The AnkiDroid Collection (Part 12) – Unitarianism, Megalomaniac & Antiquarian

Ankidroid additions related to Science, History and Philosophy. More information about Anki can be found in this article.

Unitarianism

First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake

Unitarianism is often associated with a non-trinitarian Christian theological movement that believes the God in Christianity is one singular entity. It is close to the monotheistic understandings of God in Judaism and the concept of the oneness of God in Islam. It might be considered as part of Protestantism today, although some exclude it due to its non-trinitarian nature.

Unitarianism is also associated with ‘Unitarianism Universalism’ which is a liberal religion characterized by a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning” and derive insight from all major world religions.

Megalomaniac

A Megalomaniac is a pathological egotist with delusions of grandeur and an obsession with power. The clinical definition is that of a narcissistic personality disorder. Narcissism is most simply defined as self-love, but when it is at the exclusion of all others it is no longer considered healthy or normal. An example of a Megalomaniac in modern history is Adolf Hitler. Being born into a “superior race” also wasn’t enough for the mentally ill Hitler. Instead, he wanted to wipe out all other races.

Antiquarian

An Antiquarian is a person stuck in the past or someone stuck with antiquities. It is also used for those who study history with particular attention to ancient artifacts, archaeological and historic sites, or historic archives and manuscripts. Its focus is on the empirical evidence of the past, and is perhaps best encapsulated in the motto adopted by the 18th-century antiquary Sir Richard Colt Hoare, “We speak from facts, not theory.”

Today the term “antiquarian” is often used in a pejorative sense, to refer to an excessively narrow focus on factual historical trivia, to the exclusion of a sense of historical context or process. 

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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