Tag Archives: Christianity

Gender Studies & Mathematics, #2

I’m totally convinced that ∃ more connections between mathematics and the humanities than the university culture I once stewed in would suggest. Probably due to personality differences, but also lack of familiarity with each other’s subject matter, I never saw … Continue reading

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Confidence is necessary for great civilisations to flourish. Do you hear those last echoes of Empire? This was filmed in 1969 but Kenneth Clark had grown up in another age—a time when Great Britain’s cultural superiority went unquestioned in many huts … Continue reading

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In AD 312 a pretender to the imperial title by the name of Constantine marched from Gaul … towards Rome…. [V]ictorious … the dominion of the Roman[s] was set upon a radically new path … an imperium christianum…. [O]n the … Continue reading

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Mark 6:25–28 in Pirahã   in English:  25… give me … the head of John the Baptist.  26And the king was exceeding sorry; yet … he would not reject her.  27And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head … Continue reading

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B.C.E. is Christian

“B.C.E.” is for posers. The historical abbreviation B.C.E., for “before the common era”, is supposed to institute a secular alternative to “Before Christ”. But you know what? It still indexes time by the birth of a certain well-known Nazarene Jewish … Continue reading

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/emp/9player.swf?revision=10344_10570 The Taiping “Heavenly Kingdom” historical mèmes: appropriating convenient parts of a foreign, exotic religion for one’s own needs. Buddhism in USA over the last 25 years; Christianity in China 100 years ago. sex is bad smoking, drinking is bad … Continue reading

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