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Actually, all that advanced technology of the last 500 years came to darkest Europe from the enlightened Middle East, you know stuff like navigation and real medicine, philosophy and metaphysics.
Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by siahchi
Like I said, got anything from the last 500 years, I didn't see a single date on your wiki link from the last 500 years.
The Egyptians were a culture of a many races, Ramses actually had red hair, which means he was a white guy, so Europeans get equal credit for the development of Egyptian technology. Most of the Middle Eastern Empires were conquerors from central Asia, or in other words, white people. Wave after wave of whites conquered the Middle East over thousands of years, usually due to the superior technology they have developed to deal with the harsh environment of central Asia.
The Phoenicians may very well have been white people. The Greeks were white invaders from Europe or central Asia. The Romans were white people as well, and the people who conquered India were of the same people from central Asia who also settled most of Europe. central Asia area as well. They were all bringers of civilization and technology.
White people didn't create everything, but we didn't steal everything either. It is most likely that all races and cultures have contributed. The last millennium has been dominated by Europeans, but who know who will lead in this next millennium.
However to spread these lies that Europeans stole all of their technology when obviously they did not is pure asinine.
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[edit on 17-3-2010 by poet1b]
Almost all what the west and Europe is today I believe is because they stole it from the so called primitive cultures such as Egypt also in Africa/Ethiopia take your pick.
Spoken by an obviously poor student. I never said Christians ceased to exist in the whole of Africa. My point was actually relative to a specific region and the fact that the Christian presence in that region went virtually silent at a point in history. It goes without saying that minorities (religious, cultural or otherwise) persist post conquest. DOMINANCE of the faith in N. Africa did in fact end around 700AD.Furthermore, my point was to illustrate that the post that I originally responded to neglected to mention the latter. All of which you obviously missed.
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
Originally posted by speakslove9
reply to post by mahtoosacks
As an educator, reading your post embodies for me why students are often banned from using Wikipedia as a source. Although Christianity began around 43AD, what you neglected to mention is that it ended around 700AD with the onset of the Arab conquest. This is relative to North Africa. You speak of Africa as though it is a country and not a vast continent. You made no mention of the other regions of the continent where ancestral worship and other indigenous beliefs were practiced. When was Christianity re-introduced? With the appearance of European colonial conquerors and missionaries.
Then you are a poor educator.
Christianity was not wiped out by the Muslims. Christians continued to exist but were taxed by the Muslim conquerors. Christian minorities have existed in Muslim nations since they became Muslim nations. The Coptic, Ethiopian and Assyrian churches are good examples of this.
perhaps I should have said the ruling dominating white people stole instead of white people