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Will the final version of The Passion continue to portray Jews as blood-thirsty, sadistic and money-hungry enemies of Jesus?
Will it correct the unambiguous depiction of Jews as the ones responsible for the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus? Will it show the power of the rule of imperial Rome-including its frequent use of crucifixion-in first-century Palestine?
Will the film reject exploiting New Testament passages selectively to weave a narrative that does injustice to the gospels, that oversimplifies history, and that is hostile to Jews and Judaism?
The Armenian Genocide was carried out by the "Young Turk" government of the Ottoman Empire in 1915-1916 (with subsidiaries to 1922-23). One and a half million Armenians were killed, out of a total of two and a half million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire.
In 1944, a Polish-Jewish lawyer named Raphael Lemkin (1900-1959) sought to describe Nazi policies of systematic murder, including the destruction of the European Jews. He formed the word "genocide" by combining geno-, from the Greek word for race or tribe, with -cide, from the Latin word for killing.
The United States Holocaust Museum
they really pushed the political envelope by asking a question that was quite daring in a theocratic, Islamic empire, and the question was: Can a Christian be the equal of a Muslim in the Ottoman empire; and that question was answered in a decidedly negative fashion by the Sultan Abdul Hamid II in the 1890s, and the Sultan began slaughtering Armenians in enormous numbers.
Interview with Peter Balakian
Maybe Pthena has some stories from being a wolf, and has done his fair amount of woods walking, I imagine.
This has nothing to do with what you were talking about but I took this as an invitation to vent, so there you go. it is about time the truth about Atta came out and I doubt that I will be killed for it but I am kind of past the point of caring. Not that I want to die but keeping secrets is equally unhealthy. It could be the only people who read this will be paid informants but I really don't have a better way to reach an audience.
Between 1950 and 1989, the Stasi employed a total of 274,000 persons in an effort to root out the class enemy. In 1989, the Stasi employed 91,015 persons full time, including 2,000 fully employed unofficial collaborators, 13,073 soldiers and 2,232 officers of GDR army, along with 173,081 unofficial informants inside GDR and 1,553 informants in West Germany. In terms of the identity of inoffizielle Mitarbeiter (IMs) Stasi informants, by 1995, 174,000 had been identified, which approximated 2.5% of East Germany's population between the ages of 18 and 60. 10,000 IMs were under 18 years of age.
While these calculations were from official records, according to the federal commissioner in charge of the Stasi archives in Berlin, because many such records were destroyed, there were likely closer to 500,000 Stasi informers. A former Stasi colonel who served in the counterintelligence directorate estimated that the figure could be as high as 2 million if occasional informants were included.
I brought a gift for the host. It's a wall hanging that says "May love abound for all people." I hope it matches the decor.
I'd love some tea if you have some around. I can fix it if you show me where it is.
which is for a group to commit crimes against the people and to be able to get away with it by stifling dissent and to make everyone afraid to say something which may be considered "subversive".
Jesus was a subversive and when he said pick up your cross it meant do not be afraid of being punished for speaking the truth.
Not getting out of your car was a good decision and that is what I decided myself the last time I was given the opportunity. There was an irate something big, down at the creek in this very remote place I was living.
I just put up a post addressing that very thing over on that other forum I should probably not name but is the sceptics forum.
Waste of time and energy thinking about what might happen a few years from now, and ignore what's right in front of our faces.
Symposium - a drinking party that usually includes entertainment and conversation
Mucking around would be a lot of conjecture based on obscure verses like the one we were examining where the writer says things like, " that stuff I was telling you about when I was with you."
Somewhere at one time, someone understood it all and we should feel confident that there is really something real behind this religion and we just follow the scraps deemed disposable for the masses. What?
edit to add some weirdness: if you want to feel a little paranoid, here's one.
I went to Youtube and number one on my suggested videos was called Seakayaking Fundamentals, so do you see a surveillance grid in place?
Java and real men. I'm coming here when the shtf!
Survival skills will be a great thing to possess.
I mean, make a forum post mentioning seakayaking and a half hour later, having youtube offering me to a seakayaking video to watch.
OK, so it does not sound sinister, but everyone has a data base connected to them that records everything you do.