Medieval Belgian astronomer Godefroid Wendelin essayed a collection of observations regarding the earth's tilt, 'wobble' and angle of axis. It is a rather remarkable assembly for a man from the non-existent 'dark ages', of the 16th century, before the 'scientific revolution' of the 17th.
“Wendelin, famous mediaeval Belgian astronomer, made his observations of the Obliquity of the Ecliptic at the French town of Forcalquier, in the Basses Alpes. He says on page 15 of his Memoir that his instrument was a quadrant, divided into single minutes in the quadrants. It was made of wood, but so solid that both in the winter and in the summer it gave the same distances of the stars as were published by Tycho and Kepler.” [found in Dodwell's famous manuscript on pre-modern astronomy]
Godefroid's work contains a list of the obliquity of the ecliptic from Thales circa 558 BC, Erathosthenes [who measured the earth's circumference] circa 230 BC, Hipparchus [of astrolabe fame] circa 135 BC, Ptolemy 126 AD, and Tyro Brahe a contemporary who tried to create a hybrid Ptolemaic-Coepernican solar system and structure. Surely a dark age of irrationality....
Why would the calculation of an ecliptic and the earth's axis tilt be of importance? It aids in understanding cosmology, cosmic disturbances, impacts on climate [for example the great flood which is an obvious fact, how was this caused ?]; and even in calculating a scientifically based age of both the earth and solar system. Fluctuating axial tilts have a dramatic impact on climate, geography and of course mankind's development. It is a singular medieval achievement to have spent so much effort and time divining the actual historical tilt and mathematics to support such observations and past ancient claims.
Axial tilts – arcane but important, whose secrets were pursued with great vigor in the medieval period. But remember, Godefroid lived in the 'dark ages'. He knew nothing.
Sura 7, it madness reviewed here, is so very indicative of the intolerance Islam has for Christianity and any non-Muhammadan belief system. Sura 7 contains three basic parts:
1) First, it asserts that the story of Adam and Eve is centered around a rejection of the Allah cult and not following Allah's 'sharia'. In this retelling of the Old Testament narrative Satan leads Jews and Christians 'astray'. This makes it all the easier to kill them.
Sura 7 reiterates the entire objective of Islam, namely to force you to submit your worthless self to the rituals and Jihad ordained by Muhammad-Allah, the moon deity who shrine was caretaken by Muhammad's family.
Moslems must hate Christians since Catholics associate 'others' with the Allah moon deity. The Trinity is an affront to the ilah or moon deity of Mecca, who reigns alone. His consort Allat or the Sun goddess, and his daughters, Uzza and Manat [Venus and the Moon], were summarily destroyed by Muhammad and a law proscribed their veneration – which had existed for some 3000 years previously. It was Allah or nothing. Allah is of course a euphemism for Muhammad. The Koran always equates Muhammad with Allah, and never as a subservient.
Sura 5 or 'The Table Spread' is a long, odious, clanging tirade against Non-Moslems. In fact some 22-25 verses condemn Christianity out of 120. This is approximately 20%. Remember this is the first or second-most important stream of Allah-inspired thought given by Muhammad, Islam and indeed the world's most important human in history. The Christians are clearly cursed in this Sura by a 'superior' Moslem sect which has the blessings of this Allah-thing. The crescendo of hatred towards the Christian is reached in verse 33:
In 'The Crisis of Civilization', Hilaire Belloc, correctly states that culture is King. If your society believes that all cultures are equally esteemed and should be affirmed as relatively the same, no vital force and impetus will exist to propel civilization, on all of its various planes of existence, to 'broad sunlit uplands' of development. Decay and rot will set in. The Roman and Hapsburg polycultural empires make that very clear. Not even the veracity and energy of Christianity could have saved Rome. Contrary to Gibbon, its decline had begun long before the 4th century.
“But what was the internal force? How were men convinced ? Why did they join [Christianity]...Often it meant ruin...and sometimes torture and death....A man became Christian because he found that the Church affirmed things which he recognized to be true in experience and holy in character. It was loved, witnessed to and defended to the death by those who thus felt it to be, when in contact with it, divine...It was not society which proceeded from the doctrine, but the doctrine that came from the society.”
Culture creates civilization. If your culture preaches Evolutionary-survival of the fittest and raciology [Nazism], you will manufacture a death cult. If your society elevates scientist naturalism and evolution [Communism], you will produce the same immorality, violence, and human-hatred as the cult of Evolutionary-raciology. Once you denude Europe and North America of Christian doctrine confirming for example, that a Meccan celestial cult whose own artifacts and leaders preach and have preached Jihad, death, war and the visitation of destruction upon non-cult members, your own end is rather assured. It is a question of time.
Without the Catholic Church, the 'legacy' of Greece and Rome with most of the 'experts' ignoring their vast infirmities, calamities, slavery and human debasement; would never have survived. None of it. From the 4th century onwards the Church scooped up the breaking pieces of the Roman-Greek tradition and merged them with her own culture.
Belloc: “But the truth of the business....is almost the opposite of what has been said so long. It was not the spread of the Faith which undermined the high civilization of pagan antiquity; on the contrary, the Faith saved all that could be saved; and, but for the conversion of the Roman Empire, nothing of our culture would have remained.”
The above is obviously true. The decline of Rome into Germanic kingdoms was a blessing and long overdue. Inflation, taxation, bureaucratic corruption, abortion, slavery, 90% of the population in penury, a retardation post the 1rst century in technology, a declination in arts and architecture, not to mention the paucity of literature and science....the Roman empire by 250 AD had long outlived its usefulness. Thankfully there was an institution which could acquire the main artifacts, integrate them into a better society, and carry their legacies onward.
In 'The Crisis of Civilization', written in 1937, Belloc, the Irish-French writer, soldier, historian and politician rightly proclaims the fact, that it was the Catholic Church, and the Christian faith, which created civilization, assimilating the failed pagan cultures of both Rome and Greece, and imparting a new energy, viewpoint and philosophical world-view, which allowed Europe to accede to world supremacy:
“It was the Faith which gradually and indirectly transformed the slave into the serf, and the serf into the free peasant. It was the Faith which took the guild, inherited from the Pagan Empire, and set it up for the foundational thing it was during all the great medieval period: the guarantee of freedom. It was the Faith which by its moral atmosphere checked and curbed usury...which put competition within its bounds...We cannot build up a society synthetically, for it is an organic thing...”
Culture is King. When your secular culture preaches pond scum became human; intolerant Gay theology is now education; the state is the omniscient arbiter of 'rights', money, truth and what can be said; or that vicious atavisms such as Islam are now peace; then the end is not far nigh. The Roman and Greek empires were slave based, superstitious entities, which after a time, did not promote invention, markets, initiative, art, literature and science. They decayed from within. As their cultures succumbed to inflation, bureaucratic statism, abortion, sexual deviance and confusion, mythologies and legends, so too did their empires become static, decayed, sensual, and their currency and value systems debased, clipped, and indeed worthless.
“That the culture and civilization of Christendom – what was called for centuries in general terms 'Europe', was made by the Catholic Church gathering up the social traditions of the Graeco-Roman Empire, inspiring them and giving the whole of that great body a new life. It was the Catholic Church which made up, gave us our unity and our whole philosophy of life and formed the nature of the white world.”
The Church reformed the notion of family, the right to life, communal obligation and responsibility, economic relations, and importantly changed the philosophy of the world from might-makes-right, child-sacrifice, usurious greed; to one centered around dignity, truth, charity, forgiveness and equality. No other cultural civilization in history has even come remotely close to what the Catholic Church has given to the world.
Belloc wrote 'The Crusades' in 1937. All the self-important, magnificent Western egos, ignorant about Islam, Jihad, and the 1400 year death struggle with an Oriental fascism; devoid of any knowledge whatsoever about the Crusades and why, after 400 years of Moslem rape, slaughter and destruction of Christianity from Arabia to Southern France they were necessary; of course [whilst flicking their hair], pronounce their hatred of the entire enterprise. Ignorance is ignorance not bliss or science. Belloc, during the heyday of totalitarianism which is much in vogue again today, wrote this about the Meccan moon cult:
Belloc in 1937: “....we have fallen back [in religion] and Islam has in the main preserved its soul. Modern Europe and particularly western Europe has progressively lost its religion, and especially that united religious doctrine permeating the whole community, which unity gives spiritual strength to that community.”
What would Belloc write now? Europe has completely lost its mind, not only its soul. Faith leads to reason and reason to faith. Destroy either, and your society will fall. Islam has indeed retained 'its soul', due to the fact that Islamic or more accurately Muhammadan dogma, cannot, has not, and never shall change. The Koran is immutable and irreconcilable with both faith and reason. A cult of cant is not a religion, especially one as blood thirsty and primitive as the Meccan cult.
Belloc on the modern malaise, this written in 1937: “As nations we worship ourselves , we worship the nation; or we worship (some few of us) a particular economic arrangement believed to be the satisfaction of social justice. Those who direct us...have no major spiritual interest. Their major personal interest is private gain...the establishment of a plutocracy.”
No one can deny the above. The US Federal system is a bankrupted mockery of a few dozen, perhaps a few hundred families and plutocratic ruling interests dominating the political-economy. The same is true of every other major industrialized country. Faith, Christianity, an appeal to the immaterial, strength through faith and reason, no longer resonates and no longer plays a role in the West. Various cults – Cultural Marxism, Darwinism, Gay, Relativity, Statism – now dominate.
And what did Belloc think of the longer term ability of a spiritually vacant West in resisting Islam?
“Perhaps that change will be deferred [he refers to a change within the Near East], but change there will be, continuous and great. Nor does it seem probable that at the end of such a change, especially if the process be prolonged, Islam will be the loser.”
Back in 1937 Belloc the percipient politician, writer and a trained soldier, felt that Islam might well re-awake, rise up, shake the West and proceed apace with its Jihadic struggle to extinguish civilization. Given the current Moslem invasion of Europe, the endless Moslem barbarity and atrocity around the world, committed in the name of Muhammad, this is a most perspicacious and relevant forecast.
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The importance of Christianity in the development of Western civilisation.
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Conservative philosopher Roger Scruton delivers the keynote address at the IPA's 2014 Foundations of Western Civilisation Symposium.
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There is nothing new about religious fascism or caliphates. There is nothing new about rape, infanticide, honor killings, genocide, misogyny, slavery -- or headless journalism either.
There is absolutely nothing in the video of Rev. Robby Gallaty's recent sermon that is threatening, hateful, cruel, or the result of ignorance.
The Allah thing - aka Muhammad - hates Christians Koranic supremacism.
Christianophobia – Islam
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Christianophobia – Islam
Christianophobia – Islam
Raping and torturing young girls.....isn't that what all intolerant cults do ?
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Nearly two years after the “Arab Spring” began in Egypt, the nation’s Muslim Brotherhood president has arrogated to himself dictatorial powers, and is ramming through a new constitution that will effectively extinguish the last vestiges of Egyptian democracy and establish Egypt as a Sharia state. Just as I said back in January 2011, when the uprisings against Mubarak began, for the people in Egypt who had real power to affect change, the “Arab Spring” was never about democracy and pluralism, despite the ululations of the Western press; it was always about imposing Islamic law upon Egypt. And now, with the new constitution, here we are.
These are not the regular beatings and vandalism against Christians, Hindus and Buddhists but religion-oriented attacks in which someone dies at the hand of a member of the”religion of peace.”
Have you done your shopping yet? It’s Hatred and Violence in the Qur’an Awareness Month — what better time to buy a bomb vest for the mujahid you love?
Inspired by a remark from Pat Condell in this video, I have proclaimed December to be Hatred and Violence in the Qur’an Awareness Month. After all, November was Islamophobia Awareness Month, and certainly the hatred and violence in the Qur’an kills many, many more people than “Islamophobia” ever has or ever will, and so it is far more deserving than “Islamophobia” of a month of its own.