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Since a few of us here are seriously interested in religion, let us have a discussion for all things related to faith, theology, spirituality, metaphysics, et cetera. Virtually everything within the purview of faith is welcome in this thread. Absolutely no restrictions on any particular belief system. Cults are as welcome as major religion so long as they have serious, substantial beliefs. Agnostics, atheists, secularists and the non-religious are welcome, but keep your inquiries and arguments in good faith.
No. 32015
I would say there's a difference between "I feel that my country is special" and "my country is actually a lost tribe of israel, we are the true chosen of god".
Then again americans treat certain aspects of their society with a religious fervor much more than traditional religion, and inflating one's "heritage" isn't uncommon in burgerland.
No. 32025
I mean he actually is right in that American Exceptionalism often posits--along with Manifest Destiny--the idea that this country is the true Chosen of God and divinely mandated beacon of liberty and freedoms to the whole of the world etc etc, not to mention one of our other crackpot examples being the Mormons who quite literally believe exactly the same thing (that Indians are a lost tribe of Israel, that Jesus Christ came to America, that this is His Chosen land or whatever) but still.

And as for you please see >>31102 and then compare to British Israelism. I don't know if you're the same person but practically guaranteed you're/he's drinking from the same slop trough as British Israelists to posit that kind of nonsense.
No. 32027 Kontra
He sounds like a generic imageboard schizo, frankly.
No. 38420
Judaism is basically the worship of the Christian Father but not the Son or the Holy Spirit, and various forms of Gnosticism (and Catharism I think?) worship the Son but not the Father, so what would a religion that only worshiped the Holy Spirit be like? Zoroastrianism is the closest I can think of, but seems imperfect for some reason.

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What do you objectively think of Isis ?
I don't mean as good or bad but rather an objective criticism.
No. 38377
I got the impression that they were more inspired by western (anti-western) rhetorics than by islamic stuff. At least when comparing them with Taliban in Afghanistan. I got the impression that Taliban are really a bunch of farmers, head of families, fighting for their land and their medieval lifestyle and medieval Islam. Meanwhile IS was a shitshow trying to make as much propaganda as possible, their idea was to be as bombastic and showy as possible. They made massive use of modern media, just trying to cause a strong impression on whoever watched it, their point was to shock. People think that they behaved violently because they didn't really have a plan, but I think it's also because they were playing for a western audience (or a westernized muslim audience) more so than a traditional muslim audience, because they were mostly modernized/westernized muslims themselves.
No. 38396
ISIS is the living example of what happens when medieval savages get hold of modern technology. Islam is not only un-modern, it's actively regressive. And Isis is basically the islam equivalent of preppers. Young dudes with no perspective in life. Become an incel, right wing idiot or islamist. The only difference is the eagerness of activity and thinking having an AK in your hands makes you a warrior and that your god will make everything great.
I remember the story about that guy who went there and became a sex slave and that wog who complained about the arabs not behaving like he was used to in England. Delusional faggots, like NPD who would have been sent to the camps right away back then.
No. 38415
>I remember the story about that guy who went there and became a sex slave and that wog who complained about the arabs not behaving like he was used to in England

No. 38417
It's pretty much this just being honest, but being even more brutally honest it is actually exactly that in every war ever. The only difference is that every great war tends to have a bunch of manipulative psychopathic piece of shit elders basically enforcing an outward explosion of controlled chaos using these men. Wars are themselves the expenditure of that useless, hopeless, alienated, angsty young male energy. Every single war is basically just some absolute twat cajoling a bunch of would be ISIS members and incel right wing terrorists into going and looting the countryside outside of their territories. They pump them up and give them meaning, massively inflate and massage their egos, and give them just enough of the barest structure to not actively go around doing nothing but getting drunk while burning down villages and raping the women.

I don't think it's entirely fair to say that ISIS is medieval even. I mean sure they are, but they are much more technical and modern. The type of society they wish to enforce is indeed a perversion of basically every man's native anarcho primitivist instincts, to sneer upon the modern world and hold up the great values of raising a family and doing nothing but wood working while also incidentally using hacked playstation parts to drive Ork impromptu armored vehicles and drop grenades from drones while utilizing modern propaganda techniques.

I do however think that the one thing which actually made ISIS unique was that regardless of its members being composed of basically unemployable incel hooligans that they did manage to be a genuine apocalyptic death cult and not necessarily a rational actor in the common sense of the term. To this day I am actually rather surprised on just how poorly our military and political and even intelligence leadership appreciated what they were dealing with and were woefully inadequate at understanding this group and its aims. I swear I couldve personally oversaw the operations against them in the beginning and done a much better job, but well that's what happens when your high command is composed of a bunch of lawyer businessmen and boomer carreerists.

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Does Ernst follow any professionally played videogames? To what extend?
From time to time i like watching Quake Live and CS:GO but i don't think i'm interested enough to actually visit any events like many other people do.

Some news:
McDonalds ended it's sponsorship with the German Football Association and instead focuses on eSport now.


The Danish Prime Minister just opened a Counter-Strike event in Denmark with a short speech.

No. 31690 Kontra
Yeah, you're in.
So, let's see if we find the time to play at some point.
No. 31692 Kontra
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>viel your Link
WtF I was doing there? That should have been "via your link". Self-Kontra
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For sure we will, but I definitely need time to practice before, at least a few hours, to remember which key does what. It will be embarrassing enough anyway!
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Is Ernst interested in joining us into watching some CSGO with Ernst chat?
It would start at 20:00CET which is in 2 hours. We watch one of the most succesfull (which means not succesfull at all) German teams against some Polish team.
Just a tiny game no one really cares about so there won't be a high production value or talented casters.


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Another day has passed

And on to the next one
No. 38324
I've decided to read a book during the weekend, and I picked Vladimir Voinovich's The Hat, a satire of Soviet society.

Yesterday I wanted to write a short biographical note on Attila József, but when I looked at the textbook, I realised it's 7-8 pages long and I decided to play Doom instead.
By the looks, he's a talentless hack who's been over-glorified by the commies.

There is one more hurdle before the matura exams, and that is the fact that a few years ago they introduced an extra requirement to even taking the exams.
Essentially, you need to do 50 hours of community service to even be able to sit down and take the exam. So I'm trying to get paperwork for this bullshit done too.
I'm pretty sure it was some Christian Democrat boomer's idea to introduce this requirement. Seriously: Fuck the ""Christian""-""Democratic"" ""People's"" ""Party"".
Nobody votes for them, but they still get government positions because they're in a coalition with Fidesz on paper, and they usually get the Ministry of Human Resources, which also includes education.

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>50 hours of community service
This was the same in Canada. It was a good thing for me, as the computer store I volunteered at hired me to work there after I had finished volunteering.
No. 38341
The alternative is serfdom or Communism.

What's the 1980's movie war game.

'The only winning move is not to play'

In a mechanical sense, how fast does a play travel if thrown, by a boy on a train travelling 60mph.
Well that depends on who is observing the ball, each observer will see the ball travelling at a different speed, direction vector.
Much as you can to use a word I hate hack your own perception to make life what you want it to be.
Only in this time, in a civilized country could you quit your job, stop paying your rent, serve a penal sentence and in five years get another turn to throw the dice, the die may be cast but it is never the final die.
No. 38342
I swear this board butchers my ramblings, well semi-coherent it is then.

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Okay, guys. Because of uni I had to absent myself from imageboards in the last year, I came back and a few things have changed. Now that Kohlchan is dead what good international imageboards are available out there? This place seems fine, but I'm lurking here for hours and not even a single post. Ylilauta has more people there, but it changed too much over the past few years and there's fewer people there than what I expected.

Any suggestions, please?
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No. 38319
Don't bother reintegrating into the rabble. You'll lose yourself again to the herd, so keep your chin up and keep on trucking into the sun, my man.

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Do you believe in God ?
Why yes and why not ?
No. 38291
But the church itself isn't a person, it is an organization, moreover one that if you follow anything at all about what Jesus said puts feeding, clothing, housing and so on the poor and downtrodden at its highest mark on the to do list solely below replicating belief in itself. Going by that one could easily regard or organizer churches as large aid societies and sprawling international communes and cooperatives.

I'm guessing that part of what must've happened in Europe is that in addition to the clergy getting tied up into monarchist and feudal politics that they eventually began getting land deeds not organizationally but for individual members of the clergy, thus putting monks who really should've been more like professional medics and charity workers taking a vow of poverty into being even more useless and pompous versions of the aristocracy. That being the case it seems to me that church reform is what was always what was needed. I can also see how that would lead to the church itself becoming incredibly separated from the laity until finally reaching the point that it outwardly was jockeying for position as a pillar of the system itself because it had been bought out and coopted by nobles, and had in return spread the message of such nonsense as claiming loyalty to your "lord" was the same as loyalty to the LORD which come to think of it makes a lot of things about the wording of the KJV make sense. Speaking of which what's particularly difficult for me to imagine is how any of these peasants tolerated their king being such a murderous adulterer that he outright schismed from the Catholic Church solely to create a church that was okay with his adultery. I can never take Anglicans seriously and I strongly suspect that may be part of why England in general is such a starkly atheist country.

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Just like any other organization, church can be corrupt as well, and just like in other organizations, for one decent person who genuinely cares about people and trying his best to help them there can be scores and scores of assholes who only in it for money and power. Also, despite claiming to be a non-political entity, churches were a part of politics from the very beginning, even in pre-Abrahamic times: think Egyptian priests who were a considerable political force, pretty much holding the rulers on a short leash. Judeo-Christianity is no exception, as the early Jewish priests had both legislative and tax-collecting (called "tithe") functions, which are normally associated with the state rather than the church nowadays. So, there you have it: despite ostensibly being a charity organization created with only good intentions, church also offers an opportunity to fill one's pockets, and that of course attracts a lot of people with flexible morals, who in turn the church into yet another mechanism of exploitation. This is also why I'm very skeptical about different non-religious charity organizations, especially here in Belarus, because it's extremely likely that the money they collect to help the orphans or world peace or whatever end up in bureaucrats' wallets and accounts.

Henry VIII may have been a piece of shit, but he definitely wasn't an idiot. He understood well that the church is a part of politics, so he just used it for his own ends. And peasants? Peasants were completely dependent on their landlords. So what could they do? Or rather, why should they do anything? Material needs always trump spiritual ones; after all, it doesn't matter much what confession you belong to when you're dead. There could be some trouble from more independent strata, like yeomen, but they too probably decided that they don't like the church enough to risk their well-being for it.

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CoE started using vernacular at services instead of just talking Latin at a bunch of illiterate peasants. People tended to appreciate understanding what was being said over a 'tradition' that had them sitting through an hour of gobbledygook. It also didn't happen overnight, the Lollards had existed before the Reformation and had left their mark, especially with Wycliffe's Bible.
No. 38310
I'm never going to be able to see Soviet Realism in any way shape or form as anything but blatantly superior to the absolute piece of piss trash garbage that American and other modern Capitalist culture had produced, from Piss Christ, to canned tins of shit, to those fucking abomination sculptures of I think he's Brazilian and look like malformed drops of molten lead that somehow was perverted into being even more crass and tasteless, to bubblegum pop and most 80s music, to most of Warhol, to most of Marcel DuChamp, to just on and on up to and including whatever the fucking hell you call nuStar Wars and capeshit. This is all the more evident of our blatant inferiority in the realm of painting with SocRealist bullshit. Was it actually good? Well no maybe not, but compared to just about every single MoMA installation it sure as hell was.

Besides which what I've found so far is that a lot of Soviet artists, composers and so on were kept on a pretty loose leash by the Party. They all pretty much seemed to basically only have to be all yeah yeah and Marx Lenin blah blah whatever to get crap past the censors and get funding from the state apparatus. I also have long suspected that the USSR would've just chilled out had the roles been reversed and much of the Capitalist world collapsed by the mid 90s. We may not have had as many cool vidya games on the one hand, but I still have doubt that the USSR wouldn't be producing computer games anyway and besides which we probably just lost out on a lot of supremely awesome technical and scientific advances as a result.

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Since there is nothing to do, I decide to walk down to Moscow city center and show how people leave there. Enjoy.
No. 38189 Kontra
>Communism itself is full of some masonic symbolism.
since there are probably millions of things who are made a symbol in freemasonry, but only freemasons know, everyone can claim basically anything to be supposedly a symbol of freemasonry. sun, stars, swastikas, a rotten banana or a simple triangle shape might have some hidden meaning in a masonic ritual. however, that doesn't indicate that tibetan monks who might use swastikas or sub-saharan bushmen drawing spirals and triangles are members of some masonic lodge.

communism isn't fond of religions in general, including all sorts of occultism, and much less of secret societies consisting exclusively of rich and influential elitist people conspiring together in order to become even more rich and powerful on the expense of the average plebs.

consequently, freemasonry was outlawed in all communist states including ddr and ussr.
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I really like the effort put into it
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I did. Thank you.

>Headquarters of ministry of internal affairs of Moscow. Small church inside inside where police praying out their won sins
A church on government property; I don't recall ever seeing that here, because of our separation of Church and State. Maybe they exist somewhere, though, like small chapels or something.

These are beautiful.
No. 38278
That hat fits that man perfectly :D

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Well can I get those Der General porn shops please?
No. 38265 Kontra
There are many layers of why this is a shit thread

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Are the skeksis from The Dark Crystal an antisemitic caricature? Think about it: they’re beaked, hunchbacked, lecherous, alien schemers who drain the life force of innocents in dark rites (blood libel) to maintain their power. They are rootless interlopers from another realm who have seized control of an autochthonous civilization through cunning and treachery. Basically all of the tropes are covered here. Does this matter? Are observations like this paranoid or do you think a clear line can be drawn between characters like this in sci-fi/fantasy and historical portrayals of Jews in western art and culture?
No. 38153
Tolkein's dwarves were supposed to be like Jews, and in spite of being otherwise a good race they were described as only being weak to greed and no other sins. Also the grey dwarves were mistaken for animals by early elves and hunted to extinction as vermin, but ended up acting like animals because of this and totally deserving of genocide (Mim in Narn I Chin Hurin was used as an analogue of the dwarf in Niebelung that started the whole fuckup).
I like your thread OP, don't listen to the haters, only mods can decide what shouldn't be posted.
No. 38154 Kontra
Ferengi where the only thing that made ds9 worth watching for me, honestly TOS is the only Star Trek I like, but I would pay real money to see a spinoff that was just about a Ferengi merchant ship.
No. 38155 Kontra
but yeah I kind of agree that the Ferengi were not the most Jewish race in ds9, considering that Bajor is an obvious metaphor for Israel with the Cardassians being Nazis.
No. 38167 Kontra
Who is bumping these old (and often shit) threads

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Hello Ernstchan. Where is the serious discussion about computer's hardware?
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Tbh as it was already metioned, don't remember if I posted it on EC. But my memory is blackhole so sorry if it is repeating. But storry happened like this - my old 775 PC was just in storage for year or so since I built new computer, I absoluetly tired of dealing with old one. But recently for friend (for whom I ordered Xeon CPU recently, and who have old 775 MSI board I metioned) I detached ddr3 2gb memory sticks for him, since I no any need for ddr3 or 2, my current motherboard is ddr4 only. And after it he said that one of mine memory sticks not work. And this was it - this was the cause of "death" of my old PC, probably together with power block. So I decided - if rest works, why not built a seconday PC. I bought ne SSD drive - cheap one, I don't need something huge and reliable, same as new power block - also cheap, since I not care about this old PC. I also had 2 1gb DDR3 sticks, which I used. My old Asus P5KC Motherboard was perfectly fine so now.. I have second late 00s computer connected to TV. I installed there things like Red Faction, Heroes 2 and King's Bounty the legend, to relax on bed with keyboard and mouse. Thanks that my old Philips 1280x768 tv already have HDMI connectors so it was not hard to connect PC to it.
For videocard I picked best from my collection you may see on other pic - GTX260 1GB, it's still works without issues and why not, I don't need much more from this second PC. old ~2005 case has no any help for cable mengment or easy placement, but it's almost fully full metal and after full wash and clean is like new.
My collection of videocards if anybody wonder about those:
ASUS NVidia GTX260 1gb
Sapphire RADEON HD 4850 gddr3 512mb (deda, my old videocard that RIP somewhere in 2015)

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Don't say it's that cool but thanks

Got another computer. Wierd one - motherboard is gigabyte for AM2+ socket, have 2 places for DDR2 memomy. Had two sticks - one 2 gig and other 1 gig. But Power unit is much newer and fancier one for 550w with detachable cables. Have 2 hard drives and GeForce N9800GT as video card.
No. 38137
I've got linux mint and it works, can't play pirated games or get steam to work.
Next project will be xcfe on a thumb drive, like a leet hackor man.