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13367167 No.13367167 [Reply] [Original]

>> No.13367179

On Women
Madame Bovary

>> No.13367194

>>13367167
>From the beginning, nothing has been more alien, repugnant, and hostile to woman than truth — her great art is the lie, her highest concern is mere appearance and beauty.
~ Nietzsche

>Women remain children all their lives, for they always see only what is near at hand, cling to the present, take the appearance of a thing for reality, and prefer trifling matters to the most important.
~ Schopenhauer

>No men who really think deeply about women retain a high opinion of them; men either despise women or they have never thought seriously about them.
~ Weininger

>Women are capable of education, but they are not made for activities which demand a universal faculty such as the more advanced sciences, philosophy and certain forms of artistic production... Women regulate their actions not by the demands of universality, but by arbitrary inclinations and opinions.
~ Hegel

>The female is as it were a deformed male. The male is by nature superior and the female inferior, the male ruler and the female subject.
~ Aristotle

>“The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) went out to the musalla (prayer place) on the day of Eid al-Adha or Eid al-Fitr. He passed by the women and said, ‘O women! Give charity, for I have seen that you form the majority of the people of Hell.’ They asked, ‘Why is that, O Messenger of Allah?’ He replied, ‘You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religious commitment than you. A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you.’ The women asked, ‘O Messenger of Allah, what is deficient in our intelligence and religious commitment?’ He said, ‘Is not the testimony of two women equal to the testimony of one man?’ They said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is the deficiency in her intelligence. Is it not true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is the deficiency in her religious commitment.’”



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13367154 No.13367154 [Reply] [Original]

Hi. I'm writing a lore for my campaing in a tabletop game and what I want is to create an original conception of supernatural creatures such as gods/deamons/spirits. Where and how they exist, what are their relationship with the world and people.
Can you recommend something unusual to read? I mean things like Lovecraft or some SCP objects (like this one http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2264, but it's just a good example, I mean books or short tales, not SCP articles) rather then generic fantasy. Something where gods are strange and terrifying creatures, who are far from generic fantsy gods of war and labour etc. though there are rules of their existence.



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13367090 No.13367090 [Reply] [Original]

Is murder unique to man? If so, I propose this as proof for the existence of the Judeo-Christian God. If murder is unique to man, then this corroborates with God plaguing man with the blemish of sin. According to the Bible man is the only creature who sins, murder is a sin, so if murder is unique to man, God exists.

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>> No.13367129

Lets break this down even further. Humans are the only one's with laws that would define something as murder, but if you were to charge an animal with murder you'd have to prove the actus reus and the mens rea, the mens rea being the part I talked about in the previous post of the level of intent. The actus reus would be easy to prove because it's literally the act of murdering something.

We can also scratch my previous comment about it being a murder of another animal, which would be property damage and not a person.

Fun fact animals used to be put on trial and assigned lawyers a few hundred years ago.


Anyway, we could assume that an animal kills a person. Did they have the intent to kill? The premeditation? or was it in the heat of passion? Was there a cool off time? Was it in self defense? All these questions would turn on the facts of the situation, but at the end of the day SOME level of killing a human being could be charged against an animal if we so decided to.

>> No.13367137

>>13367109
>>13367129
Give examples of species other than humans where the species will kill another member of their own species.

>> No.13367150

So the only way your argument would work OP is if we consider your accusation of murder being solely for humans is that we categorize certain acts as unlawful and that we have laws while animals dont.


But this argument breaks down too, because there are certain scenarios in the animal kingdom in which the unjust killing of a prey or another animal gets that murdering animal ostracized from the pack or punished.

this would apply because obviously our definition of murder is different than that of the ancient biblical times. Even the hammurabi code is a different construction than our own modern murder statutes.

>The Code recognized the importance of intention. A man who killed another in a quarrel must swear he did not do so intentionally, and was then only fined according to the rank of the deceased. The Code does not say what would be the penalty of murder, but death is so often awarded where death is caused that we can hardly doubt that the murderer was put to death. If the assault only led to injury and was unintentional, the assailant in a quarrel had to pay the doctor's fees. A brander, induced to remove a slave's identification mark, could swear to his ignorance and was free. The owner of an ox which gored a man on the street was only responsible for damages if, the ox was known by him to be vicious, even if it caused death. If the mancipium died a natural death under the creditor's hand, the creditor was scot free. In ordinary cases responsibility was not demanded for accident or for more than proper care. Poverty excused bigamy on the part of a deserted wife.

>> No.13367156

>>13367137
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infanticide_(zoology)

>> No.13367166

>>13367156
Fuck you, atheist scum



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13367078 No.13367078 [Reply] [Original]

Life doesn't seem real.

I know it is but it's so safe and sterilised and peaceful that I feel like I'm in a kindergarten for adults. There's no danger, no threat to life, no reason to ever raise my fists and be violent. It's fucking gay.

>> No.13367104

How is this literature related? Also move to Somalia :^)



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13367066 No.13367066 [Reply] [Original]

>tfw feel murderous rage and want to rip peoples heads off and smash them against the concrete ground at the slightest affront to me

Books for this feel. And i'm not some edgelord, i am annoyed at my impulses. I can think about killing and maiming for weeks at a time.

>> No.13367077

>>13367066
The Dwarf
But big yikes, sweaty. Thing will get better. You won’t see them after High School

>> No.13367095

>>13367077
Not in highschool and i have never been bullied.



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13367061 No.13367061 [Reply] [Original]

Hello /lit/, I am 20+ years old and I know jack shit about history, even the absolutely most basic stuff. This has been a problem for me since I often feel detached and unable to participate in conversations and when I do, I fear I will fuck up and get caught in some way. I struggle with this problem for a very long time and finally decided I want to change it, but I don't know how.

Do you believe general history books are a good place to start before going more in depth in certain parts? I am talking about books like "Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies", "History of the World Map by Map", "A Short History of Nearly Everything", etc. If yes, are those books good or do you recommend something else?
If no, what do you suggest?

Please help me get out of this shithole.

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>> No.13367152

>>13367061
>GREEKS
>ROMANS
>FRENCH

there you go, the history of the world

>> No.13367159

Stop recommending OP ancient history books on specific societies you fucks, that's not going to help. OP obviously wants an overview. The average person knows jack shit about Mesopotamian religion.

OP, just read Wikipedia articles or look specific events up when it comes up. Also accept the fact that there will be gaps. I'm quite interested in history, but between 500-1000 AD is just a blank for me, and even up to 1500 is kinda iffy. That's a recent millennium I know very little about. It's ok to read about periods you like, as long as you have a general idea of what happened in what periods.

>> No.13367168

>>13367152
No joke, the arbiters of civilization are all listed there. Good things come in threes. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. As such, it goes the Greeks, then the Romans, then the FRANKS. FRANKISH steel melts saracen shields. Charles did 10/11. Never again! THE FRENCH hold the key to success, and are the successors of ROME, inheritors of GREECE, the land of GOD by the apostle Paul. GOD BLESS LOUIS IX. Philip IV good pope boniface bad.

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>>13367142
Then you have your Start with the Greeks charts, which include the Oxford History of Ancient Greece, you're ready for both later history itself, but also going further into the myths, religion, philosophy and poetry of the Greeks.
>>13367159
>The average person knows jack shit about Mesopotamian religion.
Exactly.
>between 500-1000 AD is just a blank for me
here's a free Yale course on the topic:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL77A337915A76F660

>> No.13367182

I know you'd rather a book, but watching the youtube series crash course world history can be an entertaining and fast way to get a grasp on a bunch of different major historical periods, then you can choose which part of that history you'd like to explore more in depth with a thick history book.


Also there's this video that covers everything in 20 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuCn8ux2gbs



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13367051 No.13367051 [Reply] [Original]

Can I commune with God if I'm still proud and scared of death?

Which books will help me to do this?



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13367049 No.13367049 [Reply] [Original]

Why the fuck is this book rated so highly? I'm 99% certain it's because the author is a minority. Oh it pioneered "magical realism"? THATS FICTION YOU STUPID FUCKS. The entire plot is shitty family full of incest and other crimes has bad things happen to it wow so interesting. Wow time moves differently depending on how you are holy shit what a revolutionary concept. The book was so shit for a "classic" I am dissapointed /lit/ rates it so highly every year

>> No.13367171

sounds like you could use an enema
*climbs inside your asshole*

>> No.13367178

Boring bait.

>> No.13367190

>OP doesn't even know the meaning of minority and thinks his opinion matters.



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13367037 No.13367037 [Reply] [Original]

1. Age
2. Gender
3. Location
4. Ethnicity
5. First name
6. Book

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>> No.13367063

OP here, also just for fun,

7. Last 4 digits of your ssn

>> No.13367115

>>13367063
007

>> No.13367121

>>13367063
1488

>> No.13367161

>>13367037
good attempt at obscurity, department of homeland security

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13367169

1. none
2. of
3. your
4. bid
5. ness
6. nigga



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13367031 No.13367031 [Reply] [Original]

>> No.13367040

People worry about the cancellation of some author but not that of their very souls.

>> No.13367044

>>13367031
Who would have thought trannies like harry potter. Fuck trannies

>> No.13367118

>>13367031
>shit trans people have to wade through
Lol like don’t cut your penis off. Hahaha like just don’t mutilate you genitals hahaha

>> No.13367119

>>13367031
I want to have beautiful orchestral intercourse with Philosophy Tube



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13367028 No.13367028 [Reply] [Original]

Is there any book as good as this?

>> No.13367035

No. Now go away.

>> No.13367058

>>13367028
Many better books. Japan produces nothing of value.

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13367076

Is there any book as good as this?



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13367016 No.13367016 [Reply] [Original]

Some based books??

>> No.13367017

science discovers the physiological value of continence.



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13367004 No.13367004 [Reply] [Original]

Post a pic, get a recommendation thread.

>> No.13367013

Diary of a country priest. Forget the authors name.

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>> No.13367081

>>13367073
The game, pickup artists'.

>> No.13367098

>>13367013
Bernanos



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13366965 No.13366965 [Reply] [Original]

>spams the board for 5 years straight
>heh, nothing personnel, SinoWaste westerners

>> No.13366968

It didn't work.

>> No.13366973

>>13366968
Try telling him that.



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13366894 No.13366894 [Reply] [Original]

>wake up
>too late to go jogging in the morning so I drink coffee, browse the internet, then go to work
>I don't even need to drink the coffee to cause myself to need a shit; the sound of the kettle boiling, the warmth of the cup on my hand, and the coffee smell all Pavlov me
>go to work
>in a meeting in the morning with the Trivago man from yesterday; at one point I looked at him and he was slouched forward, eyes closed, with a shadow on him; immediately thought "This is no longer Trivago"
>saw woman leave the meeting early; thought "Needs to scrape crusted Chad cum out of her ass"
>use elevator and two people from my office get in and say hi to me; immediately get suspicious that they fucked each other just now and are trying to seem normal
>leave to go home
>look at bank balance and there is money there but I have been raped by my own binges
>as soon as my underground train gets to the station I automatically go and buy my last binge ever food
>have had the binge food
>now lying in bed at 8:19 pm as the sun is leaving and I know I have an empty life with nothing to do after work
>planning to go to gym tonight after some lying in bed

>> No.13366912

L O N D R E S
OO
N N
D D
R O
A N

>> No.13367039

>>13366894
Hotel?

>> No.13367188

Ebin
What is your profession London frog



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13366885 No.13366885 [Reply] [Original]

Any books about going your entire life without having sex or being in a relationship?

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>> No.13367117

>>13366885

Does Robinson Crusoe count? I mean the guy got stranded on an island, alone, for quite a while. He had to rebuild a Bourgeois lifestyle on his own.

>> No.13367151

>>13367114
In ancient Egypt only one in 16 men procreated. I don't know how that's possible desu considering they were presumably employed even if only as pyramid cucks.

>> No.13367170

>>13367008
Good post except that shitskins are not even close to one of the primary causes of these problems.

>> No.13367183

>>13367008
>issues inherent with (unregulated) capitalism
>damn the leftists
This kind of reminds me of the time when I saw a youtube clip of a movie by a left-wing director and underneath in the comments section some alt-right homosexual furry liking the video. What is it with you idiots who are unable to see the prison that holds them?

>>13366925
>They're normal ass guys with stuff going on and jobs and gigs and lives, but who are, for some odd unexplainable reason, simply unable to get and hold female attention.
t b h, I've never seen a normal ass guy with zero relationship experience. Only the usual suspects.

>> No.13367187

>>13367008
What you’re missing is that before the current era there was space, lots and lots of space. If you couldn’t find work, you just went out into the wilderness. If you were kicked out of your tribe you just went off and lived, eventually expanding the range of humanity. There is no way to leave society now that’s what causes joblessness and homelessness.



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13366855 No.13366855 [Reply] [Original]

Books like punpun?

>> No.13366998

>>13366855
My dairy desu



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13366851 No.13366851 [Reply] [Original]

holy shit

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13366864

This is going to be good.

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>> No.13366884

>>13366851
Pointless tautological theorizing



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13366817 No.13366817 [Reply] [Original]

Have any other anons here struggled with a reading addiction? How did you overcome it?

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>> No.13366857

>>13366817
Just don't learn how to read in the first place. That's what I've done.

>> No.13366867

>>13366848
It's all I do all day. I still live with my parents at 22.

>> No.13366992

>>13366867
There are way worse things to be addicted to. Do your parents ever comment about it?

>> No.13367080

>>13366992
My dad has stopped asking about when I will bring a girl home.

>> No.13367094

>>13367080
Fornicatious bug man.



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13366788 No.13366788 [Reply] [Original]

just finished making love to my gf. any recommendations for books that are comfy/easy to read/don’t require a lot of thought but are also high quality that we can read together while we cuddle?

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>> No.13366898

recommending We are Doomed by John Derbyshire

>> No.13366908

>>13366898
kek

>> No.13366941

>>13366788
post her feet, numale

>> No.13366946

>>13366793
based

>> No.13366989

>>13366825
have sex



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