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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:23 PM
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When religion wins.
http://articles.exchristian.net/2002/10/how-many-people...

# As soon as Christianity became legal in the Roman Empire by imperial edict (315), more and more pagan temples were destroyed by Christian mob. Pagan priests were killed.

# Between 315 and 6th century thousands of pagan believers were slain.

# Examples of destroyed Temples: the Sanctuary of Aesculap in Aegaea, the Temple of Aphrodite in Golgatha, Aphaka in Lebanon, the Heliopolis.

# Christian priests such as Mark of Arethusa or Cyrill of Heliopolis were famous as "temple destroyer."

# Pagan services became punishable by death in 356.

# Christian Emperor Theodosius (408-450) even had children executed, because they had been playing with remains of pagan statues.
According to Christian chroniclers he "followed meticulously all Christian teachings..."

# In 6th century pagans were declared void of all rights.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:37 PM
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1. Don't fotget the brutal murder of Hypatia.
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 05:37 PM by Odin2005
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:40 PM
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2. Read the Wiki, didn't know, this is not about bashing Christianity, it is about not
letting it render you superior to others, it is about not demonizing people who are different. It is about living and letting live, the alternative is what happened back yonder.
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