Movies i get asked if they were based on a true story

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Unbeliever

I think most of the history we learned in school is made up, anyway.
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Gawdzilla Sama

Quote from: Unbeliever on September 04, 2022, 10:50:50 AMI think most of the history we learned in school is made up, anyway.
More like selective presentation of facts.
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Mike Cl

Quote from: Unbeliever on September 04, 2022, 10:50:50 AMI think most of the history we learned in school is made up, anyway.
I liked high school history well enough.  But the college classes, especially upper class classes, showed that what is presented in high school, is slanted or cherry picked 'facts' at best.  And yes, much is simply made up. 
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Gawdzilla Sama

We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
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Gawdzilla Sama

Quote from: Mike Cl on September 04, 2022, 12:31:40 PMI liked high school history well enough.  But the college classes, especially upper class classes, showed that what is presented in high school, is slanted or cherry picked 'facts' at best.  And yes, much is simply made up. 
Randy Roberts shanghaied me when I started Grad School. Bad idea. I had to keep telling him "that's not accurate" and then I'd prove it.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Mike Cl

Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on September 04, 2022, 12:57:12 PMRandy Roberts shanghaied me when I started Grad School. Bad idea. I had to keep telling him "that's not accurate" and then I'd prove it.
Not familiar with Randy Roberts.  Bip Roberts was a very good platoon and versatile baseball player--not heard of Randy, tho.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?<br />Then he is not omnipotent,<br />Is he able but not willing?<br />Then whence cometh evil?<br />Is he neither able or willing?<br />Then why call him god?

Unbeliever

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Shiranu

Quote from: the_antithesis on September 04, 2022, 12:09:38 PM

Where are the small pox blankets?

I truly don't get how the English and their descendants were ever able to convince themselves that they were the one's who got along in peace with the native communities.

But I'm starting to realize there is a lot of historical mythology that people believe that I cant understand how anyone ever bought it.
All the evils that men cause to each other because of certain desires, or opinions or religious principles, are rooted in ignorance. [All hatred would come to an end] when the earth was flooded with the knowledge of God. - Moses Ben Maimon

Hydra009

Quote from: Shiranu on September 04, 2022, 04:10:36 PMI truly don't get how the English and their descendants were ever able to convince themselves that they were the one's who got along in peace with the native communities.
The english allied themselves with some of the tribes.  Ulterior motives, of course, in order to fight the other tribes.  And not just fight, but wipe out, which understably horrified their native allies.  Then they inevitably had a problem with their native allies...

Unbeliever

Quote from: Shiranu on September 04, 2022, 04:10:36 PMI truly don't get how the English and their descendants were ever able to convince themselves that they were the one's who got along in peace with the native communities.

But I'm starting to realize there is a lot of historical mythology that people believe that I cant understand how anyone ever bought it.

I think the vast majority of people never knew the real truth.
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"There is a sucker born-again every minute." - C. Spellman

Gawdzilla Sama

Quote from: Hydra009 on September 04, 2022, 04:14:38 PMThe english allied themselves with some of the tribes.  Ulterior motives, of course, in order to fight the other tribes.  And not just fight, but wipe out, which understably horrified their native allies.  Then they inevitably had a problem with their native allies...
That's how Detroit was founded.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
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Luther Martini

Quote from: Shiranu on September 04, 2022, 04:10:36 PMBut I'm starting to realize there is a lot of historical mythology that people believe that I cant understand how anyone ever bought it.

Because most folks don't want to hear about how many people their ancestors fucked over in order to establish and develop their new world paradise. 
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Shiranu

Quote from: Luther Martini on September 04, 2022, 07:43:30 PMBecause most folks don't want to hear about how many people their ancestors fucked over in order to establish and develop their new world paradise.

Yeah, fair enough - I've got a few Confederates in the closet myself, I know how it feels.
All the evils that men cause to each other because of certain desires, or opinions or religious principles, are rooted in ignorance. [All hatred would come to an end] when the earth was flooded with the knowledge of God. - Moses Ben Maimon

Gawdzilla Sama

We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers