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Are flush toilets pagan?

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posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 05:12 AM
a reply to: DISRAELI

No, I never attacked Jesus.

I only said if fundamentalists take certain things from the Old Testament, they should also poop accordingly.
If Jesus had a human body it's not an attack to say He had bodily functions.

You mention other issues, and fair enough, perhaps experts and posts can debate them.

But pagans had the first toilets.
Foreboding as it may have been.

The concept was not Biblical.
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posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 05:31 AM
a reply to: halfoldman

And believe it or not, but taking many religions and sects into account, you also adopt their toilet habits.

We only hear about diet, but travel a bit to Asia or the Middle East, and it soon becomes apparent they have different habits.

The toilet and ideology also go together.

Empires think they are the standard, but they're not.

Modernity in the loo to other cultures is flushing your poo around, and toilet paper is a smear campaign.
They have more of a line to the time of Jesus than postmodern porcelain.

Maybe Jesus would have puked at our Western toilets.
That's conjecture either way.
But if you follow the Bible, do what the Bible says.
Or don't preach to me about anything in it.

PS. Use the left hand for the bathroom.
Even the persecuted remnants of the oldest Christian communities do.
It's a general custom.
Use the right hand for eating.
People will choke on their food if you eat with your left hand.
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posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 06:07 AM
What I also wanted to critique is a remaining taboo against the topic.

Here we are, 6-7 billion of us.
And we produce waste every day.

But unless you're in the sewage industry, you never hear about it.

But I wanna know - where does the poop go?

posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 06:15 AM
Good question.

Where might it go?

Well here divers sometimes surface with a turd on their head.

It gives me a general idea.

posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 07:22 AM
a reply to: halfoldman

No purification plant? Thats mediaeval, in my opinion.

posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 08:41 AM
a reply to: halfoldman

As far as my poop goes about 50% into fully functioning waste treatment, about 35% into septic tanks, the remaining into pit toilets or buried by hand. I don't think I've ever lived in an area where I contributed to raw sewage going into a river, lake or ocean.

I'm currently hooked up to a municipal sewage system which occasionally had overflows during storms, but about 11 years ago, the storm water runoff was separated from the domestic sewer to prevent those occurrences.

I've heard that cruise ships are some of the worst offenders for dumping raw sewage, but I've never gone on a cruise on one of those.

posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 12:34 PM
You know, every once in a while there arrives a thread that just leaps out from all of the Trump this and Clinton that nonsense. A thread so impossible to ignore, no matter how odd. This is one of those threads. Maybe one of the best.

I am quite satisfied in knowing I clicked into this and was rewarded with greatness. I now really want to know when we will find some evidence of Jesus poop. I will admit I've seen my fair share of toilets that resembled hell...

All those who passed it by without clicking must have some serious self control!

posted on Sep, 8 2016 @ 04:46 PM
a reply to: halfoldman

Back in 1979 I happened to be in Alberta Canada with a bunch of U.S. Airforce, Canadian, and RAF pilots. After a bit of drinking, the respective teams got into a bit of a drinking song competition. In my opinion, the RAF won out with:

Madeline Schmidt

There was a young maiden named Madeline Schmidt,
Who went to the doctor 'cause she couldn't s***,
He gave her some medicine all wrapped up in glass,
Up went the window and out went her ass!

Chorus: It was brown, brown, s*** all around,
It was brown, brown, s*** all around,
It was brown, brown, s*** all around,
And the whole world was covered in s***, s***, s***, s***!

A handsome young copper was walking his beat,
He just happened to be on that side of the street,
He looked up so innocent, he looked up so shy,
And a big wad of s*** hit him right in HIS EYE!


He turned to the east and he turned to the west,
Then a bloody great turd hit him right on the chest,
He turned to the north, then he turned to the south,
And another great turd hit him right in HIS MOUTH!


That handsome young copper he cursed and he swore,
He called that young maiden a dirty old whore,
And beneath London Bridge you can still see him sit,
With a sign 'round his neck saying BLINDED BY s***!


If you click the link, you will see that many more verses have been added to the song since '79. Now that I look at it, I'm not sure that the verse, "He turned to the east ... etc." was sung at the competition, or not.

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posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 12:26 PM
a reply to: pthena

Has anybody seen THIS?

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posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 02:06 PM
a reply to: halfoldman

Well that was awesome. I've never lived in a big city.

water 2 hours from flush to river. Seems a bit quick to me, small towns can get away with days.
solids 30 days from ferment tank to cake.

As fertilizer, it's arsenic and lead that environmentalists are concerned about. That's kind of why lead shot was banned in U.S. for waterfowl hunting. Concern there was ducks eating the spent shot itself. But:

Concerns Rise Over Known and Potential Impacts of Lead on Wildlife
Although lead from spent ammunition and lost fishing tackle is not readily released into aquatic and terrestrial systems, under some environmental conditions it can slowly dissolve and enter groundwater, making it potentially hazardous for plants, animals and perhaps even people if it enters water bodies or is taken up in plant roots. For example, said Rattner, dissolved lead can result in lead contamination in groundwater near some shooting ranges and at heavily hunted sites, particularly those hunted year after year.

Which plants can suck up lead?

posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 06:11 PM
Just when I thought I had read every conceivable weird thread on ATS, someone hits it outta the ballpark XD

originally posted by: stosh64
a reply to: halfoldman
This is the stuff you think about?

Your Clint avatar alongside this comment wins you Best Supporting Poster In a Thread

posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 06:28 PM
a reply to: Nyiah

Clint? OK. I was thinking more of the spaceman who salutes on the ATS home-page.

Power flows firstly onto male bodies.
But they pay a hefty price.

Probably a generation or two ago (depending on the country), but when you get that letter that you must report for national service, and it was only for men.
The worst train-ticket ever.
Your world collapses.
But, you must get through it.

But yeah, I'm groovy with Clint.

posted on Sep, 11 2016 @ 06:56 PM
And if you didn't get on that train you were considered AWOL (absent without leave).
Punishment could range from military prison to lashes.
And people died in those dungeons.
Once you're property of the state - that's it.
They're accountable to nobody.

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