Religion 3 years, 7 months ago

    This is exactly what i meant. It is actually quite foreign to me how people in the West dont seem able to conceive of a religion independent of written texts. Most religions dont even have written text. Religion is a culture.

    The Bible has been translated, and transliterated, and then re-transliterated so much to get to modern Shakespearan…[Read more]

  • What i mean is,if there were no Roman Catholic Church and Pope, it is highly likely such an event would have taken place. The existence of the church just made it easier to carry out.

  • Hawkman replied to the topic Bible Study in the forum Religion 3 years, 7 months ago

    This is what they call Sola Scriptura. The hallmark of Protestantism. It is also what makes it the religion of a million Popes with 30,000 denominations. Some of whom actually believe the entire scripture must be taken literally.

    The Bible has a complex history, and laymen claiming to be authorities on it has destroyed much of what it was…[Read more]

  • Dark Ages: go on.

    The Inquisition can pretty much be dismissed out of hand imo, as that was politics, not religion. Some kings had racked up enormous debts to religious organizations, which at the time functioned like banks. It was convenient for both those kings and the Catholic Church to simply brand them as heretics to get rid of…[Read more]

  • Hawkman replied to the topic Liberia in the forum Politics 3 years, 7 months ago

    Exactly. I see people talking of equality and fighting racism, religion, classism etc. I believe these are more symptoms then the actual problem.
    War happens. Everything must fight for the right to exist in this world. History shows even freed African slaves less than a century later, put in the same position as the Europeans, they’d have done the…[Read more]

  • Hawkman replied to the topic Liberia in the forum Politics 3 years, 8 months ago

    I’m quite convinced even race is not about race. I’m currently watching a show about the Viking invasion of England. These historical fictions love to dramatize it, make the differences appear far greater than they really were… The truth is the Anglos, Saxons, and the Jutes all came from Danes, Germanic tribes neighboring each other from…[Read more]

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    Celtic languages are rather… unique, for sure.

  • So I hear lots of talk from black Americans about how white people are oppressing them and they want a world free of racism. Let us explore an alternate reality (that is, another country) in which you have free African American slaves, and no white people. You get Liberia.

    Personally I am a bit…[Read more]

  • Not a Libertarian, but I found this interesting.

    I’m not sure if this is also occurring here in the states, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it were.

  • Have you ever been to a Catholic Church, or said any Catholic prayers?

  • Hawkman posted an update 3 years, 8 months ago

    I was going to try to learn Hebrew, but finding someone who speaks it seems too difficult. Thinking I’ll take a shot at Persian instead,

  • Today I went to an Eastern Orthodox Church. I’ve done a bit of reading on it, seen those 3 words here and there lately and decided to look into them. I found out they are the oldest existing traditional […]

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