Ok so if you're a feminist and atheist do you you find it hard to believe the whole Joan of Arc story: That a peasant girl with no training lead an army because she received a vision from God? Or are you more inclined to believe she was a crazy bitch hearing voices in her head due to schizophrenia?
>I'm a girl btw
I think the skitzo factor may just be a part of the getting a vision from God deal.
For example, before her soul is sent to Earth God tells her, "I need you to do something and here are the conditions that your physical body will have to endure"
Goes to show you how God's most Holy are always killed off even by the ones who say they are "holy"
Isn't the prevailing theory that she had a father or close relative who was heavily involved in the war effort, and discussed tactics with her?
As for the vision thing. It's possible that she truly believed it, or that she made it up. It could go either way.
That's because feminist are too busy accusing men right away, rather than looking into demiurge of gnostic culture and see where OT suppression might come from. Turns out Jesus is still looking out for us, but women are very quick to judge in rage.
I know but it's still a shitty joke. Joan took a vow of chastity before she set off to fight/ lead armies.
Probably because she knew a military life would leave her with little room for having children.
So what are you saying happened? She lever actually lead the army?They just let a 16 year old girl peasant on the battlefield for no reason thinking she would do fine? Or what she was just a mascot holding the banners? That begs the former question.
The people of then were much like the people of now, meaning they would believe whatever bulllshit because the wife of the cousin of the grandma of the soldier who knows that other guy who stands guard at the chaplain's tent totally said God is on our side, I swear. For this purpose they put a rambling peasant girl in a shiny suit of armor, accompanied by a squire who had to make sure she didn't get stuffed with arrows, and this greatly improved morale. And morale was crucial in medieval warfare, because the bulk of the army was comprised of terrified farmers with pointy sticks, and if they run, it's over: they needed something to push them on and Joan served the purpose perfectly. The English, who were just as ready to believe everything, burned Joan as a witch, thus consolidating the rumors around her and contributing to her cult.
It's not my first day. I just don't care about the shitty empress maymays because it stopped being funny after that initial posting in the historical sexual deviance thread. Now post actual useful content or leave.
True Abraham was living (and probably) in the area of the pagan cultures for years until God called him to leave and worship him. At that point, he was probably socialized by a lot of their customs/ gender roles.
She didn't lead an army- Joan was a figurehead. A person to act as a morale boost and convince the troops that god was behind them, so France wouldn't just roll over and let the English win. To my knowledge there's no proof of her being a grand strategist, rather she convinced France that there was still fight within them.
>mfw really interested in how this random girl led an army so well
>only meme responses in this thread
Even wikipedia only gives the "magical visions" side of the story.
Do you not fucking understand she wasn't a general nor an army leader, but instead a morale booster? The soldiers were sure of victory because there was a saint in their midst. Go back to reddit
From what I hear, supposedly, Knights in France fought like most in actually not trying to kill, or rather, treat it like a sport. The only problem is, England was in it to win it, and so they were not so willing to play by the "rules."
Joan basically came along and said fuck this shit and actually make the french army fight like a proper army against the English.
Again, thats based on my limited knowledge of the subject.