“And when you start a conversation HEY SUFFERER! that means you’re talking to a dead man! And when that dead man starts talking about the afterlife it is because they called him Sufferer!”
I could look at these gifs for hours…
this is so calming
i think there is no greater dark magic than the cha-cha slide
you will never get a group of people obeying every command so quickly as you will by putting on that song.
every previous conversation grinds to a halt as everyone goes to the left and then takes it back now y’all
All of that being said please remember if you EVER want to talk religion or belief systems I ADORE hearing about what other people believe in and would love to talk about your spirituality or lack there of if you are willing to speak of it in a purely educational and informative manner! My ask is always open and this is basically the only time fan mail is okay
My mom gets mad whenever I bring up religion in history. I adore them both so much and VERY MUCH SO respect the beliefs of others, especially as religion is often viewed as a support system that gives a person something to lean on when times get bad. It gives them something to believe in and the hope that life itself has a higher meaning
However history and religion rarely compliment each other well.
It’s mostly creation stories that fuck everything up, really, because they make people believe that their religion was the “original” organized religion which it probably was not.
Truly “organized” religion most likely began with polytheistic Sumer. Of course the worshipping of higher beings existed before then but we don’t know of any religion with a solid organizational structure before that. Most of the earlier worshipping is simply called spirituality as opposed to religion because of this
The first known monotheistic religion is Zoroastrianism, as sun/flame centric religion, that is in fact still practiced today- though it is in rapid decline (nowadays they consider themselves very similar to Christianity).
Judaism, though often viewed as the first monotheistic religion, came well after Zoroastrianism and so on and so forth
Religious history is wonderful to think about ugh so glorious
Talking about history and religion gets me hot
I’m still in love with the fact that the Great Flood in the old testament was almost certainly a thing that did in fact happen
It just wasn’t quiet as the bible says, of course!
It wasn’t for 40 days and 40 nights and it wasn’t the whole world
But the time period in which the flood probably would have happened coincides with that of a great flood happening as recorded in the Sumerian King List
Sumer (Mesopotamia) was the first known settled civilization and thrived between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (around modern day Iraq)
The significance of these rivers were their flooding tendencies that brought fertile soil with them and made the land ideal for farming
However their floods, unlike with the Nile, were unpredictable and could often cause massive amounts of damage
It is likely that the Great Flood from the Sumerian King List was devastating enough to bring about incredible mythos and stories of the “whole world” flooding
Which really would not be far from the truth for those ancient peoples! To them, the land between the rivers WAS the whole world
I just find this absolutely fascinating to think about. History and religion entwining to compliment each other is beautiful
This bathroom in the Jacksonville airport had a bunch of signs of all different shapes of women and I think that’s pretty neat
Netflix is amazing because it let me go from watching Titanic to But I’m a Cheerleader to Iron Sky
I feel like that’s all you need to know about me. That covers all of my interests
Real historic tragedies, lesbians, and Nazis colonizing the moon
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