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Re: Hong Kong

Postby TMD » Fri, 19 Feb 2016 11:42 pm

JR8 wrote:If he's British do you think he might have inherited some pride...*sniped*


Pride...yeah right. :roll:

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Re: Hong Kong

Postby TMD » Fri, 19 Feb 2016 11:55 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
TMD wrote:Imperial Christianity created by the Romans ?! :o


Absolutely, positively. Earliest Christians emerged in about 50 AD. There were numerous different sects, none with a written bible, all, to varying degrees incorporating the Tanakh as part of their scripture. By the end of the first century Christianity was recognized as a religion separate from Judaism.

But Christianity was not at all homogeneous. There were many different belief systems based upon the different teachings and understandings of the apostles. Nevertheless, there grew a rough governing structure such that the elders could make decisions that were binding on all the various sects.

In 311, Roman Emperor Constantine legalized Christianity. In 325, Constantine convened the Council of Nicaea, where he basically instructed all the elders of the sects to get their act together, to start behaving and believing as a single unified body... or else. This is where the Christian church formally declares Jesus as the Son of God, and publishes the Nicene Creed, a document that formalizes the beliefs of Christians. This is where the roles of the church hierarchy are also defined.

In 381, the Holy Spirit is added to the Nicene Creed, and Rome, via an edict by Emperor Theodosiu, adopts Christianity as the official state religion, and makes it superior to all others. Thus began the dance of power between church and state, a power relationship that essentially remained unchanged as Christianity spread throughout Europe, with heads of the church anointing kings and heads of state granting great powers of control to the church... at least until King Henry VIII essentially told the Pope to piss off when he founded the Anglican church.

That's the short version. Modern Christianity is most definitely a Roman construct.


...this seems to be the case today, not just with Christianity.
Emperor Theodosiu decision to turn religion into a system of governance and fusing state and belief-system is not unlike what Islamic state is doing.

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Re: Hong Kong

Postby JR8 » Fri, 19 Feb 2016 11:59 pm

TMD wrote:
JR8 wrote:If he's British do you think he might have inherited some pride...*sniped*

Pride...yeah right. :roll:


Ah, so Singaporean, so vague and non-committal. I do hope you're not sniping there ;)
More seriously, what do you disagree with - you don't say?
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Re: Hong Kong

Postby TMD » Sat, 20 Feb 2016 12:33 am

JR8 wrote:
TMD wrote:
JR8 wrote:If he's British do you think he might have inherited some pride...*sniped*

Pride...yeah right. :roll:


Ah, so Singaporean, so vague and non-committal. I do hope you're not sniping there ;)
More seriously, what do you disagree with - you don't say?


Let's just say I know when to stop a conversation when a pattern shows up.
You get to keep your opinion while I express my observation - Does that bothers you ?

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Re: Hong Kong

Postby JR8 » Sat, 20 Feb 2016 5:06 am

You're a pussy - piss off.
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Re: Hong Kong

Postby earthfriendly » Sat, 20 Feb 2016 9:53 am

TMD wrote:
JR8 wrote:
TMD wrote:Pride...yeah right. :roll:


Ah, so Singaporean, so vague and non-committal. I do hope you're not sniping there ;)
More seriously, what do you disagree with - you don't say?


Let's just say I know when to stop a conversation when a pattern shows up.
You get to keep your opinion while I express my observation - Does that bothers you ?


If you have an opinion or information that you would like to share, just say it. There will always be people who will agree and disagree with whatever is written. Just stop this kind of shitty mind game. You may not see it from a third person. It is manipulative to write this way. Keep it simple, man!

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Re: Hong Kong

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 20 Feb 2016 11:49 am

EF, basically, what TMD is saying is it's perfectly okay, and even desirable for all our regulars to ignore his posts and not to even be baited to answer them as he is not actually trying to be a part of the forum at all, but is just trolling, trying to get a rise out of people, with his 'observations'. It's sad, however that he give credence to the stereotype of some of locals who occasionally show up here. Especially, with his local syntax when writing like "does that bother's' you?"

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Re: Hong Kong

Postby TMD » Sat, 20 Feb 2016 12:04 pm

earthfriendly wrote:If you have an opinion or information that you would like to share, just say it. There will always be people who will agree and disagree with whatever is written. Just stop this kind of shitty mind game. You may not see it from a third person. It is manipulative to write this way. Keep it simple, man!


I already have, and the unsurprising JR8's latest response precisely explains it all.
As you can see, I am keeping my opinion very simple. :wink:

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Re: Hong Kong

Postby TMD » Sat, 20 Feb 2016 12:08 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:EF, basically, what TMD is saying is it's perfectly okay, and even desirable for all our regulars to ignore his posts and not to even be baited to answer them as he is not actually trying to be a part of the forum at all, but is just trolling, trying to get a rise out of people, with his 'observations'. It's sad, however that he give credence to the stereotype of some of locals who occasionally show up here. Especially, with his local syntax when writing like "does that bother's' you?"


Is there an unwritten rule in this forum that advise posters whom to ignore and that "local syntax" isn't welcomed here ? Like hear from the mod himself. :-k

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Re: Hong Kong

Postby x9200 » Sat, 20 Feb 2016 12:48 pm

The 2nd sentence was not necessary. You managed to prove all the SMS's points with your first sentence.

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Postby earthfriendly » Thu, 25 Feb 2016 2:48 am


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Re: Hong Kong

Postby earthfriendly » Wed, 06 Apr 2016 2:27 am

" HONG KONG'S CONTROVERSIAL 'TEN YEARS' WINS TOP FILM PRIZE DESPITE BACKLASH FROM CHINA "


http://www.newsweek.com/hong-kongs-cont ... ina-443681

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Re: Hong Kong

Postby earthfriendly » Thu, 28 Jul 2016 4:52 am

It is no longer safe to be a book seller in Chinese territories. Better stick with selling char kway teow. These jokers!

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/07/27 ... terms.html

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Re: Hong Kong

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:06 am

earthfriendly wrote:It is no longer safe to be a book seller in Chinese territories. Better stick with selling char kway teow. These jokers!

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/07/27 ... terms.html


Looks like the Chinese Govt is battening down the hatches in preparation for some tough news economically.

Coupled this with Malaysia's new Powers for the top man ....

http://news.asiaone.com/news/malaysia/najib-gets-sweeping-security-powers-amid-planned-protests-over-1mdb-scandal

It also allows investigators to dispense with formal inquests into killings by the police or armed forces in those areas


Happy Days for the masses in this part of the world.
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