just like the quaran , the bible is also abused and interpreted to suit ones own needs. as you state, it's used to be . at least the christians have learned the wrongs of their interpretations but it seems the muslims are still behind by a few hundred years.
I think the statistics have some constants and veriables when collected; and these are subject to change and hence make them erring like humans being have to be. Everthing concerning humans have to be erring; to err is human as they say. Only the Word of the Creator- God Allah YHWH is 100% correct if understood correctly; here I mean Quran.
As Kidgas says, 40% of statistics are made up out of thin air, just like all of history. In my life I have been present at two events that made world-news headlines - neither was reported with any honesty or accuracy. The 'official' news releases for both incidents were a total fabrication, things that were there conveniently went missing from the reports and were cut from the photographs.
agreed. besides, we all know history is written by the winners. that's how it always been. if america had lost the revolutionary war, and we were still under british rule, then they'd call it a rebellion instead of a revolution in american history books. enough said...
The fact that history is in the past is 100% accurate. That is the end of absolution. I have read several history books, several that contradict the others. More than one government has law prohibiting certain information from becoming available to the public for a specified number of years. Once that information is available, history as the citizens knew it then changed. People are in charge of recording history and the temptation to alter it is great, not everybody is above that temptation.
Balderdash and poppycock! History is written by he who wins the conflict, and is written to be as favorable to the victor and unfavorable to the defeated peoples as the victor can get people to swallow.
Hi Precious - Doing pretty well, classes started this past week and my eyes are killing me from all the reading! lol I'm hoping they can be retrained to accept the reading with (oh my!!) reading glasses.
Hope you feel better soon! I still pop in a little too often...but it's only been a week of classes. Not too much homework yet.
As you say .. by the writers perceptions !! Unfortunately the person being killed doesn't get to write their perception. The waiter at the restaurant, the chef, the cashier all tell a different point of view.
The American Indian tells a diffrent story than the cowboy. The wife and the Husband ?? History is good for pointing out dates on the calendar.
I believe that the 'winners' write the history. Earnesthub is absolutely right. Otherwise, how could you explain the UK's royal family? Hands up who knows that the Queen's extended family were German ( a little embarrassing during the 2nd World War) and more commonly known - prince Phillip is Greek. and they have a family tree that goes back to God! Imagine that ' oh yes my ancestors did very well for themselves, William of Orange, Richard the Lion Heart and of course, I am a direct descendent of God.' Priceless.
The only accuracy of history is to read and watch everything and then judge for yourself......in the end of it all , maybe half is accurate. Allthough they could never begin to teach it all in 12 years either, so who's to blame? We do like to have a bad guy though don't we .
Whose history? People/countries write histories, and so there is no question of "history being 100% correct." One country's view of history may be totally the opposite of the other country's, especially if they were and are enemies.
you mean sort of like how the native americans seem to have hardly any history to speak of these days. it's kind of funny, as the native americans had a lot of influence on our american culture, than most people even realize, as british settlers shamelessly took credit for it. like thanksgiving. that was a native american annual holiday, but you'll notice in history books they never give them proper credit for it. no, they say that the american settlers invented it to make peace with the indians, and invited them. even though thanksgiving was an annual holiday for the indians that they invited the settlers to. it's funny on how the people who write the history books tend to often leave a lot of stuff out in favor of the winning side..if you catch my drift.
The accuracy of history is how accurate the people in power want it to be. I know for a fact, that when I was reading history, some events seem to have disappeared in current history books, and they are also not to be found in the archives.
History is correct. History was not really understood well by people. And things are to much exaggerated through the years. Yet, if we believe all, trust all, it will be in our benefit later. There is no reason for distrust since we are able to understand things each day more that at first seems to make no sense to us. Eventually people will learn and understand that everything was correct yet it waited for people to understand what it all was all about and nothing else ever was going on on this planet called Earth.
I agree with you. Word of Creator-God Allah YHWH, Quran cares for the future of the human beings; and the past characters it presents only for the lessons that are useful for the human beings in future; in that sense these are prophecies for the future.
History is not 100% accurate as one could see in this thread.
paar the only history that is reasonable and true, is Hisrory accoding to the word of Paar. As you always prove with your 'fact;s' ( read zelot's bull dust) about Jesus that you always post and then have the nerve to say it is right and reasonable.!
History is a discipline, like any form of academic or scientific inquiry. So if it is done correctly, then humanity over time should gradually get closer to meaningful truth. But humans are flawed, of course, and we have limited information to go on, so you are never going to get a complete, accurate picture of the past. This doesn't mean that history if worthless, however.
The unfortunate fact is that history is written by the conquerors, or the biggest power at the the time of writing history. As in daily life there are winners and losers, the only facts are those that make the statistics and are recorded. These are facts, facts are then taken by researchers, and embroided upon adding embellishments and really gussying up the fact to make it more interesting. That in turn then becomes history. So true history, should be plain bare facts:- dates, who and when, of course the actual outcome. That is plain boring!
I think their was a famous quotation, at the time of writing this I cannot remember who said it. "History is but a repetition of the past." It was so stated to emphasize the need to learn from the past so as avoid repeating those same mistakes.
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