June 2010 Rants and Raves (7)

This ones for Gov. Just alittle bit of Phoenician religous history to go along with your book on tape

Phoenician religion was inspired by the powers and processes

of nature. Many of the gods they worshiped, however, were localized

and are now known only under their local names. A pantheon was

presided over by the father of the gods, but a goddess was the

principal figure in the Phoenician pantheon.



Institutions and…

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Two creation myths from anceint sumeria. Natural Order vs. Civil Order a stuggle that dates back to the begining of civilization

Enuma Elish

Babylonian Creation Myth

From Ancient Near Eastern Texts

Translated by N. K. Sandars.



This long poem was written principally in the twelth century BCE to celebrate the city of Babylon. It recounts the creation of the universe and the events that lead up to the building of Babylon, home

for the gods. It evolved from Sumerian myths and the text that it is

taken from is Assyrian, an empire…

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the way of the samurai

The Samurai Creed

I have no parents; I make the Heavens and the Earth my parents.



I have no home; I make the Tan T'ien my home.

I have no divine power; I make honesty my Divine Power.

I have no means; I make Docility my means.

I have no magic power; I make personality my Magic Power.

I have neither life nor death; I make A Um my Life and Death.

I have no body; I make Stoicism my Body.

I have…

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Shinto (one of the earth earlyest religions)

Shinto - the native Japanese religion











Torii gate in Nikko Shinto (literally, the way of the gods) is the native Japanese religion. It originated in prehistoric times and has long played

an important role in Japanese society. The major shrines around

the country have often been power bases, closely tied with Imperial

and shogunal powers. Unlike the world's major religions, Shinto

has no fixed dogma, moral precepts, or sacred scriptures. Perhaps for

this reason, most…

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The Crystal Skulls

The 13 Crystal Skulls



















One of archaeology's most compelling mysteries is that of the 13

Crystal Skulls. Skulls have been one of the most powerful objects of

symbolism in human history, all over the world. Several "perfect"

crystal Skulls have been found in parts of Mexico, Central and… Continue

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Article from 07' that will deeply disturb anyone with belife in our constitutional rights

Examining the Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act

Harman doesn’t believe homegrown terrorism is a major threat to U.S. security today, but that it is important to learn from experiences in other countries like Britain and Canada, where citizens have been

inspired to commit terrorism at home by Islamic propagandists reaching

out over the Internet

By Lindsay Beyerstein…

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