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  • Sacerdos
    replied to Non-Divine Pc's in 2nd Ed?
    I don't really know which ones it is in that movie....
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  • Sacerdos
    replied to Non-Divine Pc's in 2nd Ed?
    It's a movie about how Bush did 9/11, how Jesus is fake, and about how a secret conspiracy controls the entire world economy....
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  • Sacerdos
    replied to Non-Divine Pc's in 2nd Ed?
    "Excerpt from Zeitgeist". Oh God. Zeitgeist is absolute nonsense. Baseless conspiracy theory bullshit about as bad as the "Ancient Aliens" stuff....
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  • Sacerdos
    replied to Non-Divine Pc's in 2nd Ed?
    With this I think we are getting into a game of relative assessments. I disagree with Israel on Spinoza already being an Enlightenment philosopher; while I do think the Enlightenment started earlier than usually dated (already towards the end of the 17th Century, not only in the 18th) Spinoza is definitely too early. And I would say Ottoman Turkey loses its status as an acute threat towards the end of the 16th Century with the defeat and death of Suleyman the Magnificient and the later defeat of his heir at Lepanto. Afterwards, the Ottoman state increasingly stagnated, at least in its military...
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    Last edited by Sacerdos; 03-01-2019, 03:18 PM.

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  • Sacerdos
    replied to Non-Divine Pc's in 2nd Ed?
    Um, you know this is very far from corteous, right? And more than a little lazy, considering this was the main part of me engaging your arguments....
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  • Sacerdos
    replied to Non-Divine Pc's in 2nd Ed?
    Where is that from? Both the star part and the "different cultures like crosses" part. ^^'...
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  • Sacerdos
    replied to Non-Divine Pc's in 2nd Ed?
    You know, as a historian of exactly the period you are talking about (Renaissance to Enlightenment, 15th-18th Centuries), I have to say that your ideas of these intellectual movements are ... very wrong in some places. These philosophers not only wrote extensively (both positively and negatively) about colonialism, the very flowering of their schools was based in the riches Europe exploited from its colonies abroad. You can't pick and choose the figures you like, all of them are part of a picture. Those like Sepulveda who waxed poetical over how slavery was a natural thing were just as much a...
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