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How the early Christian church gave birth to today’s WEIRD Europeans

Medieval church rules against marrying close relatives broke down strict, long-standing kinship structures, paving the way for a more individualistic modern Western society. In September 506 C.E., the fathers of what would later become the Roman Catholic Church gathered in southern France to draw up dozens of new laws. […]

How the early Christian church gave birth to today’s WEIRD Europeans

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Poetry The World We Live In

If l Start Talking About It Now I Won’t Stop Hollering

A man once told me sweetness
was the highest quality a woman

could own then put my name
down as Trouble in his phone…

http://www.versedaily.org/2018/ifistarttalkingaboutit.shtml

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The World We Live In trivial

Meatballs and Coffee! Not a bad legacy…

King Charles XII, who died in 1718 when he was shot in the head while attacking Danish-occupied Norway, is also considered responsible for importing and popularising the Turkish habit of drinking coffee…

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/03/my-whole-life-has-been-a-lie-sweden-admits-meatballs-are-turkish