Hollywood Lies vs History Truth: Movie “The Woman King” Might Not Be What You Think
The NT Origin (meant for a friend’s research/edification)
(Originally Posted May 13th 2010)
(Over the years sites that I use to store my pictures at have closed down, or media (video) sites have gone under or certain accounts have been closed… so I lose pictures or videos. This was one such post… so I found the pictures (scans of the pages) on my computer, cleaned em up, and reposting the content.
BTW, I do not remember who the friend was in 2010 I was uploading this for. Lol.
The first book is merely a look at the contents, if I were to recommend one book on the subject, this is it. The book that follows this recommended book is merely a chapter that is a well written introduction to the evolution of the NT becoming canonized. History that should be known by every believer and tackled properly by every skeptic.
(The first books contents you can click on the smaller picture to enlarge)
Chapter as Promised
Why Study History? (Victor Davis Hanson)
Is it important to study history? Why do we need to know what’s come before us? Isn’t it enough to just “live in the moment?” Renowned historian Victor Davis Hanson explores these important questions.
Is Martin Luther’s “Plague Advice” Good for Covid?
Personal Statement: J-and-J in May 2020, boosted with Covid, end of December. Raging headache for days. Like a bad cold, slight fever for 2-days, have lost all sense of smell and taste….just in time [/sarcasm] to try out my wife’s Christmas present – an air fryer.
A few thoughts on a Martin Luther quote I have seen used since 2020… first, the quote fashioned by RPT
I am only writing this post because I have just seen a similar Luther quote [albeit mine is more complete] on the Facebook of someone that should know better. One commentor noted:
- False equivalency, among other logical fallacies. — C.P.
I responded thus (with a slight addition):
AGAIN, this is in no way parallel to even the 1793 Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic. The city had reached about 50,000 residence, and over the course of the fever 5,000 died. That is 5% of that cities population. Comparing…
- These unparalleled public health actions were enacted for a virus with an infection mortality rate (IFR) roughly similar to seasonal influenza. Stanford’s John P.A. Ioannidis identified 36 studies (43 estimates) along with an additional 7 preliminary national estimates (50 pieces of data) and concluded that among people <70 years old across the world, infection fatality rates ranged from 0.00% to 0.57% with a median of 0.05% across the different global locations (with a corrected median of 0.04%). — AIER
Back in June of 2020 I noted the following:
- The CDC just came out with a report that should be earth-shattering to the narrative of the political class, yet it will go into the thick pile of vital data and information about the virus that is not getting out to the public. For the first time, the CDC has attempted to offer a real estimate of the overall death rate for COVID-19, and under its most likely scenario, the number is 0.26%. Officials estimate a 0.4% fatality rate among those who are symptomatic and project a 35% rate of asymptomatic cases among those infected*jump, which drops the overall infection fatality rate (IFR) to just 0.26% — almost exactly where Stanford researchers pegged it a month ago. — RPT
Keep in mind in March of 2020 I noted that the rates would be from 0.03% to 0.25% — not to brag or anything, but I am in the 23-studies lane-lines of the Stanford study mentioned in June. I just couldn’t differentiate between age groups, but that was assumed as the average age of deaths.
All this is to say is that to compare such an even is at best a non-sequitur. Much like the same person’s comparing
Dr. Sarfati, with whom I agree on most things, shows unfortunately his twisted logic on vaccines — all the while calling those who disagree with his position in the slightest: anti-vaxers.”
Here is his posting:
Here are the two responses I wish to note:
S.L. – I shouldn’t respond because I am not an ‘anti-vaxxer’ (I am vaccinated with every vaccine my GP recommended), but I’d just like to comment on this vaccine schedule. I (and most people my age) received FAR less vaccinations that suggested on the above or the current schedule in Australia. I received 6 vaccinations in my first five years of life in Germany in 1970: tuberculosis, smallpox, measles, diphtheria, polio and whooping cough. Some of these were boosted ONCE. So apart from the occasional influenza vaccine (which I take when the ‘season’ looks particularly ominous) I have had perhaps 15 shots in my life. My children (born in the early millennium in Australia) had many additional vaccinations but still not as many as required above. We followed the increased schedule but spaced out and separated the MMR vaccines at the suggestion of our pediatrician at the time. We also refused the HPV vaccine for both children at 14. They were not about to be sexually active. We decided (with them) that they can choose to take the HPV vaccine as adults. Both kids (19 and 22) are healthy and have always been. Same with me – though I’ve worked in education all my life i.e.. in contact with many different people every day and exposed to every ‘childhood disease’ outbreak you can think of. I have no compelling reason to accept uncritically that vaccinations requirements should have needed to go up the way they have because someone wants to improve our health. lol.
Here is my response as well… a bit shorter:
To support my observational question…. well, somewhat answer it — the ATLANTIC notes the following:
- ….10 micrograms of RNA in each Pfizer shot, a third of the 30-microgram recipe that’s given to people 12 and older. Further down the road, pending another set of votes, authorizations, and recommendations, kids 4 and younger will get a wee 3 micrograms, a tenth of what their parents get…..
Historically, variola major [smallpox] has a case-fatality rate of about 30% (FDA | TIME). In the United States, the 1952 polio epidemic became the worst outbreak in the nation’s history. Of the nearly 58,000 cases reported that year, 3,145 died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.
(FLASHBACK) Dr. Kelly Victory says delta variant is far, far less lethal
So, even if say 3 adult vaccination shots are needed for such a horrible disease… to require boosters and laws regulating Covid “vaccines,” is not where the evidence leads. The fatality rates and survivability of Covid compared and an argument for vaccinations is moot. Both in the IFR, CFR, and the efficacy of these “vaccines” for Covid are the basis to reject such logic in the OP (original post).
I have also in the past questioned the death rate and other factors are wildly overcounted.
- Fauci and Walensky Bow To Science (Finally)
- The Texas Tribune Makes Glaring Hospitalization Mistake
- Hospitalizations (Flashback: Flatten the Curve)
Two examples from this post to make a point:
That is literally 40%!
- Just one more of the many examples I could share is the New York Times getting 40% wrong of their “died from Covid-19 under 30-years old” front page news story. Mmmm, no, they didn’t die of Covid.
Another four-zero. Just sayin.
First Omicron Death (With or Of)
I.E., if masks work, why don’t they work? If lockdowns work, why don’t lockdowns work?
I think these stories are related to the non-sequitur nature of the OP… in that it is a false equivalency:
- More than 150 Comparative Studies and Articles on Mask Ineffectiveness and Harms
- Natural Immunity and Covid-19: Thirty Scientific Studies to Share with Employers, Health Officials, and Politicians
- More Than 400 Studies on the Failure of Compulsory Covid Interventions
Martin Luther would surely be on the “keep society open” side considering the evidence.
House Judiciary Hearing on Reparations (Larry Elder – 5-Parts)
Larry Elder brought some facts to a place that is short on them. Here are the portions that include both Larry Elder, Burgess Owens, and Tom McClintock.
Napoleon Bonaparte (Prager U)
He was the most famous man of his time – so much so that his name still defines his age. Born on an obscure island into humble circumstances, he rose to conquer a continent. Yet most today know little of him beyond their impression from popular caricature. His improbable story and its far-reaching consequences – both positive and negative – are the subject of this video from renowned historian and Napoleon scholar Andrew Roberts.
The Crusades | Dr. Clay Jones (Apologetics315)
(Originally posted May, 2011)
APOLOGETICS315 INTERVIEWS Professor Clay Jones in regards to church history and the Crusades. He deals with some myths and corrects many historical errors in understanding. Apologetics315 interviews can be uploaded via i-Tunes for free:
One should also visit my large post on the CRUSADES:
I deal — somewhat — with the beginning of the crusades and their cause in an older post, reproduced below:
Democrat’s Expert Witness Fails Simple History
Larry Elder zeroes in on a known fact from impeachment history [that I even know] and wryly notes the failure of an expert witness on impeachment called to testify.
Slavery and the Bible – Dennis Prager
On the Ultimate Issues Hour, Dennis Prager speaks about his upcoming book to be published and the topic of “Slavery and the Bible.” Previously I uploaded a shorter dealing with this topic, here: “Prager Deals with Three Misconceptions Obama & Liberals Have of the Bible“