IMO, it says quite a bit about what they think of themselves.Fun facts to know and share, the Spanish Inquisition didn't officially end until 1834 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Inquisition
Ponder the things which had gone before. We discovered the world was round, (despite the still extant deniers), the rise of Islam, and the protestant reformation. Yet they still kept it up with the whips and chains until near the beginning of the industrial revolution.
I know the argument and there's plenty to back it up. Sometimes I relent if I recognize the species and if I'm confident if it's going to stick to the ground level and not web down to my face. Especially while I'm sleeping. The jumping spiders are cool though.Perhaps I should have said, "They make good pest control for anyone's house."
My god Danny, where do you live, Pandora?I know the argument and there's plenty to back it up. Sometimes I relent if I recognize the species and if I'm confident if it's going to stick to the ground level and not web down to my face. Especially while I'm sleeping. The jumping spiders are cool though.
@captaincranky I was thinking about that article on Musk that generated so many replies!
I move a lot. Also keep things in and out of storage. Pick up a lot of critters in the process. I also work in autobody shops. Spiders everywhere. Nothing like minding your own business just working away, and out of the corner of your eye and see some wiggly legs.My god Danny, where do you live, Pandora?
I once saw a battle pan out in my house between one of those small yellow spiders one of these, I thinkI know the argument and there's plenty to back it up. Sometimes I relent if I recognize the species and if I'm confident if it's going to stick to the ground level and not web down to my face. Especially while I'm sleeping. The jumping spiders are cool though.
That is, in essence, the entire operating principle behind "th Holy Roman Empire". Constantine, crowned emperor in 313 AD, was the first Christian to hold that title. The Western half of the Roman Empire, fell in 476 AD. After which date, Rome itself was no longer able to control its empire by threat of physical violence.
Accordingly, as the people accepted Christianity, Rome switched its tactics to control the people through the fear of eternal damnation. The popes controlled marital unions throughout the formerly occupied territories, and waged war "in the name of God and Jesus" throughout the middle ages.
Fast forward to today. their cloistered priests can no longer accept and are not able to survive and compete in the secular world.
Accordingly, .the concept of "papal infallibility", has given them leave to pursue whatever deviant needs they so choose.
From the point of mannerism and affect, I find it difficult to distinguish between "piety", and overt homosexuality..
At some point here, I feel obliged to warn you, they'll be trying to teach your children to, "talk with their mouths full", which is after all, a behaviour you've worked so hard to discourage.
The Vatican is its own country, and a rich one at that. It got that way, from hundreds of millions of fools throughout the ages, trying to buy their way into "heaven"..
The Bible was never expected to be taken literally. Religious fanatics take it literally. Anti-religious fanatics take it literally. For example, one of the four gospels tells a different story than the other three. Did somebody screw up? No. Historical verity wasn't the intent.
I agree that verity, as you put it, was not the intent. The main reason that I agree is that it is widely thought that the new testament was written approximately 100-years after the life of the man history calls Jesus. In those 100-years, the story is sure to have changed considerably - especially in light of simple experiments such as gathering together several people in a circle and one person whispering a message in the ear of the person next to them, and so on. The message usually changes, sometimes significantly, when the last person repeats it at the end.The Bible was never expected to be taken literally. Religious fanatics take it literally. Anti-religious fanatics take it literally. For example, one of the four gospels tells a different story than the other three. Did somebody screw up? No. Historical verity wasn't the intent.
That interpretation is your interpretation - which is your prerogative, however, how you interpret it and how others interpret the passage varies as do interpretations of most bible passages.The story goes that the creator made the world in six days and then rested on the seventh. The whole point in making that tale sacred scripture was to get YOU to take a day off. It's still a good idea, so if somebody who's attached to their religion wants to update the story with the more sophisticated knowledge of astronomy then I'm not going to get too upset.
Thanks for sharing your opinion!The actual idea of creating a History with verifiable evidence is very new. In fact it corresponds with the invention of photography. Before that, the past was only recounted in stories. Memory is fuzzy. The wind, the weather and the passage of time obliterate what came before. The purpose of stories was just to teach lessons. Really, when people argue about whether the chronology in the Bible is true or not, both sides look really silly.
The biggest problem with the internet is that it allows stupidity to grow via networking.
From Wiki:The jumping spider is not so large -
I never knew tarantulas come in such small packages. Interesting.From Wiki:
"Tarantulas comprise a group of large and often hairy arachnids belonging to theTheraphosidae family of spiders, of which about 900 species have been identified. This article only describes members of the Theraphosidae, although some other members of the same infraorder (Mygalomorphae) are commonly referred to as "tarantulas".
Tarantula sizes range from as small as a fingernail to as large as a dinner plate when the legs are fully extended. Depending on the species, the body length of tarantulas ranges from 2.5 to 10 cm (1 to 4 in), with leg spans of 8–30-centimetre (3–12 in). Leg span is determined by measuring from the tip of the back leg to the tip of the front leg on the opposite sid
Reasoning that the hair on the jumping spider, and the size range of tarantulas might indicate a genealogical connection, I pursued that line of "reasoning". Boy, was I ever wrong.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_spider Jumping spiders are a group of spiders that constitute the family Salticidae However, that's just as humorous, since the Spanish verb "to jump", is "saltar". (Ostensibly that traces back to Latin as well The same infinitive on Latin would likely be "saltare'").
I'll take that in the spirit in which it was intended -- passive aggressive I thinkThanks for sharing your opinion!
Speaking of false information, "Hollywood" is one word. (It's OK, I fixed it for you).The internet has allowed information to come out that that was previously buried from the public by the mainstream news and Hollywood.
Hollywood is more guilty of, "distributing facts not in evidence", rather than overtly withholding or distributing falsified evidence. The docudrama "Titanic", is a classic example. Based in actual events, a producer must embellish or add "conversations" which no one but the originals were ever privy to.The lack of information is more dangerous than a spread of false information by a few.
That particular ship was "the Lusitania" I pulled that from memory, but can't come with what flag it sailed under, where it sunk or anything else. Never mind, here you go:Case in point: prior to graduating high school, I knew of no other genocide other than the holocaust. Only rescently did I learn what the halohador and others. Other true events have been buried such as the Northeast project, CIA involvement with "Syrian rebels", and the sinking of a ship that drew America into WW1 as well. More recently, the narrative of Covington and Jussie whoever may have been spun different if it wasn't for Alternative media help.
Unfortunately, that can lead to time wasted, "you'll never get back". But what the hell, it's fun anyway.I will gladly swipe through a few crazy theories on order to learn about things that really matter and are often hidden from us.
Yeah, Carlin's "comedy", was oftentimes edgy enough to make you wriggle around in your seat. He was the first host of "SNL" October 11, 1975“Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time!
But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He's all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can't handle money!”
― George Carlin