Trajan was extremely tolerant of the Christians without being one himself. In fact, he was one of the very few pagans who was actually placed in Paradise by Dante in his La Comedia.
posted on 04/07/2010 9:10:32 PM PDT
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Trajan was extremely tolerant of the Christians without being one himself.
I was being semi-facetious with my post. However, I agree with you. To complete the story, the Roman Empire only had a formal "Christian Persecution Policy" from about 250AD until 310AD, a period of civil war. That, however, did not stop Domitian, Nero and Caligula from terrorizing Christians.
Having said that, though, there are numerous instances of Christians being persecuted by Roman citizens, especially in the 2nd century AD.
posted on 04/07/2010 9:15:31 PM PDT
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