Is Christianity a Jewish Conspiracy?

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    So the Romans conquered just about everyone. For most of the indigenous peoples, that survived the ensuing slaughter, they were either sent to hard labor as slaves, became soldiers in a Roman Auxiliary legion or lived in the wilderness in abject poverty.

    However, once the Romans had established their rule, they tended to assimilate the local culture. One key to this was that Romans were allowed to have multiple religions. They would maintain their Roman religion, while adopting the religions of the locals. This made for good relations.

    For the Jews things were a bit different. They were on average, more educated (especially in Greek culture), and generally more civilized than most. So the Romans tended to make them household slaves. This was actually an extremely privileged position. They were de facto members of the Roman's extended families. They cared for and taught the Roman children. They cooked for the Romans. They were trusted accountants and advisors. They procured all for the Roman households, and thereby controlled all local commerce.

    So for all the other conquered peoples, Romanization meant not only rule by Romans, but along with that, a slew of priviliged Jewish household slaves moving into their country.

    Then suddenly, the Romans adopted a form of Judiasm called Christianity. A religion that holds a Jewish man as God. Not only that, but all religious tolerance by the Romans stopped. Anyone that was not a Christian was at least cast out from all business dealings. In the most extreme cases entire non-Christian communities were put to the sword.

    Those who stayed true to their indigeonus religions were branded as witches and executed.

    How did it look to all of our non-Roman and non-Jewish ancestors? A mystical brainwashing of the Romans by the Jews perhaps?
     
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    JScott I check facts.

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    Constantine demanded Christianity as the main religion. He was also responsible for the creation of the bible through the meetings in Nicea. Additionally, he demanded religious freedom through out the Roman empires although Christians received a more favored status.
     
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    Funny, but at the time of the Spanish inquistion, religious freedom and tolerance were also the policy of the King of Spain.

    Perhaps Constantine was brainwashed by his Jewish slaves.
     
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    That makes my head hurt.

    You might want to look into what happened in Jerusalem in 70AD for starters.

    Then spend about 5 minutes looking at Christianity between 70AD and 400AD, it's a really cool and interesting period.

    In a nutshell, as Rome as collapsing they didn't want to also content with religious bullshit at home so the two "Great" Emperors Theodosius and Constantine made up Roman Christianity as the approved state religion.
     
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    Constantine did not make The Bible. The books in The O.T. were around for hundreds of years before anyone ever heard of Rome. The N.T. was written by no later than early second century ( and most likely by 95 A.D. ). This was two-hundred years before Constantine.

    Nicea was held to decide a debate between THE Arians , who believed Jesus to be a lesser creature than The Father, much like Jehovah's Witnesses today and those who believed Him to be divine and equal to The Father.
     
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    Over 300 years is not exactly sudden.
     
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    Constantine remained a lifelong pagan, but was baptized just before his death.
     
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    Is Christianity a Jewish Conspiracy?

    Does he have a birth certificate?
     
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    JScott I check facts.

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    Yip.
     
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    JScott I check facts.

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    That is correct but-

    The Role of Constantine
    Main article: Constantine I and Christianity

    While Constantine wanted a unified church after the council for political reasons, he did not force the Homoousian view of Christ's nature on the council, nor commission a Bible at the council that omitted books he did not approve of, although he did later commission Bibles. In fact, Constantine had little theological understanding of the issues at stake, and did not particularly care which view of Christ's nature prevailed so long as it resulted in a unified church.[50] This can be seen in his initial acceptance of the Homoousian view of Christ's nature, only to abandon the belief several years later for political reasons, under the influence of Eusebius of Nicomedia and others.[50]
     

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