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As others here might tell you, I am Mr. Confusion and I was hoping you'd clear up some confusion I'm experiencing from your thread. Any help would
The truth behind Rome's lies died with Rome,
Then, how do you know it? How is anyone supposed to?
After having conquered many people of various different beliefs the Romans found that their own citizens, slaves, were at each others throats
because of their different beliefs and past feuds.
I know there were a couple of civil wars prior to 1 A.D., but I don't know of any between
slaves of different beliefs or feuds. Most of the disruptions were between the aristocrats and the lower class as I understand it. The Hellenes
weren't fighting Venus worshippers as far as I can tell. Would you tell me which conflicts you're thinking about?
For instance, most slave owners wanted their slaves to mate so they could obtain more slaves without having to purchase them, they made it
appear as though God said thou shall not be gay.
Do you think that slaves were spending much of their time having "gay" sex, and the slave
owners were losing potential profits over it? Man, I'd like to see that reference.
So, if I understand the timeline correctly, the Romans launched a 300-year project to put down discontented slaves by finding and hiring a magician
who did amazing things. His followers then wrote what they saw and heard from Him in the 1st Century. To this was added writings from other
religions which everybody already knew about.
This was allowed to continue for at least 200 years, during which time Christianity was sometimes tolerated and sometimes persecuted. When it was
persecuted, it was because the Romans wanted to create more believers. Who knows what they wanted when Christianity was tolerated. Then all of the
writings, which had circulated all over the Roman world by then, and had reputations among the believers, were considered and put into one volume.
Which was a rule book for slaves who were apparently being entrusted with creating the new Roman Empire. That rule book formed the United States,
which doesn't have any slaves, and fought against having them.
When the Church leaders (who must have been working for the Romans) finished their Bible-forming, it created a new Religion, Catholicism. This was a
new religion (presumably unlike the Christianity of the previous two centuries) But everybody recognized it because it was only other religions
combined into one. So everyone just switched from Christianity (which was only old religions) to the new religion, Catholicism.
What this did
was create a new religion, Catholicism, which was familiar to all of the empire's religions
Christianity, apparently, was replaced by
The eyewitness testimonies found in the Bible are a little difficult to explain, since they weren't part of any ancient religion. But the people who
wrote them were known by others and accepted as church leaders.
Even though the Emperor's sometimes called themselves "gods" and demanded to be worshipped, killing those who refused, they really wanted people to
disobey and follow the new religion worshipping Jesus. Dipping christians in oil then setting fire to them was part of the "reverse psychology" the
Dear Symbiot, can you see why I'm a little confused?