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I really should go with Stalin, he was downright evil. He's kind of interesting though, maybe just because we hear about him less than Hitler.
06-09-2014 02:27 PM
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(06-09-2014 01:15 PM)AngryAphid Wrote:  The first base umpire that blew the call that cost my 9-10 year old team the state championship.
Now that's a sentiment we can all agree with. 03-lmfao
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Jane Fonda
06-09-2014 04:15 PM
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(06-09-2014 10:34 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  
(06-09-2014 09:19 AM)EverRespect Wrote:  
(06-09-2014 08:27 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  It's Sultan Mehmet, ER, and his only crime was kicking out the Christians who were persecuting his people for NOT being Christian. Frankly, if you hate him, you hate everyone in history who kicked out an usurping tyrant.

Try picking someone worthy of hatred next time, instead of picking someone based on their religion. I can think of several Popes far more worthy of hatred, and quite a few Priests as well. And you don't have to go all that far back in history either.
Touch a nerve?
Yes. I'm not crazy about prejudice and ignorance, both of which seem present in your choice.
(06-09-2014 10:12 AM)VA49er Wrote:  From what I've read Mehmet was a pretty generous ruler. He allowed his subjects a considerable degree of religious freedom granting them freedom to move freely within the Empire, and to practice their religion free from persecution.
He's revered by the Turks for it too. He was the kind of ruler everybody would enjoy. He served his people, improved their lives, and didn't try to force them into a one size fits all mold. From everything I've read, he's one of the more honorable people in history.

Quote:RE: How much about history do we not know?

I'd be willing to bet that most of what we know about history is actually incorrect. History is written by those in charge, and those not in charge have no say in the matter of official records.

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I find your criticism a bit duplicitous
06-10-2014 08:55 AM
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(06-10-2014 08:55 AM)bevotex Wrote:  
(06-09-2014 10:34 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  
(06-09-2014 09:19 AM)EverRespect Wrote:  
(06-09-2014 08:27 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  It's Sultan Mehmet, ER, and his only crime was kicking out the Christians who were persecuting his people for NOT being Christian. Frankly, if you hate him, you hate everyone in history who kicked out an usurping tyrant.

Try picking someone worthy of hatred next time, instead of picking someone based on their religion. I can think of several Popes far more worthy of hatred, and quite a few Priests as well. And you don't have to go all that far back in history either.
Touch a nerve?
Yes. I'm not crazy about prejudice and ignorance, both of which seem present in your choice.
(06-09-2014 10:12 AM)VA49er Wrote:  From what I've read Mehmet was a pretty generous ruler. He allowed his subjects a considerable degree of religious freedom granting them freedom to move freely within the Empire, and to practice their religion free from persecution.
He's revered by the Turks for it too. He was the kind of ruler everybody would enjoy. He served his people, improved their lives, and didn't try to force them into a one size fits all mold. From everything I've read, he's one of the more honorable people in history.

Quote:RE: How much about history do we not know?

I'd be willing to bet that most of what we know about history is actually incorrect. History is written by those in charge, and those not in charge have no say in the matter of official records.

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I find your criticism a bit duplicitous
No duplicity is involved. It's merely an observation based on experience with human nature. Go to any disaster and ask 3 people what happened. You'll get 3 versions, each one different.

I notice you're not disagreeing.
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I'm with Bit, in my legal experience eyewitness testimony is hardly ever accurate.
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Timothy McVeigh. Oklahoma City Bombing. 168 murdered, including 19 children, and 450 more injured.

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(06-09-2014 10:12 AM)VA49er Wrote:  
(06-09-2014 08:27 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  It's Sultan Mehmet, ER, and his only crime was kicking out the Christians who were persecuting his people for NOT being Christian. Frankly, if you hate him, you hate everyone in history who kicked out an usurping tyrant.

Try picking someone worthy of hatred next time, instead of picking someone based on their religion. I can think of several Popes far more worthy of hatred, and quite a few Priests as well. And you don't have to go all that far back in history either.

From what I've read Mehmet was a pretty generous ruler. He allowed his subjects a considerable degree of religious freedom granting them freedom to move freely within the Empire, and to practice their religion free from persecution.

Agreed, from everything I remember, I don't see how you can put Mehmet on the list of 'evil'/'despicable' people.
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(06-10-2014 11:36 PM)DaSaintFan Wrote:  
(06-09-2014 10:12 AM)VA49er Wrote:  
(06-09-2014 08:27 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  It's Sultan Mehmet, ER, and his only crime was kicking out the Christians who were persecuting his people for NOT being Christian. Frankly, if you hate him, you hate everyone in history who kicked out an usurping tyrant.

Try picking someone worthy of hatred next time, instead of picking someone based on their religion. I can think of several Popes far more worthy of hatred, and quite a few Priests as well. And you don't have to go all that far back in history either.

From what I've read Mehmet was a pretty generous ruler. He allowed his subjects a considerable degree of religious freedom granting them freedom to move freely within the Empire, and to practice their religion free from persecution.

Agreed, from everything I remember, I don't see how you can put Mehmet on the list of 'evil'/'despicable' people.

His conquests are the root of a lot of the problems we have in the Middle East today. He was a scourge on Christianity. He is also the reason my family, and millions of others, are Italian/Sicilian and not Albanian.
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RE: What Person In History Do You Loathe?
No one has mentioned my pick?
Hitler.
06-11-2014 11:43 AM
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