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Old 02-05-2009, 02:23 PM   #154
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Now I remember something else she said too. "As a historian, I wouldn't do that, but if I did, I would probably agree with that choice." Hmmm.
I guess. I think the best you can do is group things into categories. The other problem is sheer volume. It's also somewhat hard to compare events that may have had a transcendent effect on one part of the world with events that had that same effect in a different part of the world. How do you compare the unexpected rise of the Mongol Empire, to the Greek conquest of most of the known world under Alexander, to the Caesar's crossing of the Rubicon and the transformation of the Republic to an Empire? I honestly don't have the faintest idea.

Then overlay that with such things as the advent of monotheism by the Jews -- how does that compare? In some ways that's the single most important religious "event" of all, given how much flowed from it. Or should we say that it was the birth of Christ, or Mohammed, given the relative impact of the Christians and Muslims compared to the relatively small and short-lived Jewish kingdom?

It's impossible, and I'm honestly just not sure it's worth the effort.
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