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Atheism in the Dark Ages
« Topic Start: October 24, 2012, 12:23:21 AM »
Henry VII?

Also, with that statement philosophy, then all religions should declare a crusade against Aurvandil. It's an abhorrence and an insult to all beliefs.

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Re: Atheism in the Dark Ages
« Reply #1: October 24, 2012, 12:45:45 AM »
Henry VII?

Also, with that statement philosophy, then all religions should declare a crusade against Aurvandil. It's an abhorrence and an insult to all beliefs.

No I don't think so, it was one of the earlier kings, post the Norman invasion.

Well, all religions could declare war on Aurvandil, but on what grounds? Believing their God's are either imaginary, impotent or irrelevant? By that logic all religions should declare war on each other, as they generally tend to disagree on who's God's actually exist or actually matter.

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Re: Atheism in the Dark Ages
« Reply #2: October 24, 2012, 01:24:02 AM »
To the people arguing over Atheism yes there were atheists in the Medieval era, and there were quite famous and open atheists, including one particular English King who made it clear the religion was his bitch and not the other way around, though I forget the exact king right now.

You're thinking of Henry VIII, who caused the Anglican church to be separated from the Roman Catholic Church. And he wasn't denying God in any way, shape or form: only the Pope.

He still believed in God, feared Him, and worshiped Him.
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Re: Atheism in the Dark Ages
« Reply #3: October 24, 2012, 01:47:56 AM »
He still believed in God, feared Him, and worshiped Him.

And wrote a !@#$ ton of intensely theological tracts which put him much farther to the right than many modern fundamentalists.
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« Reply #4: October 24, 2012, 02:11:57 AM »
You're thinking of Henry VIII, who caused the Anglican church to be separated from the Roman Catholic Church. And he wasn't denying God in any way, shape or form: only the Pope.

He still believed in God, feared Him, and worshiped Him.

He wanted to remarry that badly. What a guy.

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« Reply #5: October 24, 2012, 02:15:23 AM »
He wanted to remarry that badly. What a guy.

Imagine what his wife must have been like!  ;D

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« Reply #6: October 24, 2012, 02:18:39 AM »
Timothy Collett

"The only thing you can't trade for your heart's desire...is your heart." "You are what you do.  Choose again, and change." "One of these days, someone's gonna plug you, and you're going to die saying, 'What did I say? What did I say?'"  ~ Miles Naismith Vorkosigan

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« Reply #7: October 24, 2012, 02:20:47 AM »

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« Reply #9: October 24, 2012, 02:33:40 AM »
Well, how many chances did he give her?

At least five, including one boy dead at seven weeks, one healthy girl, and three miscarriages before she was past childbearing age.
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« Reply #10: October 24, 2012, 03:30:05 AM »
At least five, including one boy dead at seven weeks, one healthy girl, and three miscarriages before she was past childbearing age.

Well at least she kept her head unlike the next four or five...

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« Reply #11: October 24, 2012, 01:43:07 PM »
You're thinking of Henry VIII, who caused the Anglican church to be separated from the Roman Catholic Church. And he wasn't denying God in any way, shape or form: only the Pope.

He still believed in God, feared Him, and worshiped Him.

No I'm not, I know about the protestant reformation, it's one of the fundamental things we learn when we learn the history of our country. I mean a king before Henry VIII by quite a bit, a few hundred years I think.


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Re: Atheism in the Dark Ages
« Reply #12: October 24, 2012, 01:46:01 PM »
After all it's a roleplaying game.

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« Reply #13: October 24, 2012, 06:42:55 PM »
Worth noting also that much of Lackland's negative press about his faith came from political supporters of a biggish baronial revolt that cropped up under his reign.
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Re: Atheism in the Dark Ages
« Reply #14: October 24, 2012, 10:01:40 PM »
He wanted to remarry that badly. What a guy.
Eh, that was part of the reason, certainly, but a large part was that he wanted the Church's money for himself.