Roman Empire adopted New Judaism/Christianity because it was already popular?
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10-03-2013, 09:20 PM
RE: Roman Empire adopted New Judaism/Christianity because it was already popular?
(08-03-2013 09:05 PM)mrbuddy4413 Wrote:  The Protestant Reformation corrected many of those problems. Evangelical churches today are more like the original intent than the Catholic church ever was IMO.



The "original intent" had nothing to do with Christianity. It was all about messianic, militaristic Judaism.

Christianity was created to dampen it down. Look up the Nazarenes.

Oops...I forgot....you're here to preach, not to learn. Just fuck off instead.
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11-03-2013, 10:24 AM
RE: Roman Empire adopted New Judaism/Christianity because it was already popular?
Constantine saw that Christians obeyed the government, paid taxes, and lived peacefully. And when the Romans tossed members of their family with plague onto the streets, the Christians brought them to their homes and served and cleansed and fed them... the general populace had respect for the Christians. Making the empire Christian was in an effort to solidify Constantine's power base IMHO.
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12-03-2013, 08:42 AM
RE: Roman Empire adopted New Judaism/Christianity because it was already popular?
(11-03-2013 10:24 AM)PleaseJesus Wrote:  Constantine saw that Christians obeyed the government, paid taxes, and lived peacefully. And when the Romans tossed members of their family with plague onto the streets, the Christians brought them to their homes and served and cleansed and fed them... the general populace had respect for the Christians. Making the empire Christian was in an effort to solidify Constantine's power base IMHO.

As far as I understand the attitude of the average roman citizen towards Christians was not
really positive. Note that Christians were blamed for crisis, famines and
epidemics. They were persecuted until the Edict of Milan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persecution...man_Empire

The Christians were regarded as a strange cult rather than admired and because of their
disobedience towards paying sacrifices to the roman emperors even despised as
traitors to the roman state rather than obedient citizens.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/rom...e_01.shtml


The attitude of mainstream pagan romans towards Christians it seems was quite similar to the
attitude of medieval or modern mainstream Christians towards Jews or other
minority cults.

IMHO: You should back your HO up with some historical facts, otherwise you risk posting
wishful thinking instead of attestable information.

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