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Started by Josquius, March 17, 2023, 04:29:16 AM
Quote from: Admiral Yi on March 17, 2023, 06:35:53 AMIconic Shakespearian quotes. To be or not to be. A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse.
QuoteFor many centuries in Europe the Bible supplied an enormous amount of common cultural reference points despite the vast majority of people being illiterate. And it still does even though I suspect that a lot fewer people have actually read it then claim to have read it.
Quote from: Sheilbh on March 17, 2023, 11:11:50 AMTo nick another poet's line they really are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. An angle I was wondering about is memes in culture because there's so many where I recognise the meme and get the meaning (in that context) but don't know or haven't seen the thing it's actually from. Which I imagine is increasingly common in our online culture.
Quote from: Sheilbh on March 17, 2023, 09:58:43 AMIt might be different in America because faith still matters there and there is a higher level of basic Biblical knowledge.
Quote from: HVC on March 17, 2023, 01:19:45 PMWhich is funny, because as protestants they get to interpret the bible rather than the catechism informing belief. not that American Catholics seem like good Catholics anyway. Probably too much Protestant contagion
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