2010.09.16 01:00 - Roman Gods

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Zen Arado. The comments are by Zen Arado. Present were Claudio Lythrum and myself

    Introductions:

    Zen Arado: Hello Claudio
    Claudio Lythrum: helo
    Zen Arado: have you been here before?
    Claudio Lythrum: I was here last time
    Zen Arado: ok I see you are only 1 day in SL
    Claudio Lythrum: yes^^
    Zen Arado: so you are happy that the conversations here are recorded and put on a Wiki?
    Claudio Lythrum: is ok
    Zen Arado: do you want to take a seat?
    Zen Arado: I am the guardian of this session at this time every week
    Zen Arado: sometimes no-one turns up
    Claudio Lythrum: hehe^^
    Claudio Lythrum: i must not work at the moment
    Claudio Lythrum: im a soldier in the real life
    Zen Arado: ah ok
    Claudio Lythrum: its very hard^^
    Zen Arado: where are you at present?
    Claudio Lythrum: real?
    Zen Arado: yes
    Claudio Lythrum: in glarus, Switzerland
    Zen Arado: ok
    Zen Arado: I saw that on your profile but I thought it might be where you were you were born and lived before you became a soldier
    Zen Arado: soldiers have to go to toher places in the owrld
    Zen Arado: world*
    Zen Arado: dangerous places :)
    Zen Arado: I live in N.Ireland
    Claudio Lythrum: ok^^
    Claudio Lythrum: I'm still in training and we do not have to fight in Switzerland
    Zen Arado: ak ok I see
    Zen Arado: I have a woman friend who is Swiss
    Zen Arado: she came to N.Ireland to teach dancing
    Claudio Lythrum: hehe
    Claudio Lythrum: very good
    Claudio Lythrum: how old are you?
    Zen Arado: very old:)
    Zen Arado: 67
    Claudio Lythrum: :)
    Claudio Lythrum: i am 18
    Zen Arado: very young :)
    Claudio Lythrum: yes

    Soldiering:

    Zen Arado: the army training is very tough?
    Claudio Lythrum: yes
    Claudio Lythrum: o must go 3 mal in the week in the fitness
    Claudio Lythrum: and i must learn tactical princips
    Zen Arado: yes - you have to be very fit
    Zen Arado: I have a friend whose son joined the marines
    Zen Arado: that is even harder training
    Claudio Lythrum: ^^
    Zen Arado: they have to run miles with full kit
    Claudio Lythrum: yes i too 100 kilometers with 30 kilo
    Claudio Lythrum: in the mountains
    Zen Arado: he failed the first time
    Zen Arado: but succeeded the second
    Zen Arado: many drop out of the training
    Claudio Lythrum: yes
    Zen Arado: my friend is worried that he will be sent to Afghanistan soon
    Zen Arado: her son I mean
    Claudio Lythrum: ou
    Claudio Lythrum: is a fail war in afghanistan
    Claudio Lythrum: irak too
    Zen Arado: yes - but they still send soldiers there
    Zen Arado: and they still get killed
    Zen Arado: I tried to join the Australian army when I was 19
    Claudio Lythrum: we are only playing soldier figure of politicians
    Zen Arado: I was living in Australia and it was hard to get a job
    Zen Arado: yes
    Zen Arado: I was lucky that I failed the medical examination
    Claudio Lythrum: how did you come up second L?
    Zen Arado: hmmm.....I can't remember :)
    Zen Arado: read about it somewhere I think
    Zen Arado: and you?
    Zen Arado: you probably played computer games?
    Claudio Lythrum: ih have views that it is addictive and people of that life, I prefer just wanted to try and get to know everything ^^
    Claudio Lythrum: yes
    Claudio Lythrum: pc games strategie

    Reasons for coming to SL and behaviour therein:

    Zen Arado: I have been coming into SL nearly 3 years
    Zen Arado: but I don't like computer games much
    Zen Arado: I just like talking to interesting people
    Claudio Lythrum: i too
    Zen Arado: and there are many interesting people in SL
    Zen Arado: very intelligent people too
    Zen Arado: you can learn a lot from them
    Claudio Lythrum: yes but I noticed yesterday that someone is freaked because I shoved the person
    Zen Arado: well - that might upset some people
    Zen Arado: it is best to be nice to people
    Claudio Lythrum: yes I could not get along
    Zen Arado: people in here are not all like young soldiers
    Zen Arado: you have to be respectful to others
    Zen Arado: many different people - many different viewpoints
    Zen Arado: you find places in SL and people you can get along with
    Zen Arado: I tried many places and I like the people who come here
    Claudio Lythrum: I've always been decent but I could not steer well and have to learn
    Zen Arado: many who come here are interested in Spiritual things
    Claudio Lythrum: really?
    Zen Arado: though we discuss many topics
    Zen Arado: yes - I am very interested in Buddhism and talk about that often
    Zen Arado: or meditation
    Zen Arado: but when I was your age I was more interested in drinking and women :)
    Zen Arado: and travelling
    Claudio Lythrum: interesting but I am not a believer protestand
    Zen Arado: I am Protestant too
    Claudio Lythrum: yes womans^^ i have a girlfriend
    Zen Arado: but no longer a believer in Christianity
    Claudio Lythrum: ^^
    Zen Arado: that's good

    Discussion about Roman Gods and the legacy of the Roman Empire:

    Claudio Lythrum: I'm fascinated by Roman gods
    Zen Arado: what will you do in the army?
    Zen Arado: Roman gods?
    Claudio Lythrum: yes^^
    Claudio Lythrum: i am a grenadier soldier
    Zen Arado: tell me more
    Claudio Lythrum: roman gods?
    Zen Arado: yes
    Claudio Lythrum: my father I learned early stuff by the romans as we are italian, so I 3 / 4 and I am very interested in history, and religion of their time
    Zen Arado: ah I see
    Claudio Lythrum: i love history^^
    Zen Arado: so I see
    Zen Arado: you are originally from Italy then?
    Claudio Lythrum: ja but i was born in swiss my father was born in Apulia
    Zen Arado: ok
    Zen Arado: the only Roman god I know is Mars - god of war
    Claudio Lythrum: jupiter godvater,^^
    Claudio Lythrum: venus is for womans
    Claudio Lythrum: janus for win
    Claudio Lythrum: fortuna for lucky :)
    Zen Arado: no-one worships these gods any more though?
    Zen Arado: or believes in them?
    Claudio Lythrum: in itai there is a village which according to Roman thought she lives there still believe this part: a
    Claudio Lythrum: the name of this peoples are in italy "latinians"
    Zen Arado: interesting
    Claudio Lythrum: yes
    Claudio Lythrum: the peoples speaking latin
    Zen Arado: many of our days and months are named from thses gods I think
    Zen Arado: January from Janus etc
    Claudio Lythrum: yes and months, zb July for julius caesar
    Claudio Lythrum: august for octavius augustus
    Zen Arado: March from Mars
    Claudio Lythrum: yes and the political system of republic was from romans
    Zen Arado: yes - the Romans left us many things
    Zen Arado: even our languages are from Latin
    Claudio Lythrum: yes english, france, retoromanian, romanish, italy usw
    Zen Arado: I had to learn Latin in school but I don't think it is taught much nowadays
    Claudio Lythrum: hehe^^ Salve, ego sum claudius.
    Claudio Lythrum: :)
    Zen Arado: :)
    Zen Arado: I remember studying 'Ceasar's Conquest of Gaul'
    Claudio Lythrum: vivere militare est: to live means to fight
    Claudio Lythrum: yes caesar in gaul is very good
    Zen Arado: ah yes the Romans were very military nation
    Zen Arado: I have to go now Claudio
    Zen Arado: it was nice to talk to you:)
    Claudio Lythrum: yes
    Claudio Lythrum: have a nice day
    Claudio Lythrum: :)
    Zen Arado: you too
    Zen Arado: bye :)
    Claudio Lythrum: thank you
    Claudio Lythrum: bye

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