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Old September 14th, 2014, 11:05 PM   #501

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I thought Cross was an exclusive Christian thing, but later found out it has Pagan origin.
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When the War of 1812 started, the British army was still sore from the licking they took in the American Revolution, so they were determined to get even. And one great way was to burn down our capitol city and everything in it. So the British troops stormed our capitol city and took it over, and immediately made plans to burn it down. But here's where the story gets very mysterious. As they began setting fires all across the city, a terrible storm struck the area with wind and rains so violent that historians tell us it may have been the single most violent storm in the history of that city. Well, when that violent wind began to rage, and the rain beat down on the soldiers, it was reported that they became afraid, very afraid. And they abandoned their efforts to burn down the city. In fact, they just left. Now, some would call it a mysterious coincidence. But not me, and not the people then. They believed with all their hearts that Almighty God Himself had sent that violent storm to save America, to help our nation when we could not help ourselves - and they thanked Him.
"The War of 1812 - Who Really Saved Washington D.C.?" | Vision Productions | Jerry Stewart

An eyewitness, George Gleig, tells a different story.
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I thought Cross was an exclusive Christian thing, but later found out it has Pagan origin.
Depends on which kind of cross
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Old September 15th, 2014, 05:48 AM   #504
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This might be just one man’s misconception.
"The War of 1812 - Who Really Saved Washington D.C.?" | Vision Productions | Jerry Stewart

An eyewitness, George Gleig, tells a different story.
Typical patriotism rubbish

The British army did not burn down Washington but it did burn down certain government buildings (as the British respected private property) in response to an unprovoked attack on a Canadian city - a local newspaper office was also burned down because of unflattering remarks it had made about the British commander

The British embassy in DC mischievously celebrated the 200th anniversary of the burning of the White House just last month:

BBC News - UK embassy apologises for 'burning White House' tweet

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Storms? During a war? Spooky...



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The British embassy is DC mischievously celebrated the 200th anniversary of the burning of the White House just last month
I love the way people got all offended at that. 'Extremely POOR TASTE?' It's okay, I think the mansion's walked it off.
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Old September 15th, 2014, 05:51 AM   #506
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There is no such year as "year zero" in either CE, BCE, BC or AD.

The progression was 3 BCE, 2 BCE, 1 BCE, 1 CE, 2 CE, 3 CE, etc.
Which is why the millennium was incorrectly celebrated on January 1st 2000, when in fact it should have been celebrated on January 1st 2001
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Old September 15th, 2014, 06:02 AM   #507

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Incorrect. First of all, being a hunter wouldn't naturally make you a better soldier. It might make you an individually better marksman, but that was it. And individual marksmanship, while certainly important, was less so in an age where the tactics centered around volley firing. Secondly, the South didn't have a vastly greater rural population than the North. The percentage was somethng like 68% to 49% in the South's favor. Not a great difference in the grand scheme of things, nor was the difference as great an effect on soldiering as to give Southerners some sort of mystical edge. When you factor in the German immigrant population and even some of the Irish who were former British regulars, the North could probably call on a greater amount of men who had seen actual war before.

Facts - The Civil War (U.S. National Park Service)
The other thing is that a rural upbringing has an inherent handicap in armies in the middle of the 19th century. Because southern soldiers were not raised in areas with dense population, they had developed less resistance to debilitating or even fatal diseases. When they were exposed to camp life and its questionable hygiene, they were much more vulnerable than their northern and urban counterparts.
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Old September 15th, 2014, 06:09 AM   #508
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...that Anglicanism is protestant and derived from Luther...
The Anglican church is a Protestant church and therefore is derived (at least in part) from Luther

[ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_largest_Protestant_churches]List of the largest Protestant churches - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]


"...encompassing more than 800 million adherents, Protestantism is present on all populated continents...the majority of Protestants are members of just a handful of denominational families, i.e. Adventists, Anglicans, Baptists, Reformed, Lutherans, Methodists and Pentecostals..."

[ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protestantism"]Protestantism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

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Old September 15th, 2014, 06:15 AM   #509
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The pronunciation of Hiroshima. All too many people have it wrong when they say
her-oh' shimma. It's actually Hero-shee'-muh, I think.
Hmmm

Like most people pronounce the capital city of France wrong

Most say "Pah-riss"

When they should say "Pah-ree"
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That's just the way different languages pronounce different letters.
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