Peace be upon you

Started by Khalid, August 03, 2023, 03:56:16 PM

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Khalid

What brings you to SD?

I am inquiring into Catholicism and am hoping this forum can help me get past my lingering difficulties.

Are you a member of other Internet fora?

No.

Why did you choose your username and avatar?

Khalid is my name and the name of my favorite historical general.

What is your state of life - single, married, religious, or still discerning?

Married

Whereabouts do you live "in real life"? (be as specific or as general as you wish!)

The United States

Personality type?

Inquisitive

Favorite books?

The Aeneid

Favorite movies?

Dune, the David Lynch version

Favorite TV shows?

Black Clover

Favorite sports/teams

No.

Have any hobbies?

I am an amateur historian

Pet peeves:

Cowardice

Fun random fact about yourself:

I am very fond of Oreo Cream Pie
One can not go against the word of God
- Paul Muad'dib Atreides, Dune (1984)

Heinrich

Ave Maria! Nice that you are here.
Schaff Recht mir Gott und führe meine Sache gegen ein unheiliges Volk . . .   .                          
Lex Orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi.
"Die Welt sucht nach Ehre, Ansehen, Reichtum, Vergnügen; die Heiligen aber suchen Demütigung, Verachtung, Armut, Abtötung und Buße." --Ausschnitt von der Geschichte des Lebens St. Bennos.

Michael Wilson

Welcome to the forum! I hope that you will find here what you are looking for.
Please tell us something about Gen. Khalid and why you consider him such a great general.
"The World Must Conform to Our Lord and not He to it." Rev. Dennis Fahey CSSP

"My brothers, all of you, if you are condemned to see the triumph of evil, never applaud it. Never say to evil: you are good; to decadence: you are progess; to death: you are life. Sanctify yourselves in the times wherein God has placed you; bewail the evils and the disorders which God tolerates; oppose them with the energy of your works and your efforts, your life uncontaminated by error, free from being led astray, in such a way that having lived here below, united with the Spirit of the Lord, you will be admitted to be made but one with Him forever and ever: But he who is joined to the Lord is one in spirit." Cardinal Pie of Potiers

Acolyte

"From the moment we awake in the morning, let us pray continually in the words of holy David: Turn away my eyes, that they may not behold vanity"
St Alphonsus

"I will set my face against you, and you shall fall down before your enemies, and shall be made subject to them that hate you, you shall flee when no man pursueth you"
Leviticus 26:17

"Behold, O God our protector : and look upon the face of Thy Christ" (Ps. 79:20) Here is devotion to the face of Jesus Christ as prophesized by David."
Fr. Lawrence Daniel Carney III

Khalid

#4
Quote from: Michael Wilson on August 03, 2023, 07:10:44 PMWelcome to the forum! I hope that you will find here what you are looking for.
Please tell us something about Gen. Khalid and why you consider him such a great general.

His victories were insane. For example, at the Battle of Walaja, he managed to crush a Sassanid army twice the size of his army by pulling off a double envelopment - the same maneuver Hannibal pulled off at Cannae. A very difficult feat. The only real generals that are close to him IMO are Subotai, Caesar, and Alexander. And, like those three generals, his victories were a necessary condition for the vast empire he helped create.
One can not go against the word of God
- Paul Muad'dib Atreides, Dune (1984)

GMC


Khalid

Quote from: GMC on August 03, 2023, 10:03:28 PMHi.

Are you a muslim?

Insofar as one can be a Muslim while actively inquiring into Catholicism, yes I am a practicing Muslim.
One can not go against the word of God
- Paul Muad'dib Atreides, Dune (1984)

Mister Cowboy

I hope we can help each other during your stay here.

If you're willing to know I chose my name of "Mister Cowboy" because it is my desire to be a crusader in America. There's a lot of evil in America and I intend to combat it all with God's help. If we can change the hearts of the American people we can change the world. But if we lose this war and lose these all these battles we'll be in for some tough times.

Kaesekopf

Welcome!

I read Dune a few months ago, and just finished Dune Messiah a week or so ago. 

I enjoyed watching the Spice Diver fan cut of the Lynch Dune movie.  :lol:

Welcome!  :)
Wie dein Sonntag, so dein Sterbetag.

I am not altogether on anybody's side, because nobody is altogether on my side.  ~Treebeard, LOTR

Jesus son of David, have mercy on me.

Bonaventure

"If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me."

Khalid

#10
Quote from: Kaesekopf on August 03, 2023, 10:50:52 PMWelcome!

I read Dune a few months ago, and just finished Dune Messiah a week or so ago. 

I enjoyed watching the Spice Diver fan cut of the Lynch Dune movie.  :lol:

Welcome!  :)

Do you have a link to the Spice Diver cut? That sounds interesting. Especially if the deleted scenes were put back in.
One can not go against the word of God
- Paul Muad'dib Atreides, Dune (1984)

Michael Wilson

Khalid,
I would add that Hannibal to that list of great Generals. Khalid sounds like a military genius; I will have to look up his battles on youtube.
"The World Must Conform to Our Lord and not He to it." Rev. Dennis Fahey CSSP

"My brothers, all of you, if you are condemned to see the triumph of evil, never applaud it. Never say to evil: you are good; to decadence: you are progess; to death: you are life. Sanctify yourselves in the times wherein God has placed you; bewail the evils and the disorders which God tolerates; oppose them with the energy of your works and your efforts, your life uncontaminated by error, free from being led astray, in such a way that having lived here below, united with the Spirit of the Lord, you will be admitted to be made but one with Him forever and ever: But he who is joined to the Lord is one in spirit." Cardinal Pie of Potiers

Khalid

Quote from: Michael Wilson on August 04, 2023, 09:02:12 AMKhalid,
I would add that Hannibal to that list of great Generals. Khalid sounds like a military genius; I will have to look up his battles on youtube.

Hannibal was brilliant too, but had one grave failure: he lost. Both on the strategic level and, at Utica against Scipio Africanus, in battle as well. In that regard he's quite similar to Napoleon, a brilliant tactician but not a brilliant strategist.
One can not go against the word of God
- Paul Muad'dib Atreides, Dune (1984)

Kaesekopf

Quote from: Khalid on August 03, 2023, 10:57:42 PM
Quote from: Kaesekopf on August 03, 2023, 10:50:52 PMWelcome!

I read Dune a few months ago, and just finished Dune Messiah a week or so ago. 

I enjoyed watching the Spice Diver fan cut of the Lynch Dune movie.  :lol:

Welcome!  :)

Do you have a link to the Spice Diver cut? That sounds interesting. Especially if the deleted scenes were put back in.



I think that's the one.
Wie dein Sonntag, so dein Sterbetag.

I am not altogether on anybody's side, because nobody is altogether on my side.  ~Treebeard, LOTR

Jesus son of David, have mercy on me.

Michael Wilson

Quote from: Khalid on August 04, 2023, 11:47:16 AM
Quote from: Michael Wilson on August 04, 2023, 09:02:12 AMKhalid,
I would add that Hannibal to that list of great Generals. Khalid sounds like a military genius; I will have to look up his battles on youtube.

Hannibal was brilliant too, but had one grave failure: he lost. Both on the strategic level and, at Utica against Scipio Africanus, in battle as well. In that regard he's quite similar to Napoleon, a brilliant tactician but not a brilliant strategist.
He did lose in his final battle; he had no hope of winning by the third Punic War; and this battle was suited perfectly for the Roman Army, as Hannibal could not maneuver his men or deceive the Romans; it was simply a set piece let the best army win (Rome, of course).
"The World Must Conform to Our Lord and not He to it." Rev. Dennis Fahey CSSP

"My brothers, all of you, if you are condemned to see the triumph of evil, never applaud it. Never say to evil: you are good; to decadence: you are progess; to death: you are life. Sanctify yourselves in the times wherein God has placed you; bewail the evils and the disorders which God tolerates; oppose them with the energy of your works and your efforts, your life uncontaminated by error, free from being led astray, in such a way that having lived here below, united with the Spirit of the Lord, you will be admitted to be made but one with Him forever and ever: But he who is joined to the Lord is one in spirit." Cardinal Pie of Potiers