You can abide faithfully to the letter of the Bible and still have a backward, repressive society. What if the fundamentalists took over and outlawed apostasy? In America we actually have some experience with this sort of thing; consider the Puritans.
Oh, and you are SO right about these memes being so ingrained in the culture: Adrian10 was working them to death in his subsequent replies, and it appears nobody noticed: since WHEN was guilt for the crusades/indian wars transferrable beyond the immediate perpetrators? MY only obligation is to learn from the mistakes and sins of the other: the feeling of guilt Adrian10 was trying to impress is part of the effect Stalin intended. Their exploitation has proven so useful to create unearned guilt and concessions that giving them up will seem impossible.
5 Nov 2013 Son Son Of The Mob Essay of the mob Vince Luca is trying to live a normal teenage life, but when his Dad's 'business' gets involved in his love life and everything he
The Pentagon Papers, Vol. I, pp. 256-57. See also Jessica M. Chapman, Cauldron of Resistance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and 1950s Southern Vietnam (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013).
Endless unfolding of words of ages!
Gabriel Kolko, Vietnam: Anatomy of a War, 1940–1975 (London: Unwin Paperbacks, 1985), p. 89; the Pentagon Papers, Vol. I, p. 255; and Jeremy Kuzmarov, Modernizing Repression: Police Training and Nation Building in the American Century (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2012), pp. 144-147.
BTW – we’re still waiting for any examples of “talk about”….
Good guess. The dominent influences in Wiccan symbolism remain Greco-Roman and Celtic, but there’s a strong sense among us that what we’re actually groping for is a form of shamanism appropriate to our cultural context. Thus there have been continued and conscious efforts to stir Native American shamanism into the mix. Sioux mysticism has been expecially influential because there are good primary sources on it, notably .
Candlelight vigil, Washington DC, Oct. 15, 1969 (Library of Congress)
I have said that the soul is not more than the body,
And I have said that the body is not more than the soul,
And nothing, not God, is greater to one than one's self is,
And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own
funeral drest in his shroud,
And I or you pocketless of a dime may purchase the pick of the earth,
And to glance with an eye or show a bean in its pod confounds the
learning of all times,
And there is no trade or employment but the young man following it
may become a hero,
And there is no object so soft but it makes a hub for the wheel'd universe,
And I say to any man or woman, Let your soul stand cool and composed
before a million universes.
The Causes and Consequences of the Crusades - …Without actually having been elected to speak for these people, I suspect most liberals, slack and effete and GUILTY though they must surely be, would be more impressed by memetic influence than by a few random base pairs. Of course, Wicca might for all I know have absorbed a dose of Native American shamanism, in which case they would be forced to concede respect despite themselves.
Here is yet another essay which I previously wrote : The Causes and Consequences of the Crusades The Crusades, which lasted from 1095 to 1291, were anActually, if I took the religion-of-my-ancestors thing as a necessary condition, I’d have to join the Germanic revivalists in the Asatru Folk Assembly. They’re OK, but so influenced by Wicca that there wouldn’t be a whole lot of point in switching. I pursue this stuff because it does useful things to my brain; to pull me they’d have to be offering consciousness-changing tools that Wicca doesn’t.
An examination of the causes and consequences of the two crusades of the 1090s and of the 1270s.
The young mechanic is closest to me, he knows me well,
The woodman that takes his axe and jug with him shall take me with
him all day,
The farm-boy ploughing in the field feels good at the sound of my voice,
In vessels that sail my words sail, I go with fishermen and seamen
and love them.
29/01/2009 · This paper discusses the causes and consequences of the crusades
To his work without flinching the accoucheur comes,
I see the elder-hand pressing receiving supporting,
I recline by the sills of the exquisite flexible doors,
And mark the outlet, and mark the relief and escape.