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The Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue said, "Each religion, with its respective sacred books, places of worship and symbols, has the right to respect and protection. We are speaking about the respect to be accorded the dignity of the person who is an adherent of that religion and his/her free choice in religious matters." Sept. 2010

Latin English
M. Pomponius praetor senatum consuluit. M. Pomponius praetor consulted the Senate.
Quod verba facta sunt de philosophis et de rhetoribus, de ea re ita censuerunt: Whereas a report was made concerning philosophers and rhetoricians, the senators proposed as follows in regard to the said matter:
ut M. Pomponius praetor animadverteret curaretque, uti ei e republica fideque sua videretur, uti Romae ne essent. M. Pomponius praetor shall take measures and shall provide that no philosophers or rhetoricians shall dwell in Rome, if it appears to him to be in the public interest and in accordance with his own good faith.

"I'm going to say something extremely subtle that most people won't understand". - the Pseudo-Agricola

"The most important general principle concerning belief that I have been forced to respect and consider in the course of my field studies is this: Any belief or any item of folklore is not a simple piece of information to be picked up from any haphazard source, from any chance informant, and to be laid down as an axiom to be drawn with one single contour. On the contrary, every belief is reflected in all the minds of a given society, and it is expressed in many social phenomena. It is therefore complex, and, in fact, it is present in the social reality in overwhelming variety, very often puzzling, chaotic and elusive. In other words, there is a "social dimension" to a belief, and this must be carefully studied; the belief must be studied as it moves along this social dimension; it must be examined in the light of diverse types of minds and of the diverse institutions in which it cart be traced. To ignore this social dimension, to pass over the variety in which any given item of folklore is found in a social group, is unscientific. It is equally unscientific to acknowledge this difficulty and to solve it by simply assuming the variations as non-essential, because that only is non-essential in science which cannot be formulated into general laws."

—Malinowski, B. (1916). Baloma; the Spirits of the Dead in the Trobriand Islands.

" take apart the system of illusions and deception which functions to prevent understanding of contemporary reality [is] not a task that requires extraordinary skill or understanding. It requires the kind of normal skepticism and willingness to apply one's analytical skills that almost all people have and that they can exercise."

—Chomsky, N. in "The Chomsky Reader"

"History is the study of the past. So far so good. The problem is that, due to the curious history of academic disciplines, there is no one corner of the modern academy which is responsible for the historical enterprise in its fullness. History, in the sense of the thing we are here discussing, is scattered all over. The result is that those wishing to become competent students of the past will have to cross departmental lines..."

-Warring States Project, Methodology homepage at the University of Masachusetts. [1]

Are you looking for my site? I also contribute to Wikipedia's WikiProject Neopaganism and Classical Greece and Rome WikiProject, among others.

Code Monkey think maybe manager want to write god damned login page himself.

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