Friday, March 16, 2007

Never Mind

We were all ready to go through Greek history again (the first time we just learn the stories; the second time I actually require learning places, dates, and names), but that was before I learned that it's all a fraud meant to make Iran look bad. From the Islamic Republic News Agency:
[Iran] Government spokesman, Gholam-Hossein Elham said Tuesday that the movie called `300' insults the culture of world countries.

The statement was made in response to the question raised about the anti-Iran movie dubbed `300'.

The government spokesman referred to the movie as part of the extensive cultural aggression aiming to degenerate cultures of world states.
Well, yeah. What's world history about if not aiming to degenerate cultures of world states? Wait until the Tunisians and Turks find out about the insults to their culture in the stories of the razing of Carthage and the conflagration of Troy.
Elham noted that the Iranian nation and those involved in cultural activities will respond to such a cultural aggression.
Oh boy! D'you think they'll send around envoys demanding earth and water?
The movie has fabricated the history with depicting a war between Iran and Greece, whereas, no Greek king dared to stand up to the Persian Empire or the Emperor Xerxes.

Though Sparta's King Leonidas cherished such a dream, but, he lost his head and Iranian fighters threw his head before Emperor Xerxes's feet and told him that he had attempted a suicide attack to Persian Army.
Well there's the proof. The Spartans at Thermopylae lost. Furthermore, the cowardly Athenians fled their city and let the Persians walk right in.

I wonder what the Iranian government thinks happened next? Are they under the impression that Greece was a Persian colony from 480 B.C. on?

P.S. to R.: It's Lee-ON-ih-das. I looked it up.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny that you're reading theology of St. Paul -- I took a semester course at Rice many years ago on Pauline theology, taught by Werner Kelber, who is a real sweetie. We should get together sometime to see how much I can remember. I believe that Kelber was a believer in the Q theory of the source of the gospels, and he talked a bit also about the gnostics -- generally in complementary terms. Now, how that related to Pauline theology is something that I'm trying to remember...

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Blogger The Opinionated Homeschooler said...

Is the Q theory still in favor? Fr. Prat (who wrote the book on Pauline theology I was reading--really must update that sidebar) doesn't mention it, but given his very traditional view of Pauline authority of the epistles, he clearly wasn't impressed by the kind of textual criticism that also made the Q theory universally accepted.

12:31 PM  

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