Above, Siemiradzki’s painting showing Dirce, at the behest of Emperor Nero, being put to death by being tied to the horns of a bull and smashed against rocks.
This comment by S. Ranch about some words of Edward Gibbon moves me to say the following: Deschner’s story about Mar Jacob is taken from Acts of the Persian Martyrs (remember that in my abridgment of his Christianity’s Criminal History I omit the hundreds of bibliographical references used by Deschner).
I cannot talk about Gibbon since I did not finish reading his book. But the Christian propaganda about the martyrs was such (the Holocaustianity of the Ancient World!) that even anti-Christians continue to believe many of these stories. Years ago I read in a secular source that the author gave credibility to a story in which the ‘pagan’ executioners torture a Christian woman all night long until they fall exhausted: something implausible.
Many liberal, secular authors and even atheists have not realised how Spielberg et al have deceived us with their films and documentaries about the Jewish holocaust. The 6 million figure, for example, is a complete fabrication: something that Judeo-Christians have been doing to us with their psyops of martyrs since Antiquity.
Unless the historical source comes from non-Christian Romans, we should not give credibility to the accounts of martyrdoms. Otherwise the Judeo-Christians will continue deceiving us even after a millennium and a half of having written their martyrs‘ acts. That’s why I liked my words to Arch Stanton: that if he could use a non-biblical source he could continue discussing with us about such a ‚Jesus‘. Obviously he can’t: his main source, as well as that of those atheists who still believe they can find some real history in the hagiographies of saints, is the Judeo-Christian source.
It is striking that folks on the Alt-Right, as stagnant as they are in # 5 or in previous numbers of this list—that is, before they wake up from the Matrix—continue to take, as sources, ancient texts that should be as suspicious as a film of Spielberg today.