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To: TheAngryClam
"Christianity was a disaster for Europe."

I would really like to know your basis for saying that. Could you be a bit more specific?

24 posted on 05/30/2003 11:54:58 PM PDT by nightdriver
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To: nightdriver
Many pagan rituals were acts of patriotism in Rome- like our Pledge of Allegience, and refering to the signers as The Founding Fathers.

As Christianity was adopted by many Romans , and later made the state religeon AD300? its followers became increasingly unpatriotic and docile. Not only was the "Eternal Flame" of Rome allowed to be extiguished (legend says it burned continuosly for centuries) but the very infrastructure of civilization was allowed to deteriorate.

Of course there were numerous factors that led to Romes fall including: Immigration, a lazy middle class, a foreign army, high taxes, massive public asistance, and the tyranny of corrupt military leaders.
28 posted on 05/31/2003 12:26:03 AM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus, Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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