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 Post subject: Re: For Andy: A Brief History of Humankind
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China Urges Rural Christians to Replace Jesus Images with Xi Jinping
A roadside poster of Xi Jinping: now he has a new honorific
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by Frances Martel14 Nov 2017742
Chinese officials and residents in a rural area of Jiangxi province have revealed a government plan to “melt the hard ice” in the hearts of Christians towards communism by denying them pivotal poverty relief packages if they do not replace images of Jesus in their households with photos of President Xi Jinping.

One official stated that the move was necessary because Christians are “ignorant” and need to be taught to worship the state, not God.

The move is the latest in a string of crackdowns against Christianity in the Xi era. Xi’s regime views Christianity, which has experienced a popularity boom in the past decade, as a challenge to the supremacy of the Communist Party’s growing cult of personality around Xi himself.

The South China Morning Post first picked up on the social media posting that revealed the program, noting that the post showed someone replacing their Christian images with Xi Jinping’s official headshot and praised local Communist Party officials for having transformed locals “from believing in religion to believing in the party.”
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China is a civilization that can stand on it's own feet.

European Union is a collective of failure, by summing together all that failure the combined failure becomes one of epic proportions.

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By David P. Goldman January 11, 2019
https://pjmedia.com/spengler/lord-execu ... agan-gods/

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It sounds goofy, but the mainstream of enlightened opinion now believes that artificial intelligence, gene manipulation, and other techie fads will transform the human race into something utterly different. The popular writer Yuval Harari, a favorite of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Barack Obama, prophesies that we will make ourselves into science-fiction caricatures of ourselves. In a recent interview, the best-selling author declared:

"Given the current pace of technological development, it is possible we destroy ourselves in some ecological or nuclear calamity. The more likely possibility is that we will use bioengineering and machine learning and artificial intelligence either to upgrade ourselves into a totally different kind of being or to create a totally different kind of being that will take over. In any case, in 200 or 300 years, the beings that will dominate the Earth will be far more different from us than we are different from Neanderthals or from chimpanzees."

Harari isn’t ready to have his brain preserved for a future upload, but his vision of human self-transformation is the next worst thing. All the metaphysical and existential investigation of the philosophers, all the inspiration of the artists, all the revelation of the prophets is tossed into the recycling bin at the brain lab. It is madness, but it now offers serious competition to the biblical foundations of Western society.

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I agree with Spengler/Goldman, but I would.

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Pagan Gods
By David P. Goldman January 11, 2019
https://pjmedia.com/spengler/lord-execu ... agan-gods/

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It sounds goofy, but the mainstream of enlightened opinion now believes that artificial intelligence, gene manipulation, and other techie fads will transform the human race into something utterly different. The popular writer Yuval Harari, a favorite of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Barack Obama, prophesies that we will make ourselves into science-fiction caricatures of ourselves. In a recent interview, the best-selling author declared:

"Given the current pace of technological development, it is possible we destroy ourselves in some ecological or nuclear calamity. The more likely possibility is that we will use bioengineering and machine learning and artificial intelligence either to upgrade ourselves into a totally different kind of being or to create a totally different kind of being that will take over. In any case, in 200 or 300 years, the beings that will dominate the Earth will be far more different from us than we are different from Neanderthals or from chimpanzees."

Harari isn’t ready to have his brain preserved for a future upload, but his vision of human self-transformation is the next worst thing. All the metaphysical and existential investigation of the philosophers, all the inspiration of the artists, all the revelation of the prophets is tossed into the recycling bin at the brain lab. It is madness, but it now offers serious competition to the biblical foundations of Western society.

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I agree with Spengler/Goldman, but I would.

To predict the future is notoriously difficult. But so is the past. This Goldman says that his ancestors were building pyramids. :roll:

But there are obviously some difficulties using religious text to explain historical things.

For example what is the age of the Earth according the Bible? :roll:

But I understand that Goldman is worried about Jewish "progressives" like Harari.

MGGA. ;)

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‘Amazing’ 4,500-year-old stone circle was actually built in 1990s by farmer, admit archaeologists
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/201 ... 0s-farmer/
Maybe that explains the pyramids?

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‘Amazing’ 4,500-year-old stone circle was actually built in 1990s by farmer, admit archaeologists
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/201 ... 0s-farmer/
Maybe that explains the pyramids?

And Göbeklitepe:

Image

According to the Ussher chronology it must be fake.

And you believe in Ussher chronology, don't you? :roll:



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nero wrote:
And Göbeklitepe:

Image

According to the Ussher chronology it must be fake.

And you believe in Ussher chronology, don't you? :roll:



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Ussher chronology, :lol: :lol: No.

But who knows?

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Ussher chronology, :lol: :lol: No.

But who knows?

So you think that the jury is still out? :shock:

That explains a lot. :roll:

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nero wrote:
So you think that the jury is still out? :shock:

That explains a lot. :roll:
No, it means I know nothing about those ruins you posted about and wasn't interested enough to research.

Ta, ta.

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So you think that the jury is still out? :shock:

That explains a lot. :roll:
No, it means I know nothing about those ruins you posted about and wasn't interested enough to research.

Ta, ta.

So you don't have any doubts about the Ussher chronology?

And I am a little surprised you have never hear about Göbekli Tepe? :shock:

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