8438Re: Re money and power
- Jan 1, 2003
> I don't think romans cared much.Its the that jews didn't wantI can assure you they did care. The romans allowed free worship of
> competition of a new company.
> Monopoly is a best way to sell a product.
any religion they deemed legal. If a religion was not legal, then one
could not worship it or face execution. They had state religions and
originally, judaism was not a state religion. Infact for centuries,
rome invaded and crushed Jerusalem. Infact, Jerusalem was destroyed
and rebuilt by the romans 2 times, the second time the cementing time
and shortly thereafter, an arrangement was made between the empire
and the Jews that made the jewish belief a state religion. All their
state religions were ancient in their times. Infact, they only viewed
a belief as a religion if it was ancient. When christianity came
along, it was the bastard-offspring of judaism. However, it was a new
beleif with a new god and a new way of doing things. In our context,
that would represent bolth a new religion and a new cult (the 2 are
completely indistinguishable in my eyes and perhaps your eyes as
well), however, to the romans, it was simply a stupid belief that
needed to be silenced. They deemed it foolish and declared that it
was not a religion. However, for at least a century, rome left the
christians completely alone, but as they grew in numbers, they began
demanding changes. That was a very big no no. They demanded to be
recognised as a state religion, infact they wanted to be the only
state religion, something that agitated the emperor to declare all
cristians hunted and killed.
I can take this story on for quite some time but I will cut myself
off right here. Roman history is something I take deep interest in.
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