Abrahamic monotheism is just original fascism
ALL Abrahamic monotheism (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) is an invention to control hearts and minds and can be traced back to a man and a motive.
Cyrus the Great and Aryan monotheistic Zoroastrainism for Judaism.
Originally “Judaism” was a fertility cult (Baal/El, Set/Amen) coverted to Zoraostrianism by Cyrus the Great
Constantine the Great and Aryan monotheistic sun worship for christianity,(Sol Invictus/Mithras)
which got officially converted to messianic Judaism c.787AD
Othman the Third Caliph for Islam. Originally it was Semitic polythestic moon worship which was converted to nestorian messianic Judaism.
ALL These conversions where done by FORCE!!
Abrahamic monothisms stories are myths taken from ancient Aryan beliefs.Beliefs that can be traced back 18,000 years.
But there are even older beliefs like snake worship beliefs that can be traced back to Africa over 70,000 years ago!!
Abrahamic monotheism is a New Age belief!
That age is the “age of Piceses” which began about 2,000 years ago and there is something very fishy about it!
For secular people this is just confirming your suspiscions
For spiritual people this is a wake up call…YOU ARE WORSHIPPING FALSE GODS
Abrahamic Monotheism Part 1 – The Invention of Judaism
Abrahamic Monotheism Part 2 – The Invention of Christianity
Abrahamic Monotheism Part 3 – The Invention of Islam
Abrahamic religions (also Abrahamism) are the monotheistic faiths of Middle East origin, emphasizing and tracing their common origin to Abraham or recognizing a spiritual tradition identified with him. They are one of the major divisions in comparative religion, along with Indian religions(Dharmic) and East Asian religions (Taoic).
As of the early twenty-first century, it was estimated that 54% of the world’s population (3.8 billion people) considered themselves adherents of the Abrahamic religions, about 30% of other religions, and 16% of no organized religion
The Abrahamic religions in chronological order of founding are Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Bahá’í Faith
Christians refer to Abraham as a “father in faith”. There is an Islamic religious term, Millat Ibrahim (faith of Ibrahim), indicating that Islam sees itself as having practices tied to the traditions of Abraham. Jewish tradition claims descendance from Abraham
In the 19th century and 20th centuries Judaism developed a small number of branches, of which the most significant are Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform.
Since its founding, Christianity has divided into three main branches (Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant)
Soon after its founding Islam split into two main branches (Sunni and Shi’a), each of which now have a number of denominations
Lesser-known Abrahamic religions, originally offshoots of Shi’a Islam, include the Bahá’í Faith and Druze
The unifying characteristic of Abrahamic religions is that all accept the tradition that God revealed himself to the patriarch Abraham.All are monotheistic, and conceive God to be a transcendent Creator-figure and the source of moral law, and their sacred narratives feature many of the same figures, histories, and places in each, although they often present them with different roles, perspectives, and meanings.
All Abrahamic religions claim to be monotheistic, worshiping an exclusive God, though known by different names. All of these religions believe that God creates, is one, rules, reveals, loves, judges, punishes, and forgives. However, although Christianity does not profess to believe in three gods — but rather three persons, or hypostases, united in one essence — the Trinitarian doctrine, which is a fundamental of faith for the vast majority of Christian denominations, conflicts with Jewish and Muslim concepts of monotheism. Since the conception of divine Trinity is not amenable to tawhid, the Islamic doctrine of monotheism, Islam considers Christianity to be variously polytheistic or idolatrous.
THE NEW TESTAMENT
THE GOD CHRISTIANS WORSHIP TODAY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT IS NOT THE GOD THAT WAS ORIGINALLY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.
ORIGINALLY “JESUS CHRIST” WAS A ROMAN MONOTHEISTIC SUN GOD CALLED “HESUS KRISHNA”
THIS MONOTHEISTIC BELIEF WAS REWRITTEN IN 786 AD ,WHEN MESSIANIC JUDASIM USURPED THE BYZANTINE OLD ROMAN MONOTHEISTIC RELIGION
AND CHRISTIANITY ITSELF WAS NOT INVENTED UNTIL THE 15TH CENTURY .
THIS FACT HAS BEEN EDITED AND COVERED UP SINCE THEN!
THE NEW TESTAMENT IS A TWISTED BOOK OF MITHRAS ,SUN WORSHIP PERVERTED.
Originally the Constantinian Roman Unified Religion was Arianism or Mithraism and its book was the New Testament and its capital was to be Constantinople.
This Roman Unified Religion was based on Persian and Egyptian Sun worship with Druidic and Greek philsophical influences WITH NO JEWISH INFLUENCE WHATEVER!!.This religion was attacked and usurped in the Eastern Empire by Messianic Judaism. This then spread to the West .It is a version of Messianic Judaism that we call Christianity today, it was what Constantine himself declared heretical!
MONOTHEISM AS A GRASS ROOTS BELIEF, GREW FROM URBAN AREAS AS PEOPLE HAD LESS CONTACT WITH NATURE
IT ALSO ATTRACTED EMPERORS WITH LUST FOR MATERIAL POWER .
MONOTHEIST RELIGION THEN BECAME A POLITICAL TOOL ,IT BECAME ORIGINAL FASCSIM WITH THE EMPERORS AT THE HEAD
ONE GOD ,ONE EMPIRE ,ONE EMPEROR
THE REAL STORY OF CHRISTIANITY IS A STORY OF GENOCIDE AND INTOLERANCE INFLICTED BY CHRISTIANS ON CHRISTIANS AND PAGANS!!
IT IS THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN WESTERN ARYAN MITHRA WORSHIPPERS AND EASTERN MESSIANIC JUDAISM
The Golden Bough attempts to define the shared elements of religious belief, ranging from ancient belief systems to relatively modern religions such as Christianity. Its thesis is that old religions were fertility cults that revolved around the worship of, and periodic sacrifice of, a sacred king.
This king was the incarnation of a dying and reviving god, a solar deity who underwent a mystic marriage to a goddess of the Earth, who died at the harvest, and was reincarnated in the spring. Frazer claims that this legend is central to almost all of the world’s mythologies.
The book scandalized the British public upon its first publication, because it included the Christian story of Jesus in its comparative study, thus inviting an agnostic reading of the Lamb of God as a relic of a pagan religion.
THE CROSS IS NOT A CHRISTIAN SYMBOL
The cross-shaped sign, represented in its simplest form by a crossing of two lines at right angles, greatly antedates, in both East and West, the introduction of Christianity. It goes back to a very remote period of human civilization. It is supposed to have been used not just for its ornamental value, but also with religious significance.
Some have sought to attach to the widespread use of this sign, in particular in its swastika form, a real ethnographic importance. It may have represented the apparatus used in kindling fire, and thus as the symbol of sacred fire or as a symbol of the sun, denoting its daily rotation. It has also been interpreted as the mystic representation of lightning or of the god of the tempest, and even the emblem of the Aryan pantheon and the primitive Aryan civilization
Marucchi, Orazio. “Archæology of the Cross and Crucifix.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 4. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1908 Retrieved 13 February 2010. Cf.
“Various objects, dating from periods long anterior to the Christian era, have been found, marked with crosses of different designs, in almost every part of the old world. India, Syria, Persia and Egypt have all yielded numberless examples… The use of the cross as a religious symbol in pre-Christian times and among non-Christian peoples may probably be regarded as almost universal, and in very many cases it was connected with some form of nature worship” (Encyclopaedia Britannica (1946), Vol. 6, p. 7530
In the ancient Orphic verses sung in the orgies of Bacchus, as celebrated throughout Egypt, Phœnicia, Syria, Arabia, Asia Minor, Greece, and ultimately in Italy, it was related how that God, who had been born in Arabia, was picked up in a box that floated on the water, and took his name Mises, in signification of his having been “saved from the waters,” and Bimater, from his having had two mothers; that is, one by nature, and another who had adopted him. He had a rod with which he performed miracles, and which he could change into a serpent at pleasure. He passed the Red Sea dry-shod, at the head of his army. He divided the waters of the rivers Orontes and Hydrastus, by the touch of his rod, and passed through them dry-shod. By the same mighty wand, he drew water from the rock; and wherever he marched, the land flowed with wine, milk, and honey.
The same sign of the cross that Rome now worships was used in the Babylonian Mysteries, was applied by Paganism to the same magic purposes, was honoured with the same honours. That which is now called the Christian cross was originally no Christian emblem at all, but was the mystic Tau of the Chaldeans and Egyptians–the true original form of the letter T–the initial of the name of Tammuz
That mystic Tau was marked in baptism on the foreheads of those initiated in the Mysteries,
The mystic Tau, as the symbol of the great divinity, was called “the sign of life”; it was used as an amulet over the heart; it was marked on the official garments of the priests, as on the official garments of the priests of Rome; it was borne by kings in their hand, as a token of their dignity or divinely-conferred authority. The Vestal virgins of Pagan Rome wore it suspended from their necklaces, as the nuns do now. The Egyptians did the same, and many of the barbarous nations with whom they had intercourse, as the Egyptian monuments bear witness.
The cross was worshipped by the Pagan Celts long before the incarnation and death of Christ. “It is a fact,” says Maurice, “not less remarkable than well-attested, that the Druids in their groves were accustomed to select the most stately and beautiful tree as an emblem of the Deity they adored, and having cut the side branches, they affixed two of the largest of them to the highest part of the trunk, in such a manner that those branches extended on each side like the arms of a man, and, together with the body, presented the appearance of a HUGE CROSS, and on the bark, in several places, was also inscribed the letter Thau.”
The cross thus widely worshipped, or regarded as a sacred emblem, was the unequivocal symbol of Bacchus, the Babylonian Messiah, for he was represented with a head-band covered with crosses. This symbol of the Babylonian god is reverenced at this day in all the wide wastes of Tartary, where Buddhism prevails, and the way in which it is represented among them forms a striking commentary on the language applied by Rome to the Cross. “The cross,” says Colonel Wilford, in the Asiatic Researches, “though not an object of worship among the Baud’has or Buddhists, is a favourite emblem and device among them. It is exactly the cross of the Manicheans, with leaves and flowers springing from it. This cross, putting forth leaves and flowers (and fruit also, as I am told), is called the divine tree, the tree of the gods, the tree of life and knowledge, and productive of whatever is good and desirable, and is placed in the terrestrial paradise
(Lloyd Graham, Deceptions and Myths of the Bible, p. 361)
EARLY CHRISTIANS IT IS CLAIMED USED THE FISH AS A SYMBOL. BUT THIS IS A SUN WORSHIP SYMBOL.
2,000 YEARS AGO THE SUN HAD JUST ENTERED THE SIGN OF PISCES …THE FISH!
The Age of Pisces is technically the current age
Neil Mann interpretation: began in ca. AD 1 and ends in ca. AD 2150.
At that time, the vernal equinox will be facing Pisces
Its symbol the FISH
“The Age of Monotheism, Spirituality, and the Fish”
BEFORE THAT THE SUN’S VERNAL EQUINOX WAS IN ARIES THE RAM
Symbol for Aries:The RAM
Neil Mann interpretation: began in ca. 2150 BC and ended in ca. 1 AD.
Overview “The Age of War, Fire and the Ram”
THUS RAM SACRIFICES IN THE BIBLE
BEFORE THAT TAURUS THE BULL
Overview “The Age of Earth, Agriculture and the Bull”
the vernal equinox (northern hemisphere) is occurring in Taurus;
Neil Mann interpretation: began in ca. 4300 BC and ended in ca. 2150 BC.
THUS THE BULL FIRGUES GREATLY IN ANCIENT EGYPT
INTERESTINGLY THE LION BODIED SPHINX IN EGYPT POINTS TO THIS VERNAL EQUINOX
The Age of Leo (The Leonian Age)
Common interpretation: ca. 10,500 BC to 8000 BC.
ALL SUN WORSHIP
Other Pre-Christian origins
Fish may have been used as symbols before “Christianity”, possibly representing several goddesses; it has been associated with Aphrodite, Atargatis, Dagon, Ephesus, Isis, Delphine and Pelagia. Barbara Walker, in her book The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, suggests that Ichthys was the son of the sea goddess Atargatis and that his symbol was a representation of sexuality and fertility.
we have an excellent witness to events in Judaea in the first half of the first century AD: Philo of Alexandria (c. 25 BC-47 AD). Yet Philo says not a word about Jesus or Christianity!
THERE WAS NO MAJOR JEWISH OR CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE IN ROME AT THIS TIME 132AD ROME EXPELS THE JEWS FROM PALESTINE WITH NO LOVE LOST.
THE JEWISH MESSIAH?
The Jewish sage Rabbi Akiva (alternatively Akiba) regarded the chosen commander Simon Bar Kokhba to be the Jewish Messiah, according to the Star Prophecy verse from Numbers 24:17: “There shall come a star out of Jacob” (“Bar Kokhba” means “son of a star” in the Aramaic language).At the time, “messianic judaism were still a minor sect of Judaism ,and “Christos” was latin for Krishna ,the Vedic Indian god.
At this time Roman aristocracy primarily worshipped two Greek gods—Apollo and Zeus —but the great bulk of common people idolised either Julius Caesar or Mithras.( C a t h o l i c Encyclopedia, New Edition, vol. i, p. 792),
CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION……WAS THE MITHRAN PERSECUTION
This is where we get the Nero vs the Christians myth ,it was Nero persecuting the Mithra worshippers that did not follow the Divine Julius and Divine Nero. But Jews where not popular in Rome either.In 49 AD Emperor Claudius says, “since the Jews constantly made disturbances at the instigation of Chrestus, he expelled them from Rome.”The common Greek name of Chrestus was that of a Jewish agitator in Rome rather than a reference to Christ.But Chrestus was quite possibly a “messianic Jew” or early Christian.
CHRESTUS WAS A GREEK NAME AND SHOWS THAT EARLY JUDAISM WAS A CONVERTING RELIGION.
IT ALSO CLEARLY SHOWS JUDAISM WAS SEEN AS A DIFERENT BELIEF FROM MONOTHEISTIC SUN WORSHIP
IT ALSO SHOWS JUDAISM WAS NOT VIEWED FAVOURABLY
THE STORY OF “CHRISTIANITY” IS A LIE.
ITS THE STORY OF MONOTHEISM VERSES POLYTHEISM
THE GOSPELS ARE FORGERIES AS WELL
“It thus appears that the present titles of the Gospels are not traceable to the evangelists themselves … they [the New Testament collection] are supplied with titles which, however ancient, do not go back to the respective authors of those writings.” (Catholic Encyclopedia, Farley ed., vol. vi, pp. 655-6) Therefore they are not Gospels written “according to Matthew, Mark, Luke or John”, as publicly stated
JESUS CHRIST WAS NOT JEWISH.HE DID NOT EXIST.HE WAS A ROMAN SAVIOUR GOD A DRUIDIC PERSIAN SUN WORSHIP AMALGUM
I am sure there where 100′s of “messiahs” wondering around Palestine at the time ,just not Jesus Christ! Also they where of no interest to Rome.I am also sure there are “messianic Jews” at this time,especially in the Eastern empire concentrated around Egypt and Palestine. But these people have nothing to do and no influenece whatever over the Roman state religion and its origins.
JEWISH MESSIAHS CALLED JESUS….MORE MESSIAHS THAN YOU CAN SHAKE A STICK AT…BUT NONE OF THEM ARE JESUS CHRIST!
Was there a Jesus? Of course there was a Jesus – many!
The archetypal Jewish hero was Joshua (the successor of Moses) otherwise known as Yeshua ben Nun (‘Jesus of the fish’). Since the name Jesus (Yeshua or Yeshu in Hebrew, Ioshu in Greek, THE CLAIMED source of the English spelling) originally was a title (meaning ‘saviour’, derived from ‘Yahweh Saves’) probably every band in the Jewish resistance had its own hero figure sporting this moniker, among others.
Josephus, the first century Jewish historian mentions no fewer than nineteen different Yeshuas/Jesii, about half of them contemporaries of the supposed Christ! In his Antiquities, of the twenty-eight high priests who held office from the reign of Herod the Great to the fall of the Temple, no fewer than four bore the name Jesus: Jesus ben Phiabi, Jesus ben Sec, Jesus ben Damneus and Jesus ben Gamaliel. Even Saint Paul makes reference to a rival magician, preaching ‘another Jesus’ (2 Corinthians 11,4). The surfeit of early Jesuses includes:
Jesus ben Sirach. This Jesus was reputedly the author of the Book of Sirach (aka ‘Ecclesiasticus, or the Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach’), part of Old Testament Apocrypha. Ben Sirach, writing in Greek about 180 BC, brought together Jewish ‘wisdom’ and Homeric-style heroes.
Jesus ben Pandira. A wonder-worker during the reign of Alexander Jannaeus (106-79 BC), one of the most ruthless of the Maccabean kings. Imprudently, this Jesus launched into a career of end-time prophesy and agitation which upset the king. He met his own premature end-time by being hung on a tree – and on the eve of a Passover. Scholars have speculated this Jesus founded the Essene sect.
Jesus ben Ananias. Beginning in 62AD, this Jesus had caused disquiet in Jerusalem with a non-stop doom-laden mantra of ‘Woe to the city’. He prophesied rather vaguely:
“A voice from the east, a voice from the west, a voice from the four winds, a voice against Jerusalem and the holy house, a voice against the bridegrooms and the brides, and a voice against the whole people.”
(Josephus, Wars 6:3)
Arrested and flogged by the Romans, he was released as nothing more dangerous than a mad man. He died during the siege of Jerusalem from a rock hurled by a Roman catapult.
Jesus ben Saphat. In the insurrection of 68AD that wrought havoc in Galilee, this Jesus had led the rebels in Tiberias. When the city was about to fall to Vespasian’s legionaries he fled north to Tarichea on the Sea of Galilee.
Jesus ben Gamala. During 68/69 AD this Jesus was a leader of the ‘peace party’ in the civil war wrecking Judaea. From the walls of Jerusalem he had remonstrated with the besieging Idumeans (led by ‘James and John, sons of Susa’). It did him no good. When the Idumeans breached the walls he was put to death and his body thrown to the dogs and carrion birds.
Jesus ben Thebuth. A priest who, in the final capitulation of the upper city in 69AD, saved his own skin by surrendering the treasures of the Temple, which included two holy candlesticks, goblets of pure gold, sacred curtains and robes of the high priests. The booty figured prominently in the Triumph held for Vespasian and his son Titus.
But was there a crucified Jesus?
Certainly. Jesus ben Stada was a Judean agitator who gave the Romans a headache in the early years of the second century. He met his end in the town of Lydda (twenty five miles from Jerusalem) at the hands of a Roman crucifixion crew. And given the scale that Roman retribution could reach – at the height of the siege of Jerusalem the Romans were crucifying upwards of five hundred captives a day before the city walls – dead heroes called Jesus would (quite literally) have been thick on the ground. Not one merits a full-stop in the great universal history.
THERE ARE NO NON-BIBLICAL REFERNCES TO JESUS CHRIST.
AMAZING CONCIDERING ALL THE MIRACLES HE WAS DOING AT THE TIME…WHEN ALL THESE OTHER “JESUS” GET A MENTION
“It is not possible to find in any legitimate religious or historical writings compiled between the beginning of the first century and well into the fourth century any reference to Jesus Christ and the spectacular events that the Church says accompanied his life”. This confirmation comes from Frederic Farrar (1831–1903) of Trinity College, Cambridge:
‘It may then come as something of a surprise, almost an embarrassment, to recognise that the earliest statements about Jesus are in the form of belief rather than history in the modern sense … theology takes precedence over history in the Christian story.’
– J. L. Houlden (Jesus – A Question of Identity, p11)
The phrase about Jesus in Flavius Josephus was added during the fourth century. It did not exist in the Flavius Josephus quotes of earlier periods, because it hadn’t been inserted yet.
Seutonius refers to a man in Rome named ‘Chrestus’. Also note that during that time Christos was also the Indian God Krishna. ‘Christ’ and Christian weren’t made to refer to Jesus until the Catholic Church was formed, before that it meant Krishna/Christos.
Tacitus was referring to Essenes, not Christians. Easy enough for the Catholic Church to change later.
Pliny was also referring to Essenes, not Christians.
PETER THE ROCK HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE EARLY RELIGION.HIS GOSPEL IS HERETICAL AND HE WAS NOT BISHOP OF ROME.
Saint Peter (Greek: ?et???, Rock) (c.1–64 AD) was one of the Twelve Apostles, chosen by Jesus as one of his first disciples. Peter as having served as bishop of Antioch.Subsequent tradition held that Peter had been the first Patriarch of Antioch., and a martyr under Nero, crucified head down and buried in Rome There is also no scriptural evidence that Peter ever acted as the bishop of Rome
The Gospel of Peter explicitly claims to be the work of the apostle Peter:
“And I with my companions was grieved; and being wounded in mind we hid ourselves:” —GoP, 7.
“But I Simon Peter and Andrew my brother took our nets and went to the sea;” — GoP, 14.
However, the Gospel of Peter was condemned as heretical , for its alleged docetic elements at the First Council of Nicaea c.325AD
The Liberian Catalogue and the Liber Pontificalis both date his(Linus) Episcopate to 56–67 during the reign of Nero
PETER NEVER WAS THE BISHOP OF ROME
POPE LINUS WAS BISHOP OF ROME OR “PATER PATRUM” HE WAS NOT JEWISH OR CHRISTIAN HE WAS A PRIEST OF MITHRAS!
AS WAS THE NEXT MAN IN THE POPE LIST
Mithraeum found beneath Basilica of San Clemente in Rome.
The Basilica of Saint Clement (Italian: Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano) is a Roman Catholic minor basilica dedicated to Pope Clement I located in Rome, Italy.
Pope Clement I (fl. 96), also known as Saint Clement of Rome (in Latin, Clemens Romanus), is listed from an early date as a Bishop of Rome.He was the first Apostolic Father of the Church and he is known to have been a leading member of the church in Rome in the late 1st century.
Basilica of saint clement has in the basement a mithraeum; which was in use ,up to the 2nd century.
A Mithraeum (or the plural Mithraea) is a place of worship for the followers of the mystery religion of Mithraism.
“Finally, the ubiquity of the Mithraeums’ distinctive banqueting benches implies the ubiquity of the cult meal as the liturgie ordinaire”
Ritual, Myth, Doctrine, and Initiation in the Mysteries of Mithras: New Evidence from a Cult Vessel Roger Beck The Journal of Roman Studies , Vol. 90, (2000), pp. 145-180 Published by: Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/300205%5D, additional text],
The Basilica of St. Stephen in the Round on the Celian Hill (Italian: Basilica di Santo Stefano al Monte Celio, Latin: Basilica S. Stephani in Coelio Monte) is an ancient basilica and titular church in Rome,
Under the church there is a 2nd-century mithraeum, related to the presence of the barracks of Roman soldiers in the neighbourhood. The cult of Mithras was especially popular among soldiers
BUT unfortunately for Peter ,Linus and Clement there is no evidence for a monarchical episcopacy in Rome at such an early date.
There is also, however, no evidence of a change occurring in ecclesiastical organization in the latter half of the 2nd century, which would indicate that a new or newly-monarchical episcopacy was establishing itself.
Clement of Rome, St.” Cross, F. L. (ed.), The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005).
Van Hove, Alphonse. “Bishop.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 2. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. 6 Dec. 2008
Simply put, there were no Christian popes for many centuries;they were the Mithraic fathers of Rome, and “the chief of the[Mithraic] fathers, a sort of pope, who always lived at Rome,was called “Pater Patrum” (Catholic Encyclopedia, x, pp. 402-404).
The monotheistic cults compeating with the old Roman gods was sun worship.Mithras and Sol Invictus became the official Roman state monotheistic religion.Sol Invictus (“Invincible Sun”) was the official sun god of the later Roman Empire. In 274 the Roman emperor Aurelian made it an official cult alongside the traditional Roman cults.
DURING THE LATE ROMAN EMPIRE NUMEROUS FORMS OF MONOTHEISTIC SUN WORSHIP BECAME OFFICIAL ROMAN STATE RELIGION.
SOL INVICTUS BEING THE MOST INFLUENCIAL WITH THE EMPERORS AND MITHRAS BEING POPULAR WITH THE PEOPLE
Sacred to the most holy Sun, Tiberius Claudius Felix, Claudia Helpis and their son, Tiberius Claudius Alypus, members of the 3rd cohort at the Horrea Galbana offered this, rightly pleased in fulfillment of a vow.
PREVIOUS ROMAN MONOTHEISTIC RELIGIONS THAT CHALLENGED THE OLD ROMAN GODS
Religion in the Greco-Roman world at the time of the Constantinian shift mostly comprised three main currents:
the traditional religions of ancient Greece and Rome;
the official Roman imperial cult;
various mystery religions, such as the Eleusinian Mysteries and the mystery cults of Cybele, Mithras, and the syncretized Isis.
From the reign of Septimus Severus, other, less gender-specific, forms of sun-worship also increased in popularity throughout the Roman Empire.
EMPERORS INSANE WITH POWER CREATE MONOTHEISTIC CULTS TO SPREAD THIER POWER AND INFLUENCE..ONE GOD ,ONE EMPIRE ONE EMPEROR
Elagabalus used his authority to install El-Gabal as the chief deity of the Roman Pantheon, merging the god with the Roman sun gods to form Deus Sol Invictus, meaning God – the Undefeated Sun, and making him superior to Jupiter, and assigning either Astarte, Minerva, Urania, or some combination of the three, as El-Gabal’s wife. He rode roughshod over other elements of traditional religion, marrying a Vestal Virgin (who were legally required to remain unmarried virgins during their service), and moved the most sacred relics of roman religion (including the fire of Vesta, the Shields of the Salii, and the Palladium) to a new temple dedicated exclusively to El-Gabal. As much as the religiously conservative senators may have disapproved, the lavish annual public festivals held in El-Gabal’s honour found favour among the popular masses, partly on account of the festivals involving the wide distribution of food.
Nearly half a century after Elagabalus, Aurelian came to power. He was a reformer, strengthening the position of the sun-god as the main divinity of the Roman pantheon; he even built a brand new temple, in Rome, dedicated to the deity. Its also thought likely that he may have been responsible for establishing the festival of the day of the birth of the unconquered sun (Dies Natalis Solis Invicti), which was celebrated on December 25, the day when the sun appears to start rising again – four days after having previously reached its lowest point,though the earliest surviving reference to the festival is in the Chronography of 354. He followed the principle of one god, one empire; his intention was to give to all the peoples of the Empire, civilian or soldiers, easterners or westerners, a single god they could believe in without betraying their own gods. Lactantius argued that Aurelian would have outlawed all the other gods if he had had enough time, but Aurelian only managed to hold on to the position of Emperor for five years.
3.Halsberghe, Gaston H. (1972). The Cult of Sol Invictus. Leiden: Brill. pp. p36.
4. Cassius Dio, Roman History LXXX.11
5. a b Herodian, Roman History V.6
6. Cassius Dio, Roman History LXXX.9
7. Plutarch, Parallel Lives, Life of Numa Pompilius, 10
8. Augustan History, Life of Elagabalus 3
CONSTANTINE WAS JUST ANOTHER POWER MAD EMPEROR CREATING AN OFFICIAL MONOTHEISTIC SUN WORSHIP ROMAN STATE RELIGION
SO ANY NON-BIBLICAL REFERENCES TO “CHRISTIAN” PROSECUTIONS?
ALSO REMEMBER WHEN EUSEBUIS REFERS TO “CHRISTIANS” HE REFERS TO ARIANS, LIKE HIMSELF,MONOTHEISTIC SUN “MITHRA/AHRUH MAZDA” WORSHIPPERS, NOT POLYTHESTIC OLD ROMAN GOD BELIEVERS
AND CERTAINLY NOT MESSIANIC JUDAISM WHICH IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT RELIGION AT THIS TIME AND WOULD BE SEEN AS JUST ANOTHER SECT OF JUDAISM
Nerva 96-98 No evidence that the Roman government was even aware of Christians, let alone bothered to persecute them.
Trajan 115-117 The Jews had come close to sabotaging Trajan’s Parthian campaign.
Hadrian 117-138 Hadrian had to wage a 3-year war with Jewish fanatics and was contemptuous of the Jews but continued Trajan’s policy of tolerance.
Marcus Aurelius 161-180 Trying desperately to defend the empire against its enemies, Marcus threatened exile to those spreading morbid superstitions. Eastern Jews came under suspicion for support given Syrian usurper Avidius Cassius in 175. But still nothing about Jewish /messianic judaic or Arian/Mithric Christian influence in Rome.
Septimius Severus 193-211 In 202 Septimius issued a decree forbidding conversion to Judaism (Iudaeos fieri). Later Christian writers reinterpreted the edict – probably no more than an attempt to prohibit circumcision – as a “persecution of Christianity”.This does not suggest persecution but does confirm Judaism as a converting religion, messianic or otherwise ,there where a lot of cults at this time, but still no mention of christian persecution.
Clement of Alexandria (c150-215) makes the claim: “Many martyrs are daily burned, confined, or beheaded, before our eyes”, though we have nothing to confirm this.
(Some 25 emperors later) -244 Still No evidence of persecution
Philip 244-249 “It is reported, Philip was a Christian … manifesting in his conduct a genuine and pious fear of God.” – Eusebius, The History of the Church, 6.34. If this is to be trusted,this is Eusebius,he is definately refering to an ARIAN christians and probably refers to a sun worshipper Mithras believer ,rather than a messianic judaic.
Valerian 253-260 Bishop Dionysius of Rome wrote of Valerian’s early years: “He had been mild and friendly towards the men of God… and received Christians with manifest hospitality.” – Eusebius, The History of the Church, 7.10. Yet again if this can be trusted Eusebius would be refering to ARIAN christians not messianic judaic ones.
Disaffection in the army was a serious concern and Valerian tried to expropriate the wealth of the church for the war effort. Valerian fought a desperate war on the Persian front in which he himself was captured and killed.
257 Edict required the clergy to sacrifice to the State gods on pain of exile, and property sequestrated.
258 Summary execution of clergy who refused to sacrifice
Valerian was marching against Persia ,he was raising money to fund the empirial army .
Persia is the homeland of Mithras /Aruh Mazda/Zoroastrianism not christianity and Judaism! Therefore it would most likely be Mithras ,Ahruah Mazda,zoroastrain worshippers that would not fund this army. Yet again no real evidence of messianic judaic persecution,though I can image a few Mithras worshippers went for the chop.
Gallienus 253-268 No evidence of any persecution for half a century. Celebrated by the Church as the “Peace of Gallienus”. Church becomes a property and land owner. Bishops appear at the imperial court.
“The emperors allowed the Christians in their service to make the freedom of the faith almost a matter of glory.” – Eusebius of Caesarea
Yet again if this is to be trusted,as he was not a eyewitness but later scribe, Eusebius would be refering to Arians, but it also shows religious tolerance was still practiced in the Roman Empire.
Aurelian 270-275 So acrimonious was the dispute between rival clergy and the metropolitan bishop of Antioch, Paul of Samosata, that the bishops petitioned Aurelian, the pagan emperor, to eject Paul from the church buildings!
“The rulers of this world can never find an opportunity against the churches of Christ, except the hand that defends them permits it, in divine and heavenly judgment, for the sake of discipline and correction, at such times as it sees best.”
– Eusebius of Caesarea (HE 7.30.21).Yet again refering to arian christians. This shows these early Arian christians where no peace lovers either.Remember Jewish sects where still seen as a different belief ,including thier many cults.
Diocletian 284-305 After the Persian war of 297-298, the caesar Galerius became increasingly concerned with disaffected Jews and fanatical oriental cults.He adopted a policy that soldiers and administrators in his service had to affirm their loyalty by a sacrifice to the old gods. Those who refused were obliged to quit their posts.As a result, Diocletian and Maximian met in Rome and jointly issued their infamous laws.
In February 303 an edict was promulgated for the destruction of churches and sacred books, the death penalty for secret assembly, and for the punishment of leading Christians by loss of public office and civil rights.
These persecutions yet again would make more sense against the Mithras Arian christians because Emperor Diolectian is fighting Persia again. Homeland of Arian Mithra worship.
Galerius 293-311 Shortly before his death, Emperor Galerius issued an Edict of Toleration in April 311.
“We have been especially anxious that even the Christians, who have abandoned the religion of their ancestors, should return to reason.”
What we see hear is the rise of the sun worshipping cults in Rome and thier competion with the old pagan god of Rome. Galerius is asking for them to come back to the old religion.
SO NO REAL EVIDENCE FOR CHRISTIAN PROSECUTION OTHER THAN PUTTING DOWN TROUBLEMAKERS AND POSSIBLE ENEMY SYMPATHISERS IN A TIME OF WAR.
IF ANYONE WAS SLAUGHTERING “CHRISTIANS” AKA RELIGIOUS INTOLERANT MONOTHEISTS ,IT WAS OTHER RELIGIOUS INTOLERANT MONOTHEISTS
The simple truth about “Christian” persecution is they where the violent persecuters and usually it was aimed at different “Christian” sects.In the East Messianic Jews/Christians massacred Arian Goths frequently.
It was a monotheistic genocide against unbelievers of all kinds, an intolerant religious fascism baptised in blood
Notable Doctrinal Conflicts within Early Christianity
Edward Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Constantinople: Riot between Arians and Catholics: 3,150 trampled.
From Aletheia, The Rationalist’s Manual (1897)
1,000,000 perished during the early Arian schism.
1,000,000 during the Carthaginian struggle.(Arian vs Catholic)
Wm Manchester, A World Lit Only By Fire: riot after Council of Nicaea (325 C.E.), >3,000 Arians k.
“The enmity of the Christians towards each other surpassed the fury of savage beasts against man.”
– Ammianus Marcellinus, 4th century Roman historian.
“In the century opened by the Peace of the Church, more Christians died for their faith at the hands of fellow Christians than had died before in all the persecutions.”
– Ramsay MacMullen, Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth to Eighth Centuries, p14.
CONSTANTINE ,KING OF BRITON ,MAKES A GRAB FOR EMPERIAL POWER
Shortly after this Constantine sees the writting on the wall for the old Roman gods as Mithras and sun worship monotheism spread through the Roman Empire and decides to create a new Unified Roman State Religion
The Arch of Constantine (Italian: Arco di Costantino) is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I’s victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312
To the Emperor Caesar Flavius Constantinus, the greatest, pious, and blessed Augustus: because he, inspired by the divine, and by the greatness of his mind, has delivered the state from the tyrant and all of his followers at the same time, with his army and just force of arms, the Senate and People of Rome have dedicated this arch, decorated with triumphs.
CONSTANTINE WAS JUST ANOTHER POWER MAD SUN WORSHIPPING EMPEROR
WITH NO UNDERSTANDING OF JEWISH OR “CHRISTIAN” PHILOSPHY
HE INVENTED “CHRISTIAN” DOCTRINE FOR PURELY POLITICAL REASONS
CONSTANTINE WAS GAULLIC INFLUENCED NOT MESSIANIC JUDAIC
After the death of his father in 306, Constantine became King of Britain, Gaul and Spain, and then, after a series of victorious battles, Emperor of the Roman Empire. Constantine himself had used the Gallic army to stake his own claim for power and he was wary of the legions.
One aspect of Constantine’s life that secular historians use to indicate Constantine’s incomplete acceptance of Christianity (from a modern view) was his notorious cruelty: he executed his own wife and eldest son in 326. He also had Licinius, the East Roman emperor, strangled after his defeat, something he had publicly promised not to do.
When the last of his sons died in 361, however, his nephew Julian the Apostate wrote the satire Symposium, or the Saturnalia, which denigrated Constantine, calling him inferior to the great pagan emperors, and given over to luxury and greed. Following Julian, Eunapius began—and Zosimus continued—a historiographic tradition that blamed Constantine for weakening the Empire through his indulgence to the “Christians” aka monotheists/religious fascists.
For his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776–89), Edward Gibbon, aiming to unite the two extremes of Constantinian scholarship, offered a portrait of Constantine built on the contrasted narratives of Eusebius and Zosimus. In a form that parallels his account of the empire’s decline, Gibbon presents a noble war hero corrupted by “Christian” influences, who transforms into an Oriental despot in his old age: “a hero…degenerating into a cruel and dissolute monarch”.
The pre-monotheistic religious practices of Roman Gaul were characterized by syncretism of Graeco-Roman deities with their native Celtic, Basque or Germanic counterparts,Assimilation was eased by interpreting indigenous gods in Roman terms, such as with Lenus Mars or Apollo Grannus. Otherwise, a Roman god might be paired with a native goddess, as with Mercury and Rosmerta. In at least one case – that of the equine goddess Epona – a native Gallic goddess was also adopted by Rome.
Eastern mystery religions penetrated Gaul early on. These included the cults of Orpheus, Mithras, Cybele, and Isis.
The imperial cult, centred primarily on the numen of Augustus, came to play a prominent role in public religion in Gaul,
A gold multiple of “Unconquered Constantine” with Sol Invictus, struck in 313. The use of Sol’s image appealed to the educated citizens of Gaul, who would recognize in it Apollo’s patronage. As would a “civilised” Roman.
ROME WAS GREEK INFLUENCED
Starting in the middle of the 2nd century BC, private Greek culture was increasingly in ascendancy, in spite of tirades against the “softening” effects of Hellenized culture from the conservative moralists. By the time of Augustus, cultured Greek household slaves taught the Roman young (sometimes even the girls); chefs, decorators, secretaries, doctors, and hairdressers—all came from the Greek East. Greek sculptures adorned Hellenistic landscape gardening on the Palatine or in the villas, or were imitated in Roman sculpture yards by Greek slaves. The Roman cuisine preserved in the cookery books ascribed to Apicius is essentially Greek. Roman writers disdained Latin for a cultured Greek style. Only in law and governance was the Italic nature of Rome’s accretive culture supreme.
CONSTANTINE WAS THE HEAD OF SOL INVICTUS ,A MONOTHIEST SUN WORSHIPPER. NOT A FOLLOWER OF THE OLD ROMAN GODS. BUT NOT A FOLLOWER OF MESSIANIC JUDAISM EITHER .IN FACT CHANCES ARE HE HAS NEVER HEARD OF MESSIANIC JUDAISM.
Sol Invictus (“Unconquered Sun”) was the Roman state-supported sun god created by the emperor Aurelian in 274 and continued, overshadowing other Eastern cults in importance, until the abolition of paganism under Theodosius I.on February 27, 390.
Emperors portrayed Sol Invictus on their official coinage, with a wide range of legends, only a few of which incorporated the epithet invictus, such as the legend SOLI INVICTO COMITI, claiming the Unconquered Sun as a companion to the Emperor, used with particular frequency by Constantine. Statuettes of Sol Invictus, carried by the standard-bearers, appear in three places in reliefs on the Arch of Constantine. Constantine’s official coinage continues to bear images of Sol until 325/6. A solidus of Constantine as well as a gold medallion from his reign depict the Emperor’s bust in profile twinned (“jugate”) with Sol Invictus, with the legend INVICTUS CONSTANTINUS
Constantine’s triumphal arch was carefully positioned to align with the colossal statue of Sol by the Colosseum, so that Sol formed the dominant backdrop when seen from the direction of the main approach towards the arch
Constantine decreed (March 7, 321) dies Solis—day of the sun, “Sunday”—as the Roman day of rest
On the venerable day of the Sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed.
The Romans held a festival on December 25 of Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, “the birthday of the unconquered sun.”
(Given the 7th day of March, Crispus and Constantine being consuls each of them for the second time [A.D. 321].) — Source: Codex Justinianus, lib. 3, tit. 12, 3; trans. in Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church, Vol. 3 (5th ed.; New York: Scribner, 1902), p. 380, note 1
THIS IS WHERE WE GET OUR HOLY SUNDAY AND OUR CHRIST MASS ON DECEMBER 25TH
Invictus (unconquered) was an epithet used for various Roman divinities in the Roman Empire. In the Roman Calendar of the early empire these include Jupiter Invictus and Mars Invictus. It was in use from the late Republic and throughout the Imperial period for a range of deities, such as Hercules, Apollo and Silvanus,and was therefore a well-established form when applied to Mithras by Roman devotees from the 2nd century onwards. It has a clear association with solar deities and solar monism;
Title: Christ as Sol Invictus
Ceiling Mosaic – Christus helios, the mosaic of Sol in Mausoleum M, which is interpreted as Christ-Sol (Christ as the Sun). Detail of vault mosaic in the Mausoleum of the Julii. From the necropolis under St. Peter’s Mid-3rd century Grotte Vaticane, Rome.
Mosaic of the Vatican grottoes under St. Peter’s Basilica, on the ceiling of the tomb of the Julii (Pope Julius I). Representation of Christ as the sun-god Helios or Sol Invictus riding in his chariot. Dated to the 3rd century AD.
“Early Christian and pagan beliefs are combined in this third century mosaic of Christ as a sun-god. The triumphant Christ/god, with rays shooting from his head, is pulled aloft by two rearing horses in his chariot. The Dionysian vines in the background become the vines of Christ.”
THIS IS A CASE OF IF ITS A MONOTHEISTIC BELIEF IT MUST BE CHRIST!
ITS LIKE SAYING MY DOG HAS FOUR LEGS, THEREFORE MY CAT IS A DOG, THEREFORE MY HORSE IS A DOG
THIS MOSAIC IN ST. PETERS BASILICA IS CLAIMED TO BE OF CHRIST
BUT THIS MOSAIC WAS MADE WHEN SOL INVICTUS BECAME THE EMPERIAL RELIGION IN 274AD
HERE IS A ROMAN COIN FROM THAT PERIOD THE EMPEROR PROBUS WITH SOL INVICTUS ON THE REVERSE ,LOOK FAMILIAR?
Coin of Emperor Probus, circa 280, with Sol Invictus riding a quadriga, with legend SOLI INVICTO, “to the Unconquered Sun”
HERE IS HELIOS
The equivalent of Helios in Roman mythology was Sol, specifically Sol Invictus. Sorry but I do not see Jesus christ in that mosaic. Here is a picture of Helios from the 3rd century
CONSTANTINE WAS NOT A “CHRISTIAN” AND NOT BAPTISED UNTIL HIS DEATH!! HE WAS BAPTISED AN ARIAN(MITHRIAN)
Coin of Emperor Constantine I depicting Sol Invictus with the legend SOLI INVICTO COMITI, circa 315
Berrens deals with coin-evidence of Imperial connection to the Solar cult. Sol is depicted sporadically on imperial coins in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, then more frequently from Septimius Severus onwards until AD 325/6.
Any ‘good luck emblem’ at this date would have been the chi-rho – ambiguously the first two letters of the word Christos, the Greek word for ‘auspicious’ and also Chronos, god of time and a popular embodiment of Mithras! (Christos could also refer to Krishna the Vedic god) The Chi-Rho symbol was also used by pagan Greek scribes to mark, in the margin, a particularly valuable or relevant passage; the combined letters Chi and Rho standing for chreston, meaning “good.”
Although modern representations of the Chi-Rho sign represent the two lines crossing at ninety degree angles, the early examples of the Chi-Rho cross at an angle that is more vividly representative of the chi formed by the solar ecliptic path and the celestial equator. This image is most familiar in Plato’s Timaeus, where it is explained that the two bands which form the “world soul” (anima mundi) cross each other like the letter chi
A nonsense repeated ad nauseam is the fable of the ‘writing above the sun’ which advised Constantine of his divine destiny. In its worst form, the legend has it that the words ‘In this sign, you shall conquer’ and the sign of the cross were visible to Constantine and his entire army. The words would have been, perhaps, Latin ‘In Hoc Signo Victor Seris’,
Digging below the legend however we discover that the vision was in fact a dream reported some years later by Constantine to his secretary Lactantius (On the Death of the Persecutors, chapter xliv; ANF. vii, 318.) The fable was later embellished by the emperor’s ‘minister of propaganda’, Bishop Eusebius, in his Life of Constantine (1.xxvi-xxxi). The ‘sign of the cross’ was an even later interpolation
What is perhaps most significant about this ‘origins’ fantasy is that ‘lucky charms’ had entered the parlance of Christianity.
IF THERE IS ANY TRUTH TO THIS TALE, IT MAKES MORE SENSE IF CONSTANTINE IS A MONOTHEISTIC MITHRAS SUN WORSHIPPER. THE CHI-RO IS THE SYMBOL OF MITHRAS A GOD THAT CAME FROM THE EAST.
HE IS FACING AN EASTERN ARMY
THE NICAEA CREED CON
The Nicaea Creed quoted today by both eastern orthodox christianity and western catholic christianity does NOT refer to the First Niceaea Creed of Constatine 325AD ,but to a later council in 381AD.
This is because Constantine was a monotheistic sun worshipper and so was the original Nicaea Creed and Constantines Unified Roman Religion
CONSTANTINE SAT OVER THE COUNCIL OF NICAEA c.325 AD
The First Council of Nicaea was convened in Nicaea in Bithynia (present-day Iznik in Turkey) by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in 325 AD. It is believed to have been the First Ecumenical council of the Christian Church by the Assyrian Church of the East, the Oriental Orthodox, the Eastern Orthodox, the Roman Catholics, the Old Catholics, and a number of other Western Christian groups. Most significantly, it resulted in the first uniform Christian doctrine, called the Nicene Creed.
CONSTANTINE WAS TRYING TO CLARIFY AND UNIFY THE VARIOUS MONOTHEISTIC SUN WORSHIP BELIEFS
SO HERE’S HOW THE NEW TESTAMENT REALLY CAME ABOUT AS TOLD BY EUSEBUIS IN THE HISTORIA ECCLESIASTICA 325AD THE SAME MAN THAT WROTE THE NEW TESTAMENT FOR CONSTANTINE
MONOTHEISTIC SUN WORSHIP BECOMES THE ROMAN UNIFIED RELIGION
Before the time of Constantine the ancient world was a virtual cornucopia of different religions and cults that existed all over the Roman Empire and eastward into China and India. As a result of these competing doctrines “when Christianity was only one of several dozen foreign Eastern cults struggling for recognition in Rome, the religious dualism and dogmatic moral teaching of Mithraism set it apart from other sects, creating a stability previously unknown in Roman paganism” (Mithras in the Roman Empire).The striking parallels to Christianity in Mithraism have long been pointed out, for Mithras was said to have been: born of a virgin birth, had twelve followers or disciples, was killed and resurrected, performed miracles, and was known as mankind’s savior who was called the light of the world and his virgin birth occurred on December 25. Indeed, the resemblances are so striking in that all of the Christian mysteries were known nearly five hundred years before the birth of Christ that later church fathers claimed that Satan had created all of this prior to Christ’s birth so as to confuse the laity. In regard to Mithras Nabaraz wrote:
According to Persian traditions, the god Mithras was actually incarnated into the human form of the Saviour expected by Zarathustra. Mithras was born of Anahita, an immaculate virgin mother once worshipped as a fertility goddess before the hierarchical reformation. Anahita was said to have conceived the Saviour from the seed of Zarathustra preserved in the waters of Lake Hamun in the Persian province of Sistan. Mithra’s ascension to heaven was said to have occurred in 208 B.C., 64 years after his birth. This birth took place in a cave or grotto, where shepherds attended him and regaled him with gifts, at the winter solstice. This is based on an older myth about birth of Mithra, that his magical birth at the dawn of time was from a rock from which he formed himself using his Will. He holds in his hand a dagger and a torch. A statue from Housesteads shows Mithras being born from the rock while the twelve signs of the zodiac surround him, showing his image as a stellar god who rules the cosmos even at his birth. A serpent [is at} times shown to be coiled around…Mithras or [his] birth stone/egg. (Mithras and Mithraism)
Constantine’s intention at Nicaea was to create an entirely new god for his newly joined Western and Eastern Roman Empire, it would unite all religious factions under one deity.One Empire ,One Emperor ,One God …….its just religious fascism and it fails,but leaves a trail of devastation
He was trying to combine the beliefs of Celtic Britons and Gaulic Europeans of the Western Empire.
The Zeus Apollo and Emperor and sun worship of the Greeco Roman Empire .
The Eastern Empire Mithras ,Ahruh Mazda ,zoraostrian and Hindu beliefs and the North African Egyptian beliefs of Osiris and Isis, Horus and Amen-Ra.
These where the major religio/political beliefs within the newly United Roman Empire
THE COUNCIL OF NICAEA 325AD CREATES THE DOCTRINE AND THE GOD
About four years prior to chairing the Council,Constantine had been initiated into the religious order of Sol Invictus, one of the two thriving cults that regarded the Sun as the one and only Supreme God (the other was Mithraism). Because of his Sun worship, he instructed Eusebius to convene the first of three sittings on the summer solstice, 21 June 325 ( C a t h o l i c Encyclopedia, New Edition, vol. i, p. 792),Sabinius, Bishop of Hereclea, who was in attendance, said,”Excepting Constantine himself and Eusebius Pamphilius, they were a set of illiterate, simple creatures who understood nothing”(Secrets of the Christian Fathers, Bishop J. W. Sergerus, 1685,1897 reprint).It was at that puerile assembly, and with so many cults represented, that a total of 318 “bishops, priests, deacons,subdeacons, acolytes and exorcists” gathered to debate and decide upon a unified belief system that encompassed only one god (An Apology for Christianity , op. cit.).
The names of 53 gods were tabled for discussion. “As yet, no God had been selected by the council, and so they balloted in order to determine that matter… For one year and five months the balloting lasted…” (God’s Book of Eskra, Prof. S.L. MacGuire’s translation, Salisbury, 1922, chapter xlviii,paragraphs 36, 41).
Constantine returned to the gathering to discover that the presbyters had not agreed on a new deity but had balloted down to a shortlist of five prospects: Caesar, Krishna,Mithra, Horus and Zeus (Historia Ecclesiastica, Eusebius, c.325). Constantine was the ruling spirit at Nicaea and he ultimately decided upon a new god for them. To involve Celtic/Gaulic factions, he ruled that the name of the great Druid god, Hesus,(Greeks and Romans worshipped this god as Zeus) be joined with the Eastern Saviour-god, Krishna (Krishna is Sanskrit for Christ), and thus Hesus Krishna would be the official name of the new Roman god. A vote was taken and it was with a majority show of hands (161 votes to 157) that both divinities became one God.(Historia Ecclesiastica, Eusebius, c.325)
The Divine Woodman ,Esus or Hesus (“lord” or “master”) was a Gaulish god known from two monumental statues and a line in Lucan’s Bellum civile.
A well-known section in Lucan’s Bellum civile talks about the gory sacrificial offerings proffered to a triad of Celtic deities: Teutates, Hesus (an aspirated form of Esus), and Taranis. According to the Berne Commentary on Lucan, human victims were sacrificed to Esus by being tied to a tree and flailed
If Esus was a god of vegetation, once represented by a tree, this would explain why, as the scholiast on Lucan relates, human sacrifices to Esus were suspended from a tree.
Krishna (????? in Devanagari, k???a in IAST, pronounced ['kr????] in classical Sanskrit) is a deity worshiped across many traditions of Hinduism in a variety of different perspectives. While many Vaishnava groups recognize him as an avatar of Vishnu, other traditions within Krishnaism consider Krishna to be svayam bhagavan, or the supreme being.The stories of Krishna appear across a broad spectrum of Hindu philosophical and theological traditions.They portray him in various roles: a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero and the Supreme Being.The principal scriptures discussing Krishna’s legends are the Mahabharata, the Harivamsa, the Bhagavata Purana and the Vishnu Purana.
THE GOD “THE ROMAN SAVIOUR GOD”
MITHRAS/SOL INVICTUS/JESUS CHRIST
When Mithraism became the chief religion in the late Roman Empire, Mithras was called Sol Invictus, or the invincible sun. The eye of Mithras was the sun itself (Mithras, the Soldier’s God). The players are now complete for the incredible transformation of Constantine.
Not coincidentally, that is the day when the “pagan world celebrated the birth of their Sun Gods-Egyptian Osiris, Greek Apollo and Bacchus, Chaldean Adonis, Persian Mithra-when the Zodiacal sign of Virgo (the sun is born of a virgin) rose on the horizon.
He is always born at the winter solstice, after the shortest day in the year, at the midnight of the 24th December when the sign Virgo is rising above the horizon; born as this Sign is rising, he is born always of a virgin, and she remains a virgin after she has given birth to her Sun-child as the celestial Virgo remains unchanged and unsullied when the Sun comes forth from her in the Heavens. Weak, feeble as an infant is he, born when the days are shortest and the nights are longest
Thus the ancient festival of the Winter Solstice, the pagan festival of the birth of the Sun, came to be adopted by the Roman Unified Religion and the later Christian Church as the nativity of Jesus, and was called Christmas”
The word “Saviour” was affixed to his name as it was to “the Divine Julius”,Caesar was hailed as “God made manifest and universal Saviour of human life”.
“Hesus Krishna” became an “aspect” of Mithra, the divine son of God (Ahura Mazda) and messiah of the first kings of the Persian Empire around 400 BC. His birth in a grotto was attended by magi who followed a star from the East. They brought “gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh”and the newborn baby was adored by shepherds. He came into the world wearing the Mithraic cap, which popes imitated in various designs until well into the 15th century.(It is the 15th Century when Christianity as we know it arrives)Mithra, one of a trinity, stood on a rock, the emblem of the foundation of his religion, and was anointed with honey. After a last supper with Helios and 11 other companions, Mithra was crucified on a cross, bound in linen, placed in a rock tomb and rose on the third day or around 25 March (the full moon at the spring equinox, a time now called Easter after the Babylonian goddess Ishtar). The fiery destruction of the universe was a major doctrine of Mithraism—a time in which Mithra promised to return in person to Earth and save deserving souls. Devotees of Mithra partook in a sacred communion banquet of bread and wine, a ceremony that paralleled the Christian Eucharist and preceded it by more than four centuries.
In the later parts of Roman history, the god Mithras – whose worship was widespread until suppressed by the Roman Unified Religion – was regularly portrayed as wearing a Phrygian cap, fitting with his being perceived as a Persian god who had “come out of the East”.The god Mithras wore a red Phrygian cap.
The Pope’s miter and other miters or conical head-coverings derive their names from the terms “Mithradic,” or “Mithraic,” and the origin of the whole class of names is Mittra, or Mithra.
The name Easter is derived from a pagan fertility goddess (either Eastre, or Eostre) that the Saxons of Northern Europe held a festival to her at the vernal equinox in order to celebrate the “resurrection” of life in the spring. Second century Christian missionaries found political expedience in making Saxons easier to convert to Christianity by renaming the celebration of Christ’s resurrection Easter which always falls after the vernal equinox (Origins of Easter). Other scholars accept the derivation put forth by the English scholar St. Bede where the name Easter is believed to originate in the Scandinavian “Ostra” and the Teutonic “Ostern” or “Eastre.” Both of these names of mythological goddesses archetypally symbolize spring and fertility and their festival, too, was observed on the day of the vernal equinox (Story of Easter). In addition, reaching even further back in time to the Sumerian civilization, Ishtar, another fertility goddess whose name can be pronounced “Easter,” was honored on a day commemorating the resurrection of a dying and reborn god named Tammuz; he was believed to be the only begotten son of the moon goddess and the sun god (Pagan Origin of Easter).
This role of Christ’s connection to the sun is more fully solidified with the addition of the archetypal halo, symbolizing the sun, especially during the Middle Ages (ironically, enough, a time when the light of reason became subject to the powers of superstition). However, like the sun being recognized as a deity for millennia, the symbol of the halo can likewise be traced back to its origin in the remote past.
One of the earliest attributions of the halo to the sky god (sun) is the Egyptian. Egyptians halos commonly were drawn as a large sphere in the color of the sun. Egyptian art contains numerous examples of halos, often associated with self-created and father of all the gods, Ra, who was associated with the sun.
Illumination of the countenance, crowns, halos and dazzling brilliance of all kinds are aspects of masculine solar” (Outline of Analytical Psychology). As has been demonstrated, the connection of deity to the sun is incredibly ancient, with both earthly kings and rulers assuming the role of sun deity, and the natural progression was one of transmuting Christ into the role of the ultimate source of light, the contribution of Constantine quite apparent.
True Origin Of The Christian Myth: Paganism
THE BOOK “THE BOOK OF BOOKS ,THE NEW TESTAMONIES”
Constantine then instructed Eusebius to organise the compilation of a uniform collection of new writings ,his instructions were: “Search ye these books, and whatever is good in them, that retain; but whatsoever is evil, that cast away. What is good in one book, unite ye with that which is good in another book. And whatsoever is thus brought together shall be called The Book of B o o k s. And it shall be the doctrine of my people, which I will recommend unto all nations, that there shall be no more war for religions’ sake.” (God’s Book of Eskra, op. cit., chapter xlviii, paragraph 31) “Make them to astonish” said Constantine, and “the books were written accordingly” Eusebius amalgamated the “legendary tales of all the religious doctrines of the world together as one”, using the standard god myths from the presbyters’ manuscripts as his exemplars.(Life of Constantine , vol. iv, pp. 36-39).Merging the supernatural “god” stories of Mithra and Krishna with Druidic Culdean beliefs effectively joined the orations of Eastern and Western presbyters together “to form a new universal belief”.
WHAT WAS IN THE ORIGINAL NEW TESTAMENT , A MIX OF IDEOLOGIES…… NONE JEWISH
These included the restructured writings of Apollonius of Tyana, a first-century wandering sage,these make part of the New Testimonies (Secrets of the Christian Fathers,op. cit.). the Church today calls those writings the Epistles of Paul.
Apollonius’s personal attendant, Damis, an Assyrian scribe, is Demis in the New Testament (2 Tim. 4:10).
Narratives from the ancient Indian epic, the Mahabharata, appear verbatim in the Gospels even today (e.g., Matt. 1:25, 2:11, 8:1-4, 9:1-8, 9:18- 26),
Passages from the Phenomea of the Greek statesman Aratus of Sicyon (271–213 BC) are in the New Testament.
Extracts from the Hymn to Zeus, written by Greek philosopher Cleanthes (c. 331–232 BC), are also found in the Gospels,
Also 207 words from the Thais of Menander (c. 343–291 BC), one of the “seven wise men” of Greece.
Quotes from the semi-legendary Greek poet Epimenides (7th or 6th century BC) are applied to the lips of Jesus Christ,
Seven passages from the curious Ode of J u p i t e r (c. 150 BC; author unknown) are reprinted in the New Testament.
The list goes on…we do not know how much is Druidic influenced as we have no similar druidic texts to compare, as it was an oral tradition
Originally Christianity is an adaptation of Mithraism welded with the Druidic principles of the Culdees, Egyptian sun worship (the pre-Christian Book of Revelation was originally called T h e Mysteries of Osiris and Isis ), Greek philosophy and various aspects of Vedic Brahimism(via Alexander the Great).
HERE ARE SOME FILMS DESCRIBING THE VARIOUS INFLUENCES ON THE FORMING OF EARLY CHRISTIANITY
Remember this film is showing the mixture of influences and popular myths that became the melting pot of the Roman Unified Religion and later christianity.
I have seen the refutes of this film and I think if you read the rest of this post you will find the refuters claims to be nonsense, especially when they claim biblical scripture straight from god!!
Zeitgeist [Religion] The Greatest Story Ever Sold (1of 3)
Zeitgeist [Religion] The Greatest Story Ever Sold (2 of 3)
Zeitgeist [Religion] The Greatest Story Ever Sold (3 of 3)
CONSTANTINOLE THE NEW CAPITAL ,THE NEW ROME FOR A NEW MONOTHEISTIC ROMAN SUN GOD
After 326, Constantine never again stepped foot in Rome; he personally ‘never liked the city…’ (J. Norwich, Byzantium, p61).
Constantinople (Greek: Κωνσταντινούπολις, Κωνσταντινούπολη – Konstantinoúpolis, Konstantinoúpoli; Latin: Constantinopolis) was founded in AD 330, at ancient Byzantium as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Constantine the Great, after whom it was named.
When Constantine dedicated the new capital of Constantinople, which became the seat of Byzantine Christianity for a millennium, he did so wearing the Apollonian sun-rayed Diadem; no Christian symbols were present at this dedication.
Constantinople was famed for its massive defenses.A first wall was erected by Constantine I, and the city was surrounded by a double wall lying about 2 km (1.2 miles) to the west of the first wall, begun during the 5th century by Theodosius II. The city was built on seven hills as well as on the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara, and thus presented an impregnable fortress enclosing magnificent palaces, domes and towers.
The emperor Constantine stimulated private building by promising householders gifts of land from the imperial estates in Asiana and Pontica and on 18 May 332 he announced that, as in Rome, free distributions of food would be made to the citizens. At the time, the amount is said to have been 80,000 rations a day, doled out from 117 distribution points around the city.
Socrates II.13, cited by J B Bury, History of the Later Roman Empire, p. 74.
Constantine’s foundation gave prestige to the Bishop of Constantinople, who eventually came to be known as the Ecumenical Patriarch, a situation that contributed to the Great Schism that divided Western Catholicism from Eastern Orthodoxy from 1054 onwards. Constantinople is also of great religious importance to Islam, as the conquest of Constantinople is one of the signs of the End time in Islam
PUBLISH OR BE DAMNED
“THE NEW TESTAMONIES” ,ORIGINALLY THOUGHT OF AS AN IDEA TO END RELIGIOUS FIGHTING ,LEADS TO BOOK BURNING ,HERETIC HUNTING AND INSTUTIONALISED RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE …AND A POWER STRUGGLE
Eusebius then arranged for scribes to produce “fifty sumptuous copies … to be written on parchment in a legible manner, and in a convenient portable form, by professional scribes thoroughly accomplished in their art” (ibid.). “These orders,” said Eusebius, “were followed by the immediate execution of the work itself … we sent him [Constantine] magnificently and elaborately bound volumes of three-fold and four-fold forms” (Life of Constantine, vol. iv, p.36). They were the “New Testimonies”, and this is the first mention (c. 331) of the New Testament in the historical record. With his instructions fulfilled, Constantine then decreed that the New Testimonies would thereafter be called the “word of the Roman Saviour God” (Life of Constantine, vol. iii, p. 29) and official to all presbyters sermonising in the Roman Empire. He then ordered earlier presbyterial manuscripts and the records of the council “burnt” and declared that “any man found concealing writings should be stricken off from his shoulders” (beheaded)
NONE OF THESE 50 NEW TESTAMENTS EXIST TODAY OR ARE ADMITTED TO EXISTING!
THIS NEW TESTAMENT WAS THE OFFICIAL BOOK OF THE NEW UNIFIED RELIGION OF CONSTANTINE NOT THE BIBLE!
IT CONTAINED THE ORIGINAL CONSTANTINIAN NICAEA CREED 325AD!
THE BOOK OF BOOKS THE NEW TESTAMONIES
THE HOLY CITY CONSTANTINOPLE
THE GOD HESUS KRISHNA ,A MONOTHEISTIC SUN GOD
ALL OTHER BOOKS TO BE BURNED ,THAT WOULD INCLUDE THE TORAH/OLD TESTAMENT
IT INCLUDED BURNING THE GREAT LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA IN EGYPT 391 AD
THERE ARE COPIES OF THE NEW TESTAMENT THAT DATE TO THIS TIME IN THE WESTERN ROMAN EMPIRE(EUROPE) .
THE BIBLE DOES NOT APPEAR FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER 200 YEARS IN THE WESTERN EMPIRE(EUROPE)
“the earliest of the extant manuscripts [of the New Testament], it is true, do not date back beyond the middle of the fourth century AD” (Catholic Encyclopedia, op. cit., pp. 656-7).
AND NO JEWISH REFERNCES IN ANY OF THESES NEW TESTAMENTS
Hesus (Mark 1:9),… doesn’t know of Mary, a virgin birth or mass murders of baby boys by Herod. (Mark 1:1), and the modern-day family tree tracing a “messianic bloodline” back to King David is non-existent in all ancient Bibles, as are the now-called “messianic prophecies” (51 in total) No supernatural appearance of a resurrected Jesus Christ is recorded in any ancient Gospels
They are also lacking in the oldest Armenian version of the New Testament, in sixth-century manuscripts of the Ethiopic version and an ancient Latin manuscript of Mark, code-named “K” by analysts.
THE ORIGINAL CONSTANTINIAN NICAEA CREED C.325AD WAS BASED ON MONOTHEISTIC SUN WORSHIP
IT IS THIS COUNCIL THAT GAVE US “JESUS CHRIST” AND HIS “NEW TESTAMONIES”
THAT IS WHY MODERN “CHRISTIANITY” DOES NOT FOLLOW IT
THE EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH FOLLOWS A DIFFERENT NICAEA CREED FROM 381 AD AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH EVEN ADDED A SENTENCE TO THE 381AD CREED TO MAKE THIER OWN CREED THAT THEY STILL FOLLOW TODAY!
CONSTANTINE ONLY GOT BAPTISED ON HIS DEATH BED ..HE WAS BAPTISED AN ARIAN!
He chose the Arianizing bishop Eusebius of Nicomedia, bishop of the city where he lay dying, as his baptizer.Constantine died soon after at a suburban villa called Achyron, on the last day of the fifty-day festival of Pentecost directly following Easter, on 22 May 337(Arianism is considered heretical by the modern church)
The controversy that has surrounded Constantine’s baptism is based upon the legend arising from the discredited documents of the Donation of Constantine, forged documents that date from about the mid eighth century.the Western Church which thought it inappropriate that Constantine could be baptized on his death bed by a bishop whose orthodoxy was in question and thus was an act that was a snub to the authority of Pope.
Eusebius of Caesarea(Arian) recorded that the bishops “performed the sacred ceremonies according to custom” of baptizing Constantine in May 337 by the bishop Eusebius of Nicomedia(Arian) before Constantine’s death on May 22, 337 at age of 65.
ARIANISM IS THE ROMAN STATE RELIGION OF CONSTANTINE
“Some of them say that the Son is an eructation, others that he is a production, others that he is also unbegotten. These are impieties to which we cannot listen, even though the heretics threaten us with a thousand deaths.For he was not unbegotten. We are persecuted, because we say that the Son has a beginning, but that God is without beginning.”
The Arian Eusebius of Nicomedia the same Bishop that Constantine asked to baptise him on his death bed. He is describing Mithras/Helios monotheism .The “heretics” he refers too are what was to become Catholic ,Orthodox and Protestant Christians. Probably Messianic Jews and thier “gentile” monastic converts.
Arians can be said to be the true Mithrian Religion of Constantine ,the Roman State Religion.Modern Christians are the descendants of the “heretics” !!
EUSEBUIS ,CHURCH FATHER ,THE MAN THAT WROTE THE NEW TESTAMENT ,LIKE CONSTANTINE ,WAS AN ARIAN
Eusebius of Caesarea was the bishop of Caesarea in Palestine during the early fourth century.He was an outspoken Arian. He was a prominent personality during the period when “monotheistic proto-Christianity” was recognized by Constantine the Great, ending the persecutions, and he participated in the First Council of Nicea. He is famous for his writings, particularly his Church History or Ecclesiastical History (Historia Ecclesiastica).
IT IS CLAIMED THE BIBLE COMES FROM THIS TIME BUT THERE IS NO PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF ANY LATIN BIBLE AT THIS TIME!!
FOR SOME REASON EUSEBIUS ONLY MADE CANNON TABLES FOR THE NEW TESTAMENT
The canon tables of Eusebius of Caesarea.
These tables, which predate the text of the Vulgate, were developed to cross-reference the Gospels. Eusebius divided the Gospel into chapters and then created tables that allowed readers to find where a given episode in the life of Christ was located in each of the Gospels. The canon tables were traditionally included in the prefatory material in most mediaeval copies of the Vulgate text of the Gospels.
THE VULGATE BIBLE IS CLAIMED TO HAVE BEEN IN EXISTANCE AT THIS TIME.
The Vulgate is a late 4th-century Latin translation of the Bible. It was largely the work of St. Jerome, who was commissioned by Pope Damasus I in 382 to make a revision of the old Latin translations.
UNFORTUNATELY THE OLDEST COPY THAT CAN BE FOUND C545 ONLY CONTAINS THE NEW TESTAMENT
THE EARLIST VULGATE BIBLE IS THE 8TH CENTURY.
A number of early manuscripts containing or reflecting the Vulgate survive today. Dating from the 8th century, the Codex Amiatinus is the earliest surviving manuscript of the complete Vulgate Bible. The Codex Fuldensis, dating from around 545, contains most of the New Testament in the Vulgate version http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulgate#Manuscripts_and_early_editions
IN THE ORIGINAL NEW TESTAMENT HESUS IS NOT JEWISH, NEVERMIND KING OF THE JEWS!!
THEY ALSO SEEMED TO VIEW JUDAISM AS A THREAT ,AND DEFINATELY A DIFFERENT BELIEF!!
Certain historians have noted that the New Testament, has been singled out for its progressively antagonistic tone and hostile attitude toward Jews. Particularly, the Gospel of John has been singled out in antisemitic texts, because it includes many anti-Jewish episodes, and it contains many references to Jews in a pejorative manner.The process by which some believe that Christians began to see Judaism first as a rival.
WE DO HAVE ROMAN CONSTANTINIAN COINS FROM AFTER THE COUNCIL OF NICEAE..BUT THEY DO NOT SHOW JESUS
WHAT WE DO SEE HERE ARE TWO STANDARD BEARERS AND A STATUETTE OF SOL INVICTUS. THERE ARE 3 RELIFS OF THIS VERY IMAGE ON THE ARCH OF CONSTANTINE. NO JESUS CHRIST , NO CRUCIFIX !! THE NEWLY VOTED HESUS KRISHNA IS A SUN GOD WITH MILITARY PROWESS. VERY ZEUS LIKE
Constantine’s coinage continued to carry the symbols of the sun, even after the pagan gods had disappeared from the coinage.
Nothing is more welcome to a military empire than a religious doctrine that counsels obedience and acquiescence.”
– Hyam Maccoby, The Mythmaker, p163
THERE ARE 2 “PROTO-CHRISTIAN” RELIGIONS AT THIS TIME ,
THE 2 FACES OF MONOTHEISM THAT STRUGGLE FOR EMPIRIAL CONTROL
ARIANISM – JESUS IS A RELIGIOUS CONSTRUCT BASED AROUND MITHRAS AND THE NEW TESTAMENT IS THE BOOK OF BOOKS
MESSIANIC JUDAISM - IS A MULTITUDE OF JEWISH “WANT TO BE MESSIAHS” AND THE OLD TESTAMENT IS THIER BOOK.
THESE ARE TWO VERY DIFFERENT FAITHS.
ARAINISM IS MONOTHEISTIC SUN WORSHIP WAITING FOR A MITHRIC MESSIAH THAT WAS VOTED INTO EXISTANCE,
WHILE MESSIANIC JUDAISM IS A MALE FERTILITY CULT CONVERTED TO ZOROASTRIANISM WITH MORE MESSIAHS RUNNING AROUND THAN IT KNOWS WHAT TO DO WITH
THESE MONOTHEIST RELIGIONS SPREADS INTOLERANCE AND VIOLENCE AGAINST NON-BELIEVERS , PAGANS AND EACH OTHER.
PAGAN POLYTHEISM NEVER PRODUCED THIS INTOLERANCE OR BARBARISM ,
MONOTHEISM BRINGS INGNORANCE AND GENOCIDE
The “monotheists” embraced a ruthlessness hitherto unknown in the world, an intolerance which, in the centuries ahead, would wreak unimaginable horror.
In the closing years of the fourth century, draconian laws prohibiting non-monotheistic beliefs were enacted by the new hero of the Monotheists, Emperor Theodosius. Heresy was now equated with treason and thus became a capital offence.
Theodosius ‘the Great’ presided over the destruction of temples and icons, the burning of books and libraries, and a rampage of murder of pagan priests, scholars and philosophers. The wisdom and finesse of an entire civilization was sacrificed on the altar of the “Christian godman” and delivered Europe into a dark age of barbarism and crass superstition.
Only the very brave, the very foolish or the very hidden would now deny their “monotheism”. The prologue to the Dark Age had been written.
314 Immediately after its full legalisation, the Church attacks non-believers. The Council of Ancyra denounces the worship of Goddess Artemis.
324 The emperor Constantine declares The Roman Unifying Religion as the only official religion of the Roman Empire. In Dydima, Minor Asia, he sacks the Oracle of the god Apollo and tortures the pagan priests to death. He also evicts all non-believers from Mount Athos and destroys all the local Hellenic temples.
325 Nicene Council. The godman gets a promotion: ‘Christ is Divine’ Not the first time a Roman emperor has made a monotheistic sun god the head Roman deity.
326 Constantine, destroys the temple of the god Asclepius in Aigeai Cilicia and many temples of the goddess Aphrodite in Jerusalem, Aphaca, Mambre, Phoenicia, Baalbek, etc.
330 Constantine steals the treasures and statues of the pagan temples of Greece to decorate Constantinople, the new capital of his Empire.
335 Constantine sacks many pagan temples in Asia Minor and Palestine and orders the execution by crucifixion of “all magicians and soothsayers.” Martyrdom of the neoplatonist philosopher Sopatrus.
341 Constantius II (Flavius Julius Constantius) persecutes “all the soothsayers and the Hellenists.” Many gentile Hellenes are either imprisoned or executed.
346 New large scale persecutions against non-believing peoples in Constantinople. Banishment of the famous orator Libanius accused as a “magician”.
353 An edict of Constantius orders the death penalty for all kind of worship through sacrifice and “idols”.
354 A new edict orders the closing of all the pagan temples. Some of them are profaned and turned into brothels or gambling rooms. Execution of pagan priests begins. A new edict of Constantius orders the destruction of the pagan temples and the execution of all “idolaters”. First burning of libraries in various cities of the empire. The first lime factories are organised next to the closed pagan temples. A major part of the holy architecture of the pagans is turned into lime.
357 Constantius outlaws all methods of divination (astrology not excluded).
359 In Skythopolis, Syria, they organise the first death camps for the torture and executions of the arrested non-believers from all around the empire.
361 to 363 Religious tolerance and restoration of the pagan cults is declared in Constantinople (11th December 361) by the pagan emperor Julian (Flavius Claudius Julianus).
363 Assassination of Julian (26th June).
364 Emperor Jovian orders the burning of the Library of Antioch. An Imperial edict (11th September) orders the death penalty for all those that worship their ancestral gods or practice divination (“sileat omnibus perpetuo divinandi curiositas”). Three different edicts (4th February, 9th September, 23rd December) order the confiscation of all properties of the pagan temples and the death penalty for participation in pagan rituals, even private ones. The Church Council of Laodicea (Phrygia – western Asia Minor) orders that religious observances are to be conducted on Sunday and not on Saturday. Sunday becomes the new Sabbath. The practice of staying at home and resting on Saturday declared sinful and anathema to Christ.
365 An imperial edict from Emperor Valens, a zealous Arian Christian (17th November), forbids pagan officers of the army to command Roman soldiers.
370 Valens orders a tremendous persecution of non-believers in all the Eastern Empire. In Antioch, among many other non-believers, the ex-governor Fidustius and the priests Hilarius and Patricius are executed. The philosopher Simonides is burned alive and the philosopher Maximus is decapitated. All the friends of Julian are persecuted (Orebasius, Sallustius, Pegasius etc.). Tons of books are burnt in the squares of the cities of the Eastern Empire.
372 Valens orders the governor of Minor Asia to exterminate all the Hellenes and all documents of their wisdom.
373 New prohibition of all divination methods is issued. The term “pagan” (pagani, villagers, equivalent to the modern insult, “peasants”) is introduced by the Romans to demean non-believers.
In 391AD, Christian Emperor Theodosius I ordered the destruction of all pagan temples. The Patriarch Theophilus of Alexandria (Egypt)complied with this request. Seizing this opportunity, Theophilus exerted himself to the utmost to expose the pagan mysteries to contempt, the Serapeum also he showed full of extravagant superstitions,the commander-in-chief of the troops in Egypt, assisted Theophilus in demolishing the heathen temples then he destroyed the Serapeum. Historia Ecclesiastica
The Serapeum housed the Great Library of Alexandria
Theophilus and the Serapeum.
Bishop Theophilus of Alexandria,Gospel book in hand, stands triumphantly atop the Serapeum in 391. The cult image of Serapis, crowned with the modius, is visible within the temple at the bott
om. Marginal illustration from a chronicle written in Alexandria in the early fifth century, thus providing a nearly contemporary portrait of Theophilus. P. Goleniscev 6 verso. (From A. Bauer and J. Strygowski, “Eine alexandrinische Weltchronik,” Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften: Wien 51.2 [en:1906]: 1-204, fig. 6 verso)
AND THE CLOSING OF THE ORACLE OF DELPHI
The Delphic oracle was established in the 8th century BC. Its last recorded response was given in 393 AD, when the emperor Theodosius I ordered pagan temples to cease operation. During this period the Delphic Oracle was the most prestigious and authoritative oracle in the Greek world.
THE MONOTHEIST POWER BATTLE TO CONTROL THE OLD EMPIRE
THIS IS THE BATTLE BETWEEN WESTERN LATIN ARIAN MONOTHEISTIC SUN WORSHIPPERS AND
EASTERN GREEK MESSIANIC JUDAIC MONOTHEISTS
THESE MONOTHEIST FOLLOWERS HATE EACH OTHER EVEN MORE THAN THEY HATE PAGANS
The enmity of the Christians towards each other surpassed the fury of savage beasts against man.”
– Ammianus Marcellinus, 4th century Roman historian.
“In the century opened by the Peace of the Church, more Christians died for their faith at the hands of fellow Christians than had died before in all the persecutions.”
– Ramsay MacMullen, Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth to Eighth Centuries, p14.
CONSTANTINES ORIGINAL ROMAN UNIFIED RELIGION WAS ARIANISM
MONOTHEISTIC SUN WORSHIP
IT WAS THE SAME IN THE EASTERN EMPIRE.
BUT IN THE EAST ,ANOTHER MONOTHEISTIC BELIEF WAS DOING THE ROUNDS, JUDAISM ,
INVENTED BY CYRUS THE GREAT,
AS JUDAISM BELIEFS DREW FROM PERSIAN SOURCES ,JUST LIKE THE MITHRAS BELIEFS, (JUDIAMS GOD WAS ACTUALLY THE ZOROASTRIAN GOD AHURH MAZDA ,THE FATHER OF MITHRAS), SO MAYBE THEOLEGANS SAW A CONNECTION AND WANTED TO GIVE THIER GOD A BACKGROUND AND A HISTORY ,OR A JUDAIC SECT SAW AN OPPERTUNITY ,BUT WHATEVER IN THE EAST MESSIANIC JUDAISM WAS GAINING SUPPORT AND ITS BOOK “THE TORAH” WAS BEING ADDED TO THE NEW TESTAMONIES
THE EAST VERSES WEST MONOTHEIST POWER STRUGGLE TAKES SHAPE
ITS LATIN WESTERN ARIANISM VERSES EASTERN GREEK MESSIANIC JUDAISM
FIGHTING OVER THE CORPSE OF A DEAD EMPIRE
EARLY ARIAN/MITHRA/HORUS/ZEUS JESUS
Hellenistic-Roman terracotta head of Serapis, iconographically close to Zeus (Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Munich)
The early Alexandrian Christian community appears to have been rather syncretic in their worship of Serapis and Jesus and would prostrate themselves without distinction between the two. A letter inserted in the Augustan History, ascribed to the Emperor Hadrian, refers to the worship of Serapis by residents of Egypt who described themselves as Christians, and Christian worship by those claiming to worship Serapis, suggesting a great confusion of the cults and practices:
The land of Egypt, the praises of which you have been recounting to me, my dear Servianus, I have found to be wholly light-minded, unstable, and blown about by every breath of rumour. There those who worship Serapis are, in fact, Christians, and those who call themselves bishops of Christ are, in fact, devotees of Serapis. There is no chief of the Jewish synagogue, no Samaritan, no Christian presbyter, who is not an astrologer, a soothsayer, or an anointer. Even the Patriarch himself, when he comes to Egypt, is forced by some to worship Serapis, by others to worship Christ.
Serapis (Σέραπις, Attic/Ionian Greek) or Sarapis (Σάραπις, Dorian Greek) is a Graeco-Egyptian god. Serapis was devised during the 3rd century BC on the orders of Ptolemy I of Egypt as a means to unify the Greeks and Egyptians in his realm.
Under Ptolemy Soter, efforts were made to integrate Egyptian religion with that of their Hellenic rulers. Ptolemy’s policy was to find a deity that should win the reverence alike of both groups, despite the curses of the Egyptian priests against the gods of the previous foreign rulers (eg Set who was lauded by the Hyksos). Alexander the Great had attempted to use Amun for this purpose, but he was more prominent in Upper Egypt, and not as popular with those in Lower Egypt, where the Greeks had stronger influence. The Greeks had little respect for animal-headed figures, and so a Greek-style anthropomorphic statue was chosen as the idol, and proclaimed as the equivalent of the highly popular Apis. It was named Aser-hapi (i.e. Osiris-Apis), which became Serapis, and was said to be Osiris in full, rather than just his Ka (life force). The god was depicted as Greek in appearance, but with Egyptian trappings, and combined iconography from a great many cults, signifying both abundance and resurrection. His cultus was spread as a matter of deliberate policy by the Ptolemaic kings, who also built a splendid Serapeum in Alexandria. Serapis continued to increase in popularity during the Roman period, often replacing Osiris as the consort of Isis in non-Egyptian temples. The destruction of the Serapeum by a mob led by the Patriarch Theophilus of Alexandria in 389 is one of the key events in the downfall of ancient paganism, and the cult ceased to exist with the abolition of paganism in 391.
The hand of benediction from the god Sabazios – the Phrygian “Zeus” (6th century BC)
Worship of the god merged into the cult of Dionysus during the Hel-lenic period.
The ornate votive offering is covered in mystical symbols.
Early Christians were so taken by the awesome magic of finger gestures that they expropriated the trick for them-selves. It masquerades today as the “sign of the cross” or Holy Trinity.
Zeus of Otricoli
FROM 330 AD to c.400 AD IN CONSTANTINOPLE c.550 AD IN ROME “ARIANISM(MITHRAS)” WAS THE ROMAN STATE RELIGION THE “NEW TESTAMENT” THE BOOK
During the time of Arianism’s(Mithrian/Roman State Religion) flowering in Constantinople much of southeastern Europe and central Europe, including many of the Goths and Vandals respectively, had embraced Arianism (the Visigoths converted to Arian Christianity in 376,the Celtic Christians where also Arians),In the west, organized Arianism survived in North Africa, in Hispania, and parts of Italy until it was finally suppressed in the 6th and 7th centuries.
ARIANISM SPREAD FAR IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE
However to minimize the extent of Arianism ignores the fact that extremely prominent Emperors such as Constantius II, the first “Christian” Emperor Constantine, and Valens were Arians, as well as prominent Gothic, Vandal and Lombard warlords both before and after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, and that none of these groups were out of the mainstream of the Roman Empire in the 4th century.
Flavius Julius Valens (Latin: FLAVIUS IVLIVS VALENS AVGVSTVS; 328 – August 9, 378) was Roman Emperor (364-378), after he was given the Eastern part of the empire by his brother Valentinian I. Valens, sometimes known as the Last True Roman, was defeated and killed in the Battle of Adrianople, which marked the beginning of the fall of the Western Roman Empire.He was Arian
Arian German kingdoms established on the wreckage of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century, there were entirely separate Arian Churches with parallel hierarchies, each serving different sets of believers. The Germanic elites were Arians, many scholars see the persistence of Germanic Arianism as a strategy that was followed in order to differentiate the Germanic elite from the local inhabitants and their culture and also to maintain the Germanic elite’s separate group identity
Much of southeastern Europe and central Europe, including many of the Goths and Vandals respectively, had embraced Arianism (the Visigoths converted to Arian Christianity in 376), which led to Arianism being a religious factor in various wars in the collapsing Roman Empire. In the west, organized Arianism survived in North Africa, in Hispania, and parts of Italy until it was finally suppressed in the 6th and 7th centuries. Grimwald, King of the Lombards (662–671), and his young son and successor Garibald (671), were the last Arian kings in Europe
BUT THE TROUBLE WITH A CENTRALISED ONE GOD RELIGION ,IS THAT EVERYONE HAS THIER OWN VERSION OF THE ONE GOD. THIS CAN LEAD TO QUARRELS AND POWER STRUGGLES. SO THE DREAM OF ENDING RELIGIOUS SWABBLES DIES
THE OFFICIAL CHRISTIAN VERSION OF THE ARIANS DISPUTE IS OBVIOUSLY FALSE.
IT IS THE COVER STORY FOR A THEOLOGICAL SWITCH FROM MONOTHEISTIC SUN WORSHIP TO MESSIANIC JUDAISM
IN THE WESTERN EMPIRE CONSTANTINES ARIANISM IS UNCHALLENGED ,BUT ALSO UNPOPULAR.
ONLY TRIBAL LEADERS FOLLOW THE BELIEF ,BECAUSE OF ITS CONNECTION WITH IMPERIRAL POWER
THE BULK OF EUROPE REMAINS PAGAN
THE BELIEF WITHERS AND DIES WITH THE CITY OF ROME
IN THE EASTERN EMPIRE CONSTANTINES ARIANISM FACES ANOTHER MONOTHEISTIC BELIEF JUDAISM.
A POWER STRUGGLE TAKES PLACE AS THE TORAH IS ADDED TO THE NEW TESTAMONIES
AND THE BATTLE OVER THE IDENTITY AND ORIGIN OF THE INVENTED JESUS CHRIST BEGINS
THE JEWISH LOBBY IS A POWERFUL AND WEALTHY FACTION IN THE EASTERN EMPIRE
….A RELIGIOUS MAFIA PLOTS TO MAKE JESUS CHRIST JEWISH
THE RISE OF MONOTHEISTIC MESSIANIC JUDAISM IN THE EAST
A PLOT IS HATCHED IN THE EAST
Emperor Constantine I exiled the ANTI-ARIAN Athanasius a theologian, Bishop of Alexandria, Church Father, and a noted Egyptian leader of the fourth century. Athanasius is best remembered for his role in the conflict with Arius and Arianism .Constantine then granted amnesty to the Arian leaders.Even during numerous exiles, Athanasius continued to be a vigorous defender of Nicene Christianity (Messianic Judaism/Monastic) against Arianism(Constantines Mithra/Roman State Religion).
c.341 AD A MESSIANIC JEWISH/MONASTIC COUP TO TAKE CONTROL.ARIANISM(MITHRIAN) THE RELIGION OF CONSTANTINE IS OPENLY ATTACKED AT THE COUNCIL OF SARDICA AND REPLACED IN THE EASTERN EMPIRE IN 381 AD
Soon after the Council of Nicaea, new (MESSIANIC JEWISH!) formulae of faith were composed, most of them variations of the Nicene Symbol, to counter new phases of Arianism.(Mithrianism) The Catholic Encyclopedia identifies at least four before the Council of Sardica (341),Hosius of Cordova who was probably a native of Egypt and a prominent advocate of what became Catholic Christianity (anti-Arian)in the Arian controversy which divided the 4th century early Christian Church. Hosius presided where a new form was presented and inserted in the Acts of the Council.(the EXILED) Athanasius a theologian, Bishop of Alexandria, Church Father, and a noted Egyptian also was in attendance.
IN THE GREEK EASTERN ROMAN EMPIRE
FEB.27 380 AD CONSTANTINES ARIAN ROMAN STATE RELIGION IS CHALLENGED
Emperor Theodosius I ,August 378 – May 15 392 AD (emperor in the East, with Gratian and Valentinian II in the West);May 15 392 – January 17 395 (whole empire) promoted Nicene Trinitarianism within Christianity and Christianity within the Empire. On February 27, 380, he declared “Catholic Christianity”(Messianic Judaism) the only legitimate imperial religion, ending state support for the traditional Roman religion.
On November 26, 380, two days after he had arrived in Constantinople, Theodosius expelled the non-Nicene bishop, Demophilus of Constantinople, and appointed Meletius patriarch of Antioch, and Gregory of Nazianzus, one of the Cappadocian Fathers from Antioch (today in Turkey), patriarch of Constantinople
WITH CONSTANTINE DEAD AND ROMES INFLUENCE WAINING
A NEW NICEAE CREED IS INVENTED C381AD
IN THE EASTERN EMPIRE THE COUP IS MADE OFFICIAL C381AD
The first Ecumenical Council held in Constantinople,was called by Theodosius I in 381,which confirmed the Nicene Creed (Messianic Judaism/Monastic)and dealt with other matters such as Arian controversy(Constantines Mithras/Roman State Religion). The council took place in the church of Hagia Irene from May to July 381.Timothy of Alexandria, Meletius of Antioch, Gregory Nazianzus, and Archbishop Nectarius of Constantinople successively presided.All Eastern Split followers of Messianic Judaism/Monastic Christianity. In modern times when “Christians” refer to the Nicene Creed they are talking about the 381 AD Creed!
THE SCHISM STARTS OUT BEING RELIGIOUS BASED THE GREEK EASTERN SCHISM HAS A STRONG MESSIANIC JEWISH/MONASTIC CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE ,BUT IS STILL VERY ARIAN INFLUENCED AT THIS TIME
THE WESTERN SCHISM IS ARIAN/MITHRIC .
ARIANISM WAS THE MITHRIC ROMAN UNIFIED RELIGION
IT WAS THE MAJOR “MONOTHEISTIC” INFLUENCE IN EUROPE.
BUT EUROPE IS STILL PAGAN.
LATER THE SCHISM WOULD BE PURELY A POWER STRUGGLE THE RELIGION BECOMES “IRRELEVANT”
THE EAST WEST MONOTHEISTIC POWER STRUGGLE KICKS OFF
THE SACK OF ROME 410 AD WAS ALRIC KING OF THE GOTHES HE WAS AN ARIAN(MITHRAS)IT WAS NOT A SACK, IT WAS A PILGRIMAGE,HE WAS REMOVING NON-ARIAN HERETICS FROM ROME!! AND PROVING A POINT I THINK
Alaric was practically ruler of the Visigoths by the time Theodosius died in 395
Alaric soon resumed hostilities against the Eastern Empire after Theodosius died. Flavius Stilicho, the Eastern Empire’s top general, and later the Western Empire’s top general, soon chased him into Italy, and then through Italy.Stilicho was born in Germany the son of a Vandal father and a Roman mother. Despite his father’s origins there is little to suggest that Stilicho considered himself anything other than a Roman, and he was probably not Arian like many of Germanic Christians and probably Nicene Orthodox.
405: Stilicho ordered the destruction of the Sibylline Books, possibly because Sibylline prophecies were being used to attack his government in the face of the attack of Alaric
Because the barbarians had converted to Christian sect Arianism (Mithrianism) it was not a particularly violent looting with relatively little rape, murder and damage to buildings .This event left Romans in a deep state of shock, and many saw it as punishment for abandoning their Roman religion.
THE SACK OF ROME 455 AD BY THE ARIAN VANDALS WAS TO REMOVE USURPING HERETICS FROM ROME AS WELL
The sack of 455 was at the hands of the Vandals, then at war with the usurping Western Roman Emperor Petronius Maximus.By May news reached Rome that Geiseric was sailing for Italy. As the news spread, panic gripped the city in the panic Petronius Maximus was completely abandoned, left to fend for himself by his bodyguard and entourage. As he rode out of the city on his own on May 31, 455, an angry mob set upon him and stoned him to death. His body was mutilated and flung into the Tiber. He had reigned for only seventy one days.
it is largely believed that he used his extensive wealth to buy himself favour and hence literally bought himself the throne.
On taking up office as emperor, Maximus immediately married Licinia Eudoxia, the widow of Valentinian III. She only married him reluctantly, suspecting that he in fact had been involved in the murder of her late husband. And indeed Maximus treated Valentinian III’s assassins with considerable favour.
Despairing, Licinia Eudoxia eventually appealed for help to the Vandal king Geiseric. Licinia Eudoxia of course already had contacts to the Vandal court as her daughter Eudocia had been betrothed to Geiseric’s son Huneric – before Petronius Maximus had cancelled the arrangement.
The cause of most controversy, however, is the claim that the sack was relatively ‘clean’, in that there was little murder and violence, and the Vandals did not burn the buildings of the city.
TODAY THE BOOK OF THE CHRISTIANS IS NOT THE NEW TESTAMENT THEY HAVE THE BI-BLE (OR TWO BOOKS OR BULLS).
THE OLD TESTAMENT WAS ADDED LATER IN THE GREEK EASTERN EMPIRE BY MESSIANIC JEWS AND THIER GENTILE CONVERTS FROM EGYPT.
THE “EARLY MONASTIC MESSIANIC JUDAIC CHRISTIANS”
THE EARLIST VERSION OF A BIBLE IS AN EASTERN SPLIT BIBLE 380AD
The Oldest known bible the Sinaiticus, the Sinai Bible(Eastern Split) Written in Greek on donkey skins, it carried both the Old and New Testaments, and later in time archaeologists dated its composition to around the year 380 and the Alexandrian (or Alexandrinus) Bible(Eastern Split),believed to be the second oldest Bible
The Codex Alexandrinus (London, British Library, MS Royal 1. D. V-VIII; Gregory-Aland no. A or 02, Soden d 4) is a 5th century manuscript of the Greek Bible, containing the majority of the Septuagint and the New Testament
The New Testament “jewish” narratives are still missing in the Sinai Bible, and they are absent in the Alexandrian Bible New testament as well.
BOTH COME FROM AREAS WITH LARGE JEWISH CONCENTRATIONS THE MESSIANIC JEWS WOULD OF BEEN STRONGER IN THE EAST
Monasticism drew its origin from the examples of the Prophet Elijah or Elias and John the Baptist who both lived alone in the desert, the desert having been regarded throughout Old Testament times as a place of spiritual renewal and return to God.The origin of the word is from Ancient Greek The birth of Christian monasticism in the deserts of Egypt in 3rd century, which initially operated outside the episcopal authority of the Church, would become so successful that by the 8th century it penetrated the Church and became the primary Christian rule within.(See the 2nd Council Niceae 786 AD) By the end of the fifth century, there were hundreds of monasteries, and thousands of cells and caves scattered throughout the Egyptian desert.
THUS (SET) THE DESERT GOD RETURNS
In the West, there was initially some distrust of monasticism .St. Benedict of Nursia is considered to be the founder of western monasticism in the 6th century.But this was not the start of a religious movement.The Benedictine Order was not established until 1883 by Pope Leo XIII
“The enmity of the Christians towards each other surpassed the fury of savage beasts against man.“
– Ammianus Marcellinus, 4th century Roman historian.
“In the century opened by the Peace of the Church, more Christians died for their faith at the hands of fellow Christians than had died before in all the persecutions.”
– Ramsay MacMullen, Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth to Eighth Centuries, p14.
391 AD,the Eastern Christian Patriarch Theophilus of Alexandria (Egypt)”to expose the pagan mysteries to contempt caused the Mithreum to be cleaned out, and exhibited to public view the tokens of its bloody mysteries”. The Eastern Schism was expelling the Western Arian Mithras-Christians(New Testament) as well as the pagans! He went on to the burn the Great Library of Alexandria.
The monk Hypa watched a Christian mob lynch the pagan Greek scholar Hypatia in Alexandria in 415 AD .Hypatia was a Greek from Alexandria in Egypt,considered the first notable woman in mathematics, who also taught philosophy and astronomy a “valiant defender of science against religion”,
IN THE EASTERN EMPIRE THE TORAH WAS BEING ADDED TO THE ROMAN UNIFIED RELIGION
WAS THE CREATION OF THE BI-BLE WITH THE ADDITION OF THE TORAH A JEWISH CONSPIRACY? YES/NO/MAYBE
(IMHO The later addition of the Torah/Old Testament is because a connection is made between the Roman Hesus Krishna, aspect of Mithras, son of Ahura Mazda, and the Jewish God ,who thanks to the Persians, is also Ahura Mazda.Thanks to the Egyptian god Set the Jewish god had a long history and a book as well.This definately with the support of Messianic Jews as the idea seems to have more popularity in the Eastern split.The family line would later prove useful to make the “fable” of Hesus Krishna a “real” man. Religion used to be turning men into gods ,now they turn a god into a man.Remember the Persians where a threat to the Eastern Roman Empire ,they had defeated 3 Roman emperors in recent battle and later Islam was the threat ,thier religions would not be popular i.e. Hesus Krishna as Mithra(Persian) This would NOT be the case in the West(Europe).It was fear ,greed and the desire for power amoungst Jew and Gentile.Weak ,Evil, Contemptable people.)
IN THE EASTERN BYZANTINE EMPIRE A STRUGGLE BETWEEN DIFFERENT FACTIONS BREAKS OUT
IS JESUS JEWISH? THE NEW TESTAMONIES STILL HAVE NO JEWISH REFERENCES AND MOST PEOPLE DO NOT SEE HIM AS JEWISH
IS HE DIVINE? SOME CLAIM HE IS JUST A MESSENGER OF GOD ,A PROPHET
DID HE HAVE A BEGINNING? SOME BELIEVE JESUS WAS BORN AND THUS CREATED
…AND A MYRIAD OF OTHER DISPUTES AND SWABBLES BREAKS OUT IN THE BYZANTINE BELIEF
A RELIGIOUS FACTION THAT LOST THE BYZANTINE POWER STRUGGLE GOES ON TO INVENT ISLAM
Nestorius was a Hellenic (Greek) Patriarch of Constantinople from 428–431 who propounded the heresy that the Virgin Mary was not the Mother of God as he believed that Lord Jesus the Christ was not God but only a man, a prophet as expressed in his book the Bazaar of Hercleides
The religion of Mohammed is a heresy as it is a branch of Nestorianism. The history of their connection is described by Saint John of Damascus in his book ‘The Heresy of the Ishmaelites’ which constitutes a small part of his monumental work ‘The Fount of Knowledge’:
BUT IT COULD BE SAID THE BOOK OF SET CONQUERS THE BOOK OF MITHRAS. SET CONQUERS HORUS AND THE BIBLE IS CREATED
THE WESTERN EMPIRE PROMPTLY COLLAPSES (Thus proving the Roman Empire WAS PAGAN and CHRISTIANITY WAS ITS DOWNFALL!!!)
Theodosius I (379-395) was the last Roman Emperor who ruled over a unified Roman empire (he bans “Paganism” and the Empire collapses!Thus the Roman Empire is really a Pagan Empire not a “Christian” one).The Western Roman Empire ended officially with the abdication of Romulus Augustus under pressure of Odoacer on 4 September 476, and unofficially with the death of Julius Nepos in 480.
Late Antiquity marks the decline of Roman state religion ,some Arian(Mithran)”Christians” remain,however Europe returns to Paganism .
THE DARK AGES IN EUROPE OR AN AGE THE CHURCH WOULD RATHER KEEP DARK
Basically they tried out on non-monotheistic Europe policies that they would repeat on the South Americans a 1000 years later.”Christian”Popes Bishops Priests, if hell exists they would still be burning in it now.
THE DARK AGES START ABOUT WHEN THE BIBLE ARRIVES IN EUROPE AND THE EASTERN EMPIRE TRIES TO SPREAD WEST.THE SLAUGHTER OF EUROPEAN PAGANS BEGINS. IT HALVES THE LIFE EXPECTENCY OF EUROPEANS REDUCES THIER STANDARD OF LIVING TO FILTH AND SPREADS DISEASE. ALL THANKS TO CHRISTIANITY
William Manchester’s “A World Lit Only by Fire- The Medieval Mind and The Renaissance” .Little, Brown & Company, 1992
The “Age of Faith”, the 1000 years of the Dark Ages, was marked by a very low standard of living for most people. They lived in filth, sanitation being considered too sensual to be pious. The average life expectancy was only 25 or 30*, and Bubonic Plague, Typhus and a host of other diseases regularly decimated hundreds of thousands of people. 340,000 people died of plague in England, roughly 30% of the population in the winter of 1349. Christians had banned not only the study of medicine, but declared hygiene to be “sensuous” and therefore a sin.
Continental Europe had similar death counts during the 1300′s, recurring waves of plague sweeping the countrysides, whole towns dying in days. The church encouraged ignorance: “Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), the most influential Christian of his time, bore a deep distrust of the intellect and declared that the pursuit of knowledge, unless sanctified by a holy mission, was a pagan act and therefore vile.”
* BEFORE CHRISTIANITY Romans and other pagans used to average 60 years old and and where clean living people who bathed regularly and where very well educated. Romans prized Celtic pagans slaves as oritors and public speakers. It is even mentioned in the bible you are supposed to live 3 score and ten(70) or 4 score or more if a strong man (80 plus)
THE OLD WESTERN ROMAN EMPIRE HAS COLLAPSED BUT ARIANISM IS STILL THE VERSION OF MONOTHEISM PRACTICED IN EUROPE
IN THE EASTERN ROMAN EMPIRE (BYZANTIUM) MESSIANIC JUDAISM IS GAINING INFLUENCE
IT BECOMES THE MAIN POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS POWER
Justinian I, who assumed the (Byzantine) throne in 527AD, oversaw a period of recovery of former territories(western empire) The Eastern Roman Empire (purple) and its vassals (pink) in 555 AD during the reign of Justinian I. The vassals are the Kingdom of Lazica and the Abasgians (top), and the Ghassanids (east).
The Byzantine Empire (or Byzantium) was the direct continuation of the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, centered on the capital of Constantinople. It is also referred to as the Eastern Roman Empire, primarily in the context of Late Antiquity, while the Western Roman Empire was still in existence. Both “Byzantine Empire” and “Eastern Roman Empire” are historiographical terms coined and applied in later centuries; its citizens continued to refer to their empire as the Roman Empire (Greek: Βασιλεία Ῥωμαίων, Basileia Rhōmaiōn; Latin: Imperium Romanum) or Romania (Ῥωμανία) until its final collapse in 1453. While the Western Roman Empire fragmented and collapsed in the 5th century, the eastern half continued to thrive, existing for an additional thousand years. During most of its existence, the empire was the most powerful economic, cultural, and military force in Europe.
One of the most important figures of Late Antiquity, Justinian’s rule constitutes a distinct epoch in the history of the Byzantine Empire. The impact of his administration extended far beyond the boundaries of his time and empire. Justinian’s reign is marked by the ambitious but ultimately failed renovatio imperii, or “restoration of the empire”. This ambition was expressed in the partial recovery of the territories of the Western Roman Empire, including the city of Rome itself. A still more resonant aspect of his legacy was the uniform rewriting of Roman law, the Corpus Juris Civilis, which is still the basis of civil law in many modern states. His reign also marked a blossoming of Byzantine culture, and his building program yielded such masterpieces as the church of Hagia Sophia, which was to be the center of Eastern Orthodox Christianity for many centuries.
A devastating outbreak of bubonic plague (see Plague of Justinian) in the early 540s marked the end of an age of splendor. The empire entered a period of territorial decline not to be reversed until the ninth century.Historians became very bitter towards Justinian and his empress, Theodora. Procopius also wrote the Anekdota (the so-called Secret History), which reports on various scandals at Justinian’s court. Other sources include the histories of Agathias, Menander Protector, John Malalas, the Paschal Chronicle, the chronicles of Marcellinus Comes and Victor of Tunnuna.
THUS EASTERN MESSIANIC JUDAISM TAKES OVER FROM ARIANISM IN ROME,c555AD
THE NON-JEWISH NEW TESTAMENT IS REPLACED WITH THE BIBLE.(Still with a non-jewish New Testament)
IN THE 6TH CENTURY THE VATICAN BIBLE IS WRITTEN. PROBABLY SOMETIME AFTER POPE HORMISDAS 514-523AD
Simply put, there were no Christian popes for many centuries;they were the Mithraic fathers of Rome, and “the chief of the[Mithraic] fathers, a sort of pope, who always lived at Rome,was called “Pater Patrum” (Catholic Encyclopedia, x, pp. 402-404).Some even called themselves after the Zoroastrian god, an excellent example being Pope Hormisdas (514–523)
Pope Hormisdas (514–523AD), whose name is Persian for Ahura Mazda. Of him, the Church said “his name presents an interesting problem” and added this curious comment:”St Hormisdas owes his canonisation to an unofficial tradition”(The Popes: A Concise Biographical History, Burns & Oates,Publishers to the Holy See, London, 1964, p. 81). His”considerable numbers of recalcitrant bishops”were devotees of Ahura Mazda, supporting Mithraic doctrine (ibid.)
The mid sixth century Vatican Bible doesn’t know of Mary, a virgin birth or mass murders of baby boys by Herod. (Mark 1:1), and the modern-day family tree tracing a “messianic bloodline” back to King David is non-existent in all ancient Bibles, as are the now-called “messianic prophecies” (51 in total) No supernatural appearance of a resurrected Jesus Christ is recorded in any ancient Gospels
They are also lacking in the oldest Armenian version of the New Testament, in sixth-century manuscripts of the Ethiopic version and an ancient Latin manuscript of Mark, code-named “K” by analysts.
THE OLDEST KNOWN WESTERN SPLIT BIBLE.STILL NO JEWISH CONNECTION FOR HESUS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT HE IS STILL AN ASPECT OF MITHRAS THE SAVIOUR.
BUT THE BIBLE IS OBVIOUSLY BROUGHT FROM THE EASTERN BYZANTINE EMPIRE AND A BYZANTINE RELIGIOUS CONCEPT
CHRISTIAN MONASTISISM ALSO ARRIVES IN EUROPE AT THIS TIME BUT DOES NOT CATCH ON
St. Benedict of Nursia becomes a hermit near Monte Cassino in Italy circa 529 AD The Benedictine Order was not established until 1883 by Pope Leo XIII
THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE IS NOW THREATENED FIRST BY PERSIAN THEN ISLAMIC EMPIRES
The Siege of Constantinople in 626 AD by the Sassanid Empire (Persian)
Then the rise of Islam appeared in the 7th century and spurred Arab peoples to invade both the Eastern Roman Empire and the Sassanian Empire of Persia, destroying the latter.
634 – Start of the Byzantine-Arab Wars
Amr ibn al ‘Aas led an Arab army that sacked Alexandria in 642. Another enlightened Abrahamic monothiest,he also burnt the Great Library of Alexandria
“They will either contradict the Koran, in which case they are heresy, or they will agree with it, so they are superfluous.” The Arabs subsequently burned the books to heat bathwater for the soldiers
The Second Arab Siege of Constantinople (717-718) was a combined land and sea effort by the Arabs to take the capital city of the Byzantine Empire, Constantinople.
THE ROMAN EMPIRE HAS GONE THE RELIGION GETS A BYZANTINE RE-WRITE AND LOOK.
HESUS/MITHRAS DIES JESUS LIVES ,
MESSIANIC JUDAISM IS THE OFFICIAL BYZANTINE EMPIRE RELIGION!
As the distinction between “Roman” and “Byzantine” is a modern convention, a single date of transition is hard to assign. However, there are several important dates. In 285, Emperor Diocletian (r. 284–305) divided the Roman Empire’s administration into eastern and western halves. In 324, Emperor Constantine I (r. 306–337) transferred the main capital from Rome in Italy to Byzantium on the Bosphorus in Europe, which became Constantinople (“City of Constantine”), or Nova Roma (“New Rome”). A final period of transition began during the later reign of Byzantine Emperor Heraclius (r. 610–641) when he entirely transformed the empire with army and administration reforms, introducing themes and changing the official language of the Empire from Latin to Greek This transition was also facilitated by the fact that during the time, largely non-Greek territories in the Middle East and North Africa were lost to the emerging Arab Caliphate, the Empire left with the predominantly Greek-speaking core. As such Byzantium is today distinguished from ancient Rome proper insofar as it was oriented towards Greek culture and language rather than Latin and characterised by Orthodox Christianity as the state church after 380, rather than Roman polytheism.
THE RISE OF ISLAM PROMPTS THE BYZANTINES TO CHANGE THIER BELIEFS
ISLAM IS JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF MESSIANIC JUDAISM
ISLAM FAILED TO IMPOSE ITSELF ON THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE BUT SPREAD ACROSS ARABIA AND BECAME THE MAJOR REGIONAL POWER.
THE BYZANTINES START THINKING THAT MAYBE THEY SHOULD OFFICIALLY CONVERT TO MESSIANIC JUDAISM
The emperor Leo III in 726 AD,ordered the destruction of a statue of Christ over one of the doors of the Chalke, an act which was fiercely resisted by the citizens
Also many treasures were broken, burned, or painted over with depictions of trees, birds or animals:
In 780 AD, the empress Irene restored the veneration of images through the agency of the Second Council of Nicaea in 787.
786-87AD THE SECOND COUNCIL OF NICAEA THE OFFICIAL RE-EDIT BEGINS AND HESUS BECOMES JESUS, IS RESURRECTED AND BECOMES JEWISH!! THE NEW TESTAMENT GETS A JEWISH FAMILY TREE ADDED.THE STATE RELIGION BECOMES MESSIANIC JUDAISM THE BOOK THE BIBLE
In 786, the council met in the Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople But soldiers in collusion with the “opposition” entered the church, and broke up the assembly.As a result, the government resorted to a stratagem.Under the pretext of a campaign the bodyguard was sent away from the capital — disarmed and disbanded.(The soldiery was probably Arian/Mithrian “Christians”.Especially if they came from Europe.)
The council then assembled on September 24, 787. It numbered about 350 members; 308 bishops or their representatives signed. Tarasius the Patriarch of Constantinople from December 25, 784 until his death in 806 presided.The patriarch’s reputation suffered from criticism of his alleged tolerance of simony !!
The Roman legates were an archbishop and an abbot, each named Peter (the mithras priests title is “Pater” .The mithras pope “Pater Patrum”.So the council is 348 eastern(Pro-Messianic Jewish) and 2 western Mithrian “bishops”).The patriarch sent a full account of the proceedings of the council to Pope Adrian I, who had it translated.(i.e. screwed it up and threw it in the bin) a translation Anastasius later replaced (forged) with a better one c.913AD!!!This council is celebrated in the Eastern Orthodox Church as “The Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy” each year on the first Sunday of Great Len,and again on the Sunday closest to October 11 .The former celebration commemorates the council as the culmination of the Church’s battles against heresy, while the latter commemorates the council itself
The Second Council of Nicaea in 786–87 denounced the First Council of Nicaea as “a synod of fools and madmen” and sought to annul “decisions passed by men with troubled brains” (History of the Christian Church, H. H. Milman, DD, 1871). The records of the Second Nicaean Council notes references to “affrighted bishops” and the “soldiery” needed to “quell proceedings”,
SOUNDS LIKE AN EASTERN COUP TO ME AND JESUS IS NOW OFFICIALLY JEWISH AND THE EASTERN RELIGIONS BOOK OF BOOKS THE “BIBLE”
OTHER NATIONS WHERE CONVERTING TO JUDAISM AT THIS TIME AS WELL. THE KHAZARS FOR EXAMPLE
The Khazars were a semi-nomadic Turkic people who dominated the Pontic steppe and the North Caucasus from the 7th to the 10th century CE. The name ‘Khazar’ seems to be tied to a Turkic verb form meaning “wandering”.
In the 7th century CE, the Khazars founded an independent Khaganate in the Northern Caucasus along the Caspian Sea.
During the eighth or ninth century the state religion became Judaism.
IN THIS RE-WRITE THE WESTERN “ROMAN SAVIOUR GOD, HESUS KRISHNA, ASPECT OF MITHRA SON OF AHURA MAZDA”
BECOMES FOR THE EASTERN BYZANTINE EMPIRE “OUR SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST MESSIANIC SON OF THE JEWISH GOD” .
IN THE PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF ROMAN SUN AND EMPEROR WORSHIP, MEN WHERE TURNED INTO GODS
IN THIS VERSION OF IMPERIAL MONOTHEISM ,AN INVENTED GOD IS TURNED INTO A MAN
HIS CONVERSION IS PURELY POLITICAL ,PROMPTED BY THE RISE OF ISLAM .
THE ISLAMIC MOORS HAVE SPAIN AND ISLAM IS CHALLENGING THE EASTERN EMPIRE IN THE LEVANT.
THE BYZANTINES HAVE JUST MADE THE EASTERN EMPIRE LEVANT, THE HOLY LAND
Because there was no letter “J” in alphabets until around the ninth century,and Krishna is Sanskrit for the Latin Christ, Christos in Greek, the name subsequently evolved into “Jesus Christ”. J is the tenth letter in the modern Latin alphabet; it was the last of the 26 letters to be added.There was an emerging distinctive use in Middle High German. Gian Giorgio Trissino (1478-1550) was the first to explicitly distinguish I and J as representing separate sounds (In Latin Europe JESUS only arrives in 15th Century!!)
JEHOVAH WAS A ,MISPRINT!!
When the Masoretes added vowel pointings to the text of the Hebrew Bible around the 8th century CE, they gave the word YHWH vowels very similar to that of Adonai.Later medieval Christian Biblical scholars took this vowel substitution for the actual spelling of YHWH and misinterpreted the name of God as Jehovah. Its use became widespread in Christendom.
THE RESURRECTION IS A LATER ADD ON
Paul: “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is in vain” (1 Cor. 5:17). The resurrection verses in today’s Gospels of Mark are universally acknowledged as forgeries and the Church agrees, saying “the conclusion of Mark is admittedly not genuine … almost the entire section is a later compilation”(Encyclopaedia Biblica, vol. ii, p.1880, vol. iii, pp. 1767, 1781;)The final chapter of the Gospel of John (21) is a sixth-century forgery,one entirely devoted to describing Jesus’ resurrection to his disciples. The Church admits: “The sole conclusion that can be deduced from this is that the 21st chapter was afterwards added and is therefore to be regarded as an appendix to the Gospel” (Catholic Encyclopedia, Farley ed., vol. viii, pp. 441-442; N e w Catholic Encyclopedia (N C E), “Gospel of John”, p. 1080; also NCE, vol. xii, p. 407).
THE RESURRECTION IS ALSO A LATER AFTER THOUGHT BUT USEFUL FOR PLACING JESUS CHRIST AND HIS DISIPLES IN PALESTINE(THE LEVANT ).
IT WILL BE USEFEUL PROPAGANDA FOR THE CRUSADES ,OR MORE CORRECTLY THE DEFENCE OF THE EASTERN BYZANTINE MESSIANIC JUDAIC EMPIRE.
IN THE WEST ROME WAS WRITING ITS OWN FALSE DOCUMENTS.THE DONATION OF CONSTANTINE
The Donation of Constantine (Latin, Donatio Constantini)is a forged Roman imperial edict devised probably between 750 and 775, Purportedly issued by the fourth century Roman Emperor Constantine I, the Donation grants Pope Sylvester I and his successors, as inheritors of St. Peter, dominion over lands in Judea, Greece, Asia, Thrace, Africa, as well as the city of Rome, with Italy and the entire Western Roman Empire, while Constantine would retain imperial authority in the Eastern Roman Empire from his new imperial capital of Constantinople. The text claims that the Donation was Constantine’s gift to Sylvester for instructing him in the Christian faith, baptizing him and miraculously curing him of leprosy (LIES!!Constantine did not have leprosy, was baptised an Arian and considered the Old Testament heresy!!)
THIS FORGERY WAS THE BASIS FOR IMPERIAL PAPAL RULE FOR NEARLY A THOUSAND YEARS!!
It would be included in the later Pseudo-Isidorean (False) Decretals .
ALL VERSIONS OF ABRAHAMIC MONOTHEISM (JEWISH ,CHRISTIAN AND MUSLIM) ENVIGORATES THE SLAVE TRADE
ITS WHERE WE GET THE MODERN WORD SLAVE FROM
USING PAGAN AND NON-BELIEVERS TO SUPPLY THE SLAVE MARKETS
Slavery flourished in the Byzantine Empire, and the pirates of the Mediterranean continued their custom of enslaving the victims of their raids. Islam, like Christianity, accepted slavery
English word “slave” came from this period, from the Greek sklabos describing the Slavic laborers of Byzantium
The medieval slave trade was mainly to the East: Byzantine Empire and the Muslim World were the destinations, pagan Central and Eastern Europe an important source
Between the 6th and 10th centuries AD, members of pagan Slavonic peoples were taken prisoner by the Khazars, Kypchaks and other steppe peoples and taken to the slave markets in Crimea. In addition, during the wars between the pagan Slavonic states and Christian states of Europe, many prisoners of war were sold as slaves. After the Muslim conquests of North Africa and most of the Iberian peninsula, the Islamic world became a huge importer of slaves from Eastern Europe. The trade routes were established between slave trade centres in the pagan Slavonic countries (for example Prague and Wolin) and Arab metropoles in the Muslim-controlled regions of the Iberian peninsula (Al-Andalus). Slave trade between the Slavonic lands and the Orient was carried out by Vikings (see Rus’ people), Iberian Jews (known as Radhanites) and others.
Medieval canon lawyers concluded that slavery was contrary to the spirit of Christianity,there were a number of areas where Christians lived with non-Christians, such as Al-Andalus and Sicily, the crusader states, and in the still-pagan areas of northeastern Europe; therefore, canon law permitted Christians to keep non-Christian slaves
ARIANISM IS STILL THE EUROPEAN MONOTHEISTIC BELIEF
IN THE WESTERN EMPIRE(EUROPE)THE MONOTHEISTIC BOOK OF BOOKS IS STILL JUST THE NEW TESTAMENT WITH NO JEWISH CONNECTION
CULTURALLY THE EUROPEAN POPULATION IS STILL CELTIC/GAULLIC/SAXON/SLAVIC PAGAN AND SLAVERY IS NOT A COMMON PRACTICE,LIKE IN THE GREECO-ROMAN OR LATER BYZANTINE EMPIRES
The Lindisfarne Gospels is an illuminated Latin manuscript of the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The manuscript was produced on Lindisfarne in
Northumbria in the late 7th century or early 8th century, and is generally regarded as the finest example of the kingdom’s unique style of religious art, a style that combined Anglo-Saxon and Celtic themes
The Book of Kells, is an illuminated manuscript in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament together with various prefatory texts and tables. It was transcribed by Celtic monks ca. 800.The first list fragment is followed by the canon tables of Eusebius of Caesarea.
CELTIC CHRISTIANITY LIKE THE GOTHS ,VANDALS AND LOMBARDS IS ARIANISM/MITHRA THUS NO OLD TESTAMENT AND NO JEWISH REFERENCES
THE REST OF EUROPE IS DOING FINE WITHOUT THE NEW EASTERN JUDAIC RELIGION ACTUALLY MOST ARE STILL PAGAN!
Most of Europe is still Pagan ,with some “Arians” .Converts to the “saviour” are usually tribal leaders for political purposes, or force, while the tribe remains Pagan.
MONOTHEISTIC MESSIANIC JUDAISM IS BROUGHT TO PAGAN EUROPE BY THE SWORD , GENOCIDE BY “MESSIANIC JUDAIC CHRISTIANS”!!!!
Charlemagne (pronounced /’??rl?me?n/; Latin: Carolus Magnus or Karolus Magnus, meaning Charles the Great) (2 April 742 – 28 January 814) was King of the Franks from 768 to his death. He expanded the Frankish kingdoms into a Frankish Empire that incorporated much of Western and Central Europe. During his reign, he conquered Italy and was crowned Imperator Augustus by Pope Leo III on 25 December 800 as a rival of the Byzantine Emperor in Constantinople .He also campaigned against the peoples to his east, especially the Saxons, and after a protracted war subjected them to his rule. By forcibly converting them to Christianity.In 780 Charlemagne decreed the death penalty for all Saxons who failed to be baptised, who failed to keep Christian festivals.The laws were draconian on religious issues, and the indigenous forms of Germanic polytheism were gravely threatened by Christianisation. This stirred a renewal of the old conflict. That year, in autumn, Widukind returned and led a new revolt, which resulted in several assaults on the church. In response, at Verden in Lower Saxony, Charlemagne allegedly ordered the beheading of 4,500 Saxons who had been caught practising their native paganism after conversion to Christianity, known as the Massacre of Verden. The massacre triggered three years of renewed bloody warfare (783-785). During this war the Frisians (Pagan)were also finally subdued
CHARLEMAGNE BECOMES ROMAN CHRISTIAN.
ROME HAD STOPPED BEING ARIAN c.550 AND ADDED THE TORAH/OLD TESTAMENT TO THE NON-JEWISH NEW TESTAMENT.
CHARLEMAGNE SLAUGHTERS HALF OF EUROPE(IN GODS NAME) AND DECLARES HIS RIVALRY OF CONSTANTINOPLE AND THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE AND ITS BIBLE WITH A MESSIANIC JEWISH NEW TESTAMENT c.800
THE GERMANIC SAXONS GET THE WESTERN BIBLE. OLD TESTAMENT AND NON JEWISH NEW TESTAMENT
and ninth-century Anglo-Saxon Bibles the first known ,also doesn’t know of Mary, a virgin birth or mass murders of baby boys by Herod. (Mark 1:1), and the modern-day family tree tracing a “messianic bloodline” back to King David is non-existent, as are the now-called “messianic prophecies” (51 in total) and No supernatural appearance of a resurrected Jesus Christ
BUT THIS HOLY EMPIRE DESPITE ALL THE BLOODSHED COLLAPSES ALMOST IMMEDIATELY
Carolingian Empire (800–888) is an historiographical term referring to the realm of the Franks under the Carolingian dynasty in the Early Middle Ages. This dynasty is seen as the origin of modern France and Germany, with its beginning date based upon the crowning of Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, as western emperor, and its end with the death of Charles the Fat. Depending on one’s perspective, the Carolingian Empire may be seen as the later history of the Frankish Realm or the early history of France and of the Holy Roman Empire.
Charlemagne’s empire united most of Western Europe for the first time since the Roman Empire. His rule spurred the Carolingian Renaissance, a revival of art, religion, and culture . Through his foreign conquests and internal reforms, Charlemagne encouraged the formation of a common European identity. Both the French and German monarchies considered their kingdoms to be descendants of Charlemagne’s empire.
Charlemagne died in 814 after having ruled as Emperor for just over thirteen years. He was laid to rest in his imperial capital of Aachen in today’s Germany. His son Louis the Pious succeeded him as Emperor.
MESSANIC JUDAISM FAILS TO IMPOSE ITSELF ON EUROPE
THIS NEW BYZANTINE MESSIANIC JUDAIC RELIGION IS EVEN LESS POPULAR IN THE WEST,
EVEN WITH THE POPES!
THE POPE SUPPORTS THE REPLACEMENT OF THE BYZANTINE RULER WITH CHARLEMAGNE c.800 AD BUT FAILS. THE WESTERN NON-ARIAN ROMAN RELIGION NOW POWERLESS, ITS INFLUENCE WANING, THE CITY IN RUINS, SINKS AND DIES!
Rome alternated between Byzantine control and plundering by Germanic barbarians. Its population declined to a mere 20,000 during the Early Middle Ages, reducing the sprawling city to groups of inhabited buildings interspersed among large areas of ruins and vegetation
In 846, Muslim Arabs invaded Rome and looted St. Peter’s Basilica
Historian Will Durant refers to the period from 867 – 1049 as the “nadir of the papacy”.The Pornokratie (‘pornocracy’) and Hürenregiment (‘rule of the harlots’)
Pope John XII (Octavian, c. 937–964, pope 955–964, The Popes, A Concise Biographical History, ibid., pp. 166-7) was another in the succession of impious popes and he opened his in glorious career by invoking pagan gods and goddesses as he flung the dice in gambling sessions. He toasted Satan during a drinking spree and put his notorious mistress/prostitute Marcia in charge of his brothel in the Lateran Palace (A n t a p o d o s i s, ibid.).
Pope Benedict IX deserves special mention. His name was Grottaferrata Teofilatto (Theophylact, in some records) and in 1032 he won the murderous scramble for the wealth of the papacy. He immediately excommunicated leaders who were hostile to him and quickly established a reign of terror. He officially opened the doors of “the palace of the popes” to homosexuals and turned it into an organised and profitable male brothel (The Lives of the Popes in the Early Middle Ages, Horace K. Mann, Kegan Paul, London,1925)
Pope Leo IX (b. 1002, d. 1054) was an unscrupulous adventurer who spent his pontificate touring Europe with a quota of armed knights and left the world worse than he found it. The church called him “Lapsi” (lapsed), coyly admitting that “he defected from the faith…he fell away by actually offering sacrifice to the false gods (t h u r i f i c a t i)…it is not known why he recanted his religion” (Catholic Encyclopedia, Pecci ed., iii, p. 117)
As early as the 10th century Norse sailors (often referred to as Vikings) explored and settled areas of the North Atlantic, including the northeastern fringes of North America.Leif Ericson (Old Norse: Leifr Eiríksson) (c. 970 – c. 1020) was a Norse explorer who was probably the first European to land in North America
Catharism was a name given to a religious sect with dualistic and gnostic elements that appeared in the Languedoc region of France in the 11th century and flourished in the 12th and 13th centuries.Cathari; some were dualistic, others Gnostic,The dualist theology was the most prominent, however, and was based upon the complete incompatibility of love and power. As matter was seen as a manifestation of power, it was also incompatible with love. They did not believe in one all-encompassing god, but in two, both equal and comparable in status. They held that the physical world was evil and created by Rex Mundi (translated from Latin as “king of the world”), who encompassed all that was corporeal, chaotic and powerful; the second god, the one whom they worshipped, was entirely disincarnate: a being or principle of pure spirit and completely unsullied by the taint of matter. He was the god of love, order and peace.
This placed them at odds with the Catholic Church in regarding material creation, on behalf of which Jesus had supposedly died, as intrinsically evil and implying that God, whose word had created the world in the beginning, was a usurper(and the Evil Corrupt Rex Mundi). Furthermore, as the Cathars saw matter as intrinsically evil, they denied that Jesus could become incarnate and still be the son of (the good) God. Cathars vehemently repudiated the significance of the Crucifixion and the Cross. In fact, to the Cathars, Rome’s opulent and luxurious church seemed a palpable embodiment and manifestation on Earth of Rex Mundi’s sovereignty
The Catholic Church regarded the sect as dangerously heretical
1000 AD NO MILLENIUM MADNESS
there was not widespread panic in Europe as the end of the first millennium approached. Only a small portion of the world counted their years from the birth of Christ. The principle source for stories of panic and anticipating Armageddon is from a French monk by the name of Ralph Glaber who had a section called “On the First Millennium” in his book Miracles de Saint-Benoit. Glaber was regarded as a troublemaker during his lifetime and was expelled from several monasteries. Subsequent writers made the situation worse by exaggerating his descriptions of the times. What Glaber actual wrote can be read on the Internet at http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/glaber-1000.html.
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, a record of events in England started in the late 800s and ending in 1154 has an entry for 1000ad. In Anne Savage’s translation the entire entry for 1000 reads “The King went into Cumberland and ravaged very nearly all of it. His ships went out around Chester, and should have come to meet him, but they could not; then they ravaged the Isle of Man. The enemy fleet had turned that summer to Richard’s kingdom in Normandy”.
Not a hint of “Millennium Madness.” Of the surviving documents from this period several are wills: again none of them allude to anticipated problems
CONSTANTINOPLE IS ALSO UNDER THREAT SO SPREADS ITS JUDAIC/HOLY LAND BIBLE INTO EUROPE AS PROPAGANDA .
THE ARRIVAL OF THE NEW JUDO/CHRISTIAN BIBLE c.1000 AD FROM EAST TO WEST EITHER MAKES WESTERN EUROPEANS BLAME JEWS FOR THE DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST(SAXONS)
OR RESIST THE JUDO-FICATION OF THIER “CHRISTIAN” FAITH(ARIANS)
OR RESISTS THIS FORM OF CHRISTIANITY JUST LIKE ITS PREVIOUS VERSION(PAGANS).
ALSO THE SLAVE TRADE INCREASES AND FEEDS ON EUROPEAN PAGANS TO PROVIDE THE SLAVES
EITHER WAY EUROPE TURNS ON THE JEWISH AND EASTERN ORTHODOX POPULATIONS.
BUT CONSTANTINOPLE IS STILL CALLING THE “CHRISTIAN” RELIGIOUS SHOTS.
THE “HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE” ,AND ITS POPE, WHERE CALLING THE POLITICAL SHOTS IN EUROPE AND ANTAGONISTIC TO CONSTANTINOPLE.
THE POPE WAS ONLY A POLITICAL WEAPON OF THE WESTERN HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR.
THE POWER STRUGGLE ESCALATES
The first crusades unleashed a wave of impassioned, personally felt pious European fury that was expressed in the massacres of Jews that accompanied the movement of the Crusader mobs through Europe, as well as the violent treatment of “schismatic” Eastern Orthodox Christians .
Up to this point in Europe “Jesus Christ” was not seen as Jewish ,he was still an aspect of Mithras. Most of Europe is still Pagan and view Byzantines ,Jews and Muslims as slave traders!
MONOTHEISM IS NOT POPULAR IN EUROPE
AS SLAVERY IS AN ALIEN CONCEPT TO PAGAN EUROPEANS
THERE ARE NO SLAVE MARKETS IN PAGAN EUROPE
PAGAN EUROPE VIEWS BYZANTINE CHRISTIANS ,JEWS AND MUSLIMS AS SLAVE TRADERS
THE SPREAD OF THE NEW JUDO/CHRISTIAN BIBLE AND THE SLAVE TRADE IN THE WEST IS THE LAST STRAW FOR ROME AND SEES ROME OFFICIALLY SPLIT WITH THE EAST AND CONSTANTINOPOLE IN 1054 AD .
THIS IS A POWER STRUGGLE NOT A THEOLOGICAL ONE
THE ROMAN POPES CONTINUE TO TRY TO STAMP THIER AUTHORITY ON EUROPE AND THE EAST.
WITH THE CRUSADES ROME TRIES TOO TAKE THE EAST BY FORCE AND IMPOSE CONTROL ON EUROPE.
THE POPE IS NOW THE PUPPET OF THE HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR
Translatio imperii, Latin for “transfer of rule”the transfer of the Empire from the Romans to a new Empire. The German Emperors thus thought of themselves as being in direct succession of those of the Roman Empire; this is why they initially called themselves Augustus. Still, they did not call themselves “Roman” Emperors at first, probably in order not to provoke conflict with the Roman Emperor who still existed in Constantinople The term imperator Romanorum only became common under Conrad II (later than his crowning in 1027, thus in the early-middle 11th century) after the Great Schism.
The East and West churches split definitively in 1054. Popes had galled the (Eastern Constantinople)emperors by siding with the king of the Franks(France), crowning a rival Roman emperor, appropriating the exarchate of Ravenna, and driving into Greek Italy.In the Middle Ages, popes struggled with monarchs over power.
JUST LIKE THE PREVIOUS VERSION THIS NEW MONOTHEISTIC BELIEF IS NOT POPULAR
CONSTANTINOPLE IS THREATENED BY ISLAM THE EAST AND WEST RELIGIONS CALL FOR TROOPS OF CHRIST AND NOBODY SHOWS UP 1074 AD
In 1071 the Byzantine army was defeated by the Muslim Seljuk Turks at the Battle of Manzikert resulting in the loss of most of Asia Minor. The situation represented a serious existential threat for the Eastern Orthodox Byzantine Empire. The Emperor sent a plea to the Pope in Rome to send military aid with the goal of restoring the former territories
The imposition of Roman church authority in the east was one of the causes of the crusade.The Seljuks invaded Byzantium in 1071, and in response, in 1074, Pope Gregory VII called for the milites Christi (“soldiers of Christ”) to go to their aid. This call, while largely ignored and even opposed, nevertheless focused a great deal of attention on the east .The European population is still predominately Pagan c.1075 AD and Arian/Mithric Christians care nothing for the Levant “Holy Land”.
THE POWER PLAY BEGINS,WITH DIFFERENT FACTIONS CLAIMING INHERITED IMPERIAL POWERS
THE WESTERN POPE MAKES A NEW DEAL WITH THE FRANKS TO CLAIM THE EASTERN BYZANTINE EMPIRE FOR ROME AND BREAK THE HOLD OF THE SAXON HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE ON EUROPE
The Frankish Empire, the great realm united by Charlemagne that consisted of a large part of Western Europe, was partitioned after a three-year-long civil war between his grandsons (840-843)
The western realm was divided into the following great fiefs: Aquitaine, Brittany, Burgundy, Catalonia, Flanders, Gascony, Gothia, the Île-de-France, and Toulouse.
By the end of the millenium, France was divided into areas controlled by dukes and counts representing Gauls, Bretons, Danes, Aquitanians, Goths, Spanish and Gascons.
The regions elected Hugh Capet ‘king of the Franks” in 987AD. In fact he only directly controlled the blue shaded area.
The transition from “West Francia” to “France” cannot be pinned down to any specific date, but rather represented a gradual evolution from an early medieval feudal land into a modern nation state.the accession (987) of Hugh Capet, Duke of France and Count of Paris, established the Capetian dynasty on the throne which with its Valois and Bourbon offshoots was to rule France for more than 800 years.
In 711 CE, the now Islamic Moors conquered Visigothic Christian Hispania. Their general, Tariq ibn-Ziyad, brought most of Iberia under Islamic rule in an eight-year campaign. They moved northeast across the Pyrenees Mountains, but were defeated by the Frank Charles Martel at the Battle of Poitiers in 732.
The Islamic World was a main factor in slavery in Europe. The Muslim powers of Iberia both raided for slaves and purchased slaves from European merchants, often the Jewish Radhanites, one of the few groups that could easily move between the Christian and Islamic worlds. The Middle Ages from 1100 to 1500 saw a continuation of the European slave trade, though with a shift from the Western Mediterranean Islamic nations to the Eastern, as Venice and Genoa, in firm control of the Eastern Mediterranean from the 12th century and the Black Sea from the 13th century sold both Slavic and Baltic slaves, as well as Georgians, Turks, and other ethnic groups of the Black Sea and Caucasus, to the Muslim nations of the Middle East
Slavery during the Early Middle Ages had several distinct sources. Jewish participation in the slave trade was recorded starting in the 5th century. After the Muslim conquests of North Africa and most of the Iberian peninsula, the Islamic world became a huge importer of Saqaliba (Slavic) slaves from central and eastern Europe. Olivia Remie Constable wrote: “Muslim and Jewish merchants brought slaves into al-Andalus from eastern Europe and Christian Spain, and then re-exported them to other regions of the Islamic world.” This trade came to an end after the Christianisation of Slavic countries. The etymology of the word slave comes from this period, the word sklabos meaning Slav
1.Slave Trade. Jewish Encyclopedia
2. Junius P Rodriguez, Ph.D. (1997). The historical encyclopedia of world slavery. vol 1. A – K. ABC-CLIO. p. 565. http://books.google.com/books?id=ATq5_6h2AT0C&pg=PA565.
3.a b Olivia Remie Constable (1996). “Trade and Traders in Muslim Spain: The Commercial Realignment of the Iberian Peninsula, 900-1500″. Cambridge University Press. pp. 203–204. ISBN 0521565030
THE FRANKS ARE USED TO INVADE THE LEVANT.
THE FRANKS HAVE BEEN FIGHTING OFF ISLAMIC INVADERS AND SLAVE TRADERS IN SPAIN FOR CENTURIES
THEY ALSO VIEW THE JEWISH AND BYZANTINE CHRISTIANS AS SLAVE TRADERS
THEY ARE BRINGING THE FIGHT TO THE INVADERS HOMELAND
The crusader knights main motovation seems to be a “general restlessness and taste for adventure”, especially among the Normans and the “younger sons” of the French nobility. Crusaders took vows and were granted an indulgence for past sins
The First Crusade was launched in 1095 by Pope Urban II and Godefroy de Bouillon,answered, a French knight, leader of the First Crusade and founder of the Kingdom of Jerusalem In response to a call for aid from Alexius I Comnenus, the First Crusade assembled at Constantinople in 1096, but declining to put itself under Byzantine command set out for Jerusalem on its own account.
Both knights and peasants from many nations of Western Europe travelled over land and by sea towards Jerusalem and captured the city in July 1099, establishing the Kingdom of Jerusalem and other Crusader states.For the first decade, the Crusaders pursued a policy of terror against Muslims and Jews that included mass executions, the throwing of severed heads over besieged cities walls, exhibition and mutilation of naked cadavers, and even cannibalism, as was recorded after the Siege of Maarat.(European Pagans had recieved the same treatment) Although these gains lasted for less than two hundred years, (the First Crusade was part of the Christian response to the Islamic conquests )
“Entering the city [Jerusalem, July 15, 1099], our pilgrims pursued and killed Saracens up to the Temple of Solomon, in which they had assembled and where they gave battle to us furiously for the whole day so that their blood flowed throughout the whole temple. Finally, having overcome the pagans, our knights seized a great number of men and women, and the killed whom they wished and whom they wished they let live…. Then, rejoicing and weeping from extreme joy, our men went to worship at the sepulchre of jour Saviour Jesus and thus fulfilled their pledge to Him…. They also ordered that all the Saracen dead should be thrown out of the city because of the extreme stench, for the city was almost full of their cadavers. The live Saracens dragged the dead out before the gates and made piles of them, like houses. No one has ever heard of or seen such a slaughter of pagan peoples since pyres were made of them like boundary marks, and no one except God knows their number.”
THE FRANKS ARE NOW A POWER UNTO THEMSELVES WITH EASTERN BYZANTINE WEALTH THAT NEEDS DEFENDING
Outremer (French: outre-mer) for “overseas”, was a general name given to the Crusader states established after the First Crusade: the County of Edessa, the Principality of Antioch, the County of Tripoli and especially the Kingdom of Jerusalem. The name was often equated to the Levant of Renaissance.
THE POPE TURNS TO THE SAXONS FOR THE SECOND CRUSADE.
The Second Crusade (1147–1149) was announced by Pope Eugene III,It was aimed at European Pagans.The Christian army, composed primarily of (Non-Frankish ) Saxons and Danes, forced tribute from the pagan Slavs and affirmed German control of Wagria and Polabia, but failed to convert the bulk of the population .Northern European (Non-Frankish Western)Crusaders stopped in Portugal, allied with the Portuguese King, Afonso I of Portugal, and retook Lisbon from the Muslims in 1147
THE SECOND CRUSADE
ROME TRIES TO IMPOSE ITS POWER ON EUROPE AND THE EASTERN EMPIRE ,BYZANTIUM
THE WESTERN POPE SLAUGHTERS EUROPEAN PAGANS.
FRANKISH EASTERN BELIEVERS GO TO THE HOLY LAND TO SLAUGHTER MUSLIMS AND JEWS.(What a wonderful religion) OR SLAVE TRADERS AS THE FRANKS WOULD VIEW THEM
Meanwhile Muslims conquered the town of Edessa.(Holy Land) A new (second)crusade was called for by various preachers, most notably by Bernard of Clairvaux. (Frankish)French and South German armies and both the kings of France and Germany answered the call.They returned to their countries from the Holy Land without any results. St. Bernard of Clairvaux, who in his preachings had encouraged the Second Crusade was upset with the amount of misdirected violence and slaughter of the Jewish population.
Bernard of Clairvaux is a Cistercian monastic Eastern influenced Christian and the Franks are going to defend thier Crusader States.That is why the Western Pope Eugene III sends his Northern(non-Frankish) soldiers to fight European Pagans in the 2nd crusade ,they are a bigger threat to his power,the “Holy Land” is not important to the (non-Frankish)West.
THE FRANKS GET KICKED OUT OF THIER KINGDOMS IN THE LEVANT,
THE FRANKS THEN ATTACK THE EASTERN BYZANTINES ,THE FRANKS VIEW THE BYZANTINES AS SLAVE TRADERS AS WELL
THE FRANKS NOW FOCUS ON EUROPEAN KINGDOMS INSTEAD.
The Third Crusade In 1187, Saladin, Sultan of Egypt, recaptured Jerusalem, following the Battle of Hattin.Western Pope Gregory VIII calls for a crusade and the Franks answer.Before his arrival in the Holy Land Richard the Lionheart captured the island of Cyprus from the Byzantines in 1191.Cyprus would serve as a Crusader base for centuries to come, and would remain in Western European hands until the Ottoman Empire conquered the island from Venice in 1571 .Richard left the Holy Land after negotiating a treaty with Saladin. The treaty allowed unarmed Christian pilgrims to make pilgrimages to the Holy Land (Jerusalem), while it remained under Muslim control.
LATER THE FRANKS SACK CONSTANTINOPLE ,IN THE NAME OF ROME, IN 1204 AD
The Fourth Crusade was initiated in 1202 by Pope Innocent III,the leaders decided to go to Constantinople, where they attempted to place a Byzantine exile on the throne and the Crusaders sacked the city in 1204.The great historian of the Crusades, Sir Steven Runciman, wrote that the sack of Constantinople is “unparalleled in history”.For the next half-century, Constantinople was the seat of the Latin Empire.
The crusaders established an unstable Latin state in and around Constantinople while the remaining empire splintered into a number of Greek successor states, notably Nicaea, Epirus and Trebizond. These Greeks fought as allies against the Latin establishments but among themselves for return to the Byzantine throne.
After the Fourth Crusade, the territories of the Byzantine Empire were divided into several states, beginning the so-called “Francocracy” (Greek: Φραγκοκρατία) period:
The Latin Empire in Constantinople (1204–1261)
The Kingdom of Thessalonica (1205–1224)
The Principality of Achaea (1205–1432)
The Lordship of Argos and Nauplia (1205–1388)
The Duchy of Athens (1205–1458)
The Margraviate of Bodonitsa (1204–1414)
The Duchy of Naxos (1207–1579)
The Duchy of Philippopolis (1204–1205)
Several islands, most notably Crete (1204-1669), Euboea (Negroponte, until 1470), and the Ionian Islands (until 1797) came under the rule of Venice.
These states faced the attacks of the Byzantine Greek successor states of Nicaea and Epirus, as well as Bulgaria. Thessalonica and the Latin Empire were reconquered by the Byzantine Greeks by 1261. Descendants of the Crusaders continued to rule in Athens and the Peloponnesus (Morea) until the 15th century when the area was conquered by the Ottoman Empire.
BY THE 13TH CENTURY THE VULGATE BIBLE WAS THE COMMONLY USED BIBLE…AND FULL OF MISTRANSLATIONS
Over the course of the Middle Ages, the Vulgate had succumbed to the inevitable changes wrought by human error in the countless copies made of the text in monasteries across Europe.By the 13th century this revision had come to be called the versio vulgata, that is, the “commonly used translation”, and ultimately it became the definitive and officially promulgated Latin version of the Bible in the Roman Catholic Church. Its widespread adoption led to the eclipse of earlier Latin translations, which are collectively referred to as the Vetus Latina.
FRANKS ARE NOW DREAMING OF EUROPEAN KINGDOMS NOT MIDDLE EASTERN ONES
THE ROMAN(CATHOLIC) CHURCH NOW RULES IN CONSTANTINOPLE WITH FRANKISH FORCES BACKING IT
MEANWHILE ROME IS A RUIN,
THE WESTERN “SAVIOUR GOD”RELIGION A FAILURE, ITS POPES DISPISED ,ITS POWER MUST BE RE-ESTABLISHED,
THE FRANKS(FRANCE) NOW IMPOSE THIER IMPERIAL RULE ON EUROPE USING THE RULE OF THE SWORD AND THE DIVINE RIGHT OF THE POPE
ALL OTHER POWER BASES ,IDEALOGICAL OR OTHERWISE, WITHIN EUROPE ARE SYSTEMATICALLY DESTROYED BY FRANKISH FORCES BY ORDER OF THE POPE.
Crusades were fought mainly against Muslims, though campaigns were also directed against pagan Slavs, Jews, Russian and Greek Orthodox Christians, Mongols, Cathars, Hussites, Waldensians, Old Prussians, and political enemies of the popes.
The Inquisition starts in the 12th century, in order to counter the spread of Catharism,
In the 13th century, Pope Gregory IX (reigned 1227-1241) assigned the duty of carrying out inquisitions to the Dominican Order “The Order of Preachers”, The Blackfriars, Hounds of the Lord .Founded to preach the gospel and to combat heresy .Eastern Monastic Christians,thus now the Judaic New and Old Testament Bible is the Book of Books for both East and West now. Inquisitors acted in the name of the Pope and with his full authority.(The Latin church sits in Constantinople at this time.)
“Kill them all, the Lord will recognise His own.”
Having failed in his effort to peacefully demonstrate the errors of Catharism, the Pope then called a formal crusade, appointing a series of leaders to head the assault. There followed 20 years of war against the Cathars and their allies in the Languedoc: the Albigensian Crusade.
The papal legate Arnaud-Amaury, Abbot of Cîteaux. In the first significant engagement of the war, the town of Béziers was besieged on 22 July 1209. The Catholic inhabitants of the city were granted the freedom to leave unharmed, but many refused and opted to stay and fight alongside the Cathars
The doors of the church of St Mary Magdalene were broken down and the refugees dragged out and slaughtered. Reportedly, 7,000 people died there including many women and children. Elsewhere in the town many more thousands were mutilated and killed. Prisoners were blinded, dragged behind horses, and used for target practice. What remained of the city was razed by fire. Arnaud wrote to Pope Innocent III, “Today your Holiness, twenty thousand heretics were put to the sword, regardless of rank, age, or sex.”
After the completion of the annihilation of the Cathars, he(the pope) turned the military attention of the Church onto the family of the Holy Roman Emperor,Frederick II(1194–1250). The Pact with the Franks means the Holy Roman Empire is now a competitor of Rome as the Latin Church sits in Constantinople its rival.
In 1307 the pope and the King of France annihilate the Templars,there usefulness over, and split the loot !The Templars were charged with numerous heresies and tortured to extract false confessions of blasphemy The remaing Templars move to Scotland and Switzerland. Both countries see a rise in military prowess and become innovators in banking.
BUT EMPIRIAL “SAVIOUR GOD” ROME WAS NOT EVEN POPULAR IN ROME THEY ARE EXPELLED FROM ROME FREQUENTLY!
For a total period exceeding 240 years between 1119 and 1445, popes were regularly and forcibly evicted from Rome, reigning variously in Avignon, Anagni, Orvieto, Viterbo,Siena, Florence, Pisa and Perugia.
As early as 1119, for example, the locals revolted against Pope Gelasius II (1118–19), who fled to Gaeta in southern Italy by rowing down the River Tiber in a dinghy. As he escaped, the angry crowd ran along the river’s edge, hurling stones, arrows and foul abuse at the rapidly disappearing pope.
To avoid impending charges of murder, Pope Calixtus II (1119–24) desecrated the alleged tomb of St Peter and fled to Constantinople with “silver panels from the doors”, “thick plates of gold” that had covered the altars and “a solid gold statue” (AHistory of the Popes, McCabe, op. cit.).
Similarly, Pope Gregory VIII (1187) was so hated for his crime of blinding his opponents (as was Pope Adrian III, 884–85) that the locals tied him backwards on a camel and paraded him through the streets of Rome, screaming vulgarities at him and pelting him with rocks until he was dead (Diderot’sEncyclopédie).
THEY ARE ALSO EXPELLED FROM CONSTANTINOPLE
Also On July 25, 1261, Michael VIII’s general Alexios Strategopoulos captured Constantinople from its last Latin Emperor, Baldwin II.
The Nicaeans reconquered Constantinople from the Latins in 1261. Thereafter was little peace for the much-weakened empire; it continually fended off attacks from the Latins, the Serbians, the Bulgarians and, most importantly, the Ottoman Turks. The Black Plague between 1346 and 1349 killed almost half of Constantinople’s inhabitants.
In 1309, under the papacy of Clement V (1305–14; Bertrand de Got, 1264–1314), the Romans expressed so much displeasure at papal criminality that the whole Christian bureaucracy was physically evicted from Rome to the city of Avignon in southern France.
Pope Clement V (About 1264 – April 20, 1314), born Raymond Bertrand de Got (also occasionally spelled de Gouth and de Goth), was Pope from 1305 to his death. He is memorable in history for suppressing the order of the Templars, and as the Pope who moved the Roman Curia to Avignon – although, as a matter of fact, he moved the Roman Curia to Carpentras – in 1309, after staying four years in Poitiers
The last recorded pope to be evicted from Rome was Eugenius IV (1431–47), who spent most of his nine-year exile living in the brothels of Naples (Diderot’s Encyclopédie).
SO THE POPE FLEES TO AVIGNON AND THE KING OF FRANKS(FRANCE) FOR PROTECTION 1309 – 1378 (ANTI-POPE 1417)
THE FRANKS HAVE LOST THE EASTERN EMPIRE(HOLY LAND) ,
THE POPE AND THE LATIN CHURCH LOOSE CONSTANTINOPLE AND THEY ARE RUN OUT OT ROME.
THE KING OF FRANCE TAKES CONTROL OF THE POPE AND THE EASTERN RELIGION IS LEFT TO FALL TO ISLAM
The Papacy survives only because of the King of France,and they are now the King’s political puppets,to be used as he sees fit.
From 1309 to 1377, the pope resided not in Rome but in Avignon (see Avignon Papacy). The Avignon Papacy was notorious for greed and corruption
Petrarch described the papal court at Avignon as “boiling, seething, obscene, terrible…a fountain of dolour where Jesus Christ is mocked, where sesterce [money] is adored, where honesty is called foolishness and cunning called wisdom…all this you may see heaped up there” (Letter Var. VII). “raged like a moral pestilence…a school of falsity, and a temple of heresy”"…swept along in a flood of the most obscene pleasure, an incredible storm of debauch, the most horrible and unprecedented shipwreck of chastity.
It was at Avignon that a series of forged documents was produced, today called the False Isidorian Decretals. In that fraud, popes and their associates compiled a series of fictitious letters, back-dated them to earlier centuries and wove them around a series of “official laws” that made the Church the absolute master of all Europe, Asia Minor and Egypt.
“the boldest and most magnificent forgery that ever deceived the world”.Voltaire
The Pseudo-Isidorean (False) Decretals .The sheer quantity of material emanating from Pseudo-Isidore’sworkshop is impressive.The name Isidore Mercator the apparently fictitious author .The collection of papal letters and council texts alone fills more than 700 narrow-printed pages in the edition by Paul Hinschius (Decretales Pseudoisidorianae et Capitula Angilramni, Leipzig 1863). The workshop’s “achievement” is all the more impressive as the falsifications were by no means freely invented, but rather pieced together mosaic-wise from countless genuine texts.It included the “Donation of Constantine”.The forgers were very learnéd people. The Bible, Roman Law, Frankish and Visigothic legislation, council text, genuine papal letters, obscure local statutes, theological writings, historical works were the quarry for their works
The final proof (of falsehood)was provided by the Calvinist preacher David Blondel, who discovered that the alleged Popes from the first centuries quoted extensively from authors of a much later time. In 1628 he published his findings (Pseudoisidorus et Turrianus vapulantes). Some Catholic theologians first tried to defend the genuineness of at least some of the material, but since the nineteenth century no serious theologian or historian has denied the falsification
THE POPE IS NOW ONLY A TOOL OF POWER.THE RELIGION IRRELEVANT.IT IS USED TO JUSTIFY MASS MURDER , LAND THEFT AND IMPERIAL AUTHORITY(via the False documents they made!!). DIFFERENT POWER BLOCKS PUT FORWARD THIER POPE!
Various antipopes challenged papal authority, especially during the Western Schism (1378 – 1417). In this schism, the papacy had returned to Rome from Avignon, but an antipope was installed in Avignon, as if to extend the papacy there.Installed by the French King as a puppet,but worse was to come for the popes.
Unrest due to the Great Schism of Western Christianity (1378–1416) excited wars between princes, uprisings among the peasants, and widespread concern over corruption in the Church. A new nationalism also challenged the relatively internationalist medieval world.The breakdown of monastic institutions in late medieval Europe followed. In the Roman Catholic Church, the Council of Constance is the 16th ecumenical council. It was held from 1414 to 1418. The council resolved the Western Schism, in which three men simultaneously claimed to be pope. Furthermore, Jan Hus ,a Czech religious thinker, philosopher and reformer,was condemned and burned at the stake in 1415 during the council. The council ruled on issues of national sovereignty, the rights of pagans, and just war In his Liber de doctrina, Falkenberg argued that “the Emperor has the right to slay even peaceful infidels simply because they are pagans; the Poles too should be killed for allying themselves with the infidels(Pagans) and resisting Christian Knights. The Poles deserve death for defending infidels, and should be exterminated even more than the infidels; they should be deprived of their sovereignty and reduced to slavery”
The Imperia is a statue at the entrance of the harbour of Konstanz, Germany, commemorating the Council of Constance .The Imperia shows a woman(courtisan) holding two men on her hands. The two men represent Pope Martin V and Emperor Sigismund.Both are naked except for the symbols of their power.It is a harsh satire of the Catholic clergys’ morals, where Imperia seduces cardinals and princes at the Council of Constance and has power over them all
MEANWHILE WITH WESTERN “SAVIOUR GOD” DISCREDITED AND LOCKED BEHIND FORTRESS WALLS WRITING FRAUDULANT DOCUMENTS IN FRANCE ,
AND EASTERN “FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST” BESEIGED IN CONSTANTINOPLE
THE RENAISANCE KICKS OFF IN ITALY AS FREEDOM OF THOUGHT STARTS TO APPEAR AND THE DARK AGES END! THE RENAISANCE REJOICES IN “PAGAN” IDEOLOGY
The Renaissance (from French Renaissance, meaning “rebirth”; Italian: Rinascimento, from re- “again” and nascere “be born”) was a cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in Italy in the late Middle Ages and later spreading to the rest of Europe. A period of nostalgia for the classical age,its influence affected literature, philosophy, art, politics, science, religion, and other aspects of intellectual enquiry. Renaissance scholars employed the humanist method in study.Renaissance could be viewed as an attempt by intellectuals to study and improve the secular and worldly
The Eastern Church continued to decline with the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, Twice an Eastern Emperor tried to force the Eastern Church to reunify with the West .Reunification was attempted during two councils but they were rejected by the Eastern Orthodox people.In the West the religion is not popular and is the puppet of the King of the Franks(France). In the 15th century,1453, the Ottoman Turks, capture Constantinople.
The Fall of Constantinople 1453. The Turkish army of Mehmet II attacks Constantinople in 1453. Some soldiers are pointing canons to the city and others are pulling boats to the Golden Horn
By 1450 the empire was exhausted, consisting of a few square miles outside the city of Constantinople itself, the Princes’ Islands in the Sea of Marmara, and the Peloponnese with its cultural center at Mystras. The Empire of Trebizond, an independent successor state that formed in the aftermath of the Fourth Crusade, also survived on the coast of the Black Sea.
The Fall of Constantinople (Turkish: İstanbul’un Fethi; Greek: Άλωση της Κωνσταντινούπολης, Alōsē tēs Kōnstantinoupolēs) was the capture of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, which occurred after a siege by the Ottoman Empire, under the command of 21-year-old Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, against the defending army commanded by Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos. The siege lasted from Friday, 6 April 1453 until Tuesday, 29 May 1453 (according to the Julian calendar), when the city was conquered by the Ottomans.
Constantinople had been an imperial capital since its consecration in 330 under Roman Emperor Constantine the Great. In the following eleven centuries, the city had been besieged many times but was captured only once: during the Fourth Crusade in 1204
The capture of Constantinople (and two other Byzantine splinter territories soon thereafter) marked the end of the last remnant of the Roman Empire. It was also a massive blow to Christendom and it exposed the Christian west to a vigorous and aggressive foe in the east. Pope Nicholas V called for an immediate counter-attack in the form of a crusade. When no European monarch was willing to lead the crusade, the Pope himself decided to go, but his early death stopped this plan.
Many Greeks, such as John Argyropoulos and Constantine Lascaris, fled the city and found refuge in the Latin West, bringing with them knowledge and documents from the Greco-Roman tradition to Italy and other regions that further propelled the Renaissance
CONSTANTINOPLE FALLS TO ISLAM AND ROMAN(BYZANTINE) “FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST” FLEE BACK TO ROME’S “SAVIOUR GOD” WITH THE EASTERNISED RELIGION.BUT THE EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH STRUGGLES ON UNDER ISLAMIC RULE.
People in Europe became more aware of the art and philosophy of the ancient world during the Renaissance period around 1500 . Documents rescued after the fall of Constantinople in 1453 introduced people to ideas from before the Middle ages. And the Pagan gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece jostled with the patron saints of Christianity on public monument, and classical philosophy began to change the way people thought about ethics and morality.
MEANWHILE IN ROME THE “FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST” FACES EXTINCTION.
CONSTANTINOPLE IS LOST TO ISLAM THIER ONLY CHANCE AT POWER NOW LIES IN EUROPE.
THEY GO THROUGH ANOTHER RE-EDIT AND EAST/WEST BELIEF MERGER.
NOW WITH AN EASTERN JUDO/CHRISTIAN BIBLE AND A JEWISH JESUS CHRIST BUT A WESTERN EUROPEAN/CHRISTIAN PAPACY IN ROME AND RE-INVENTS ITSELF AS THE DIRECT APOSTLE LINE FROM ST PETER .
CONSTANTINE HAD CALLED PETER’S GOSPEL HERETICAL IN NICEAE .ARIANISM CONSTANTINE’S RELIGION IS CONSIDERED HERETICAL BY ROME.
THE CELTIC/PERSIAN HESUS KRISHNA AND HIS NEW TESTAMONIES RULED FROM CONSTANTINOPLE IS NOW A JEWISH JESUS CHRIST AND HIS BIBLE RULED FROM ROME.
MODERN CATHOLIC CHRISTIANITY IS BORN! WITH ROME AS SUPREME NOT CONSTANTINOPLE
The Catholic Church ,believes itself to be the continuation through apostolic succession of the Christian community founded by Jesus in his consecration of Saint Peter and holds that there is one eternal God, who exists as a mutual indwelling of three persons: the Father; the Son, Jesus; and the Holy Spirit.
This goes against the original Council of Niceae and the Nicene Creed.They had to re-write the Creed by adding “Filioque”"and the Son” sometime after c.381 AD
SO EVEN THE CATHOLICS MUST KNOW THAT CATHOLISISM IS BOLLOCKS!!!!!!!
AND EASTERN ORTHODOX STRUGGLES ON WITH CONSTANTINOPLE AS SUPREME
The Eastern Orthodox Church is considered by its adherents to be the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church established by Christ and his Apostles They use the Nicene Creed as endorsed at the First Council of Constantinople (381) BUT it is NOT what the original Council of Niceae endorsed in 331AD.
SO THE EASTERN ORTHODOX HAVE BEEN CAUGHT MAKING THIS UP AS WELL!!!!
BUT ALL OF IT IS JUST INVENTED CLAPTRAP VOTED INTO EXISTANCE BY TROUBLED FOOLS WITH DELUSIONS OF GRANDIOUR AND GREED IN THEIR HEARTS. LATER HI-JACKED BY EASTERN MESSIANIC JEWS AND CONVERTS WITH THE SAME ISSUES.
THIS NEW POPE NOW BREAKS WITH THE KING OF FRANCE AND ASSERTS HIS OWN AUTHORITY.BUT THERE ARE 3 POPES RUNNING AROUND NOW……..Maybe safety in numbers(joke)but basically a french western “saviour” pope Clement VII ,an eastern “christ” constantinople pope and Franciscan monk Alexander V and ,Rome’s new “christian” pope Urban VI each representing a major power faction ).
IT IS ONLY NOW THAT WE SEE THE FIRST MENTION OF CHRISTIANITY AS WE KNOW IT .THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD AND ROME THE HOLY CITY
Yet it wasn’t called “Christianity” until the 15th century (How The Great Pan D i e d, Professor Edmond S. Bordeaux[Vatican archivist],)and the wearing of the Mithraic cap, which popes in Rome imitated in various designs until well into the 15th century, ends.
The Eastern Papal headgear starts being used, looking more like the Egyption Pharoahs hat and jewish skullcaps.
The zucchetto Its appearance is almost identical to the Jewish Kippah.The pope’s zucchetto is white, that of the cardinals red, even when the cardinal is a member of an order. Cardinals who had been secular priests received the red zucchetto and also the red biretta in 1464 from Paul II; the cardinals taken from the regulars were granted both in 1591. If the newly-appointed cardinal is at Rome he receives the zucchetto from the Sotto-guardaroba as he leaves the throne room where he has received the mozetta, and biretta from the pope; otherwise the zucchetto is brought to him, along with the decree of appointment, by one of the pope’s Noble Guard.
The Papal Tiara, also known as the Triple Tiara, or in Latin as the ‘Triregnum’, and in Italian as the ‘Triregno’, is the three-tiered jewelled papal crown, supposedly of Byzantine and Persian origin, that is a prominent symbol of the papacy .(Probably stolen from Constatinople during the Latin occupation 1204-1261 Pope Clement V was the first Pope to be seen in it 1305AD)
THE IRON FIST IS BROUGHT DOWN HARD.CHRISTIANITY WILL SURVIVE EVEN IF IT MEANS SLAUGHTERING HALF THE EUROPEAN POPULATION
The Spanish Inquisition was an ecclesiastical tribunal established in 1478
Witch Hunts started in the 15th and early 16th centuries, becoming a big issue again and peaking in the 17th century.
Also subsequent crusade campaigns conducted through to the 16th century in territories within Europe usually against pagans, heretics, and peoples under the ban of excommunication for a mixture of religious, economic, and political reasons.
Pope Sixtus IV (1471 to 1484)drafted plans for the nunneries to become “brothels filled with the choicest prostitutes, lean with fasting, but full of lust” (A History of the Popes, op. cit.; also similar descriptions of the nunneries centuries earlier are in the Annals of Hildesheim, c.890).
1492 THE END OF THE WORLD, THE NEW WORLD AND ISLAM AND THEN THE JEWS ARE EXPELLED FROM SPAIN THE TORAH IS PRINTED!
Year 7,000, according to the Byzantine Date of Creation, and an expected year of Apocalypse. (fortunately the world survives and gets bigger!)
January 2 – Boabdil, the last Moorish King of Granada, surrenders his city to the army of Ferdinand and Isabella after a lengthy siege, ending the 10-year Granada War and the almost 800-year Reconquista. Christopher Columbus is in Alhambra .Thus Islam is expelled from Spain
January 23 – The Pentateuch is first printed. The Jewish Torah is printed at the same time the New Christianity is created.(COINCIDENCE??)
March 31 – Ferdinand and Isabella sign the Alhambra decree, expelling all Jews from Spain unless they convert to Roman Catholicism. The Torquemada’s are converts from Jews to Christian.Tomás de Torquemada (1420 – September 16, 1498)”The hammer of heretics, the light of Spain, the saviour of his country, the honour of his order”. He is known for his zealous campaign against the crypto-Jews and crypto-Muslims of Spain. During the Spainish Inquisition
The papal conclave of 1492 (August 6 – August 11, 1492)elected Rodrigo Borja as Pope Alexander VI. The first conclave to be held in the Sistine Chapel, the election is notorious for allegations of simony.
Sultan Bayezid II of the Ottoman Empire, learning about the expulsion of Jews from Spain, dispatches the Ottoman Navy to bring the Jews safely to Ottoman lands, mainly to the cities of Thessaloniki (currently in Greece) and Izmir (currently in Turkey).(Thus showing the geopolitical strength of the Jews in the Byzantine East)
December 5 – Christopher Columbus becomes the first known European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola.
December 31 – About 100,000 Jews are expelled from Sicily.
Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man is created.
IT DID NOT HELP THE POPES POPULARITY OR REVERENCE IN FACT THINGS GOT WORSE WITH THE RISE OF MASS PROTESTS
Pope Leo X said to the clergy: ‘When Jesus the Son of Man shall come to the seat of our Majesty, say first of all,’Friend, wherefore art Thou come hither? And if He gives you naught in silver or gold, cast Him forth into outer darkness.’” (A History of the Popes, Dr Joseph McCabe, ibid., vol. 2,chapter on “The Age of Power”)
Even blasé Italy was shocked, and the story of the pope’s financial transactions made Germans share in the anger of (Martin)Luther’s October 1517 revolt.
Since it was standard procedure for Romans to drag statues of a pope through the mud after the pope’s death, pope Adrian VI (1522–23), issued a bull declaring the practice illegal. After looting his wine cellar in response, the Roman populace laughed him out of existence. He died on 14 September 1523,
A bastard child of the great Florentine family, made the highest bid and he became Pope Clement VII (1523–34). Under his papacy, Rome fell again in 1527.
THIS CHRISTIANITY HAD TO BE RE-INVENTED AGAIN OR IT WAS A DEAD DUCK.
In 1514 AD in Rome “people were rejoicing that the papacy and the Church had come to an end”(O f the Five Plagues of the Church , op. cit.)
THUS PROTESTANTS ,A NEW TYPE OF “MANUFACTURED” RELIGIOUS FANATIC,(The “New Labour”or”Change we can believe in” of Christianity).
THEY RISE FROM THE “HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE”.THEY PROTEST THE PAPACY BUT NOT THE RELIGION.
THE RELIGION SURVIVES AS A TOOL OF POWER AND OPRESSION NOW USED BY THE POPES THE CLERGY AND THE MONARCHIES.
A MASS OF RE-WRITTEN BIBLES APPEAR
In 1504 the first Vulgate with variant readings was published in Paris. One of the texts of the Complutensian Polyglot was an edition of the Vulgate made from ancient manuscripts and corrected to agree with the Greek.
Erasmus published an edition corrected to agree better with the Greek and Hebrew in 1516. Other corrected editions were published by Xanthus Pagninus in 1518, Cardinal Cajetan, Augustinus Steuchius in 1529, Abbot Isidorus Clarius (Venice, 1542), and others. In 1528, Robertus Stephanus published the first of a series of critical editions, which formed the basis of the later Sistine and Clementine editions. The critical edition of John Hentenius of Louvain followed in 1547.
In 1550, Stephanus fled to Geneva where in 1555 he issued his final critical edition of the Vulgate, which was the first complete Bible with full chapter and verse divisions, and which became the standard Biblical reference text for late 16th century Reformed theology.
THE EDITING CONTINUES AND A COVER UP IS PUT IN PLACE
“Unfortunately, only few of the records [of theChurch] prior to the year 1198 have been released”. It was not by chance that, in that same year (1198), Pope Innocent III(1198–1216) pressed all records of earlier Church history by establishing the Secret Archives (Catholic Encyclopedia, Farleyed., vol. xv, p. 287).
In 1562, the Vatican established a special censoring office called Index Expurgatorius. Its purpose was to prohibit publication of “erroneous passages of the early Church Fathers”that carried statements opposing modern-day doctrine.When Vatican archivists came across “genuine copies of the Fathers, they corrected them according to the Expurgatory Index”(Index Expurgatorius Vaticanus, R. Gibbings, ed., Dublin, 1837;)
TO CONFORM WITH THE 15TH CENTURY ROMAN JUDO/CHRISTIAN FINALISED VERSION
Vatican records also reveal that Sixtus V spent 18 months of his life as pope personally writing a new Bible in 1587 and then introduced into Catholicism a “New Learning”(Catholic Encyclopedia, Farley ed.,vol. v, p. 442, vol. xv, p. 376). The evidence that the Church wrote its own history is found in Diderot’s E n c y c l o p é d i e, and it reveals the reason why Pope Clement XIII (1758–69) ordered all volumes to be destroyed immediately after publication in 1759
Undaunted, however, the Church accepted all these forgeries into its dogma and made it the basis of Christianity,but do not take my word for it.
Pope Boniface VIII “There was no Jesus Christ and the Eucharist is just flour and water. Mary was no more a virgin than my own mother, “(A History of the Popes,McCabe, ibid.)
Pope Alexander VI “Almighty God! How long will this superstitious sect of Christians,and this upstart invention, endure?”
Pope Leo X “How well we know what a profitable superstition this fable of Christ has been for us and our predecessors.”
INQUISITIONS AND WITCH HUNTS AND RELIGIOUS WARS AND ANTI-POPES, ALL THERE TO KEEP OUR MINDS OFF THE FACT ITS ALL BOLLOCKS AND VOICES OF PROTEST AND REASON BRUTALLY SILENCED AND THE CHRISTIANITY CON CONTINUES TO MAKE CASH FROM CHAOS.
A NEW POWER RISES TO CLAIM THE EMPIRIAL TITLE SPAIN
The land of the Iberian peninsula was commonly called Hispania since Roman times and during the Visigothic Kingdom. The process of the Reconquista produced the emergence of four Christian realms: Castile, the Crown of Aragon, Navarre and Portugal.
After a war of 10 years, the Granada War, in 1492, the Reyes Católicos drove out the last Moorish king of Granada. After their victory, the Catholic monarchs negotiated with Christopher Columbus, a Genoese sailor attempting to reach Cipangu by sailing west. Castile was already engaged in a race of exploration with Portugal to reach the Far East by sea
THIS TIME ITS THE WORLD THAT WILL BE CONQUERED
The Spanish Empire (Spanish: Imperio Español) comprised territories and colonies administered by the Spanish Crown in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.Spain’s territorial reach beyond Europe spanned five centuries, from the first voyages to the Americas in 1492 It originated during the Age of Exploration and was one of the first global empires. Under the Spanish Habsburgs, Spain reached the peak of its political and economic power when its empire became the foremost global power. In conjunction with the Portuguese Empire, the Spanish Empire’s establishment in the 15th century ushered in the modern global era and the rise of European dominance in global affairs.
During the 15th century, Castile and Portugal became territorial and commercial rivals in the Atlantic western zone. Portugal obtained several Papal bulls which acknowledged Portuguese control over the discovered territories, but Castile also obtained from the Pope the safeguard of its rights to the Canary Islands with the bulls Romani Pontifex dated 6 November 1436 and Dominatur Dominus dated 30 April 1437
In the Capitulations of Santa Fe, dated on April 17, 1492, Christopher Columbus obtained from the Catholic Monarchs his appointment as viceroy and governor in the lands already discovered and that of he might discover thenceforth; thereby, it was the first document to establish an administrative organization in the Indies. Columbus’ discoveries inaugurated the Spanish colonization of the Americas. Spain’s claim to these lands was solidified by the Inter caetera papal bull dated 4 May 1493, and Dudum siquidem on 26 September 1493, which vested the sovereignty of the territories discovered and to be discovered.
Since the Portuguese wanted to keep the line of demarcation of Alcaçovas running east and west along a latitude south of Cape Bojador, a compromise was worked out which was incorporated in the Treaty of Tordesillas dated on 7 June 1494, in which the globe was split into two hemispheres dividing Spanish and Portuguese claims.
Traditionally, historians mark the Battle of Rocroi (1643) as the end of Spanish dominance in Europe,but Spain still had a huge overseas empire, but France was now the dominant power in Europe and the United Provinces were in the Atlantic.
The Great Plague of Seville (1647–1652) killed up to 25% of Seville’s population. Sevilla, and indeed the economy of Andalucía, would never recover from so complete a devastation. Altogether Spain was thought to have lost 500,000 people, out of a population of slightly fewer than 10,000,000, or nearly 5% of its entire population. Historians reckon the total cost in human lives due to these plagues throughout Spain, throughout the entire 17th century, to be a minimum of nearly 1.25 million.
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A NEW WORLD IS DISCOVERED(the Vikings had found “America” centuries ago) AND LOOTED AND PUT TO THE SWORD, ITS CULTURE AND KNOWLEDGE BURNT BY ORDER OF THE POPE AND KILLED BY DISEASE
“I wish your Your Majesty to understand the motive that moves me to make this statement is the peace of my conscience and because of the guilt I share. For we have destroyed by our evil behaviour such a government as was enjoyed by these natives. They were so free of crime and greed, both men and women , that they could leave gold or silver worth a hundred thousand pesos in their open house.So that when they discovered that we were thieves and men who sought to force their wives and daughters to commit sin with them, they despised us. But now things have come to such a pass in offence of God, owing to the bad example we have set them in all things, that these natives from doing no evil have turned into people who can do no good.. I beg God to pardon me, for I am moved to say this, seeing that I am the last to die of the Conquistadors.” Mansio Serra Leguizamon
By the year 1600, Spanish Christians had looted and plundered across the new world bringing the benefits of Christianity to the indigenous people, 60,000,000 of whom were killed in the process.
Later Protestant and Catholic Christians would do the same thing to the native North Americans ,Australian Aborigines and Native Africans.
One of the first Christians to enter the Virginia territory, Arthur Barlowe, arrived in 1584. He described the Native Americans as, “…we were entertained with all love and kindness and with as much bounty, …as they could possibly devise. We found the people most gentle loving, and faithfull, void of all guile and treason … a more kind and loving people there cannot be found in the world, as farre as we have hitherto had triall.”
Unfortunately Christianity also destroyed them ,turning them from a people that did no evil into a people that do not good aka christians. Of course disease followed the christians,spreaders of disease and lies and ignorance, and wiped out the native populations as soon as they converted.
Smallpox brought with the pilgrims wiped out the natives living near the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635. Governor John Winthrop thanks god for removing the indians from lands the pilgrims wanted.
Cotton Mather, pastor of the Second Church of Boston, called King Philip’s War a BBQ. Mather, who later gained fame during the Salem Witch trials, thanked god for the smallpox which kill off the indians, then ordered his followers to kill the surviving men. The women and children were sold into slavery.
The English navigator Wallis discovered Tahiti in 1767, to be followed by the French explorer de Bougainville, and Captain James Cook. All three captains were overwhelmed by their reception at the hands of the people of Tahiti, and by the gifts showered upon them… When Cook left Tahiti… he wrote in his journal: “I directed my course to the West and we took our final leave of these happy islands and the good people on them.” Captain Bligh of the Bounty, writing just prior to the mutiny, was if possible more impressed…: “I left these happy islanders with much distress, for the utmost affection, regard and good fellowship was among us during our stay…”
NEEDLESS TO SAY THESE HAPPY ISLANDERS WHERE ALSO “CHRISTIANISED”
Two years later the first missionaries arrived in Tahiti and were as warmly treated by the Tahitians as had been earlier visitors. But after 7 years of missionary work (children were required to recite, “For what is Jehova angry with thee? Because I am evil and do evil.” in Tahitian) there were few willing converts to Christianity.
What happened next is documented in a letter to home by one of the brethren, J.M.Orsmond. All the missionaries were at that time salting pork and distilling spirits. Pomare (the local chief) was introduced to the bottle by the missionaries. Orsmond describes the compact by which Pomare, reduced to an alcoholic, would be backed in a war against the other island chiefs on the understanding that his victory would be followed by enforced conversion (This is the same deal that Papal Nuncio Eugenio Pacelli made with Hitler, trading the Vatican’s support for Hitler’s promise to declare Catholocism Nazi Germany’s state religion).
Since Pomare was supplied with firearms to be used against his opponents’ clubs, victory was certain. “The whole nation”, Orsmond wrote, “was converted in a day.”
There followed a reign of terror. Persistent unbelievers were put to death and a penal code was drawn up by the missionaries and enforced by the mission police. it was declared illegal to adorn oneself with flowers, to sing (other than hymns), to surf or to dance. A moral code of such strictness was then enforced
After their mass conversion it was hoped that the Tahitians might be induced to accept the benefits of civilization by putting them to [servile] work growing sugar cane… The enterprise failed, and Mr. Orsmond, believing that “a too bountiful nature diminishes men’s natural desire to work”, ordered all the breadfruit trees to be cut down so that the lack of a natural food supply would force the Tahitians to seek employment in the mission plantations.
Captain James Cook estimated that 200,000 people were living on Tahiti. After thirty years of missionary rule, only 6,000 remained.
Their power base firmly established in Tahiti, the missionaries moved swiftly to other islands. The methods employed were the same as before. A local chieftain would be baptized, crowned king, presented with a portrait of Queen Victoria, introduced to the bottle, and left to the work of conversion.
By 1850 the Christian conquest of the Pacific was complete.
Reverend Rufus Anderson viewed the die-off of 90% of the native Hawaiians in 1866 as God’s “amputation” of a diseased segment of the population.
Missionaries arrived at Rapa Nui (Easter Island) some time in the early 1870s. Their first step in “Christianizing” the Rapanuians was to burn the wooden tablets covered with “Rongorongo”, the only known written language of the Polynesians, erasing the written history of Rapa Nui. The missionaries so abused the Easter Islanders that Captain Jean Baptiste Onexime Doutrou-Bournier expelled the Christians from the island by force.
In 1767, Father Juniperro Serra arrived in Baja, California as the President of the Baja California Missions. His task was to extend the chain of Missions up along the California coast. While overtly religious, the missions were actually stockades built to withstand popular uprisings against the Missionaries (of which there are many) and spaced less than a day’s ride apart to provide protection to traveling clergy
In short, the missions were furnaces of death that sustained their Indian population levels for as long as they did only by driving more and more natives into their confines to compensate for the huge numbers who were being killed once they got there. [...] Thus for example, one survey of life and death in an early Arizona mission has turned up statistics showing that at one time an astonishing 93 percent of the children born within its walls died before the age of ten – and yet the mission’s total population did not drastically decline.
There were various ways in which the mission Indians died. [...] The personal living space for Indians in the missions averaged about seven feet by two feet per person for unmarried captives, who were locked at night into sex-segregated common rooms that contained a single open pit for a toilet. It was perhaps a bit more space than was allotted a captive African in the hold of a slave ship sailing the Middle Passage. [...] Of course, the mission Indians also worked like slaves in the padres’ agricultural fields, but they did so with far less than half the caloric intake, on average, commonly provided a black slave in Mississippi, Alabama, or Georgia. As one French visitor commented in the early nineteenth century, after inspecting life in the missions, the relationship between the priest and his flock “would … be different only in name if a slaveholder kept them for labor and rented them out at will …” But, we know now, he would have fed them better.
I claim they did it to the native Europeans first.Celtic ,Saxon and Slavic cultures and beliefs have been irradicated by genocidal “Christian” policies.
Protestants where particularly good at witch burning in Europe.
ITS AN ABOMINATION OF A RELIGION
A LAST EDIT AND
In 1587, Pope Sixtus V (1585–90) established an official Vatican publishing division and said in his own words, “Church history will be now be established … we shall seek to print our own account” ( E n c y c l o p é d i e, Diderot, 1759).
THIS IS PROBABLY THE VERSION OF THE BIBLE WE HAVE TODAY
OTHER CHRISTIAN WRITINGS APPEAR , OR TORTURE MANUALS
“Tractatus de Confessionibus Maleficorum et Sagarum” was published in 1591 by Peer Binsfeld. Mostly the product of the author’s imagination, the book purported to be a scholarly study of witches and how to prosecute them. Catholics and Protestants alike relied on the book as the authoritative source on witches for the next 100 years.
Heinrich von Schulthies, witch hunter, published, “Detailed Instrictions how to proceed in the Inquisition against the horrible vice of witchcraft” in 1634, essentially a manual on torture.
THE PROTESTANT VERSION ENGLISH BIBLES ARE ALSO PRINTED
The Geneva Bible is one of the earliest translations of the Bible into the English language, predating the King James translation by 51 years. It was the primary Bible of the 16th century protestant movement c.1560
The Authorized King James Version is an English translation of the Christian Bible begun in 1604 and first published in 1611 by the Church of England The new English version was conceived in response to the perceived problems of the earlier translations as detected by the Puritans,
AND THANKS TO MUSSOLINI WE HAVE THE VATICAN WE KNOW TODAY
Pope Pius IX (1846-1878), the last ruler of the Papal States, claimed that after Rome was annexed he was a “Prisoner in the Vatican”. This situation was resolved on 11 February 1929 between the Holy See and the Kingdom of Italy.The treaty was signed by Benito Mussolini (from religious facism to political facism )
Prior to becoming Pope, Pacelli was instrumental in bringing Hitler to power and after Ope, supported Franco in Spain.
Papal Nuncio Eugenio Pacelli, having helped bring about the fall of the Weimar Republic, formed the Catholic German Party. On March 23, 1933,the German Reichstag met, and the Catholic Party, led by its Catholic leaders, former chancellor Brüning and prelate Mgr. Kaas,personal friend of Pacelli, voted for Catholic Hitler. In his acceptance speech, Hitler described Christianity as, “essential elements for safeguarding the soul of the German people.” Hitler, knowing who helped him to power, then stated, “We hope to improve our friendly relations with the Holy See.” Just four months later, Hitler’s government signed a concordat with the Vatican, a treaty that gave preferential legal status to the Catholic church above other churches.
Adolph Hitler was also supported by the Protestant “German Christians Party”, who despised the Weimar Republic for its refusal to teach the Christian religion in the public schools, and the Lutherans, who hated the Jews.
Pacelli to the German Catholics:
“…it is all the more necessary that the Catholics, deprived of diplomatic representation, should find in the diplomatic pacts between the Holy See and the National Socialist Government guarantees which can assure them … the maintenance of their position in the life of the nation.”
THE VATICAN RAN THE NAZI ESCAPE “RATLINES”
Ratlines were systems of escape routes for Nazis and other fascists fleeing Europe at the end of World War II. These escape routes mainly led toward havens in South America, particularly Argentina,Paraguay, Brazil, and Chile.
One ratline, made famous by the Frederick Forsyth thriller The Odessa File, was run by the ODESSA (Organisation der ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen; “Organization of Former SS-Members”) network organized by Otto Skorzeny
The origins of the first ratlines are connected to various developments in Vatican-Argentine relations before and during World War II. As early as 1942, Monsignor Luigi Maglione contacted Ambassador Llobet, inquiring as to the “willingness of the government of the Argentine Republic to apply its immigration law generously, in order to encourage at the opportune moment European Catholic immigrants to seek the necessary land and capital in our country”
Spain, not Rome, was the “first center of ratline activity that facilitated the escape of Nazi fascists”, although the exodus itself was planned within the Vatican. Charles Lescat, a French Catholic member of Action Française and Pierre Daye, a Belgian with contacts in the Spanish government, were among the primary organizers. Lescat and Daye were the first able to flee Europe, with the help of French cardinal Eugene Tisserant and Argentine cardinal Antonio Caggiano .
By 1946, there were probably hundreds of war criminals in Spain, and thousands of former Nazis and fascists. According to US Secretary of State James F. Byrnes, Vatican cooperation in turning over asylum-seekers was “negligible”. According to Phayer, Pius XII “preferred to see fascist war criminals on board ships sailing to the New World rather than seeing them rotting in POW camps in zonal Germany”
IT CONTINUES TODAY
Wikipedia finds the Vatican is one of the worst offenders for posting incorrect information or down right lies on wikipedia.
According to the BBC, WikiScanner found that some editorial contributions to Wikipedia had originated from computers operated by the Diebold company, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Vatican.
The Vatican is Europes and the World’s crime capital .Criminal offences per capita were more than 20 times higher than in neighbouring Italy
397 civil offences – crime rate of 87.2%
608 criminal offences – crime rate of 133.6%
Population: Just over 500
Size: 0.44 sq km (108 acres)
In 2002 it was the purported “James brother of Jesus” ossuary that for a time was hailed by the world’s press as the “first evidence of Jesus”. It was subsequently exposed as a forgery
At a very young age (16?*) an Israeli guy named Oded Golan buys an ossuary from an Arab trader. He has no idea of its value but keeps it safe for thirty five years. Then, perchance, he arranges a viewing by a visiting biblical scholar – the Sorbonne’s Andre Lemaire – who almost immediately identifies the inscription as referring to Jesus of Nazareth and his brother James. OK, he’s a Catholic but he’s a scholar, right?
In December 2004, Golan was indicted as the mastermind behind an international antiquities forgery ring, operational for twenty years and with many “ancient finds” to its credit. Fakes able to fool biblical experts take a lot of skill but the religious antiquities market is especially lucrative. The worlds museums vie with wealthy private collectors for that elusive evidence of “God’s hand in history”.
THE NAZARETH HOAX
The Gospels tell us that Jesus’s home town was the ‘City of Nazareth’ (‘polis Natzoree’)
Nazareth is not mentioned in pre-Christian texts and appears in many different Greek forms in the New Testament. There is no consensus regarding the origin of the name
Carruth, Shawn; Robinson, James McConkey; Heil, Christoph (1996). Q 4:1-13,16: the temptations of Jesus : Nazara. Peeters Publishers. p. 415. ISBN 9068318802.
In his histories, Josephus has a lot to say about Galilee (an area of barely 900 square miles). During the first Jewish war, in the 60s AD, Josephus led a military campaign back and forth across the tiny province. Josephus mentions 45 cities and villages of Galilee – yet Nazareth not at all.
Josephus does, however, have something to say about Japha (Yafa, Japhia), a village just one mile to the southwest of Nazareth where he himself lived for a time (Life 52).
Nazareth is not mentioned even once in the entire Old Testament. The Book of Joshua (19.10,16) – in what it claims is the process of settlement by the tribe of Zebulon in the area – records twelve towns and six villages and yet omits any ‘Nazareth’ from its list.
The Talmud, although it names 63 Galilean towns, knows nothing of Nazareth, nor does early rabbinic literature
The Levantine coast from the so-called Peutinger map or “table” (Tabula Peutingeriana)The map is actually a medieval copy (12th or 13th century) of a 4th century Roman original (it shows Constantinople, founded in the year 328). The whole world known to the Romans is represented, from Spain in the west to India in the east.and NO NAZARETH!
In the 1st century AD – the area was a burial ground of rock-cut tombs.
In 2009 it was a “Jesus-era house”, located conveniently close to the Church of the Annunciation.
The finds that captured the international headlines in December, were uncovered months earlier and more prosaically reported as “two rock-cuttings in the bedrock and the remains of a large building dated to the Mamluk period(1250-1517).” While the IAA report dates the building to “the Roman period” (as late as the fourth century AD), in statements to the press Alexandre dates it to the time of Jesus
By the holiday, they had become “the first house from the time of Jesus”, and a hidden pit, interpreted as “Jewish preparations for the impending war with Rome”.
The fact that the archaeologist, Yardenna Alexandre – involved at “Mary’s Well” in 1998 – was sponsored by the Nazareth Municipality and the Israeli Tourist Board, clearly had no influence on her gushing “breaking news”. Nor was it pertinent that the site was within a new international Christian centre being funded by French Roman Catholics.
None of this would matter of course if, rather like at the nearby ‘pagan’ city of Sepphoris, we could stroll through the ruins of 1st century bath houses, villas, theatres etc. Yet no such ruins exist.
No, not Nazareth but Sepphoris (Diocaesarea), a 45 minute walk away – and which does not get a mention in the gospels!
NO NAZARETH BUT A MONEY MAKING THEME PARK
Old town Nazareth – an ecclesiastic theme-park JesusWorld
In the center of town, the huge Catholic Church of the Annunciation (largest church in the Middle East) built over numerous caves.
Up the hill, Church of St. Joseph built over other caves (‘carpenter’s house and workshop’).
Across the street, Sisters of Nazareth Hospice, built over ancient tombs, one with a huge rolling stone door!
Up the road, the Greek Catholic Church, next to an early synagogue
Today more than a million visitors (fifty per cent of tourists visiting Israel) call at Nazareth. Who would want to spoil the party? So perhaps keep it quiet
The evidence for a 1st century town of Nazareth does not exist – not literary, not archaeological, and not historical. It is an imaginary city for an imaginary god-man.
Personally during this research have found much claimed by the church which is incorrect and contrvenes the facts.But is claimed as “word of God”.Anything that comes from the Vatican cannot be relied apon.They have a long history of lying and making false documents,and corrupting or burning genuine ones.
THIS WAS THE CONTINUATION OF RELIGIOUS FASCISM ONE EMPEROR, ONE GOD ,ONE RELIGION.THIS INVENTED RELIGION WAS MADE A STATE RELIGION AND IT WAS CONVERT OR DIE!! A POLICY THAT WAS TO CONTINUE FOR 100′S OF YEARS WITH WITCH BURNINGS, CRUSADES, THE INQUISITION,ETHNIC CLEANSING, EXCOMMUNICATIONS ETC… IT SENT EUROPE INTO A DARK AGE WITH THE DESTRUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE BROUGHT MASS MURDER AND MISERY.THEY MAKE THIS RELIGION UP AS THEY GO ALONG,JUST TO KEEP POWER AND GET MONEY,AND THEY KNOW IT! I COULD NOT THINK OF A BETTER DEFINITION OF EVIL!
THAT´S WHY THEY BURN SO MUCH INCENSE,TO COVER THE SMELL OF THEIR DOGMA!!
PLEASE IF YOU WANT TO BELIEVE IN A GOD , BECOME A BUDDIST!! THE GOODNESS IN YOU, IS YOU !! NOT SOME OLD MAN IN THE SKY WHO SAYS ITS OK TO KILL AND STEAL FROM UNBELIEVERS!
(Personally I think the world would be a lot better if it was the “Christians” that where slaughtered instead of the Cathars and the Native European Pagans.)
BASICALLY A MONOTHEIST IS JUST AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN ONE MORE GOD.!(but an atheist has no-one to blame but himself for his atrocities and therefore is morally superior!!)
“Among the most detestable villains in history, you could not find one worse than Moses. Here is an order, attributed to ‘God’ to butcher the boys, to massacre the mothers and to debauch and rape the daughters. I would not dare so dishonor my Creator’s name by (attaching) it to this filthy book (the Bible).” “It is the duty of every true Deist to vindicate the moral justice of God against the evils of the Bible.” “Accustom a people to believe that priests and clergy can forgive sins…and you will have sins in abundance.”
Thomas Paine, author of “Common Sense”
“I have examined all the known superstitions of the word, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology. Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned. What has been the effect of this coercion? To make one half the world fools and the other half hypocrites; to support roguery and error all over the earth.”
“Christianity…(has become) the most perverted system that ever shone on man. …Rogueries, absurdities and untruths were perpetrated upon the teachings of Jesus by a large band of dupes and importers led by Paul, the first great corrupter of the teaching of Jesus.”
“The clergy converted the simple teachings of Jesus into an engine for enslaving mankind and adulterated by artificial constructions into a contrivance to filch wealth and power to themselves…these clergy, in fact, constitute the real Anti-Christ.”
“Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise.” “During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What have been its fruits? More or less in all places, pride and indolence in the Clergy, ignorance and servility in the laity, in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.” “What influence in fact have Christian ecclesiastical establishments had on civil society? In many instances they have been upholding the thrones of political tyranny. In no instance have they been seen as the guardians of the liberties of the people. Rulers who wished to subvert the public liberty have found in the clergy convenient auxiliaries. A just government, instituted to secure and perpetuate liberty, does not need the clergy.”
Pius XI helped to bring Mussolini’s Fascist Party to power in Italy and in 1926 solemnly declared: “Mussolini is a man sent by Divine Providence.”In 1935 Fascist Italy attacked and invaded Abyssinia. Since the population of Italy lacked enthusiasm for this agression, the pope hastened to declare a new crusade. For example the Archbishop of Tarent, holding a Holy Mass on a submarine, declared: “The war against Abyssinia should be viewed as a Holy War, as a crusade,” which also opened “Ethiopia, the land of infidels and schismatics, to the Catholic Faith.”
Secular schools can never be tolerated because such schools have no religious instruction, and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith … we need believing people.
~ Adolf Hitler
Papal Nuncio Eugenio Pacelli, having helped bring about the fall of the Weimar Republic, formed the Catholic German Party. On March 23, 1933, the German Reichstag met, and the Catholic Party, led by its Catholic leaders, former chancellor Brüning and prelate Mgr. Kaas, personal friend of Pacelli, voted for Catholic Hitler. In his acceptance speech, Hitler described Christianity as, “essential elements for safeguarding the soul of the German people.” Hitler, knowing who helped him to power, then stated, “We hope to improve our friendly relations with the Holy See.” Just four months later, Hitler’s government signed a concordat with the Vatican, a treaty that gave preferential legal status to the Catholic church above other churches.
Adolph Hitler was also supported by the Protestant “German Christians Party”, who despised the Weimar Republic for its refusal to teach the Christian religion in the public schools, and the Lutherans, who hated the Jews.
Pacelli to the German Catholics:
“…it is all the more necessary that the Catholics, deprived of diplomatic representation, should find in the diplomatic pacts between the Holy See and the National Socialist Government guarantees which can assure them … the maintenance of their position in the life of the nation.”
“The Party stands for positive Christianity.” — Article 24 of the Nazi Party Platform
The Spanish people, stricken with poverty and kept illiterate by the ruling class, had swept away the monarchy, proclaimed a republic and elected a left-wing government in 1931. Separation of State and Church was made a reality, religious freedom was granted and civil marriage adopted. Some of the Church property, roughly one third of the nation’s wealth, was nationalized. To fight the “Antichrists,” a violent, relentless Catholic opposition was promptly started on a large scale throughout Spain.
By 1934 Catholic organizations already planned a coup d’état, having been in touch with the Fascist Government of Italy. On July 17, 1934 the Spanish Army rose in many Spanish towns. The Spanish Civil War had begun. As soon as the revolt broke out, General Franco made haste to let the pope know that his coup had succeeded. Franco flew the flag of Pope Pius XI over his headquarters. Pope Pius XI hoisted Franco’s flag over the Vatican.
This was the beginning of a world-wide Catholic offensive against Republican Spain. Bishops in Mussolini’s Italy, Hitler’s Germany and other countries published pastoral letters urging Catholics to help. The pope issued a warning that the Spanish Civil War was a foretaste of what “is being prepared for Europe and the World unless the nations take appropriate measures against it.”
Before the war ended, Pius XI died.
Pius XII became Pope in 1939. Pius XII’s real name was Pacelli. He was the Papal Nuncio who had helped bring Hitler to power. A staunch anti Democrat, Pius XII continued the policies of his predecessor. When Franco finally established his dictatorship in Spain, Church property and all medieval privileges of the Church were restored. No other religion was allowed. Protestants and non-Catholics were sent to concentration camps for refusing to attend Catholic services. Freethinkers, democrats, Socialists and Communists were deprived of civil rights, imprisoned, or shot.
When the Spanish republic was finally defeated by Catholic troops under Franco, would-be dictator of Spain, the pope sent a special message to the victors:
“With great joy we address you, dearest sons of Catholic Spain, to express our paternal congratulations for the gift of peace and victory with which God has chosen to crown the Christian heroism of your faith … We give you, our dear sons of Catholic Spain, our apostolic benediction.”
Spain supported both Hitler and Mussolini during the World War 2. Under Pius XII, the bishops of Germany stayed loyal to the Nazis until the very end of the war.
IF THE MONOTHEIST CAN EXPLAIN WHY HE DOES NOT BELIEVE IN THE OTHER GODS, HE HAS ALSO JUST EXPLAINED WHY I DO NOT BELIEVE IN HIS ONE