44 results for 'history'
Throughout the ages..there have been Women.
Women who built and bore nations..
Women who fed and constructed.
Women that dug in the earth...
Basket Weaving Women
Powerful Juju having women...Truth Teaching Women...Geechi Speaking women
Herb Healing Women
Seed Planting Women
Heart Healers and Heart Breaking Women..
There were these Women..
These Thick in the Calf Women..that trotted long roads..
Ancient Gray haired Women that held stories close
Swollen knuckled Women that plucked the husk from corn.
This post is a continuation from The Inquisition Strikes Back
Standing upon the shoulders of giants, it was the British physicist Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727) who can be considered the true father of modern physics – based on solid mathematical models. Newton work evolved science in four different areas: his work of the nature of light, his laws of motion, his development of Calculus, and the laws of universal gravitation. Each of these works would have been considered a life time achievement and would have suffice to place him as one of the greatest scientists of all time. Newton... (more)
As we saw in a previous posting Copernicus, who postulated a model in which the sun was at the center of the universe, knew that the clear advantages of his model would not protect him from the hostile reaction of the orthodox authorities and the Inquisition. It was not until 1543 – the year of his death – that he eventually published his complete work On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres.
It is clear from the extent of the criticism of his work that Copernicus challenged not only the knowledge of the cosmos, as portrayed by the church, but he challenged knowledge itself: should... (more)
(Continues from: Church and Science: the battle begins)
Once the Church assumed political power, its interpretation of the Sacred Scriptures was the only science permitted. Whenever a new philosophy was adopted, it became an inseparable part of the Holy Teachings, impossible to question or challenge.
No philosopher dominated the Holy Teachings more than the Greek philosopher Aristotle (BC 384–322): the most renowned student of Plato and the teacher of Alexander the Great. His collection of lectures, covering the entire field of knowledge known in the Mediterranean world of his... (more)
... Maxentius – the battle that made him the emperor – he pronounced Christianity to be the religion of Rome. It didn’t take long before the persecuted Christian minority had gained enough power to start persecuting others.
In 385, Priscillian, a Christian theologists, won his place in history for being the first Christian executed by the Christian authorities. The Church sentenced Priscillian, with six of his companions, to death for heresy: that is, for not following the official line of the Church. For centuries to come, his execution set the stage for how the Church dealt with... (more)
My father’s mind was a tidy place. As was his sock drawer; and his car; and his desktop, where the implements of his trade were meticulously laid each evening in anticipation of the next day’s feast. There would be memos to write, letters to open, correspondence to read. A file for everything and everything in its file. Organize, deputize, supervise – my father’s mantra.
He was enormously successful: successful as an attorney, and as an industrialist, and as a husband and a father and a brother and a friend. He employed hundreds of people in America and in Europe; and gave generously... (more)
...art pieces like the immense World famous - Brazilian - Laser Cut - Rio de Janeiro Jesus- a huge standing Christ Statue, along with many others have never been questioned, examined or analyzed against the biblical reality of its said authenticity. But if we would to poke around among our history memorabilia and our bible studies a bit we would find a completely surprising discovery as it relates to the images that we have humorously dotted on for many years. These images were subliminally entangled in the minds of everyone through religion, they were forced however on to blacks... (more)