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by Ishtar
Wed May 04, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Bin Laden
Replies: 16
Views: 4920

Re: Bin Laden

So it seems it's just me that got a cold chill down the spine when I heard about Americans celebrating over the cold blooded murder of an unarmed man, in front of his wife, and his body being tipped unceremoniously into the sea, with not even the merest suggestion of a court trial to determine his g...
by Ishtar
Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Ishtar's Gate forum closing on May 2nd
Replies: 2
Views: 2460

Re: Ishtar's Gate forum closing on May 2nd

You're not at all obsolete, Min!! Or techy-challenged... you can work that DropBox thing and even got to grips with WeTransfer! :) Anyway, for what it's worth, I thought I'd give the web address of my new blog here . You'll probably hate it, because it's even 'weirder' than Ishtar's Gate forum. But ...
by Ishtar
Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Ishtar's Gate forum closing on May 2nd
Replies: 2
Views: 2460

Ishtar's Gate forum closing on May 2nd

Just thought that I some here might want to know that I'm going to be removing Ishtar's Gate forum, along with its contents, from the internet on May 2nd. By that, I mean, closing it down. I was trying to think of an analogy to explain why this is necessary. The picture that kept returning to my min...
by Ishtar
Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts
Replies: 51
Views: 46121

Re: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

No, not many Ponsoby-Smythes in the IRA.

So if you went on to discover that the Proclamation of the Republic had been drafted by the Ponsoby-Smythes, what conclusion would that lead you to?
by Ishtar
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts
Replies: 51
Views: 46121

Re: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

Well, I don't like Acharya S. Full stop. We fell out on her forum because she was trying to control what I said about Krishna. Having said that, you sometimes have to keep some unlikely bedfellows in this game, and if someone's got some good research and the research rings true and chimes in with on...
by Ishtar
Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts
Replies: 51
Views: 46121

Re: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

I'm not a believer in coincidence, Min. I prefer the word synchronicity which implies meaning. Also not a great fan of reductionist razor of Occam, especially if it's being wielded in the wrong hands. Often, the seemingly simplest solution, while being the most convenient post hoc one to our modern ...
by Ishtar
Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts
Replies: 51
Views: 46121

Re: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

There's another theory on the name, one I read in Acharya S's book, The Greatest Story Ever Sold. She thinks the Jesus name comes from the name of Serapis, the saviour god of Alexandria. The name changed as it was transported into other countries by a Gnostic group called the Theraputae. Serapis was...
by Ishtar
Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts
Replies: 51
Views: 46121

Re: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

Shame!

I was really getting into my theory about them being alchemical texts.

Never mind ... you win some and you lose some. (Mainly, you lose some. :( )
by Ishtar
Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts
Replies: 51
Views: 46121

Re: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

Hi Min, yes thanks, that was an amusing read, especially about the shilly-shallying over the date of the find. I also agree with this, as it is a also a huge bug bear with me. One of my ongoing irritants is when an otherwise-respectable news source — such as the BBC — gives its journalistic imprimat...
by Ishtar
Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Psychopathy & Extinctions
Replies: 14
Views: 16383

Re: Psychopathy & Extinctions

This has been a display of the same mentality that looks to see if there are naughty words in dictionaries and then complains about it if there are. Wrong, uniface. It's a display of multi-processing, which is something us females of the species are quite good at. I'm quite capable of having severa...
by Ishtar
Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts
Replies: 51
Views: 46121

Re: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

Yes, this is very much a wait and see-type of story. However, one of the posters over on the Gate is quite heartened by this find, being a Mormon, because one of the arguments often used against the authenticity of the Book of Mormon is that it's not a scroll, but written on leaves, and therefore ca...
by Ishtar
Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Psychopathy & Extinctions
Replies: 14
Views: 16383

Re: Psychopathy & Extinctions

Yep .... religion is just the means to instil the fear into you. Once they've got you frightened, they can control you. What I object so much to, in the extract I pulled out, is the notion of psychopathy being a sickness that infects the DNA of certain races of people. This is not much different to ...
by Ishtar
Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Psychopathy & Extinctions
Replies: 14
Views: 16383

Re: Psychopathy & Extinctions

uniface, I was quite enjoying your article although, all the while reading it, hovering at the back of my mind, like the spectre at the feast, was a nagging doubt about was what exactly your agenda for posting it. But then, eureka! All was revealed when I got this to this bit: As far as I can tell, ...
by Ishtar
Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:51 am
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts
Replies: 51
Views: 46121

Battle over what could be earliest Christian texts

Jordan is battling to get back from Israel some books made of lead which could turn out to be earlier, in date, than the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi gospels. They are thought to be Christian rather than Jewish ~ the main argument being that they are made up leaves rather than scrolls, and s...
by Ishtar
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Did man first enter the Americas 50,000 years ago?
Replies: 19
Views: 6674

Re: Did man first enter the Americas 50,000 years ago?

Well, the thick plottens!! :)

Cogs went to Calico on Saturday and spoke to the people there about it, and it has shed a whole new light on the story. You can read his posts about it here.