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(Gizmodo)   From 3000BC to now, 5,000 years of religion in 90 seconds   (sploid.gizmodo.com) divider line 91
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2013-11-22 07:22:38 AM  
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2013-11-22 07:37:05 AM  
No birth of Odin?
 
2013-11-22 07:49:03 AM  
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2013-11-22 08:09:43 AM  
Huh, it's like bacterial growth in a Petrie dish.
 
2013-11-22 08:31:48 AM  

Barfmaker: Huh, it's like bacterial growth in a Petrie dish.


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I guess she was a dish.
 
2013-11-22 08:34:29 AM  
It's an interesting idea that Judaism survived as a stateless religion for thousands of years.
 
2013-11-22 08:34:53 AM  
That was intriguing, yet frightening.

/those Hindus
//popcorns
 
2013-11-22 08:35:01 AM  
I think we'll see the UN step in and issue a global tax on religious organizations. Once there's no money to incentivize it, the majority of world religions will go away. I mean, why should their roofs be layered in gold when there are children starving.
 
2013-11-22 08:35:40 AM  
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2013-11-22 08:35:46 AM  
If it isn't the gourd/shoe/sandal scene from Life Of Brian, I'm not interested.

/gizmodo's blocked here anyway
 
2013-11-22 08:36:17 AM  
Remind me again how these religions are being oppressed by atheists?
 
2013-11-22 08:39:26 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: If it isn't the gourd/shoe/sandal scene from Life Of Brian, I'm not interested.

/gizmodo's blocked here anyway


It's just a look at Hinduism, Buddhism, Jews, Christianity, and Islam.
Sadly none of the great old religions like the Greco/Roman myths, the Norse, the Egyptian, etc, though I suppose they (sorta) died with their cultures.
 
2013-11-22 08:41:28 AM  
LOL! They are so wrong. Whar Ethiopia? Whar?
 
2013-11-22 08:41:40 AM  

Fluid: It's an interesting idea that Judaism survived as a stateless religion for thousands of years.


That's the essence of the Old Testament.  Waiting for the messiah who will unite the Jewish people in a nation-state.  Why do you think the fundies go apeshiat supporting Israel, when they think Jews are going to hell?
 
2013-11-22 08:42:07 AM  

fruitloop: That was intriguing, yet frightening. deeply depressing.


Fixed that for you.

Also, if fundiderpers of all stripes keep insisting that "atheism is a religion", why aren't they represented? Hell, Jewish atheists outnumber practising Jews alone...
 
2013-11-22 08:42:48 AM  
lol christianity at the end f*cking BANG
 
2013-11-22 08:44:24 AM  
Buddhism didn't arrive in Japan until the 6th or 7th century, and it melded with Shinto. Judaism didn't disappear, Zoroastrianism wasn7t just a fad, and the worship of Egyptian pharaohs as gods went on at the same time as these upstart religions were just appearing. Everything is essentially based upon national/imperial borders, and everyone knows that's a silly way to measure religious expansion.

The video is incomplete, imprecise, in error, and boring.
 
2013-11-22 08:44:57 AM  
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2013-11-22 08:46:20 AM  
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2013-11-22 08:50:17 AM  
Buddhism didn't arrive in Japan until the 6th or 7th century, and it melded with Shinto. Judaism didn't disappear, Zoroastrianism wasn7t just a fad, and the worship of Egyptian pharaohs as gods went on at the same time as these upstart religions were just appearing. Everything is essentially based upon national/imperial borders, and everyone knows that's a silly way to measure religious expansion.The video is incomplete, imprecise, in error, and boring."I find it interesting that you can be angry and bored at the same instant.
 
2013-11-22 08:50:24 AM  
starsrift

Sadly none of the great old religions like the Greco/Roman myths, the Norse, the Egyptian, etc, though I suppose they (sorta) died with their cultures.

None of those cultures died. The Greeks and Romans converted, the Scandinavian Norse had kings that saw political opportunity in converting their subjects (Iceland converted to avoid a civil war and maintain economic relations with now-Christian Europe) and the Egyptians were conquered by Islam. The people continued.

With the exception of the Egyptians (I honestly just don't know about them), veneration of the old deities continues among extreme minorities both in the home countries and among their diasporas.
 
2013-11-22 08:53:04 AM  
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2013-11-22 08:54:14 AM  

Valiente: fruitloop: That was intriguing, yet frightening AND deeply depressing.

Fixed that for you.

Also, if fundiderpers of all stripes keep insisting that "atheism is a religion", why aren't they represented? Hell, Jewish atheists outnumber practising Jews alone...


Fixed that for both of us.

North and South America never saw it coming.
 
2013-11-22 08:56:07 AM  

Schmerd1948: Buddhism didn't arrive in Japan until the 6th or 7th century, and it melded with Shinto. Judaism didn't disappear, Zoroastrianism wasn7t just a fad, and the worship of Egyptian pharaohs as gods went on at the same time as these upstart religions were just appearing. Everything is essentially based upon national/imperial borders, and everyone knows that's a silly way to measure religious expansion.The video is incomplete, imprecise, in error, and boring."I find it interesting that you can be angry and bored at the same instant.



Hey Rand Paul, learn how to quote.
 
2013-11-22 08:56:51 AM  

HailRobonia: Remind me again how these religions are being oppressed by atheists?


Skip straight to throwing gas on the fire.... nice.
 
2013-11-22 08:56:54 AM  
I'd also question Christianity's expansion into sub-Saharan Africa.  Present, yes, but I wouldn't consider it dominant.

The video is interesting, but lacks a lot of precision and context.  But I guess covering 7000 years in 90 seconds would dictate imprecision.  Not bad for what it is.
 
2013-11-22 08:58:30 AM  

fruitloop: Valiente: fruitloop: That was intriguing, yet frightening AND deeply depressing.

Fixed that for you.

Also, if fundiderpers of all stripes keep insisting that "atheism is a religion", why aren't they represented? Hell, Jewish atheists outnumber practising Jews alone...

Fixed that for both of us.

North and South America never saw it coming.


Poor bastards. Pulling out a victim's heart and kicking his twitching corpse down a pyramid's steps is still better than getting buggered in the vestry of the reservation's church.

/at least in the first case there's a bit of spectacle.
 
2013-11-22 09:02:14 AM  
Shouldn't Ethiopia have been blue?
 
2013-11-22 09:06:46 AM  
Well TIL that Christianity is actually older than Islam.  I always assumed it was around longer than that.

Well...

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2013-11-22 09:08:10 AM  
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2013-11-22 09:14:16 AM  
Facetious_Speciest:
With the exception of the Egyptians (I honestly just don't know about them), veneration of the old deities continues among extreme minorities both in the home countries and among their diasporas.

Not really. While there are certainly folk-customs and beliefs that go back to "pagan times", there is no evidence that actual religious practices and worship have survived. Unless you want to believe all those neopagans who insist that their family has secretly worshipped Artemis/Thor/Isis/whatever for a thousand years.
 
2013-11-22 09:14:47 AM  
That was the kindergarten version, sure.
You could fairly easily include major events like thedeaths of ancient religions (Rome switches from polytheism to Christianity)and the growth of schisms (protestantism, Sunni/Shia)in the major religions and the vid wouldn't have had to be much longer.
 
2013-11-22 09:15:55 AM  

bakarocket: Buddhism didn't arrive in Japan until the 6th or 7th century, and it melded with Shinto. Judaism didn't disappear, Zoroastrianism wasn7t just a fad, and the worship of Egyptian pharaohs as gods went on at the same time as these upstart religions were just appearing. Everything is essentially based upon national/imperial borders, and everyone knows that's a silly way to measure religious expansion.

The video is incomplete, imprecise, in error, and boring.


This.

Missed Dearborn Michigan too.
 
2013-11-22 09:21:02 AM  

HailRobonia: Facetious_Speciest:
With the exception of the Egyptians (I honestly just don't know about them), veneration of the old deities continues among extreme minorities both in the home countries and among their diasporas.

Not really. While there are certainly folk-customs and beliefs that go back to "pagan times", there is no evidence that actual religious practices and worship have survived. Unless you want to believe all those neopagans who insist that their family has secretly worshipped Artemis/Thor/Isis/whatever for a thousand years.


Chinese folk religion would argue otherwise. This is why the Buddhist expansion, well all the expansions really, are quite simplistic and ignore the syncretism going on and the general populace which didn't sign up the moment their landowning masters did.
 
2013-11-22 09:22:00 AM  
HailRobonia

Not really. While there are certainly folk-customs and beliefs that go back to "pagan times", there is no evidence that actual religious practices and worship have survived. Unless you want to believe all those neopagans who insist that their family has secretly worshipped Artemis/Thor/Isis/whatever for a thousand years.

I'm not arguing unbroken lines of anything, simply pointing out that people still honor the gods in question. That's not really debatable.
 
2013-11-22 09:25:52 AM  
You can see where the ancient aliens landed.
 
2013-11-22 09:26:09 AM  

icebergcomics: I think we'll see the UN step in and issue a global tax on religious organizations. Once there's no money to incentivize it, the majority of world religions will go away. I mean, why should their roofs be layered in gold when there are children starving.


Using what authority?
 
2013-11-22 09:27:58 AM  
Christianity reached Eastern Europe in the middle of the last millennia?  That's probably news to the orthodox churches which had were at least 500 years old by that point.
 
2013-11-22 09:29:55 AM  

bighairyguy: Risk®, The Diety Version


Now with less carbs
 
2013-11-22 09:33:50 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Shouldn't Ethiopia have been blue?


This whole thing was done to illustrate a point that doesn't care about blue, red, orange, or green. For some reason beyond me, the whole world is fixated on making sure that pink is happy or dead.
 
2013-11-22 09:34:12 AM  
A lot of fedora tipping going on in here.
 
2013-11-22 09:36:41 AM  

flak attack: Using what authority?


The authority that the right wing always professes that the UN possesses.  Unless of course they're making a point about how a strongly worded resolution is useless and why is the UN so powerless.
 
2013-11-22 09:40:59 AM  

bakarocket: Buddhism didn't arrive in Japan until the 6th or 7th century, and it melded with Shinto. Judaism didn't disappear, Zoroastrianism wasn7t just a fad, and the worship of Egyptian pharaohs as gods went on at the same time as these upstart religions were just appearing.


Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism is not "Every man for himself." And the London Underground is not a political movement. Those are all mistakes
 
2013-11-22 09:48:28 AM  

George Babbitt: HailRobonia: Facetious_Speciest:
With the exception of the Egyptians (I honestly just don't know about them), veneration of the old deities continues among extreme minorities both in the home countries and among their diasporas.

Not really. While there are certainly folk-customs and beliefs that go back to "pagan times", there is no evidence that actual religious practices and worship have survived. Unless you want to believe all those neopagans who insist that their family has secretly worshipped Artemis/Thor/Isis/whatever for a thousand years.

Chinese folk religion would argue otherwise. This is why the Buddhist expansion, well all the expansions really, are quite simplistic and ignore the syncretism going on and the general populace which didn't sign up the moment their landowning masters did.



Syncretism has been the key to the expansion of most  religions.  Brigid  was the Patron goddess of Celtic Ireland, it's no accident St. Brigid was one of two official patron Saints of Ireland, or that the holiest festival in the Christian Calendar just happens to be named after, and incorporate the traditional worship symbols of a Anglo-saxon Fertility Goddess Ēostre (which might well be the local pronunciation of Ishtar)  Hares were here symbol, which at the time we believed to hatch from the bright blue eggs farmers found in nests as they harvested their crops (since the rabbits would run out of said fields just before such nests were discovered, it's why cutting the last wheat in a field is poetically referred to a "cutting the hare"- as in the Chorus of "Rocky road to Dublin"
 
2013-11-22 09:48:48 AM  

flak attack: icebergcomics: I think we'll see the UN step in and issue a global tax on religious organizations. Once there's no money to incentivize it, the majority of world religions will go away. I mean, why should their roofs be layered in gold when there are children starving.

Using what authority?


Using their secret troops that are going to invade the US and take all our guns away, of course.

/sarcasm.
 
2013-11-22 09:50:17 AM  
Between ...
?............... Humans develop rudimentary ability to think
30,000 BC Nature full of soul, magical animals inhabit world, sky
10,000 BC Magical people inhabit world and afterworld
..5,000 BC Magical people inhabit nature, afterworld, sky, become immortal gods and goddesses
..3,000 BC Kings, Priests live privileged afterlife to match their lives telling people the will of the gods
.....700 BC Debt consolidation reduces number of gods to as few as one, atheism becomes conceivable
..1,000 AD Great oriental despot in the sky broken up by anti-trust legislation, atheism
..2,000 AD Business becomes a religion, religion becomes a business, atheism, consumerism triumph
..3,000 AD Man, machine, animal, plant and deities merge, become one big evil system
?............... Humans develop rudimentary ability to think correctly*

*Or go extinct
 
2013-11-22 09:50:17 AM  
I thought it would be interesting... instead it was missing a ton of religions and moved so slowly it was like watching Christian paint dry.  Plus if they were just going to use state borders, why go through the trouble of animating a sharp edged line slowly bleeding everywhere?
 
2013-11-22 09:55:06 AM  
Wow that was Eurocentric.  No mention of notice at all of any religious beliefs in the Americas until the mighty Europeans wandered in

The mighty Sun gods and Spirits of the Forest frown on these shenanigans
 
2013-11-22 09:56:25 AM  

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2013-11-22 09:58:00 AM  
I've already seen this... the last time cIV re-capped my game after I won the Space Race.
 
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