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reply to post by DPrice
Hundreds of ancient Irish books were burned by the likes of St Patrick and others like him, all in the name of Christianity.
True Irish history destroyed because it was deemed evil.
But I want to reply independently of my last reply, I really disagree that "any Catholics" wanted to destroy Pagan writings. In as much that those Pagan writings were not being used against the Church and were just curiosities or ancient manuscripts, the Church was hardly as violent against curiosity as people make it seem which is my point of the thread to begin with because it was a "Catholic" who thought of the land bridge idea.
The idea that Christians went around burning down civilization as it existed is just pure fantasy by anti-Christian scholars today. People who have as little understanding of Christianity as they do of the actual Pagan religions they purport to have been destroyed.
Christianity spread to the Nations....it's a hard concept to understand, but Christianity in ancient times was not seen as an individual religion per-se. Hence a Latin church, a Greek church, an Armenian church, an Irish church, a Syrian church...and so on.
Christians were not out to destroy these nations' histories but were out to convert these nations to Christ, what happened after 700AD (which is when most of the nations were converted until 1400s opened up the world to European sea-travel) was probably more political than religious, or more accidental.
I don't even agree with the Viking raids causing as much damage as Time itself caused.
Books fall apart, age, and become decrepit, if no one takes the time to copy them by hand, then it is doomed to be destroyed by time. They didn't have a printing press to make it easy...not until the 1400s-1600s.
The only major nation to be converted to Christ from 700-1400 was the Vikings, with the most notable being the Rus. So everyone else already had been converted to a large extent or nominally.edit on 21-10-2013 by FreeMason because: (no reason given)