World war coming?

April 2024 Forums General discussion World war coming?

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  • #242735
    Thomas_More
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    History was always my passion.

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    #242737
    L.B. Neill
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    History is a great background study to use in other work- such as narrative therapy applications in context to a client’s lived experience (Counselling method applications would you believe!).. A key if you will to other studies- oh gone all nerdy!!!!!
    Thomas, I love you posts and the history you often use in them helps me appreciate your stance, the others too.
    Wonder if there is a text on the historical narrative thread of doom predictions… now that would be an interesting read… or project!

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    #242748
    Thomas_More
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    I have seen books on medieval “end of time” beliefs. Of course, today’s evangelicals are the ones for all that now, and, disgustingly, many appear eager for “Armageddon”, since they have no love for life here and now on Earth. This is also true of Eastern Orthodox fanatics; but the Catholic Church today is not Armageddonist and instead more invested in charity work and aid projects.

    Of course, unlike in the past, humans now have the capacity for global extermination, taking the rest of all life on Earth with them. They also, if only they would wake up to it, have the means to create a paradise on Earth; and that’s why we are socialists.

    Many thanks for your kind words.

    #242751
    Bijou Drains
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    “ the Catholic Church today is not Armageddonist and instead more invested in charity work and aid projects‘

    Not convinced of that. The major concern of the Catholic Church appears to be the preservation of the Catholic Church and its control of the diminishing number of its faithful members that contribute to its coffers.

    If the Catholic Church was invested in charity work and aid, perhaps they would be better served in disinvesting in all of the buildings, the cathedrals, the priceless art works, the stocks and shares they own, in order to compensate the children their priests have abused, the children they sold to “good Catholic families”, the children and mothers they abused in the Magdelene laundries, the families of the children they buried in Tuam, the physical abuse of school children they abused, the peasants and workers they scared into handing over their hard earned cash to their priests, nuns and monks, etc. etc. They might also want to compensate the Jews, gay people, travellers and Roma people that suffered as a result of the abuse and marginalisation they encouraged.

    Not exactly “aid projects”. Maybe as an ex Catholic alter boy I’m a little biased!!

    #242757
    Thomas_More
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    I wasn’t absolving the Catholic Church but simply pointing out its members are not obsessed with the end of the world, unlike those evangelical sects who talk about nothing else.

    Clarendon, in his History, ridicules the evangelicals of his day for reading into the Bible events contemporary with their own time, which they still do.

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