Pea Nuts
Pea Nuts commented on Didge Doo's answer
Didn't the British Empire stem from the Roman Empire, and the Roman from the Egyptian? We've got Egyptian obelisks in every country still celebrating sun worship. The Germanic tribes learned Latin, continued to use Roman institutions roads, and converted to Christianity.¬†From what I've read, The Western portion of the Empire "fell", but it is a … Read more
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Pea Nuts thanked Didge Doo's answer

Nah. A preorganised plan would require a preorganiser.. :)

The religious texts are just a mishmash of ancient lore, wisdom, information, and misinformation garnered in our search to give meaning to things we weren't yet equipped to understand. As a part of our culture they're worthy of a nodding familiarity but it would be a mistake … Read more

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Pea Nuts voted up Didge Doo's answer

Nah. A preorganised plan would require a preorganiser.. :)

The religious texts are just a mishmash of ancient lore, wisdom, information, and misinformation garnered in our search to give meaning to things we weren't yet equipped to understand. As a part of our culture they're worthy of a nodding familiarity but it would be a mistake … Read more

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Pea Nuts voted up Didge Doo's answer

1984 is the best known.

Trilby is another. It's the book that delivered us the image of the evil Svengali.

From a historical point of view, research the work of Ivan Pavlov and the work he did with his dogs. It gave birth to modern brainwashing.

I once read a novel (whose name I forget) that … Read more

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Pea Nuts commented on Rooster Cogburn's answer
So if the original meaning of Thanksgiving can be twisted and widely celebrated, the same as Christmas (Nimrods birthday), Easter the goddess Astarte, and dying son Tammuz (now Virgin Mary and Jesus, it wouldn't be hard, just a tweaking of history as the generations come and go. One hundred years and history would be taught … Read more
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Pea Nuts commented on Rooster Cogburn's answer
Thanksgiving came from the Indians Autumn harvest didn't it? Yet it has no significance of that celebration today. Today it is a romanticised story which omits the fact that the pilgrims domesticated cattle brought disease and small pox to their lands and killed most of the indigenous people, those that were left who had initially … Read more