posted on Nov, 15 2013 @ 01:52 AM
reply to post by Akragon
I believe it means, give up your critical mind - and do whatever those who assume authority over you command you to do.
Follow like a sheep, have the mind of a child - yeah - Christianity was all about empowerment (of the ruling and intellectual classes).
People should understand that Christianity was the result of Constantine's dream to consolidate the western and eastern Roman Empire around the year
300AD. He brought together scholars and priests and developed the Christian religion from the myth and tales of Egypt and the gnostics. While
Christianity in various forms certainly existed before 300AD, it was rife with contradictions and a plethora of rival sects - and had no central set
of texts to insure a uniform approach.
Constantine's vision was to create a uniform religion for the empire, with Constantinople and the Holy Roman Emperor at its center. That this was a
visionary and brilliant strategy is evidenced by the incredible duration of that empire, Byzantine. That empire is the longest lasting empire in
recorded history, lasting around 1,000 years.
Christianity was a religion developed to appease the poor and to cement the power of the rich. For the poor it gave a sense of nobility in their
poverty - advising them that their sufferings would be rewarded in an afterlife. That they should accept adversity, and tyranny and obey their
In short it was an ideal religion upon which to base a tyrannical empire - culture is created from the ground up, and religion - which is philosophy
combined with myth, music and symbols designed to invoke emotion is by far the most powerful method to build a cultural base.
15-11-2013 by Amagnon because: (no reason given)