Christianity was a disaster for Europe.
That is a highly simplistic statement. Modern custom and culture is dictated to a far greater extent from the Judeo-Christian tradition than the Roman model, which is not to belittle the influence of Rome (although Rome itself was primarily responsible for the spread of Christianity both directly and indirectly), but to highlight the importance of the other traditions.
posted on 05/31/2003 12:17:16 AM PDT
I enjoyed the subtext of Ben Hur- that God worked through the Roman Empire and through the actions of good men. Rome also allowed Jesus to fulfill his destiny by his matrydom.
posted on 05/31/2003 12:30:39 AM PDT
(Maecilius Fuscus, Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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