History AGodAmI / RealLife

18th Feb '17 3:35:05 PM DeanMT94
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*** It's more than that. Since the ''Triumphator'' was believed to literally ''be'' Jupiter for the day of his triumph, the slave's role was also about reminding him that his power was temporary, that tomorrow he would be a man again, and that along with that he would remain a servant of the Senate and People of Rome.

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*** It's more than that. Since the ''Triumphator'' was believed to literally ''be'' Jupiter for the day of his triumph, the slave's role was also about reminding him that his power was temporary, that tomorrow he would be a man again, and that along with that he would remain a servant of the Senate and People of Rome. There was also the issue that the custom of the triumph dated back to the days of Rome's kings - a hated time in Roman national memory - and so it was essential that no one man ever be granted that kind of power again. The reminder during the triumph that the ''Triumphator'' was only having this one day was also about preventing the rise of another king, something the Republican Romans were paranoid about ''in the extreme''.
18th Feb '17 3:32:36 PM DeanMT94
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*** It's more than that. Since the ''Triumphator'' was believed to literally ''be'' Jupiter for the day of his triumph, the slave's role was also about reminding him that his power was temporary, that tomorrow he would be a man again, and that along with that he would remain a servant of the Senate and People of Rome.
2nd Nov '16 8:32:44 PM FordPrefect
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** In a highly "amusing" case of medical un-ethics, psychologist Milton Rokeach once placed three schizophrenics who all believed they were Jesus into a room and let them talk to each other. After some initial violent arguments on who is holier, all three men individually decided that he ''is'' the Christ, the other two are schizophrenics in a mental hospital. Rokeach published the book ''The Three Christs of Ypsilanti'' about this case.

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** In a highly "amusing" case of medical un-ethics, psychologist Milton Rokeach once placed three schizophrenics who all believed they were Jesus into a room and let them talk to each other. After some initial violent arguments on who is holier, all each of the three men individually decided that he ''is'' the Christ, the other two are schizophrenics in a mental hospital. Rokeach published the book ''The Three Christs of Ypsilanti'' about this case.
31st Aug '16 1:34:28 AM KEEP_IN
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* People with Psychosis sometimes get "Delusions of Grandeur", which can lead them to believe they are gods, certain fictional characters, or the next Jesus. People suffering from the 'mania' part of bipolar disorder often describe these thoughts as being perfectly logical at the time.

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* People with Psychosis sometimes get "Delusions of Grandeur", which can lead them to believe they are gods, certain a specific fictional characters, character or famous person, or the next Jesus. People suffering from the 'mania' part of bipolar disorder often describe these thoughts as being perfectly logical at the time.
31st Aug '16 1:32:02 AM KEEP_IN
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* People with Psychosis sometimes get "Delusions of Grandeur", which can lead them to believe they are gods, or the next Jesus. People suffering from the 'mania' part of bipolar disorder often describe these thoughts as being perfectly logical at the time.

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* People with Psychosis sometimes get "Delusions of Grandeur", which can lead them to believe they are gods, certain fictional characters, or the next Jesus. People suffering from the 'mania' part of bipolar disorder often describe these thoughts as being perfectly logical at the time.
24th May '16 5:24:40 AM longWriter
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* In 1965, J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the principal developers of the atomic bomb, quoted the Bhagavad-Gita, realizing the immense power nuclear weapons held.
-> We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.

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* In 1965, J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the principal developers of the atomic bomb, quoted the Bhagavad-Gita, realizing the immense power nuclear weapons held.
-> We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.

21st May '16 4:14:49 AM erforce
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* If you ask WolframAlpha "[[http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=are+you+God are you God]]", it'll say yes. But it cites ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' as its source on that question ("Ray, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say 'YES!'"), leaving ambiguous whether it actually ''believes'' it.

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* If you ask WolframAlpha "[[http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=are+you+God are you God]]", it'll say yes. But it cites ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' as its source on that question ("Ray, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say 'YES!'"), leaving ambiguous whether it actually ''believes'' it.
18th May '16 9:13:14 PM redandready45
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* In 1965, J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the principal developers of the atomic bomb, quoted the Bhagavad-Gita, realizing the immense power nuclear weapons held.
-> We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.
20th Mar '16 1:32:56 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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** This is an older tradition. According to Tertullian, a Roman imperator (general) on his triumph would ride before his troops in a chariot, dressed as Jupiter. Behind him would stand a slave, holding a laurel wreath over his head, and whispering: "Respice post te! Hominem te esse memento! Memento mori!", meaning "Look behind you! Remember you are human! Remember death (that you are mortal)!" This was done to avoid blasphemy.

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** This is an older tradition. According to Tertullian, a Roman imperator (general) on his triumph would ride before his troops in a chariot, dressed as Jupiter. Behind him would stand a slave, holding a laurel wreath over his head, and whispering: "Respice post te! Hominem te esse memento! Memento mori!", meaning "Look behind you! Remember you are human! Remember death (that that you are mortal)!" shall die!" This was done to avoid blasphemy.
28th Oct '15 5:57:31 AM lolface123
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* There was the Greek philosopher Empedocles, who, without a doubt, thought he was god. An active volcano disagreed. Strongly.

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* There was the Greek philosopher Empedocles, who, without a doubt, thought he was god. An active volcano disagreed. [[KillItWithFire Strongly.]]
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