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  •  I was a little surprised by this description. It (1+ / 0-)
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    sounds more like a description of roman society, at least what it eventually devolved into.

    Don't worry! I'm an atheist. I won't leave anyone behind!"

    by ban48 on Sat Aug 16, 2014 at 05:45:49 AM PDT

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      Looking at it now as a 50 year old, rather than trying to  translate it as a teenager, Yeah its kind of remarkable.  Very similar to the romans.  Even the same pantheon of gods according to JC.

      The histories have a lot of stories of the northern tribes heading into the Greek and Roman peninsulas--dorians, macedonians, more recently lombards, etc-- so maybe the similarities are not so surprising.

      From our present day, the important point is that the RCC-- not everyone in it but to this day most at the top I'm sure-- bans even the idea this societal pattern commonly exists among human groups and, if so, vehemently denies that it represents any problem.

      Most Catholic scholarship seems to dance around the subject, minimizes it, or simply ignores it.  Its a blind spot.

      “Everyone is ignorant, only on different subjects.” ― Will Rogers

      by MugWumpBlues on Sat Aug 16, 2014 at 06:20:03 AM PDT

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      •  "bans the idea"... of which societal pattern, (0+ / 0-)

        priest, lord, and commoner?  This is the assumed societal form of both christianity and islam.  Both are feudal religions.  Rome at Caesar's time was not structured like this, but the seeds were laid when the general population sank into debt-servitude and became peasants.

        Don't worry! I'm an atheist. I won't leave anyone behind!"

        by ban48 on Sat Aug 16, 2014 at 09:26:32 AM PDT

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