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The bible was written in a time where leprosy was common, starvation was rampant, chattal slavery was everywhere, there were many proverbial con artists and snake oil salesmen running about, and natural phenomena existed primarily without a scientific explanation, because Romans despised the Hellenistic Greeks, and their way of living.

 

So show a lil' patience, mmmkkkkaaaayyyy???

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So show a lil' patience, mmmkkkkaaaayyyy???

You don't think a millenium and a half is long enough to learn that snake oil doesn't do shit?

 

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Hambydammit wrote: Quote:So

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So show a lil' patience, mmmkkkkaaaayyyy???

You don't think a millenium and a half is long enough to learn that snake oil doesn't do shit?

 

 

We're talking about HUMANS here...

Clearly, not...

 

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So show a lil' patience, mmmkkkkaaaayyyy???

You don't think a millenium and a half is long enough to learn that snake oil doesn't do shit?

We're talking about HUMANS here...

Clearly, not... 

Mmm. Tasty, tasty humans.

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Mmm. Tasty, tasty humans.


 


Ahhh the long pig!

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Mmm. Tasty, tasty humans.


 


Ahhh the long pig!

The lond what? That went right over my head....

“A meritocratic society is one in which inequalities of wealth and social position solely reflect the unequal distribution of merit or skills amongst human beings, or are based upon factors beyond human control, for example luck or chance. Such a society is socially just because individuals are judged not by their gender, the colour of their skin or their religion, but according to their talents and willingness to work, or on what Martin Luther King called 'the content of their character'. By extension, social equality is unjust because it treats unequal individuals equally.” "Political Ideologies" by Andrew Heywood (2003)


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Hambydammit wrote: Quote:So

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So show a lil' patience, mmmkkkkaaaayyyy???

You don't think a millenium and a half is long enough to learn that snake oil doesn't do shit?

 

 

Actually... it is. But this forum doesn't have a sarcasm smilie.

“A meritocratic society is one in which inequalities of wealth and social position solely reflect the unequal distribution of merit or skills amongst human beings, or are based upon factors beyond human control, for example luck or chance. Such a society is socially just because individuals are judged not by their gender, the colour of their skin or their religion, but according to their talents and willingness to work, or on what Martin Luther King called 'the content of their character'. By extension, social equality is unjust because it treats unequal individuals equally.” "Political Ideologies" by Andrew Heywood (2003)


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Update.

Kapkao wrote:

The bible was written in a time where leprosy was common, starvation was rampant, chattal slavery was everywhere, there were many proverbial con artists and snake oil salesmen running about, and natural phenomena existed primarily without a scientific explanation, because Romans despised the Hellenistic Greeks, and their way of living.

 

So show a lil' patience, mmmkkkkaaaayyyy???

 

 

             I agree with you sentiment!  BUT!!!!!!   Romans did NOT despise the Greeks,  They adored Greek culture. Highbrow Romans spoke Greek among themselves they only used Latin in public forums.   Greeks thrived under the Roman empire even as slaves they were the tutors, doctors, artists, stewards no Roman aristocrat would live without at least one educated Greek serving their family.  Greeks were so valued in the civil service and military and so respected that the entire Eastern Empire became Greek speaking.  Then out lasted the Latin speaking Western half by 1000 years.

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Hambydammit wrote: Quote:So

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So show a lil' patience, mmmkkkkaaaayyyy???

You don't think a millenium and a half is long enough to learn that snake oil doesn't do shit?

 

 

WHAT? WHY DON'T PEOPLE TELL ME THESE THINGS! WHY AM I THE LAST TO KNOW?

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Kapkao wrote:Sterculius

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Mmm. Tasty, tasty humans.


 


Ahhh the long pig!

The lond what? That went right over my head....

long pork=human flesh, since humans are physiologically and gastronomically similar to pigs.

goddamn, that makes me proud....

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Hambydammit wrote: Quote:So

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So show a lil' patience, mmmkkkkaaaayyyy???

You don't think a millenium and a half is long enough to learn that snake oil doesn't do shit?

 

Placebos can still kill the pain.

 

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             I agree with you sentiment!  BUT!!!!!!   Romans did NOT despise the Greeks, 

This post makes baby jesus cry.

Some romans adored greeks, the rest simply kept them as slaves to fulfill the needs of the patricians, plebians, nobles that did not own land, et cetera. Before Julius became became Emperor... the greeks were simply the barbaric, primitive ancestors of the Roman Republic. Some of them fought FIERCELY against the Roman Legions... and lost. Thusly, healers, theatre actors, and "philosopher kings" were sternly looked down upon and given 2nd-class citizenship, in a way.

 

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  Greeks thrived under the Roman empire even as slaves they were the tutors, doctors, artists, stewards no Roman aristocrat would live without at least one educated Greek serving their family.  Greeks were so valued in the civil service and military and so respected that the entire Eastern Empire became Greek speaking.  Then out lasted the Latin speaking Western half by 1000 years.

Of course they did... AFTER Cleopatra, Marc Antony, Julius, and of course, Augustus Caesar. Until then... they were simply the unenviable conquered city-states that made up Alexander's Empire. Naturally, after Alexander died, his Empire broke up into three distinct states... one for each of his most influential generals. To have a person's kingdom sliced up and sold to the highest (or most cunning) bidder was simply unthinkable to the Romans.

And yes, they did create a highly Christian kingdom known as the Byzantine Empire. The Byzantines... had good trade routes, as well as cultural, philosophical, military and religious influence.... but they ultimately LOST to Sultan Osmon. Because, y'know, those upstart lords and ladies can become extremely troublesome when your 'empire' is barely hanging on to power by a thread.

And I'll stop my post on that note.

“A meritocratic society is one in which inequalities of wealth and social position solely reflect the unequal distribution of merit or skills amongst human beings, or are based upon factors beyond human control, for example luck or chance. Such a society is socially just because individuals are judged not by their gender, the colour of their skin or their religion, but according to their talents and willingness to work, or on what Martin Luther King called 'the content of their character'. By extension, social equality is unjust because it treats unequal individuals equally.” "Political Ideologies" by Andrew Heywood (2003)


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iwbiek wrote:Kapkao

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Kapkao wrote:

Sterculius wrote:

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Mmm. Tasty, tasty humans.


 


Ahhh the long pig!

The lond what? That went right over my head....

 

long pork=human flesh, since humans are physiologically and gastronomically similar to pigs.

goddamn, that makes me proud....

SSSHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Don't tell the muslims that!

“A meritocratic society is one in which inequalities of wealth and social position solely reflect the unequal distribution of merit or skills amongst human beings, or are based upon factors beyond human control, for example luck or chance. Such a society is socially just because individuals are judged not by their gender, the colour of their skin or their religion, but according to their talents and willingness to work, or on what Martin Luther King called 'the content of their character'. By extension, social equality is unjust because it treats unequal individuals equally.” "Political Ideologies" by Andrew Heywood (2003)


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EXC wrote:Hambydammit

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So show a lil' patience, mmmkkkkaaaayyyy???

You don't think a millenium and a half is long enough to learn that snake oil doesn't do shit?

 

Placebos can still kill the pain.

 

Why not just rave it up using X (ecstacy), liquid X (GHB), shrooms, speedballs... especially the speedballs. They kill a lot more than just pain...

“A meritocratic society is one in which inequalities of wealth and social position solely reflect the unequal distribution of merit or skills amongst human beings, or are based upon factors beyond human control, for example luck or chance. Such a society is socially just because individuals are judged not by their gender, the colour of their skin or their religion, but according to their talents and willingness to work, or on what Martin Luther King called 'the content of their character'. By extension, social equality is unjust because it treats unequal individuals equally.” "Political Ideologies" by Andrew Heywood (2003)


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Brian37 wrote:Hambydammit

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So show a lil' patience, mmmkkkkaaaayyyy???

You don't think a millenium and a half is long enough to learn that snake oil doesn't do shit?

 

 

WHAT? WHY DON'T PEOPLE TELL ME THESE THINGS! WHY AM I THE LAST TO KNOW?

GURRRRRRRRR!(shakes fist)

Ok, that made me chuckle. DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH EFFORT THAT TAKES?!?! (rattles saber)

“A meritocratic society is one in which inequalities of wealth and social position solely reflect the unequal distribution of merit or skills amongst human beings, or are based upon factors beyond human control, for example luck or chance. Such a society is socially just because individuals are judged not by their gender, the colour of their skin or their religion, but according to their talents and willingness to work, or on what Martin Luther King called 'the content of their character'. By extension, social equality is unjust because it treats unequal individuals equally.” "Political Ideologies" by Andrew Heywood (2003)


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Brian37 wrote:Hambydammit

It was SO great, I just had to you all twice...


 

“A meritocratic society is one in which inequalities of wealth and social position solely reflect the unequal distribution of merit or skills amongst human beings, or are based upon factors beyond human control, for example luck or chance. Such a society is socially just because individuals are judged not by their gender, the colour of their skin or their religion, but according to their talents and willingness to work, or on what Martin Luther King called 'the content of their character'. By extension, social equality is unjust because it treats unequal individuals equally.” "Political Ideologies" by Andrew Heywood (2003)