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Response to acg (Original post)

Wed May 19, 2021, 09:33 AM

1. the history of christianity has been, since approximately 350 CE,

a history of repression and authoritarianism in service to the state.

There are exceptions, but they are rare.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #1)

Wed May 19, 2021, 10:30 AM

3. My personal belief...

is that Constantine and his court looked around at their collapsing empire and made a desperate but ultimately wise political decision. They decided to usurp what looked to be a very effective and popular cult, (The adherents were loyal to the death for crying out loud!) permitting them to extend their empire under new clothing and continue their conquering of the world. It has worked for centuries.

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Response to acg (Original post)

Wed May 19, 2021, 10:09 AM

2. The Bible is the biggest Magic 8 Ball in history

vague messages interpreted however people want to.

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