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Mar
14
comment Was there a text as revolutionary regarding humanitarism as the New Testament in a pre-Christian era?
If only I see Annix's answer as explicitly offtopic flaming and trolling then I don't want to be part of this site. I've been watching that guy for some time and he is strongly biased on certain topics (another way to put it is that he is a revisionist) so good luck with him.
Mar
14
comment Was there a text as revolutionary regarding humanitarism as the New Testament in a pre-Christian era?
Related to what you said, the Jewish priests usually say that Jewish communists involved in mass murders are no longer Jews, even though the principle of Judaism is that one is a Jew for eternity. Hardly anyone dares to argue with that, so why the double standards when it comes to Christians?
Mar
14
comment Was there a text as revolutionary regarding humanitarism as the New Testament in a pre-Christian era?
So it took a few paragraphs of offtopic anti-Christian prejudices to actually post something on topic. Anyway, I never said that sinners are no longer Christians - rather that through history we haven't seen many of those who really followed all of Jesus teaching (so real Christians vs members of Christian churches). And this question is about Jesus teaching as depicted in New Testament and not the wrongdoings of people who belonged to the church - I was rather clear about that.
Mar
13
comment Was there a text as revolutionary regarding humanitarism as the New Testament in a pre-Christian era?
You are completely missing the point. Jesus was not a politician fighting for human rights. His teaching was about embracing suffering AND not doing harm to other human beings. You also took "love your neighbour" literally as practical concept... It is clear you have had hardly any exposure to New Testament so why do you even bother to answer? BTW I am really amused by your praise of Roman "high humanitarian standards". Did your Romans happen to promote the idea of giving EVERYTHING to the poor for example?
Feb
7
comment Are there any communist leaders without a record of acts we consider as a crime (against humanity)?
You assume every communist leader had an absolute power and controlled everything, like Stalin. I guess after 1956 for many Eastern European party leaders it was more like balancing between social pressure, party hardliners, Soviet intervention threat, and dealing with somewhat independent security apparatus. That is assuming they were not merely figureheads.
Feb
1
comment What was the ratio of German to Soviet losses on eastern front during different stages of the war?
"fight against their motherland" - you imply that communism, and stalinism in particular, was a bearable system for the majority of Soviet citizens? Even in the early days of Barbarossa did the NKVD pull off stuff that would make the average Wehrmacht soldier believe they were fighting the devil itself - read some description of how the massacres in NKVD prisons were conducted before Germans approached. The point is - it was entirely justified for Soviet soldiers to change sides, at least before they realized Hitler's plans. Calling it "treason" feels wrong.
Jan
30
comment Are there arguments to think Hitler was a racist?
Also, the groups within Poland - Silesians and Kashubians were not "allowed" to acquire German citezenship but actually forced to do so. I guess in that case the pragmatism won - Wehrmacht needed those conscripts. Similar situation was with Sorbs - nazis came up with the theory that they are really Germanic people who are just speaking slavic language.
Jan
30
comment Are there arguments to think Hitler was a racist?
They kidnapped children who in their opinion had Germanic physical traits, becasue they assumed that a blonde with blue eyes cannot be genetically Polish. So right, Poles were not fundamentally different from Germans (very high proportion of blondes in Poland...) but the Nazis did in fact believe that they were and acted upon that conviction.
Jan
29
comment Are there arguments to think Hitler was a racist?
I don't even want to comment on some of your other ideas, but "these physical characteristics were not to any meaningful extent used by the Nazis in their policies" - really? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Jan
28
comment Are there arguments to think Hitler was a racist?
Anixx - looks like your view of history is centered around Jews. That's why you consider antisemitism as the primary motivation of every single group (which is offensive btw), while even the nazis themselves were more pragmatic than that. Nazi leadership in the long term wanted fertile Ukrainian land. And instrumental use of Ukrainian troops or giving Ukrainian nationalists carte blanche to ethnically cleanse western Ukraine wouldn't make a difference.