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The First Crusade - and other historical stuff -

Small and nice recap about the 1er crusade for people who want :

Enjoy ! :slight_smile:


And an other one which show Christian belief in it early stage :

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What I crashed on was, on the one hand, the reduction of mankind’s history to a miserable 6000 years. And this “primordial sin” with which every unborn is made a guilty conscience. If an omnipotent (!) “Creator” is so dissatisfied with his “creation”, he could have ended this with noah at the latest. Instead, he played thousands of years to prove Satan (also his creation) that his creation was not a total bust … Sorry, that was too much for me. The Greek gods’ world came to meet me. They knew at least when it was enough.
But, everyone can keep it as he wants.

In this context, when did man come up with the idea of being “created” …? And then, “in the image of God,” a personification of the “divine”?
This game is getting more interesting …:wink:

I would’ve thought the series on the Bronze Age Collapse would be the most relevant here :stuck_out_tongue:

<3<3<3 Extra History

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Bronze Age, Bible, Genesis of Religions, let us think about Moses, his brother Aaron and the Israelites on their way out of Egypt. The story was completed around 1500 B.C. probably written by Aaron, the brother of Moses. The people consisted of 12 tribes, Moses and Aaron came from the tribe of Levi.
Moses was fortunate enough to grow up at Pharaoh’s court, was presumably highly educated, well versed in the war, and was well versed in Egyptian harcharchy. The Egyptians worshiped the sun (Re) and had it with the kingdom of the dead. There were numerous busts and reliefs of their gods. The Israelites were not allowed to get a picture of God, and there was only one, invisible to them. After a murder, this Moses had to flee from Egypt, married the daughter of an important herd owner in the desert, and returned to Egypt at the age of 80 years to “lead” his people out of bondage. Together with his brother Aaron, he negotiated with Pharaoh, who after a series of miraculous “plagues” let the Israelis move.
As a leader, his reputation as a descendant of the race was initially of the same descent as the people, from superior knowledge, presumably charism, and a “wire to God”. The latter had also told him to lead the Israelites from Egypt into a “promised land full of milk and honey.” A good story, if you can escape from Egypt only in a desert or open sea. However, at the beginning of their flight, the Israelis did not yet know that they should last 40 years. Moses probably already, because he also knew that in this “promised land” already diverse peoples lived. He needed a powerful army to conquer this land. This had yet to be born, armed and trained.
So the Israelis made their way through the Sinai Peninsula. Starvation had to be starved by mana, but the diet became monotonous with time. They longed for the meat-pots of Egypt. At that moment, Moses’s domination began to waver, a revolt was palpable. It is reported that Moses rose to Horeb and was lost for 40 days. In this time the people poured themselves a golden calf and revered it. Understandably, veal = meat. Evidently, a considerable amount of gold was also carried along during the whole period.
After these 40 days, Moses suddenly appeared again. He brought with him two stone tablets, into which 10 commandments (law) were engraved. After breaking them out of anger over the “disobedient people”, he and his brother Aaron came to mind to manifest these ruins as a religion. The (his) tribe of Levi was appointed “Chosen” priests, and Aaron was given the title of “High Priest”. From now on, payments from the other 11 tribes were levied to feed the Prister-gilde. A transport box was built for the crushed stone tablets, an altar for sacrificing animals, and a tent into which only the priest guilds were allowed to enter. In a separate part of this tent, the crate was set up and announced that God was living there. Once a year the crate was shown to the people (ritual) and then hidden in the tent again. Later the Levites also fulfilled the function of the school system and partial government duties. From the tent was later the temple in Jerusalem, 60 AD. the last time of Titus destroyed.

This Moses was already a clever little fellow, ne? :wink:

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Indeed :slight_smile:
However, this comment was extract from the religion topic : someone talk about how religion could influence people even without supernatural intervention quoting the first crusade as example. That why I posts the extra history video on the first crusade and early christian schisms

Completely o.k. , From today’s point of view, most Christians think their religion has developed logically and liniar. Not even close! Not until Martin Luther was the first doubter. As early as the beginning of the century, one was disputed over the interpretation of the 4 Gospels. Various parallel allegiances “disappeared without a trace”, and in the further course it was dependent on the favor of secular rulers, whether Christianity was able to gain a foothold (Constantine, Justinian, Charlemagne). In this context, let us also remember the “saints” - Francis of Assisi, Benedict, Bernard of Clairvaux and others, who could imagine different interpretations. To the enforcement of a “mainstreames” was used to (peoples) murder (Kartharer, Templar etc.)
In this connection, several “crusades” took place before the first crusade into the “holy land”, for example. against the Saxons by Charlemagne.

Notable in most religions is the fact, that one or a small click claimed to have direct access to “God”, meaning “knowing”. The others were then believers … or not … heretics!