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Old 09-20-2011, 01:28 PM   #21
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:33 PM   #22
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Well considering the stone ruins and the shape of the seabed I'll have to say...
Atlantis. However I'd have to assume civilisation predates this because underwater ruins have been found in several locations around the world, not just in the classic Atlantis region. (Caribbean, Okinawa, etc.)
Have you been following the 'Atlantis in Spain' theories? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3766863.stm
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But, Are we civilized?
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@XDelusion: ever read any Rudolph Bultmann?
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But, Are we civilized?
Maybe if you all started to wash your genitals and backside after using the toilet that would be a step towards being civilised.
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Of course it was Sid Meier.
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:30 AM   #27
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Maybe if you all started to wash your genitals and backside after using the toilet that would be a step towards being civilised.
give us time, it's only been a couple of centuries since we stopped pooing in our own drinking water!

The Western world still has a lot to learn as far as I'm concerned. Never mind the fact that we glorify screwing each other over all the time - we sit in chairs too much. Why did chairs catch on, well I know why, it's because "hey look at me I'm like the King in his throne!" and now we all have to sit up straight and eat soup properly and use the right cutlery for everything and talk about the weather and house prices. That's not civilised, it's just sophistication for the sake of showing off. Civilised people sit on cushions on the floor and have proper conversations about religion and politics.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:34 AM   #28
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give us time, it's only been a couple of centuries since we stopped pooing in our own drinking water!

The Western world still has a lot to learn as far as I'm concerned. Never mind the fact that we glorify screwing each other over all the time - we sit in chairs too much. Why did chairs catch on, well I know why, it's because "hey look at me I'm like the King in his throne!" and now we all have to sit up straight and eat soup properly and use the right cutlery for everything and talk about the weather and house prices. That's not civilised, it's just sophistication for the sake of showing off. Civilised people sit on cushions on the floor and have proper conversations about religion and politics.
+Twelvty to that!
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:23 AM   #29
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Maybe if you all started to wash your genitals and backside after using the toilet that would be a step towards being civilised.
But friend only the japanesse with theirs fantastic toilets with one warm water jet, can do that, for your words the japanesse are the only civilized, Humm perhaps yes, because after of earthquake they were calm.
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:39 PM   #30
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But friend only the japanesse with theirs fantastic toilets with one warm water jet, can do that, for your words the japanesse are the only civilized, Humm perhaps yes, because after of earthquake they were calm.
Muslims have been washing their genitals and backside after using the toilet for 1400 years. No special fantastic toilet required!

You Spaniards were once clean and civilised too, until Isabella and her sap of a husband converted you back to their unclean and uncivilised ways.
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Muslims have been washing their genitals and backside after using the toilet for 1400 years.
Whilst Islam has it's plus points, the Islamic countries that still allow child brides and beheading somewhat diminish any claim to be more civilized than anyone else.

I also wash my genitals and backside after using the toilet by the way. Such practices are not uncommon to pagan cultures

Ironic as it may seem hygiene does not equate to being civilized, the Aztec would bathe 3 or 4 times a day, probably to wash off the blood from the pumping hearts ripped from the chests of adults and children alike. Hitler was fastidiously hygienic too and he was far from most peoples ideal of a civilized man.
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Ironic as it may seem hygiene does not equate to being civilized, the Aztec would bathe 3 or 4 times a day, probably to wash off the blood from the pumping hearts ripped from the chests of adults and children alike. Hitler was fastidiously hygienic too and he was far from most peoples ideal of a civilized man.
G.K. Chesterton argues in The Everlasting Man that the problem with these cultures was that they were TOO civilised.
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Some guy named Sid Meier I think.

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Old 01-27-2012, 06:32 AM   #34
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Some dude in the Middle east invented it, though he forgot to register the patent world wide. Subsequently, the Chinese, the Indians and the Greek created their own copycat products.
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I generally consider that civilization is the herald that marks the end of civility.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:21 AM   #36
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No disrespect to the Sumerians, but remember that a lot of those are the first instances we have records of, largely because the Sumerians are the first people we know of with a real writing system. Doubtless people had law systems of some kind before then, and I guarantee you they had love songs
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I don't think civilisation was invented, it was just the culmination of several areas of human endeavour coupled with our natural tendency to form families, tribes and communities.

Tool usage, language (especially written), agriculture, building structures etc. were pivotal milestones along the way, but I don't think there was any defining moment at which one could say civilisation started.
Thirst for Beer led to rise of civilization
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I'll drink to that!
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Muslims have been washing their genitals and backside after using the toilet for 1400 years. No special fantastic toilet required!

You Spaniards were once clean and civilised too, until Isabella and her sap of a husband converted you back to their unclean and uncivilised ways.
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Maybe if you all started to wash your genitals and backside after using the toilet that would be a step towards being civilised.
Well well, how did these posts slip through the net for so long?

Come on Moderators...do your job!

What nicholas wrote here is a clear act of religious and racial discrimination and hatred against Christianity, the Spanish, and basically every Christian country in the world.
How come he hasn't been banned for this? Has he been warned?
Isn't this supposed to be a family site?
As moderators do you find this acceptable?

I certainly don't, and nor do I want to read such trash on here again.
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