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Atheism and being Armenian

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  • Re: Atheism and being Armenian

    Originally posted by Mos View Post
    If we converted to Islam at the early ages, I doubt we would call ourselves Armenians today. We would have assimilated with Persians, Kurds, and incoming Seljuk Turks. Just like Caucasian Albanians assimilated into our population.
    Why wouldn't we? The Persians still call themselves Persian, the Arabs call themselves still Arabs and so do the Libanese, Syrians, and Egyptians etc. So can you tell me why we wouldn't do that? Did we start calling ourselves Romans because there was a powerful empire who conquered us and had the same religion? Or did we start calling ourselves Persians when we were polytheist and the Persians conquered us?
    You should never argue with idiots because they will just drag you down to their level....then beat you with experience!!!!!!!

    "I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" Voltaire

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    • Re: Atheism and being Armenian

      Originally posted by KarotheGreat View Post
      Why wouldn't we? The Persians still call themselves Persian, the Arabs call themselves still Arabs and so do the Libanese, Syrians, and Egyptians etc. So can you tell me why we wouldn't do that? Did we start calling ourselves Romans because there was a powerful empire who conquered us and had the same religion? Or did we start calling ourselves Persians when we were polytheist and the Persians conquered us?
      Remember we have spent a great deal of our history under those empires. Given our few years of independence, it's much easier to assimilate living in such conditions. Maybe that would not be the case, but there would be much greater chance that it would. Our Christian faith defined us greatly and set us apart from our neighbours and rulers.
      Մեկ Ազգ, Մեկ Մշակույթ
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      "Western Assimilation is the greatest threat to the Armenian nation since the Armenian Genocide."

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      • Re: Atheism and being Armenian

        I find this so very interesting, because I keep hearing all the freakin time from both Armenians and non-Armenians this foolish idea of Armenian = Christian. This is just not true, the last thing christianity and that jewish god is, is being Armenian.
        We're an ethnic group and not a religious, I wish people could get that through their thick skull.

        Damn I hate these xxxxing jewish religions. And the way the christians and the church ruined so much of our pre-christian history..... it makes me ashamed honestly.

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