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Messages - Viktoria

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Lancashire / Re: Eye of God...
« on: Yesterday at 21:11 »
Thanks Lydart, I felt totally outnumbered so kept quiet--not like me at all.
 Surely the history of the  Colosseum bears witness to the fact that there were Christians and the Roman Emperors were very worried about the new sect.
However it was mainly the Jewish priests who wanted rid of Jesus,he was not what they thought of as the promised Messiah, indeed he never claimed to be that.
They had been promised a new king like David who would free them from Roman oppression.
Well Jesus was a peacemaker.He also saw the corruption in what was going on in the temple in Jerusalem. Awkward to have around.
 The  Dead Sea Scrolls also have content which upholds the gospel stories to some degree,
these have very  relatively recently  been found  many centuries after after the "additions"previously mentioned.
The gospels were written some years after Jesus was crucified and his age was about thirty at death. Several languages  and  their  many  translations will inevitably l have lost  meaning.
Greek, Coptic Aramaic Latin and English.
It is the essential message which is important and that boils down to "Love thy neighbour as thyself" and who is your neighbour? well everyone.It is as simple as that.
If you choose not to attend church it does not mean you are wicked ,as we know very many people do acts of great kindness and unselfishness who don`t attend church and don`t believe in any religion.They live good lives ,are honest and moral.
 If you do go to church but  are unkind and wicked  you can`t  consider  yourself  a Christian.
People always say " there is much evil done in the name of religion.."yes but that is because the essential message has been forgotten, it is the misinterpretation of religion that causes wars and hatred and cruelty.
I speak of Christianity because that was one of the points mentioned,of course I do not preclude other religions .Kindness and honesty are not only found in Christianity.
Enough from me .
If you walk around the Welsh borders ,namely Shropshire where many little settlements and hamlets and isolated cottages have been abandoned and are in ruins you will almost always see a Rowan tree at the gate .Superstition had it that they kept away evil spirits.You can also make a nice jelly from the berries  .
Viktoria

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Lancashire / Re: Eye of God...
« on: Thursday 18 January 18 21:11 GMT (UK)  »
Am I wrong in thinking that there are Roman records that do indeed mention Jesus?
At the very least in connection with Christians who were sent to the arena as amusement for Roman crowds.
Why would people be sacrificed like that for their belief in a non existent person?
Whoever or whatever Jesus was it would be interesting to know exactly what records there are still in existence.
I did R.E. as a G.C.E.subject, it was dealt with like a history subject. Very matter of fact and factual.
Enlighten me someone please.
Viktoria.

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Lancashire / Re: Eye of God...
« on: Thursday 18 January 18 20:28 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Lancsman,I did not know that but I was meaning the hill outside Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified.It was the usual execution place during the Roman occupation.
Seemingly in the rocks there are small caves and some have a resemblance to a skull in that there are two openings and lower down a third one looking vaguely like two eyes and a mouth .
But there might have been real skulls there as it was the execution site.
Viktoria.

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Lancashire / Re: Eye of God...
« on: Thursday 18 January 18 16:24 GMT (UK)  »
Yes Ruslan, it was Jesus who was crucified at Golgotha.
The skull and crossed bones was indeed a reminder that we are all mortal and some  day will die,
we never know when so we have to live well and be good people all our lives,not just before we die, assuming we could know that!
There was a very old village church where I lived as a child, it had   the skull and crossed bones above the door. We children were convinced it was a pirates` church.
If you have not already done so look up the Pendle Witches.I think there were three women who ere associated with unexpected deaths etc and in the those times people were very superstitious .
I can remember the names, Demdyke, Chattox and Ann Nutter. Roughlee was the home of one.
We are talking of the early 1600`s.
Best of luck with your research.Viktoria.
 

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Lincolnshire / Re: Lincolnshire Shin Kicking
« on: Tuesday 16 January 18 19:14 GMT (UK)  »
Ruslan ,not the same topic but because I   opened it the one about wrestling has gone-!

however the isbn  number of the book is :-        9780854097647 .
It is available as a used copy on Amazon if that is of any help. I could not bring up the poem alone.
Viktoria.

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The Lighter Side / Re: Found an old plate
« on: Sunday 14 January 18 22:17 GMT (UK)  »
As has been suggested put a picture of it on and you will be surprised how much info can be in a small symbol or some numbers etc.
Most potteries had codes for their patterns and very many are recorded even modest ones,so you stand a fair chance of getting the info you want.
In the meantime can you describe the pattern you have,even just a little will very probably be repeated at regular intervals.
If a  maker's name or any numbers are not on the fragment you have it may still be possible to identify it
I am now very curious,just describe the pattern you can see.
Viktoria.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Name help please
« on: Sunday 14 January 18 21:59 GMT (UK)  »
Nothing comes up when the paper clip attachment symbol is pressed.
Have you attached the record you need a little help with?
Viktoria.
P.S..it is now visible.Can't make it out though.

Are you sure the person named Laverty  isn't called Joan?
Sorry to be of no real help. What dreadful handwriting.
 Viktoria

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Canada Lookup Request / Re: mystery death
« on: Friday 12 January 18 19:45 GMT (UK)  »
Can't help with your query but I imagine it would say the N(orthEast Quarter,
It would be an area of marked out and recorded land.
Best of luck with your search.
Viktoria.

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Lancashire / Re: Hulme Hall Wood Carvings
« on: Thursday 11 January 18 22:52 GMT (UK)  »
What a shame,that sort of thing goes on all the time.
However did you find all that out?
At least you know now what happened to the carvings.
Thanks for the information.
Viktoria.

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