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by Kukuru
  • Kukuru 07-07-2019, 03:18 PM
    From wikipedia or other online encyclopedias

    Mine is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Calder_Le_Roux
  • GlassMoon 07-08-2019, 04:49 AM (Edited 07-08-2019, 04:50 AM)
    I like reading about history, philosophy, religion, and sometimes science.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mo...lic_Church

    This is an interesting list to look at and think about how much diversity there was in the early church, even if we think of the Christianizing of the Roman Empire as a monolithic bulldozer. Things could have been very different for the entire world if some of these views held greater sway at the Ecumenical Councils.

    There isn't as much of a culture of "heresy" in eastern religions, which is nice in some ways, but somewhat counterintuitively actually makes the diversity in its movements harder to track in many ways, so it's harder to find lists like this for Buddhism or Hinduism in comparison.

    I have a big bookmark folder full of interesting Wiki pages that I need to dig up.
  • Backlash 07-11-2019, 04:25 PM
    (07-08-2019, 04:49 AM)GlassMoon Wrote: I like reading about history, philosophy, religion, and sometimes science.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mo...lic_Church

    This is an interesting list to look at and think about how much diversity there was in the early church, even if we think of the Christianizing of the Roman Empire as a monolithic bulldozer. Things could have been very different for the entire world if some of these views held greater sway at the Ecumenical Councils.

    There isn't as much of a culture of "heresy" in eastern religions, which is nice in some ways, but somewhat counterintuitively actually makes the diversity in its movements harder to track in many ways, so it's harder to find lists like this for Buddhism or Hinduism in comparison.

    I have a big bookmark folder full of interesting Wiki pages that I need to dig up.


    Extra History made a rather nice series of videos on this. You've probably read all they have to offer, but they're nice for casual learners like me.

  • Backlash 07-11-2019, 08:00 PM
    This one was interesting because of the origin of his ridiculous name. Amazing to think that, well over two hundred years ago, people had a good sense of humor.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potoooooooo
  • Kukuru 08-03-2019, 05:58 PM
  • Backlash 09-14-2019, 07:03 AM
    I recently read this rather fascinating article about the isle of Sark during the German occupation in World War II. The island itself is something of an oddity, being a feudal fief devoid of cars; but its remoteness and strategic unimportance made life very different than in nearby France. Highlights include Germans and natives celebrating New Year's together in '41, as well as starving together in the latter years of the war.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sark_durin...el_Islands
  • Loko 09-14-2019, 08:33 AM
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Way_killings

    Found this out after spending some time tagging this Pavarotti album for my dad.

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Wiki articles you found interesting