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  • How Come Protestants Don't Think Catholics Are Christians?

    The other day I was at the school I got my A.A. degree from and I was talking to the SGA president. Potna was telling me he got accepted to Seton Hall and he has to take some religion classes and he was asking if they were mandatory. I was like, "Yeah they are mandatory. After all it is a Catholic school." Then do was like, "But oh, I'm a Christian." Then ya boy Rex says, "Dude, Catholics are Christians. They started this Christianity shit." Lord forgive me for saying it like, forgive my digression.

    This is the failings of the public school system and something you learn in 7th grade History and your 9th grade Global class. How do cats not know basic history of Christianity which is taught in school. You had followers of Jesus (who were basically Jews for Jesus,) that would include Saint Peter'em. They still practiced and kept all of the Jewish holidays, with the exception of they believe that Jesus was the Messiah.

    After early Christians broke from Judaism, the Jews for Jesus formed what eventually became the Catholic church. Then you have the Schism in 1054 in which eastern Europte broke from the Church, then in 1547, you had the Protestant Reformation in Western Europe broke from the Church while the southern European nations remained Catholic.

    I say all of that to say this, for most of the Church's history, (especially in Western Europe,) if you were a Christian, you were default a Catholic. Also, the only reason why the United States isn't a Catholic nation is because Pope Clement VII didn't grant Henry VIII his annulment to Catherine of Aragon. Henry said "Fuck y'all. I'll start my own church and make myself the head of it."
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  • Re: Whats everyones feelings on Scott Snyder's origin for The Joker?

    Fuck a New 52, the beauty of The Joker's origin is that he has no definitive definitive origin and Mr. J having an encounter with a meteorite that gave him immorality is nothing more than musings of a psychotic homicidal manic. Also, if I were to take this origin as canon, it's level of wackness ranks up there with the Red Hood falling into a vast of acid, seeing his reflection, then going crazy. I like my Joker origins to be the one he fancies on that particular day.
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  • Re: Leonard Nimoy dead at 83

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  • Re: The Official Ill Community Black History Thread

    Emperor Constantine, Black Roman Emperor sitting on his throne with his Bishops.


    Above and below you will find paintings of the original council of Nicea and the persons who sat on it.

    Most of the paintings come from the Russian orthodox church. That church has never been shy about its relationship with the ancient Muurs and Ethiopian founders of Christianity.

    Look at Emperor Constantine, another Black and Moorish Roman Emperor. He stands in the middle.

    Behold all the great Muurish and Ethiopian Bishops sand Cardinals of those times.

    Behold and recall again. This was Rome, in its hey days. This was the Roma that created the Christianity.

    A picture is worth a thousand words.

    Oguejiofo Annu

    Question: "What occurred at the Council of Nicea?"

    Answer: The Council of Nicea took place in AD 325 by order of the Roman Emperor Caesar Flavius Constantine. Nicea was located in Asia Minor, east of Constantinople. At the Council of Nicea, Emperor Constantine presided over a group of church bishops and other leaders with the purpose of defining the nature of God for all of Christianity and eliminating confusion, controversy, and contention within the church. The Council of Nicea overwhelmingly affirmed the deity and eternality of Jesus Christ and defined the relationship between the Father and the Son as “of one substance.” It also affirmed the Trinity—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were listed as three co-equal and co-eternal Persons.

    Constantine, who claimed conversion to Christianity, called for a meeting of bishops to be held in Nicea to resolve some escalating controversies among the church leadership. The issues being debated included the nature of Jesus Christ, the proper date to celebrate Easter, and other matters. The failing Roman Empire, now under Constantine’s rule, could not withstand the division caused by years of hard-fought, “out of hand” arguing over doctrinal differences. The emperor saw the quarrels within the church not only as a threat to Christianity but as a threat to society as well. Therefore, at the Council of Nicea, Constantine encouraged the church leaders to settle their internal disagreements and become Christlike agents who could bring new life to a troubled empire. Constantine felt “called” to use his authority to help bring about unity, peace, and love within the church.

    The main theological issue had always been about Christ. Since the end of the apostolic age, Christians had begun debating these questions: Who is the Christ? Is He more divine than human or more human than divine? Was Jesus created or begotten? Being the Son of God, is He co-equal and co-eternal with the Father, or is He lower in status than the Father? Is the Father the one true God, or are the Father, Son, and Spirit the one true God?

    A priest named Arius presented his argument that Jesus Christ was not an eternal being, that He was created at a certain point in time by the Father. Bishops such as Alexander and the deacon Athanasius argued the opposite position: that Jesus Christ is eternal, just like the Father is. It was an argument pitting trinitarianism against monarchianism.

    Constantine prodded the 300 bishops in the council make a decision by majority vote defining who Jesus Christ is. The statement of doctrine they produced was one that all of Christianity would follow and obey, called the “Nicene Creed.” This creed was upheld by the church and enforced by the Emperor. The bishops at Nicea voted to make the full deity of Christ the accepted position of the church. The Council of Nicea upheld the doctrine of Christ’s true divinity, rejecting Arius’s heresy. The council did not invent this doctrine. Rather, it only recognized what the Bible already taught.

    The New Testament teaches that Jesus the Messiah should be worshipped, which is to say He is co-equal with God. The New Testament forbids the worship of angels (Colossians 2:18; Revelation 22:8, 9) but commands worship of Jesus. The apostle Paul tells us that “in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form” (Colossians 2:9; 1:19). Paul declares Jesus as Lord and the One to whom a person must pray for salvation (Romans 10:9-13; cf. Joel 2:32). “Jesus is God overall” (Romans 9:5) and our God and Savior (Titus 2:13). Faith in Jesus’ deity is basic to Paul’s theology.

    John’s Gospel declares Jesus to be the divine, eternal Logos, the agent of creation and source of life and light (John 1:1-5,9); the "the Way, the Truth, and the Life" (John 14:6); our advocate with the Father (1 John 2:1-2); the Sovereign (Revelation 1:5); and the Son of God from the beginning to the end (Revelation 22:13). The author of Hebrews reveals the deity of Jesus through His perfection as the most high priest (Hebrews 1; Hebrews 7:1-3). The divine-human Savior is the Christian’s object of faith, hope, and love.

    The Council of Nicea did not invent the doctrine of the deity of Christ. Rather, the Council of Nicea affirmed the apostles’ teaching of who Christ is—the one true God and the Second Person of the Trinity, with the Father and the Holy Spirit.

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  • Re: The Official Ill Community Black History Thread

    Marble statue of the emperor Septimius Severus


    Roman, about AD 193-200
    Found at Alexandria, Egypt

    'It is good to see the statue of Septimius Severus, the first African emperor of the Romans, on display. He is seen by many as a very important figure in the historical timeline of black people in Britain. He died and was buried at York. It is the only image of Septimius Severus I've seen to date that shows him with the features and looks of a North African. Seeing this statue in this gallery makes me feel that at last the African presence in ancient Britain is being acknowledged.' Fowokan George Kelly, of Jamaican origin

    Septimius Severus was the first Roman Emperor born in Africa. He ruled between AD 193 and 211. Although his family was of Phoenician rather than black African descent, ancient literary sources refer to the dark colour of his skin and relate that he kept his African accent into old age. He was an accomplished general who, having defeated his internal enemies in a series of civil wars, went on to victories at the furthest frontiers of the Empire, from Mesopotamia to Britain, where he died, at York (Eboracum) in AD 211.

    He is shown with his characteristic forked beard and tight curled hair, and is wearing military dress. The statue is not carved fully in the round, but is flat and unfinished at the back, suggesting that it was part of an architectural design. It probably stood in a niche which decorated a public building or monument such as a bath building or a fountain-screen. Much of the statue's detail would have been added in paint.

    Severus' two sons Caracalla and Geta were instructed by their father on his death-bed to 'pay the troops, get on with each other and ignore everyone else'. Within a year, however, Caracalla had murdered his brother and reigned alone, with all vestiges of Geta's image and name removed from buildings, official inscriptions and dedications; a process known as 'Damnatio Memoriae'.

    A.H Smith, A catalogue of sculpture in -2, vol. 3 (London, British Museum, 1904)

    C. Scarre, Chronicle of the Roman emperor (London, Thames & Hudson, 1997)