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    1. Mine would definitely be the battle of Hodów based on the absurd disparity in numbers. It also includes the Tatars, which I had never even heard of before seeing this battle, and upon further...

      Mine would definitely be the battle of Hodów based on the absurd disparity in numbers. It also includes the Tatars, which I had never even heard of before seeing this battle, and upon further research I discovered the massive amount of land that they controlled. Here a map of Eurasia+Africa which made me confused as to why I had never even heard of Tartary/Tartaria.

      10 votes
    2. In brief, I have been involved with academic Biblical scholarship for over a decade as a lay person. I was a moderator of /r/AcademicBiblical for three years. I branched off to found...

      In brief, I have been involved with academic Biblical scholarship for over a decade as a lay person. I was a moderator of /r/AcademicBiblical for three years. I branched off to found /r/AskBibleScholars over a year ago.

      After conversing with scholars and lay folk, it became apparent that the general public did not have adequate access to Biblical scholarship. So, we started a private forum at /r/CriticalBiblical in order to address this.

      One of the ways in which we have decided to remedy this inaccessibility is through a series of animated videos geared toward the uninitiated.

      Our future YouTube channel is here.

      Right now we are asking for financial support in order to produce the content for this educational endeavor. Our Patreon page is here and we would appreciate any contributions for this project. If you pledge one or two dollars per month, then it would go a long way in our collective goals. We strive to do everything that we can to keep the costs down.

      12 votes
    3. I've been thinking about this a lot recently. All humans are guaranteed some degree of suffering. As non-persons cannot give consent, are we not in a sense forcing this suffering on non-consenting...

      I've been thinking about this a lot recently. All humans are guaranteed some degree of suffering. As non-persons cannot give consent, are we not in a sense forcing this suffering on non-consenting sentient beings by bringing said beings into existence? In addition to this, there is always the risk that, no matter how good the environment of his upbringing, one may lead an utterly miserable existence. Does procreation not also expose those produced to this risk? Add on to this the toll that new life takes on our society and the environment, and it seems to me that there is no good reason at all to procreate, and that it is probably always wrong.

      28 votes