“My name is here presented more to be understood than to be read” said once a #Roman senator.
For my #EarlyMedievalPills, let’s explore what monograms can tell us about changes in political culture & social communication between late antiquity & #Carolingian times. 1/
Monogrammatic culture has its roots in the #classical world. Producers used monograms to mark mass-produced objects such as pottery. We also see them on Hellenistic coins. However, they didn’t encode the name of the issuing authority, but functioned as control marks. 2/
Influenced by Hellenistic models, #Roman emperors adopted monograms on their coins. They were used to encode the emperor’s name thus becoming personal graphic devices that could also mark certain objects the trade of which was an imperial monopoly. 3/
"Many #Arabs were attracted to Erez #Israel by the prosperity brought by the #Jews
For example, 40 Jewish families settled in Rishon Le Tsiyon. By 1889 400+ Arab families had settled around them. This repeated itself in many Jewish areas"
~A. Druyanov (all before the 1893 census)
🇮🇱In the area where organized Jewish settlement began *where 98% of the Jews would live until independence*,
📌the entire *non-Jewish population* in 1893 came to 93,600
The #Jewish population* at the time was ~59,431
~>Vital Cuinet’s 1895 survey
2) Ppl need to understand that now a days, most churches in #Canada and #USA and not Catholic.
No offence to those who are Catholic. Most do NOT know they are not Christian.
Their scriptures have been changes. The 10 commandments have been changed. 2 taken away. 8 split into 10.
3) Their Sabbath is on the wrong day. Sunday is NOT the Sabbath.
The Lord workedfor 6 days to create earth and all apoit. He rested on the 7th day.
We are to work 6 days and rest on the 7th day with the #Lord on #Saturday the true #Sabbath You pray to fall gods, giving praise.
"(((European Union’s))) “revenge” against Hungary for protecting its national borders, his frustration with “hypocritical” organizations like the UN that have failed to forestall the destruction of Christian communities in the Middle East,
"and his faith in a resurgent Central Europe to push-back against the European Union’s “post-national, post-Christian” agenda."
1) #America Was Founded As A #Christian Nation:
“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”
2) The Constitution honors the Christian Sabbath. This is found in Article 1, Section 7, & Clause 2 which in part follows: “If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law,”
3) When the Constitution was completed on September 17, 1787, it was signed by the delegates then to be ratified by the states. The delegates signed the Constitution in the “Year of our Lord.” This is a direct reference to Christianity. This is found in Article 7
Maybe women should start taking a look at what religion is... it's a work of fiction meant to keep you in chains. You'll never realize the power they had over you until you try to leave. It takes years.
They'll tell you that you're responsible for all the sin. Men.. they are just harmless good people who were corrupted by the evil woman. Your son's will grow up thinking this way and so will your daughters. They are both destroyed by a made up bondage.
Leaving religion wasn't the easy road the preachers always talked about. The easy road, i realize now, was avoiding the truth. It's a struggle to leave the bondage, but once your mind is free, you'll be thankful.
the tyrant. we saw this in #antonio#maino's NAC, which turned into law the RTE, and was about to turn into law the Communal Violence Bill, which essentially made all Hindus criminals. expect the roman christian behavior as in this excerpt if @incindia comes back to power. 👇
more about the end of the 1000-year-old academy and of greco-roman civilization in general. we can see this happening in india in front of our very eyes.
In fact, you can know the incense smell of an ancient pagan temple by visiting any Hindu shrine
Somehow we imagine one cannot be Christian and sexual, Christian and metrosexual, Christian and gourmand. When we are forced to make a choice, we either choose active Christian and boring or passive Christian and epicurean.
I am so alive. I am culturally exposed and enjoy living. But, there is a centredness to me. Because God lives within me, he modulates everything I do.
#Burkas are like wearing a crusifix&should b defended,said Scots leader liberal+lesbian,irresponsibly ignoring that a crusifix is a symbol of #Christianity,which holds t western civilisation,while #nijab is a symbol of oppression enforced recently in #Islam by the #Saudi#Wahhabi
#Liberals accusing #Iranian govt of"oppressing women" who must wear a lose scarf,but do not protest against the #Saudi#Wahhabi reactionary dogma,while it's creeping as political #Islam to combat western #civilisation at the end.If it's sounds like fiction,think Saudi investments
Serious problem wth "western civilisation"mental health.Giving up easily to full veil wearing wthout asking what the cover symbolises,wthout questioning why it came from archaic #Saudi#Wahhabi#Sharia#Regime by force,is👉rejection of progressive western values.Period
From #Pericles to #Trump: A brief history of the West in 21 tweets (including this tweet). Purpose is to show how through the muddled history there is a direct ideological train connecting Western Civ that is meaningful to talk abt. Obvs lots is missing. it's a tweetstorm. (1/21)
753 BCE: A little town called #ROME is founded on the banks of the Tiber in #Italy. It will invent the word Emperor & become the standard for all future western empires. Its language is still used on the seal of the American President, along w/ its symbol of the Eagle. (2/21)
387 BCE: Plato founds his Academy for philosophy in #Athens. In between bouts of mansplaining & homoeroticism they trailblaze the concept of using logic & reason to make sense of the world & develop tools for doing so we still use today. (3/21)
#Christians and #Muslims in #Jerusalem describe life under Israeli occupation
Mar 3, 2018
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre closed its doors in protest of #Israel's new tax laws, learn from Christians in the Old City of Jerusalem the realities of living in a Jewish state. #BDS
2012 - #Israel's Persecution of #Christians in the #HolyLand. - CBS News #Palestine is documented in this very special 60 Minutes episode.
WATCH how Israel's Ambassador #MichaelOren is confronted by Bob Simon, why he tried interfere to stop this episode
"Most church goers will say they believe the #Bible, but the question is what #Bible?
"If pinned down to specific answers, they will discount the #OldTestament about 90%. They are skeptical of its history & they give no credence to its #miracles. They know only utter confusion as to its #prophecies and they reject its laws as being repudiated by the #NewTestament.
"For their beauty of language, they will accept the #Psalms, those which are not controversial. Any verse is accepted which could not offend even the most #wicked, but they reject all the others which sternly call the #Christian to the duties he wants to evade.
2. You said #Conservative principles didn’t really matter, though you really couldn’t tell us what #Conservatism means. Of course, your leader didn’t know either; his attempts to articulate it were painful. You mocked our efforts to explain. ->
3. #Trump wild swings of rhetoric, positions, moods didn’t bother any of you. Whatever Trump said last was best & most true, no matter the word salad in which it was presented. His blatant self-contradictions were obvious to all but to you. ->
"Many years ago, the then president of The National Council of Churches warned that the danger of the great religious awakening taking place in our country, might become fanatical and be carried into our political and business life!
"Perhaps this was a fair assessment, that is, if you conflate #Christian#Zionism with religious awakening. Unfortunately, these "fanatical" #Evangelicals have 0 faith in the #Christian religion to which they give empty lip service--while paying homage to those who hate #Christ.
"For lack of faith in the actual #Bible, #Evangelicals make Scofield’ Notes, (Scofield! A drunkard and a con-man allied with the Satanist, Darby) --#Evangelicals have turned Scofield’s NOTES into a DIABOLICAL FORCE in our #national life.
[...] "The watchman’s task has always been a thankless one.
"There are treacherous fifth column elements, who are really working for the #defeat of the #nation, at the hands of its enemies.
"These subversive elements readily gain and hold the #public’s ear, because they soothingly tell the people what they want to hear. Go back to sleep, no danger can come, and there is nothing you can do.
This Thread may be one of those moments when you might want to question what you have learned, or at the very least look at it from another perspective, when regarding #Judaism#Christianity (many don't know)
4. Faith is absolutely important (should be) in #Judaism#Christian life. Many just go through the Rote Motions, and Traditions, but that won't cut.
Bereishit (Berry-Sheet) Genesis 15:6
Notice he was made Tzadic or Righteous by Faith (Not by works)
After 70 years of imperial/neoliberal indoctrination the web of lies is so obviously absurde (9/11, Skripal, WH = ISIS, etc.), that it is dissoluting. The empathetic humanity connects, closes ranks and sends their eternal psychopathic rulers and their lackeys into nowhere land.
The "evil empire" is a lifelong three year old child. I certainly loved my children at that age too, however only because they created not only a surreal mess, but also made steady progress.
A great documentary about psychopathy and society:
The elite invented "democracy" to protect them from the empathetic people. The media are their means for misleading the people sedated by "democracy". This is definitely a bad thing since the people have become educated and the elite almost totally insane.