Christianity’s Criminal History, 104

 Editors’ note: To contextualise these translations of Karlheinz Deschner’s encyclopaedic history of the Church in 10-volumes, Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums, read the abridged translation of Volume I.   The great Christian ideal: The inversion of Greco-Roman values Already at the end of the 4th century and only in the desert regions of Egypt, there were apparently…

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Darkening Age, 13

In chapter eight of The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World, Catherine Nixey wrote:   As the laws became increasingly shrill, the extent of the destruction increased, as too did the openness with which it was done. At some point, probably just before the attack on the temple of Serapis, a bishop…

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Darkening Age, 2

  INTRODUCTION Athens, AD 532 ‘That all superstition of pagans and heathens should be annihilated is what God wants, God commands, God proclaims.’ — St Augustine This was no time for a philosopher to be philosophical. ‘The tyrant’, as the philosophers put it, was in charge and had many alarming habits. In Damascius’s own time,…

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