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Ikiniks nor there from neither here
nor there
Mar 4th 2021 at 10:58:05 PM

[up][up] Thank you.

The the later enlightenment up to the early 20th century made up such denser, more absurd, and more ignorant kinds of irrational myths and pseudosciences borne out of infantile anti-religious sentiments that make the cheese moon look entirely feasible and reasonable by comparison. The fields of historical research and social observation are still reeling from its setbacks.

Partly why this video list thing is happening.

[up] The visual landscape and architecture alone would look wildly different without the motivation and rationale that comes from Christian influence.


This set of videos deals with the famous moment of the reformation and the later half of psalms

    day 17 3/ 4 

From Ryan Reeves:

Luther's Reformation Breakthrough

Born once more.

The 95 Theses

...and the 97 theses that he posted before that. The one that didn't cause a big ruckus. Also I think Leo X is a tremendous screw-up, and I'm fairly sure Erasmus would agree with that.

From Ted Sherman:

ENGL 2020 Bible and Lit F19 11

Some definitions and (re)clarifications of some concepts that have some major consequences on the development down the line. Also I'd like to highlight that part about Ancestral Sin.

From Brother Cole:

Where Did the Bible Come From?

Should We Read The Bible Literally?

Are There Contradictions in the Bible?

Some things to consider regarding the constant process of processing what we read in the Bible.

Those earlier videos on Augustine are relevant here. Really relevant. Like, "the things that he wrote are where the doctrines of the major branches of Christianity really begin to diverge," relevant.

Edited by Ikiniks on Mar 5th 2021 at 4:07:30 AM

but maybe somewhere
firewriter Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Mar 5th 2021 at 8:14:58 AM

Seriously, another thing is that medieval times did have a sense of hygiene and they did emphasizing cleaning after one's self and taking baths. Heck, there were even bathouses there.

Shonen Is Not Just For Boys, Even If Literally Means "Boy".
Ikiniks nor there from neither here
nor there
Mar 6th 2021 at 4:02:06 AM

Bath houses and soap. It isn't a medieval invention, but it didn't go away when Western Rome gave way to Holy Rome. It wasn't always the gentle cleaning and nice smells that we have today, but it got the dirt off well enough that you could stand to have a lot of people gathered into a relatively smaller areas like say, modified and repurposed Roman office building designs.


This set of videos deals with the formation of the Lutheran Church and furhter clarifications on Luther's theology.

    day 18 3/ 5 

From Ryan Reeves:

Martin Luther and the Heidelberg Disputation

Luther and the Diet of Worms

This is not a good way to handle dissent. Even considering that the things that have happened in the last 2 C before this point really did erode the clerical hierarchy's ability to take even the slightest disagreement of any kind, this is still pretty... not good.

And that is a pretty wild way to end that ordeal.

Forming the Lutheran Church

There's always those out-there off-shoot movements that follows major events and upheavals of something. It's like the Early Church all over again.

Also checked Wikipedia, modern standard German really kind of is made out of a pan-High German mixture.

Martin Luther - Speyer to Marburg

Francis I looks like Markiplier and John of Saxony looks like Jontron. There, I said it.

Martin Luther and Antinomianism

Out-there off-shoot movements that might involve oversimplifications and misunderstandings of even slightly complex things. Yup, Early Church.

but maybe somewhere
firewriter Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Mar 6th 2021 at 10:19:47 AM

You know instead of the Medieval Times being confused with the Dark Ages. I think it should be depicted as After the End where civilization in that part of the world tried to make something out of the ruins of the previous world. In my opinion, the actual Dark Ages was more like Mad Max in spirit.

Shonen Is Not Just For Boys, Even If Literally Means "Boy".
Ikiniks nor there from neither here
nor there
Mar 6th 2021 at 8:47:12 PM

I think current terminology calls those the Early Middle Ages (roughly from when Italian Rome was taken over by Germanic peoples) and the rest of the Middle Ages (from year 1k to the Reformation).

The Mad Max scenario likely fits better into the Early half of the early Middle Ages in middle Europe, which is the Middle Ages before Charlemagne, when there were two major branches of Christianity going around the region, west of Byzantine Greece and east of now-Muslim Spain, Celtic society was mostly gone from the continent mainland because they're probably some kind of German now, and the vines were climbing up the stone walls that used to be maintained by Roman subjects.


This set of videos deals with the Book of Proverbs and the last and more divisive aspects of Luther.

    day 19 3/ 6 

From Ryan Reeves:

Luther and Politics

I think any religion whose body of adherents become closely entangled with the secular power structures relevant to them grapple with things like this. I suspect that separation of church and state is more a thing one has to actively apply than a reality or an idea that can be passively enacted. Probably.

Luther and Melanchthon

Sometimes you have these ideas, and you really know them by heart, but you just can't put them into words. And then there's this other person who hears your ideas and they can verbalize them eloquently and it's amazing and wonderful. But then they start having different ideas from you because they get what you're saying. "Understanding" might not be the most desirable thing in the trio of peace, love, and understanding.

Luther's Legacy

... In regards to that anger thing, I feel as though I'm being called out. Rightfully so. In regards to that antisemitism thing... uh, no.

From Ted Sherman:

ENGL 2020 Bible and Lit F19 12

More clarifications on certain terms and definitions as they pertain to the subject of the video the the Bible overalls.

A while ago, I saw this wiki's article on the Solomon Solution or whatever it was called. I thought, gee, that's stupid, and I had a big rant ready to go against it. But recalling more of the circumstances behind it as described here... the alternative solution that the editor of that article proposed is even more unconsidered and asinine.

Solomon's one of those special figures in any narrative who gets a whole bunch of great gifts from all over the place (I mean, actual wishes granted by God?!) and is well known for them. And in the narrative itself, he squanders the vast majority of it. Of course, and typical in the Bible by this point.

Here's that website Mr. Reeves mentioned.

Edited by Ikiniks on Mar 6th 2021 at 12:07:52 PM

but maybe somewhere
firewriter Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Mar 6th 2021 at 11:06:53 PM

Seriously, soemone should make comparisons with post-Acocoplytic literature with the middle ages.

Shonen Is Not Just For Boys, Even If Literally Means "Boy".
Ikiniks nor there from neither here
nor there
Mar 7th 2021 at 8:49:06 PM

Maybe also add the immediate post-Bronze age collapse era and the Late Middle Ages after the major waves of the plagues to that comparison.


This set of videos begins a section on the other big name in the Reformation, John Calvin.

    Day 20 - 3/ 7 

Calvin and "Calvinism"

  • looks at another playlist by Ted Sherman* ... Yup. Though he did get that one Luther moment at Worms right.

John Calvin's Youth

Take the attempts of pronunciations of all these French names with a grain of salt.

Calvin the Humanist

Calvin and the Reform movement in France

Make note of these dates and notice that a lot of these dates mark these events as being after a lot Luther's big moments.

Calvin's Conversion and Exile

The new movement you're part of rejoices in the blunder of their opponent. They get in over their heads and do something really stupid. The king's ticked off. What do?

  • stay and wait quietly
  • stay and loudly proclaim affiliation
  • >>run to Swiss lands (and get scolded by angry French dude)<<

but maybe somewhere
firewriter Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Mar 7th 2021 at 9:01:53 PM

Seriously, I also would love to see more Medieval stuff focusing on the science of that period.

Shonen Is Not Just For Boys, Even If Literally Means "Boy".
Ikiniks nor there from neither here
nor there
Mar 8th 2021 at 8:47:01 PM

Best I can help with that is the Townsends channel. It's not medieval, it's far later, but considering the circumstances of that setting, it's the closest thing I have on hand. It is post-Reformation North America, safely more than 1 millennium after the beginning of the Early Middle Ages. However, I'm assuming (likely erroneously) that a lot of the logic and methods shown likely aren't too far off from what might have been used in the various parts of the Middle Ages, being a pre-Industrial Revolution setting far from European urban life.

There's one video they have very specifically on clerical function, but other things like Lent and Christmas pop up at points.

It's fairly neutral on pretty much any matter that sends the internet into a preachy frenzy.


This set of videos deals with the last parts of proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the other major players in the beginning of Reform Protestantism, and Calvin's most well known work.

    day 21 - 3/ 8 

From Ryan Reeves:

The Early Reformed Church

A lot of Anglicized names going about. Note also the tendency of a few of these figures to use Greco-Roman calques of their names, namely Melanchthon and Oecolampadius.

Calvin's Institutes

Being the smaller part of a movement is tough. Being mistaken for the crazy part of the movement is just painful.

From Ted Sherman:

ENGL 2020 Bible and Lit F19 13

The way the Wisdom books are arranged makes it seem like everything that comes after Job in that section is a response and clarification on the things brought up in his narrative.


This set of videos deals with Calvin's life and ministry as part of the Reform branch of Protestantism.

    day 22 - 3/ 9 

From Ryan Reeves:

Calvin and Early Geneva

And thus, one of the biggest names in Protestantism got his start because he had that one kooky friend who roped him into a new venture that almost resulted in getting chased by an angry mob.

Calvin in Strasbourg

Truly romantic.

Calvin's Return to Geneva

I understand why this whole thing happened, and I really do like a lot of what you are all going for, but perhaps some of this has gone too far? I mean, there is the matter of all of these bizarre and violent overturnings going on an—

My apologies, I need a moment to address something urgent my messenger is trying to tell me. Yes. Yes I see. Yes. Very well then, thank you.

I have been informed that the Pope and many other affiliated educational faculties are tremendously incensed and are in the process of enacting policies that further validate your reasoning for this movement.

— Sadoleto

Organization of Geneva

Calvin in relation to England and Scotland

Lord have mercy on us, he's like Farel, but Scottish and with a sword, ugh! Well, at least he might have a more functional head on his shoulders. I pray something good comes out of this.

— Calvin

I hope so as well.

— Fred M. Rogers


This set of videos deals with the last years of Calvin's life, the biggest controversy of his ministry, Jonas, and Habakkuk.

    day 23 - 3/ 10 

From Ryan Reeves:

Calvin and Servetus

Calvin Seems to be a magnet for hotheads and other kinds of deranged figures of the 16th century. And of course the man who figured out the screws of the heart and the veins had a few screws loose in the head.

Calvin's Final Years

Surrounded by hotheads up to the end also Farel what the actual Hell!?

That's too stereotypically Catholic of ya dude.

From Ted Sherman:

ENGL 2020 Bible and Lit F19 14

In its short narrative, Jonah presents a whole lot about God's overall personality and presence outside of His interactions with the Israelites proper that has gone severely under-noticed in the discussions about Him.

Also Habakkuk isn't really a name that caught on in Christianity, huh? Probably one of the notable Hebrew names that was too out there for a lot of European phonologies. Looking at the Latinized variants of the Prophets' names shows as much.


This set of videos summarizes and clarifies the major tenets of Luther and Calvin's doctrines and ends the section devoted specifically to these two figures.

    day 24 - 3/ 11 

From Ryan Reeves:

Luther and Calvin on Justification

The big doctrines that basically define the beginning of the Protestantism. A lot of this probably really flies in the face of most modern life philosophies.

Luther and Calvin on Predestination

... Now this here is one of the really rough parts of their doctrines. And the one that gets held up and debated a lot in other circles. The one where there's a lot of half-witted stereotypes about how it's supposed to work. And I get why, even with the clarifications given, there's still plenty to really debate about.

I will say though, that although this does seem to comport with the parables about the rich man and Lazarus, the wheat and tares, and the goats and the sheep, we should also take into account the multiple parables about salvation, namely the ones about the prodigal son, the lost sheep, and the lost coin.

But it must also be kept in mind, a God being kindness, lovingness, and loving-kindness does not require Him to be spineless and pliant to the petty, ignorant, wishy-washy whims of everything and everyone that isn't Him. In the main, it appears that He does not have to send you to Hell; you simply have to that special kind of person who stays out of Heaven because it doesn't agree with them, and then they complain about why not-Heaven is so unpleasant despite all of their efforts; because, such a person is so SmArT AnD tHoUgHtFuL.

No real goodness and wisdom, especially not God, has to bend over backwards to/for you. Although... 

Martin Luther on the Law

And what that even means and how it's supposed to be applied.

Speaking of the Laws and Salvation...

From Brother Cole:

The Problem with the Ten Commandments

Is There Really No Salvation Outside the Church?

There's no consistently easy way to talk about this stuff, is there?

I do think that both this playlist and the one on medieval Church history are incomplete and got cut off abruptly. Dunno why, I'll check if I'm missing anything.


This set of videos ties up the initial Protestant movements and the Old Testament as a whole.

    day 25 - 3/ 12 

From Ryan Reeves:

An Overview and Summary of the Origins of Lutheran and Reform Churches

I.e. a tl;dw version of where the major organized Protestant denominations came from. Everything following these details the fall-outs of these movements and an eventual transition to how branches of Christianity developed in the Americas, specifically the U.S. while also covering big things going on in Europe.

From Ted Sherman:

ENGL 2020 Bible and Lit F19 15

An overview of the rest of the prophets, the natures of their prophecies, some personality traits of the Prophets.

Take note that most of these take place during the time when the Jewish states as a whole are becoming subject states of other nearby (the new Mesopotamian states) and more distant (Greece) powers. It's also during these parts when more of what God is looking for from us is made clearer. It's not a "contradicting" or "more real" depiction of God; it's just becoming a bigger and more nuanced image of Him.

... Okay, the picture of Him is what gets nuanced, not the language the prophets use in a lot of these books. That is very not nuanced. Curse word-filled tirades today actually might be less aggressive than the imagery that they come up with, because wow Jeremy, wow Zeke.


This set of videos deals with the major developments of and from the Lutheran and Reform denominations. Although Anglicanism and Puritanism do technically flow from the Reform tradition, they're going to get their own separate set.

    day 26 - 3/ 13 

From Ryan Reeves:

Later Lutheranism

Yyyyyeowch. Honestly speaking, I gotta ask, what do modern day Lutherans regret more: the church as led by Melanchthon, or Luther's... hang-ups with certain groups.

Lutheran Pietism

Some of the impetus behind this probably feels very familiar today.

Huguenots and the French Reformation

And here's this trash fire of a debacle. Kinda seeing where this is going to lead in terms of French history...

Dutch Revolt and Arminianism

hee those doodles

But in all seriousness, I am pretty much on Arminius's (and thus probably also Luther's) side when it comes to discomfort at how predestination is being described. This might just be because being American means largely growing up in a culture where something like Arminius's views on the will were more prevalent (this is very relevant for later videos). I just think that, at this point in time, the word and concept of predestination is just so bogged down with all this baggage that even when it's explained, it's liable to cause vitriol upon mention. Also, I don't think my church ever took that concept to this level, even if we cite Augustine as a major definer of our doctrines.

Also: the Dutch regions becoming independent from German hegemony > the Dutch regions become major colonial powers > Dutch colonies and profits do not count as German colonies and profits > Germany isn't as successful at extra-European colonialism > Germany begins to feel land inadequacy. Kinda seeing where this is going to lead in terms of German history...

To be entirely honest, this is probably the part where organizing these is going to get pretty tricky.


This set of videos deals with the development of Protestantism in the British Isles, mainly through Anglicanism and Puritanism.

    day 27 - 3/ 14 

From Ryan Reeves:

Henry VIII and Early Anglicanism

I.e. Henry and Edward and the privy council guiding the attempt at conversion of the nation to Anglicnism.

Elizabeth I and Anglicanism

I.e. Mary and Elizabeth and how perspective matters and extreme decisions of an earlier group will allow later groups to excuse their own, likely even greater, extreme decisions.

Stuart England

Huh. Personally, can't blame 'em.

Puritanism

"We need to go back!" "Maybe this is all going too far?" "It's not enough and we need to go farther!" Ugh, nothing new under the sun indeed.

The English Civil War and Puritanisms

The point where Anglicanism and Puritanism divide, and golly, Charles I was really kind of a bratty adolescent about his reign.

Edited by Ikiniks on Mar 20th 2021 at 2:06:08 PM

but maybe somewhere
Ikiniks nor there from neither here
nor there
Mar 9th 2021 at 10:20:21 PM

day 28 - 3/15

    Mattityahu 

From Ted Sherman: ENGL 2020 Bible and Lit F19 16 and 17

From the Sermon on the Mount, Christ lays out a manner of conduct.

Indeed He will give commands. Do them, for they aren't impossible tasks and hurdles.

Indeed the laws say to do those things. Now this is how you truly fulfill those laws.

Indeed the scholars told you to do this. Now this is what you should actually do.

Indeed the priests say these things. Do them and do as He says, because the priests do neither.

Note how the Jesus's commands are entirely within the bounds of the Commandments given to Moses.

And then throughout and onwards with His entourage, He gives more commands.

His Commandments.

If ever there seems to be a contradiction, keep this in mind: Jesus is literally giving us the answer. They're not simplistic, but they ain't convoluted either. There are things that need thinking through, but much of that comes from what is before, around, and beyond the Sermon on the Mount. The Sermon itself, is fairly clear.

And yet... and yet...

Wait, Pilate's wife was what?!


This set of videos deals with the rest of the elements of the 17th Century that give background to the continuing growth of Protestantism.

    day 29 - 3/ 16 

From Ryan Reeves:

The 17th Century

History is a mass of self-righteous weeds tangoing and tangling together.

Unitarians, Baptists, and Quakers

One of these get really big in the U.S., as any Southerner will know. And... the oatmeal guy?!

The Enligntenment

hmm


This set of videos deals with the elements of the 18th Century that are the background to some big shakeups in the Americas, particularly in the U.S..

    day 30 - 3/ 17 

From Ryan Reeves:

The 18th Century

Pilgrims & the New World

Wow Portugal got the short end of that stick. Couldn't even fit Florida into that line. Also... oh...

American Revolution and the Church

''that part of the enlightenment''

Where the stupid crawls out of its hole.


day 31 - 3/18

    Yohanan 

From Ted Sherman: ENGL 2020 Bible and Lit F19 18 and 19

The beginning of this Gospel says things about God and that I think a lot of Christians today might not even dare to come close to saying because of how potentially easy it would be to misread, mishear, and misstate it.

But this is a man who saw Christ with his own two eyes and was called by Him to be an apostle. He gets to say this.

And he also gets to tell us about all the things the Jesus did that blatantly ignore anything we know even now about how nature is supposed to work.

Because He is God, and it will be done as it is correctly done.


This set of videos deals with the first two Great Awakenings and some of the big figures that gave it substance.

    day 32 - 3/ 19 

From Ryan Reeves:

John Wesley

The Grand Tradition Of Major Thinkers Of Christianity Getting Kicked Out Of Their Pastorate Not Necessarily Because Of Their Ideas But Rather Because They Act In A Hard-Headed And Impulsive Manner.

The Wesleys and Whitefield

Do many of us wish that disagreements ended this well? I think so.

Do they? No. Will they? No. But we can always attempt it.

Jonathan Edwards

I have not read Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God, or I do not recall reading it. I do not remember being required to read it, or I do not recall it.

This explains how and why it was made. Yet, I might not be brave enough to try to read it.

First Great Awakening

The American Thunder

Second Great Awakening

And... the uh, blusters and blunders. Goodness gracious.


This set of videos deals with Christianity (particularly in the American context) in the 19th century. It's... getting familiar. And dumber.

    day 33 - 3/ 20 

From Ryan Reeves:

The 19th Century

uuuugggghhhhhhh

How much pity should I feel for those dealing with how much anything in this age sabotaged its future? Who's "those"? All of these nitwits. On either side of the Atlantic. Or Pacific.

Because it ain't sympathy I'm feeling.

Liberalism and the Church

In which pseudo-science is really getting propped up as truth, and the sciences become enslaved to the myths of enlightenment. Thankfully nowadays, there is a sustained challenging of these counter-factual fables, but a there are plenty of backwards folk who seek to maintain these old fairy tales. Particularly on the anti-theist factions on the internet.

But on the other hand, I do think that even today, especially today, complain too much about liberals. From both sides of the [insert paradigm here] spectrum.

Great Awakenings: Holiness and Restoration Movements

Huh. Genuinely interesting things came from this. Unfortunately, Caucasian Jesus. I'm going to consider this as blasphemous as those paintings the Lord on the ceiling of St. Peter's Basilica.

The Oxford Movement

How To Be Protestant But Also We Don't Want To Be With The Puritans Because Heck No

Also It's Like Henry VIII's Church Again, Kind Of, But We Defo Protestant

Christian Fundamentalism

Oooooooh there it is. That concept. That word.

... Which at this very early point seems relatively sedate and reasonable.

And we get a very useful definition and clarification of the concept of "inerrancy".

From Brother Cole:

Does the Bible Support Slavery?

Just a note: if someone who isn't part of your macro-theoogical group tells you that "well you people believe (x) thing that makes me better than you!" and you know based on simple belief and deep reading of your religious text that such a claim (either part of it) is utter crap, then you are under no obligation to buy into the mythology they tell you, themselves, and anyone gullible enough to fall for those fairy tales.

In short and in response to the video title which the video itself ultimately says: Hell No.

Carrie A. Nation

Hot Diggetty


day 34 - 3/21

    Loukas 

From Ted Sherman: ENGL 2020 Bible and Lit F19 20 and 21

The historically detailed Gospel that for some reason keeps getting its contemporary details verified.

The Gospel that challenges our notions of "practical" and "absolute" matters.

Because such distinctions serve under doing what's truly right.

It is about you, but it's not just about you. It is about them, but it's not just about them.

It's about doing what's right. No one is above and/or beyond that, be it by the color wheel or by the gray spectrum.

Because no one is above and/or beyond God, and no overwrought excuse will change that.

The Gospel that testifies to the haunting statements about who are truly serving Him.

Such as:

"He that is not against you is for you."

And what the parables of salvation truly entail.

Edited by Ikiniks on Mar 21st 2021 at 11:33:53 AM

but maybe somewhere
Ikiniks nor there from neither here
nor there
Mar 22nd 2021 at 9:10:45 PM

This set of videos deals with the fact that I'm pretty much at a loss as to how handle this last week and what I'm going to do when these resources are done and how the Ted Sherman series doesn't have a video on the Gospel of Mark.

So in the meantime, here's how Catholics have been bumming around since the Reformations.

    day 35 - 3/ 22 

From Ryan Reeves:

Ignatius Loyola and the Catholic Reformation

Containing a clarification on the concept of Transubstantiation.

Catholics in America

... Well then. This is all pretty weird today.

Catholicism and Vatican I

I.e. Why Catholicism looks like what it does today, and why Vatican II is perceived as such a shake-up.

Mr. Reeves. has no video on Vatican II as far as I'm aware.

Also the mass grave of Christians is apparently the cleanest thing about the structure of St. Peter's Basilica.

From Brother Cole:

Bartolomé de Las Casas: The Protector of the Indians

Persecution is one of those things that needs a lot of carefully thought out perspectives.

Which I have no links to.


This set of videos deals with how (mostly American) Christianity grapples with the 20th century.

    day 36 - 3/ 23 

From Ryan Reeves:

WWI and the Church

In which we see a church desperate to reclaim a supposed loss of relevance and the real worth of enlightenment as the world outside of faith failed to grow up.

The Rise of Evangelicalism

Fundamentalism, as a name and its modern/popular concept, was defined by a Baptist who saw the ferocity of that groups rejection of its time, and it was seen even as early as this time even by most other Christians as being kinda nutty. But nowadays, there are plenty of people who won't differentiate between Fundamentalists and Evangelicals.

Huh.

And the background of the Scopes trial is just... the stuff of farcical comedies, holy moly.

Pentecostalism

Despite the odd places this went, I can't not appreciate what this is overall.

From John Lennox:

Daniel's message to the church today

Notice that that's not the last video in that Ryan Reeves playlist. That's going to be its own day because it's a special topic that would have been more relevant last month.


    Marcus 

day 37 - 3/24

The shortest of the Gospels. I could not find anything like what I've found for the other three, so this video is a straight up reading at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

The Gospel According to Mark read by David Suchet


This set of videos deals with the The Revelation of John.

    day 38 - 3/ 25 

From Ted Sherman:

ENGL 2020 Bible and Lit F19 22 and 23.

The book of the New Testament that brings forth a lot of interpretive debate even today. So much that it could be said that, unless you could send an average lay Christian literally back into that time period and then fished them back after living there nearly all their life, then a lot there's not a lot that we could really get.

But there is a lot that we can get even without tine travel. For example: Nero really was that bad and he deserves every bit of condemnation he's gotten, and the "five great emperors'' are glorified depots. The number of the beast, either version, is over-read and is meant more as a code word to avoid mentioning a specific person by name.

But maybe most importantly, The Revelation is like Job, in that it's probably the book of its testament that really spits on the idea that religion was made to comfort people. This is us being told to clench hard and hold on tight, cause it's gonna suuuuuuuck. But it's worth it, so clench, sinner!


This set of videos deals with the relationship between the church, the nations, African-Americans, and slavery.

    day 39 - 3/ 26 

And with that, my main two resources are done.


This last set of videos for now essentially give snapshots of major cultural and historical things in the history of Christianity.

    day 40 - 3/ 27 

From Our Daily Bread:

Iran in the Bible

You know... 

From Ryan Reeves:

Who Were the Borgias?

He... never did get to that video on Savonarola. All things in hindsight, the Reformation was pretty much inevitable when the clerical hierarchy refused to really take to take heed of Francis.

And lastly:

C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien on the power of Fiction

This one is personal to me.

And that's it. I have no reals plans for Easter d-

...

Palm Sunday.

Easter is the Sunday after tomorrow and I'm an idiot. I apologize to anyone who read this before this edit.

God bless us all and lets get into Holy Week.


This video deals with the historical role of bishops and the fact that I'm at a loss as to how to handle Holy Week now that my biggest resources are done.

    day 41 - 3/ 29 

From Brother Cole:

The Lost, Ancient Tradition of Bishops

I.e. What changed since Rome screwed the pooch.

Interpret that statement as you will.


This video deals with The Hobbit and starts a series on Tolkien and Lewis.

    day 42 - 3/ 29 

From Ryan Reeves:

The Hobbit


This video deals with The Narniad and the Space Trilogy and continues a series on Tolkien and Lewis.

    day 43 - 3/ 30 

I will confess that I actually posted the previous day on this day, but I'm counting it as that day because I'm still rather at a loss as to what to do for this for Holy Week.

I think I'll just lighten up on it and just post the beginnings of playlists and series and anyone interested can just continue on if they desire to do so.


This video deals with the concept of the renunciation of power in The Lord of the Rings and... uh...

    day 44 - 3/ 31 

From Ted Sherman:

ENGL 2020.28 Tolkien Rowling Lecture 1 Jan 2020

And here is the relevant playlist.

Now... I'm vaguely aware of some recent controversies regarding the other author in the title. And by vaguely aware, I mean I know the very basics of what it's about and I'll leave it up to culture and time and many other factors to deal with that.

However, this version of this course was cut off before it really gets into the Harry Potter section, and it's the most recent one on TLotR. And If any follow along with this one, then you're just as new to it as I am, because I've only seen previous versions. Thus, any surprises (pleasant or not) will be as new to you as they are to me.

I will say this though: I'll take accusations of "abuse of power" and/or "negligence" against our God fully seriously when those two stop being contradictory at any relevant level and when anyone actually gets a clue about what God really is "supposed" to be doing. And since none of us are, ever have been, or ever will be beyond omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, or in possession of any real sense of "knowing better", I'm not likely to stop considering such accusations entirely crap.


This video deals with a clarification on the concept of indulgences and begins a relatively short series regarding trivia about Christian cultural things.

    day 45 - 4/ 1 

From Ryan Reeves:

What are Catholic Indulgences?

And here is the relevant playlist.

Featuring a lot of things that weren't featured in any other videos that I've linked to.

Also the real April Fools thing I did was posting the day 44 vid on day 45.


These sets of videos feature clergymen reacting to things.

    day 46 - 4/ 2 

British Priest Reviews Dank Christian memes!! (Part 3)

From British Priest Reacts to... and many parts from this series can be found on the main channel.

The Best Exodus Movie EVER

From Upon Friar.

The title refers to the animated one.

Sometimes, people are brave enough to ask their priests for their opinion on things they haven't had a sermon on yet.

And then there are the special times when the clergy do it themselves.


This video deals with Jesus as divinity, human, and forgiveness.

    day 47 - 4/ 3 

From Brian Holdsworth:

How Catholics Deal with Difficult People

Many of you really won't like his content. But in regards to this concept, this is what I have on hand.

From Fr. James Martin:

Jesus: A Pilgrimage

This... may or may not make you uncomfortable in other ways. Largely in some of the places it goes in dealing with its topic.


And it is done.

Edited by Ikiniks on Apr 4th 2021 at 10:14:16 AM

but maybe somewhere
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firewriter Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Apr 2nd 2021 at 1:13:27 PM

Cool.

Shonen Is Not Just For Boys, Even If Literally Means "Boy".
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🧡 orange 🧡
Apr 3rd 2021 at 9:20:23 AM

Blessed Easter and Happy Passover Everyone

If the Moon is made of cheese, the Jupiter must be made of bacon.
Murataku Our Mutual Friend from Straya Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
Our Mutual Friend
Apr 3rd 2021 at 4:05:14 PM

Easter Sunday is Straya. Christ is risen.

The right man in the wrong pl-Ace. can make ALL the dIFFerENCe. in the world. Wake up, Miisster Freeman. Wake up and. smell the aashess.
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Tsundere Pataki
Apr 3rd 2021 at 6:17:46 PM

Amen

When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.
Ikiniks nor there from neither here
nor there
Apr 3rd 2021 at 8:43:56 PM

Amen, for The Lord's Day is here.

Edited by Ikiniks on Apr 4th 2021 at 10:14:25 AM

but maybe somewhere
bookworm6390 Relationship Status: Abstaining
Apr 4th 2021 at 7:11:33 AM

Christ is risen indeed!

PhilosopherStones Anyways Here's Darude Sandstorm from The North (lots of planets have them) Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
Anyways Here's Darude Sandstorm
Apr 8th 2021 at 3:01:43 PM

Can someone recommend me a resource to learn about the Book of Revelation that isn't conspiratorial nonsense? Yknow one that doesn't try to make predictions about actual future events?

GIVE ME YOUR FACE
Murataku Our Mutual Friend from Straya Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
Our Mutual Friend
Apr 14th 2021 at 1:31:31 AM

I'm finding more and more that one of the worst things you can do is look up religious questions online. Any question. At all. Ever.

What you'll get are 100 people with 200 different answers, and like 50 of those people will have nothing but contempt for your religion and consider you an idiot for following it, but still claim they know more about it than you do.

It's...really no good for my mental health.

The right man in the wrong pl-Ace. can make ALL the dIFFerENCe. in the world. Wake up, Miisster Freeman. Wake up and. smell the aashess.
firewriter Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Apr 15th 2021 at 7:37:27 AM

The worst of the internet is not good for anyone's health.

Shonen Is Not Just For Boys, Even If Literally Means "Boy".
bookworm6390 Relationship Status: Abstaining
Apr 15th 2021 at 5:27:36 PM

God is certainly patient. He knows about every horrid evil in real life and on the internet. Also just plain gross stuff too.

firewriter Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Apr 15th 2021 at 6:04:53 PM

Seriously, and through all of this he still believes people can be redeemed if they confess and turn to Jesus. Again it's not a get out of jail thing, but people gotta realize this guy is more forgiving than he seems. And no I say this that God was the same in the Old and New because he will give people a chance if they are willing to change.

Edited by firewriter on Apr 15th 2021 at 6:05:06 AM

Shonen Is Not Just For Boys, Even If Literally Means "Boy".
ThriceCharming Clear, concise, to the point! from Texas Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
Clear, concise, to the point!
Apr 15th 2021 at 7:45:41 PM

Curious about something. On a Discord chat, someone I know got into a bit of a debate over evolution (and those people are non-Christians) and argued Christians can believe in evolution. The person who argued with them said they believed in micro-evolution, as in forms evolving over time, but doesn't believe we evolved from apes. I definitely don't believe we used to be monkeys. But I am curious if any one here who does and believes in God too

I have no problem with the theory of evolution. It doesn't interfere with my Christian faith at all. I've always accepted it as fact, and I think the biggest (unspoken) reason so many people hate it so much is that they take it personally. They hear "You are descended from monkeys" and think it's a diss. But monkeys are awesome.

Check out The Avatar Recycle, an Avatar: The Last Airbender podcast by me and my friends!
Count_Spatula Inter-Dimensional Traveler from United States Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Inter-Dimensional Traveler
Apr 15th 2021 at 8:52:09 PM

Yeah, online discussions about religion turned me toxic. I held a grudge against an entire religious group just because I met a few bad apples in that group.

I realize how silly it was, in retrospect.

Edited by Count_Spatula on Apr 15th 2021 at 12:23:09 PM


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