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#312684 Oct 5, 2013
Ink wrote:
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I may be wrong about Caligula being married to his sister but he did have sex with her and treated her as his wife in fact leaving her his heir.
There's a LOT of dispute as to whether or not Caligula had an incestuous relationships with his sisters. A lot of historians believe it to be untruths spread about by Caligula's dissenters. It's no secret that Caligula was nuttier than a bag of squirrel poop. While he was much loved when he became emperor, he took a very dark turn in his reign and it's believed that it had to do with illness, either Epilepsy or Syphilis. He became tyrannical, cruel and outright crazy which led to his assassination.

It's also true that Drusilla was his favorite sister. She was the only one he trusted to the point where he had his cousin Germanicus, who at point was deemed his heir, put to death because he believed Germanicus was plotting against him. Drusilla was no longer considered heir once his daughter, Julia Drusilla, was born and Drusilla ended up dying of fever.
Ink wrote:
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Incestuous marriages were common though in ancient history.
http://cnersundergraduatejournal.files.wordpr...
There's no dispute about that. However, you mentioned Caligula and his sister being married and I just wanted to tell you that was incorrect.

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Since: Dec 07

Home of Lord Stanley!

#312685 Oct 5, 2013
-Michelle- wrote:
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There's a LOT of dispute as to whether or not Caligula had an incestuous relationships with his sisters. A lot of historians believe it to be untruths spread about by Caligula's dissenters. It's no secret that Caligula was nuttier than a bag of squirrel poop. While he was much loved when he became emperor, he took a very dark turn in his reign and it's believed that it had to do with illness, either Epilepsy or Syphilis. He became tyrannical, cruel and outright crazy which led to his assassination.
It's also true that Drusilla was his favorite sister. She was the only one he trusted to the point where he had his cousin Germanicus, who at point was deemed his heir, put to death because he believed Germanicus was plotting against him. Drusilla was no longer considered heir once his daughter, Julia Drusilla, was born and Drusilla ended up dying of fever.
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There's no dispute about that. However, you mentioned Caligula and his sister being married and I just wanted to tell you that was incorrect.
I'm sorry, I misspoke when I said Germanicus. I meant Gemellus.
Ink

Levittown, PA

#312686 Oct 5, 2013
-Michelle- wrote:
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There's a LOT of dispute as to whether or not Caligula had an incestuous relationships with his sisters. A lot of historians believe it to be untruths spread about by Caligula's dissenters. It's no secret that Caligula was nuttier than a bag of squirrel poop. While he was much loved when he became emperor, he took a very dark turn in his reign and it's believed that it had to do with illness, either Epilepsy or Syphilis. He became tyrannical, cruel and outright crazy which led to his assassination.
It's also true that Drusilla was his favorite sister. She was the only one he trusted to the point where he had his cousin Germanicus, who at point was deemed his heir, put to death because he believed Germanicus was plotting against him. Drusilla was no longer considered heir once his daughter, Julia Drusilla, was born and Drusilla ended up dying of fever.
<quoted text>
There's no dispute about that. However, you mentioned Caligula and his sister being married and I just wanted to tell you that was incorrect.
Incorrect or disputed?

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Since: Dec 07

Home of Lord Stanley!

#312687 Oct 5, 2013
Ink wrote:
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Incorrect or disputed?
You stated Caligula married his sister. That's incorrect. He did not marry his sister. It's disputed whether or not he carried on incestuous relationships with any of his sister.
Katie

Kent, WA

#312688 Oct 5, 2013
Husker Du wrote:
<quoted text>You just love showing people how you love to disrespect others. figures, you disrespect the unborn, your gonna disrespect all life. You are pathetic and very sad .
Lighten up. Don't you know when someone is ribbing you?
grumpy

Pomona, NY

#312689 Oct 5, 2013
Ink wrote:
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How can you steal what is already your's? Everybody has access to God.
So, what purpose does Jesus serve? Is he a self-appointed gate-keeper who checks your ID and only lets Christians in to see God?

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

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#312690 Oct 5, 2013
Ink wrote:
One source, written just last century, and HIS sources unknown. Of course, you want to believe, so you do. We all know how intellectually lazy you are.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

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#312691 Oct 5, 2013
Husker Du wrote:
<quoted text>There is real evidence if you studied history. The world back then was very evil, like it is now. The pagans had sex with children, raped and maimed and you can't believe it. Figures. another thing, your religion is quite known for promiscuity, in fact many who have left your precious pagan religion have been telling horror stories about your little festivals. And if you decide to make a remark about pedos in the Catholic Church, you better realize that we have done something about it, and you sure haven't. Also you need to realize the protestants have MORE pedophilia than any other church, equal to your little pathetic coven of losers.
You moron, learn to read. I was talking ONLY ABOUT CALIGULA. And NO ONE was talking about children, just incest.

Anyone telling "horror" stories was never actually Wiccan, and they're lying.

Why would I need to do anything about your pedophile priests? Don't be stupid.

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#312692 Oct 5, 2013
Husker Du wrote:
<quoted text>The pagan Romans were well known for having sex with children, including relatives, two out of three adults did this, this is the major reason why the Roman empire fell, immorality,corruption etc . This is happening now in the U.S. with promiscuity, corruption everywhere.
It's always been happening, not like it started recently.@@

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#312693 Oct 5, 2013
Husker Du wrote:
<quoted text>There is real evidence if you studied history. The world back then was very evil, like it is now. The pagans had sex with children, raped and maimed and you can't believe it. Figures. another thing, your religion is quite known for promiscuity, in fact many who have left your precious pagan religion have been telling horror stories about your little festivals. And if you decide to make a remark about pedos in the Catholic Church, you better realize that we have done something about it, and you sure haven't. Also you need to realize the protestants have MORE pedophilia than any other church, equal to your little pathetic coven of losers.
Let's burn her at the stake!@@

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#312694 Oct 5, 2013
LineDazzle wrote:
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I sure know what a sociopath is, whippersnapper.
Now keep your mouth shut, kiddo.
It would take one to know one..........Dexter.

“Dan IS the Man”

Since: May 12

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#312695 Oct 5, 2013
Ink wrote:
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From go.com
This ark, located an hour south of Amsterdam, is a replica of Noah's Biblical boat. Underwater archaeologist Robert Ballard is in Turkey, looking for evidence that the Great Flood happened.
ABC News
The story of Noah's Ark and the Great Flood is one of the most famous from the Bible, and now an acclaimed underwater archaeologist thinks he has found proof that the biblical flood was actually based on real events.
In an interview with Christiane Amanpour for ABC News, Robert Ballard, one of the world's best-known underwater archaeologists, talked about his findings. His team is probing the depths of the Black Sea off the coast of Turkey in search of traces of an ancient civilization hidden underwater since the time of Noah.
See photos from her journey HERE
Ballard's track record for finding the impossible is well known. In 1985, using a robotic submersible equipped with remote-controlled cameras, Ballard and his crew hunted down the world's most famous shipwreck, the Titanic.
Now Ballard is using even more advanced robotic technology to travel farther back in time. He is on a marine archeological mission that might support the story of Noah. He said some 12,000 years ago, much of the world was covered in ice.
"Where I live in Connecticut was ice a mile above my house, all the way back to the North Pole, about 15 million kilometers, that's a big ice cube," he said. "But then it started to melt. We're talking about the floods of our living history."
The water from the melting glaciers began to rush toward the world's oceans, Ballard said, causing floods all around the world.
"The questions is, was there a mother of all floods," Ballard said.
According to a controversial theory proposed by two Columbia University scientists, there really was one in the Black Sea region. They believe that the now-salty Black Sea was once an isolated freshwater lake surrounded by farmland, until it was flooded by an enormous wall of water from the rising Mediterranean Sea. The force of the water was two hundred times that of Niagara Falls, sweeping away everything in its path.
Fascinated by the idea, Ballard and his team decided to investigate.
"We went in there to look for the flood," he said. "Not just a slow moving, advancing rise of sea level, but a really big flood that then stayed... The land that went under stayed under."
Four hundred feet below the surface, they unearthed an ancient shoreline, proof to Ballard that a catastrophic event did happen in the Black Sea. By carbon dating shells found along the shoreline, Ballard said he believes they have established a timeline for that catastrophic event, which he estimates happened around 5,000 BC. Some experts believe this was around the time when Noah's flood could have occurred.
"It probably was a bad day," Ballard said. "At some magic moment, it broke through and flooded this place violently, and a lot of real estate, 150,000 square kilometers of land, went under."
The theory goes on to suggest that the story of this traumatic event, seared into the collective memory of the survivors, was passed down from generation to generation and eventually inspired the biblical account of Noah.
Looking for something is not the same as finding something. Just ask all the UFO buffs, the people looking for Yeti and the people looking for the Loch Ness Monster. And don't forget all the people searching for Bat Boy.

“Dan IS the Man”

Since: May 12

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#312697 Oct 5, 2013
Ink wrote:
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The latest investigations say it was probably 150,000 sq. kilometers and extremely fast rising.
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/evidence-sug...
"The theory goes on to suggest that the story of this traumatic event, seared into the collective memory of the survivors, was passed down from generation to generation and eventually inspired the biblical account of Noah."

"...inspired the biblical account..."

It was a myth story to explain the unexplainable..just as I was saying.
Ink

Levittown, PA

#312698 Oct 5, 2013
Bitner wrote:
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One source, written just last century, and HIS sources unknown. Of course, you want to believe, so you do. We all know how intellectually lazy you are.
I don't 'want' to believe anything in particular. Do you think I care if some crazy guy slept with his sister or didn't? If you say he didn't that's fine, he didn't and if you say he did that's fine too.
Ink

Levittown, PA

#312699 Oct 5, 2013
Long Night Moon 13 wrote:
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"The theory goes on to suggest that the story of this traumatic event, seared into the collective memory of the survivors, was passed down from generation to generation and eventually inspired the biblical account of Noah."
"...inspired the biblical account..."
It was a myth story to explain the unexplainable..just as I was saying.
How can you call something that really happened like the flood a myth?
Ink

Levittown, PA

#312700 Oct 5, 2013
Long Night Moon 13 wrote:
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Looking for something is not the same as finding something. Just ask all the UFO buffs, the people looking for Yeti and the people looking for the Loch Ness Monster. And don't forget all the people searching for Bat Boy.
They did find something. An ancient shoreline with sea shells carbon dated back 5,000 years. Why is it so hard for you to believe that there was a flood and it is talked about in the Bible?
Katie

Kent, WA

#312701 Oct 5, 2013
Ink wrote:
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How can you call something that really happened like the flood a myth?
Because that's exactly what it is.

"myth
noun \&#712;mith\

: an idea or story that is believed by many people but that is not true

: a story that was told in an ancient culture to explain a practice, belief, or natural occurrence

: such stories as a group


Full Definition of MYTH

1a : a usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon

b : parable, allegory

2a : a popular belief or tradition that has grown up around something or someone; especially : one embodying the ideals and institutions of a society or segment of society <seduced by the American myth of individualism Orde Coombs>

b : an unfounded or false notion

3 : a person or thing having only an imaginary or unverifiable existence

4 : the whole body of myths"

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myt...
Katie

Kent, WA

#312702 Oct 5, 2013
Ink wrote:
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They did find something. An ancient shoreline with sea shells carbon dated back 5,000 years. Why is it so hard for you to believe that there was a flood and it is talked about in the Bible?
But that doesn't mean it's proof of Noah's flood. The freshwater shells go back some 7K years. The saltwater shells about 5K years. It still doesn't confirm Noah's flood.

Like Bitner said, you want to believe and so you do.

Since: Dec 09

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#312703 Oct 5, 2013
Ink wrote:
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They did find something. An ancient shoreline with sea shells carbon dated back 5,000 years. Why is it so hard for you to believe that there was a flood and it is talked about in the Bible?
I don't think they are saying a flood didn't or could not have occurred. They just don't believe God caused it to happen or God told Noah to build an ark and take animals two by two. They don't believe a God was angry with mankind and intended to start over with Noah. What logical sense does it make to create mankind, then destroy mankind because of sin but leave Noah and his family to replenish the earth? Sin still existed.

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#312704 Oct 5, 2013
Ink wrote:
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I may be wrong about Caligula being married to his sister but he did have sex with her and treated her as his wife in fact leaving her his heir.
Incestuous marriages were common though in ancient history.
http://cnersundergraduatejournal.files.wordpr...
And apparently you find those just peachy, but heaven forbid two men or two women have matrimonial bliss....

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