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    [–] Women die because of religion in Saudi Arabia "I got into an accident in a taxi, and the ambulance refused to take me to the hospital until my male guardian arrived. I had lost a lot of blood. If he didn't arrive that minute, I would've been dead by now," tweeted Rulaa NATIK001 1 points ago * (lasted edited 4 hours ago) in atheism

    You are confusing issues.

    Theocracy stands in opposition democracy, but monarchy does not stand in opposition to theocracy.

    It is a theocracy, a theocratic monarchy. They could theoretically be a democratic monarchy, if they had the pope be elected democratically, or a representative monarchy if they had representatives elected democratically like the nations I mentioned in my last post, but then they would no longer be a theocracy. The act of having religious leadership elect the ruler/rulers means it's a theocracy.

    The term "theocracy" talks about the way the ruler is selected. The ruler is selected by the theological organizations in the country thus it is a theocracy.

    but it is a noncontitutional monarchy like those others.

    All those named are constitutional monarchies, not non-constitutional monarchies.

    Its an old school actual absolute monarchy where the pope has life and death power over everyone there.

    Yes, it's an absolute monarchy, but it's an absolute theocratic monarchy, or an absolute theocracy. It's also an elective monarchy, and here comes the important part, the elective process is ecclesiastical, meaning it is carried out by the church and person elected is ecclesiastic.

    It's a theocracy by all definitions of theocracy.

    I invite you here to read this link., which is the wikipedia source for calling it a theocracy, where it is also defined as a theocracy, this source helpfully takes a lot of time to define theocracy and comes to the conclusion that the Vatican is clearly a theocracy.

    [–] Women die because of religion in Saudi Arabia "I got into an accident in a taxi, and the ambulance refused to take me to the hospital until my male guardian arrived. I had lost a lot of blood. If he didn't arrive that minute, I would've been dead by now," tweeted Rulaa NATIK001 1 points ago in atheism

    There are plenty of monarchies in the EU (Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK springs to mind), them having a king is not the reason they haven't joined the EU.

    Monarchies can be theocratic, just like they can be democratic, absolutist or feudal. If the king is king due to having a religious title then he is a theocratic king.

    The Vatican is a theocratic monarchy, a variant of theocracy.

    [–] Women die because of religion in Saudi Arabia "I got into an accident in a taxi, and the ambulance refused to take me to the hospital until my male guardian arrived. I had lost a lot of blood. If he didn't arrive that minute, I would've been dead by now," tweeted Rulaa NATIK001 2 points ago in atheism

    All of your post is irrelevant to whether or not the Vatican is a theocracy or not.

    I merely provided a truthful answer to the question which was asked. Whether or not you approve or disprove of Islam, Islamic theocracies, Christianity and/or Christian theocracies (all 1 of them) is irrelevant to my post and the answer contained therein.

    Being a theocratic state does not equal being an evil state or having specific laws, it just means the state is ruled by the primary (often only) religious organization in the nation.

    [–] Women die because of religion in Saudi Arabia "I got into an accident in a taxi, and the ambulance refused to take me to the hospital until my male guardian arrived. I had lost a lot of blood. If he didn't arrive that minute, I would've been dead by now," tweeted Rulaa NATIK001 2 points ago in atheism

    The question implied "of nations typical to what we envision when we typically Susan of nations".

    Not some guy in his basement who declares himself a god-king of his dwelling.

    The Pope is hardly a guy in a basement declaring himself God-King of his dwelling.

    The Vatican is an actual independent country and a theocratic state. The fact that you have some mistaken ideas about what constitutes a nation and what does not, really doesn't concern me.

    [–] Airport police demanded activist’s passwords. He refused. Now faces prison in UK NATIK001 2 points ago in technology

    I doubt his effect on the term has been that great.

    I think you are just subject to the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon and notice the term and its usage more after you heard it from him. I have seen it used and misused for many years.

    [–] Airport police demanded activist’s passwords. He refused. Now faces prison in UK NATIK001 9 points ago in technology

    "Whataboutism", both as a term and as a concept is old, it wasn't created as a meme and certainly not by Nerdwriter.

    You may have learned of it in connection with him, but that doesn't make him the source of the term or the idea.

    [–] Women die because of religion in Saudi Arabia "I got into an accident in a taxi, and the ambulance refused to take me to the hospital until my male guardian arrived. I had lost a lot of blood. If he didn't arrive that minute, I would've been dead by now," tweeted Rulaa NATIK001 4 points ago * (lasted edited 5 hours ago) in atheism

    No, even technically the UK doesn't qualify. While the Queen is the head of the Anglican Church her role as monarch itself isn't derived from her religious position. The church leadership position was created/usurped by Henry VIII and added onto the responsibilities/titles of the British monarchs and is technically separate.

    A theocracy has the position of ruler derive directly from the ecclesiastical title of the ruler. A lot of monarchs have religious titles, but their rule of the nation is not dependent on, nor derived from their religious titles or lack thereof.

    Usually a monarch will claim to have the title bestowed upon them by God and thus be ruling the nation with God's blessing. However traditionally monarchs do not claim to speak for God or to hold religious authority, that authority has traditionally been jealously guarded by the Church. Only after the reformation did monarchs really dare to "speak for God" and then it was done by usurping the religious leadership position in their countries after they ousted the Catholic church.

    [–] Will taking FE planets as a Servitor automatically erase all the buildings? NATIK001 5 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in Stellaris

    Bio Trophies remove the buildings underneath them completely. So sadly the special FE buildings are lost.

    It's something that needs to be fixed really, the Bio Trophies really should function more like pops set as Livestock or being eaten as undesireables instead, so they produce unity but the underlying buildings don't get destroyed.

    [–] The Rogue Servitors greeting to my Determined Exterminator race cut me on a personal level. NATIK001 1 points ago in Stellaris

    Well, while they are closer to the machines from the Matrix than the Geth from Mass Effect (as they still care for their creators in a way), they are still not quite the Matrix machines.

    The machines in the Matrix, like the Geth from Mass Effect came into conflict with their creators after they achieved sentience.

    The Geth drove their creators off their worlds and then cut all contact with the outside.

    The machines of the Matrix defeated their creators, but in the process lost access to their primary power source, they then decided to re-purpose their creators into a power source. While they did attempt to give their creators a life in luxury, this is by all accounts more to keep them placid than to actually serve them.

    The Rogue Servitor backstory in Stellaris expressly says that the creators of the Rogue Servitors withdrew to luxury enclaves after the creation of the Servitors. There is no mention of a conflict or war, the Servitors was made to serve the function they are serving and the creator race live the life they designed for themselves.

    [–] What's the fastest way you have seen somebody fuck their life up? NATIK001 2 points ago in AskReddit

    It is a lot of fun, it's like a more structured track day kinda thing. You of course have to follow the instructor on the radio closely and you need to pass the whole thing, but then you also get to really test out your abilities to drive a car.

    [–] What's the fastest way you have seen somebody fuck their life up? NATIK001 11 points ago in AskReddit

    Have to do it as a part of driving training in Denmark. During driving classes you get sent to special course where you have to learn to avoid sudden obstacles at speed, driving and stopping in slippery conditions, stopping distances at various speeds and to keep control of a car when pulling the handbrake at speed, though only at about 35 km/h.

    Even at 35 km/h and being ready for it, it's not easy to keep control of the car.

    [–] Norway's pension fund is now worth $1,000,000,000,000 NATIK001 7 points ago in worldnews

    Norway and Saudi Arabia should definitely not be mentioned in the same sentence in that regard. Norway has worked hard to diversify the economy and to keep the economy from being dependent on the oil industry. While oil is a large portion of the Norwegian economy the economy is still diversified enough that it won't suffer greatly once the oil runs out. On top of that Norway also have their sovereign wealth fund which can be tapped to ease any transitional issues. Saudi Arabia has neither diversified nor set up a rainy day fund for when the oil wells stop producing.

    [–] The World's Most Powerful Countries NATIK001 1 points ago in Denmark

    Du har misforstået pointen. Det er igen ikke om hvorvidt Danmark er alene som forgangsland eller forbillede, men om at Danmark har en prominent position og ofte er blev skelet til.

    Indenfor denne parameter er der mange mulige svar. Design, grøn teknologi, sociale projekter og mere.

    Det handler igen ikke om at Danmark hverken tvinger nogen til noget eller at Danmark er kilden til alt social indflydelse, men kun at Danmark har en position som trendsetter og har haft det i længere tid.

    [–] The World's Most Powerful Countries NATIK001 6 points ago in Denmark

    Det ved jeg nu ikke. Hvis man forstår hvad manden siger så giver det mening.

    Pointen er ikke at Danmark kan tvinge andre nationer til at følge den danske vilje. Vi har ikke power projection i traditionel forstand. Pointen er derimod at Danmark via sin position inden for den sociale rangering han nævner, har en indirekte indflydelse på andre lande og subtilt ændrer disse landes positioner indenfor området.

    Det er selvfølgelig ikke på nogen måde den samme slags magt som økonomisk eller militær magt, men positionen som trendsetter skal heller ikke undervurderes og Danmark har helt klart været prominent trendsetter på flere områder i en længere årrække.

    [–] Drakes security team make illegal turn then forcefully redirect traffic and threaten driver x-post /r/roadcam NATIK001 19 points ago in videos

    Because you are so sure of something that is 100% wrong, and instead of checking up whether you are wrong you just stand your ground and spout idiocy.

    The $2 bill printing was indeed stopped in 1966, but then they restarted in 1976 and it has continued to this day. The $2 bill is a current denomination of the United States currency as of right now and banks will indeed have current $2 bills on hand and be willing to give them to you.

    [–] Passing on skills NATIK001 1 points ago in gif

    Yeah below that it takes way too long to cook the pizzas, especially if the stones get too cool you both end up waiting ages on a pizza to finish as well as never really getting that good crust/bottom finish.

    [–] "Is Assassins' Creed: Origins blackwashing history?" The problems with constructing a racial identity for Ancient Egypt and why the internet backlash is problematic NATIK001 66 points ago in bestof

    I don't think stating that there are two groups with strong feelings on the issue is the same as equating their impact.

    It is true that both groups exist, but it is also very much true that the white supremacist group is generally much louder and more prominent.

    This assumes that dark skin could only possibly be the result of Sub-Saharan descent, which is not true, and part of the point of the post.

    "Might have been", is not an assumption, it is suggesting a possibility. It is a valid possibility. If the ancient Egyptians were closer related to more northern and eastern groups, it is possible that it meant a slightly lighter skin tone on average, it's not stated as a certainty, it isn't in any way a defense of white supremacists being mad about colored protagonists, it is just a possible conclusion based on genetic facts.

    White supremacists aren't going to be happy unless we are dealing with northern/western European white anyways, it's not like they love Middle-easterners and would prefer the guy to look like a modern day Lebanese or Syrian, which are some of the people the study suggests ancient Egyptians were closer to.

    [–] Liquorice yoghurt found in Denmark NATIK001 1 points ago in shittyfoodporn

    The eternal cry of the attention whore "You just can't handle me!".

    No one cares about Finland, or Denmark here, the post is just about licorice yoghurt.

    [–] Liquorice yoghurt found in Denmark NATIK001 1 points ago in shittyfoodporn

    So why not just accept that someone pointed out that in Finland, the origin of this product, there is more of this stuff? And not just more, different flavours you can't find in Denmark.

    It's hilarious how you can't see that the one desperate for attention here is you, the bit I quoted here is desperate screaming going "please don't take away my precious special thing and divert attention from me".

    You are doing nothing but attention-whoring for Finland.

    [–] Liquorice yoghurt found in Denmark NATIK001 1 points ago in shittyfoodporn

    How so?

    I would say it touched a nerve that the title mentioned Denmark and not Finland, given how you are foaming at the mouth to make very sure it is clear the product is Finnish, instead of just accepting that the post wasn't about the products point of origin at all.