Talking about Christianity: A History – Series 1 – Rome – Channel 4


 

How Christianity Was ‘Made Up’ (By all Church’s) or Who ‘made up’ Christianity? (Catholic – Religion) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodosius_I
 
 

Michael Portillo investigates the legacy of the Roman Emperor Constantine – the man who transformed Christianity from a clandestine handful of followers of Jesus Christ into one of the world’s great religions with a global reach of over two billion worshipers.

In 312AD Constantine is believed to have had some sort of religious epiphany or vision that converted him from Paganism – the traditional faith of Roman Emperors – to the new faith of Christianity. This transformed a persecuted cult into a religion of power and privilege within the Empire – with Constantine as head of both state and church.

Michael Portillo, a lapsed Catholic himself, uses his politician’s mind to unravel the process by which Constantine and the church came together and questions how ruthless imperialism came to be reconciled with Christ’s pacifist, altruistic values.

Portillo’s conclusion is that once enthroned in a position of power, the church never looked back – and this has been a disaster for Christianity because ‘power is for politicians and not for churchmen’.

Primitive Britain, (Church Schools and Faith Schools – Compulsory Worship Law 1944)  or at least – ‘more primitive’ – now! President (USA) Barack Obama ‘The Audacity Of Hope’. "I am suspicious of using government to impose anybody’s religious beliefs – including my own – on nonbelievers – I believe in evolution; so on…" Constantly (honours and cash for honours)  – ‘corrupt, antiquated’, and the appalling-ness of the ‘spiritual’ peerages – reform (neglected) for ‘House of Lords’ UK http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7849990.stm

More Primitive. Catholic Church has a ‘stranglehold’ on Atheist Bus advertising in Italy. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/4287979/Catholic-Church-blocks-plans-for-atheist-bus-adverts.html

Advanced. Inaugural Speech of America’s (USA) 44th President, Barack Obama 12mins 30sec "We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and Non-believers". http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7840926.stm

Only ‘two types’ of financial investors (at present) – "Crybabies and Thumb-sucker’s"! (they are raking it in from the government – taxpayers money, the countries money, and our all our savings – ‘nothing’ is now safe from them) CNBC.

About luckyme0

My First family, second marriage, bringing up my 18-year-old twins, boy, and girl. I am a third generation Humanist, who has some old handwritten information and notes; collected over many years. Someone may find the articles interesting, or helpful. They could bring back a little ‘reality’, after being ‘shocked’ and ‘brainwashed’, by some malicious group, or institution (REBT Therapy). People should know better, than to do this, to our very young, and the ‘obviously’ vulnerable! Go to easily accessible, non-superstitious knowledge that is not charlatanism! https://charleslizzy.com/2011/08/06/independent-schools-inspectorate-isi-marketing-spirituality-buzzword-or-maybe-even-for-you-to-shiver-at-the-something/ The blog has given me an incentive to order my thoughts, learn, and read up again, after a few non-thinking years of (very silly) imagination and passion. Why not, get your own key to a ‘door’, customise it to suit you, and it can be, all of your very own! Don’t believe, or be led by someone else’s; inherited, stupid, and a very likely (past, and not of today’s) ‘totally preposterous reality’s’. Only some interest in the ‘really big questions’, keeps life above the level of a farce, and very little else! KEEP THINKING! Some of the posts may need some correcting. Interests: REBT Counselling, Atheism, Secularism, Humanism, Psychology, Reading, Popular Science, School Ethos, Philosophy, History, Family, Parenting, Psychology, Horse Riding, Sailing, Rescue Boat Driver, Skiing (Teppichswinger), TV Documentaries, Motorbike Cross Country Riding, Volunteer Sports Stewarding, Writing, Primitive Man, Pre-history, Social Anthropology, British Humanist Association, BHA, Meaning of Life, The Big Questions, Where am I, What am I, Why am I, Hippie Love, Knowledge, Education, Globalisation. Favorite quote: “The world belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.” Carl Sagan, ‘The Demon Haunted World’, ‘Contact’, and other famous books DVD ‘Cosmos’. The warning of another and horrendous, “Age of Superstition”. “Isn’t there something deeply absurd in the presumption that children ought to inherit beliefs from their parents. It can be deeply damaging, even lethally divisive. A ‘them’, with an ‘against us’, mentality” – Professor Richard Dawkins. “The will to believe is stronger than mere reason in the vast majority of people” – Dr J.Brown, Army Psychologist of the 1960′s. Humans will believe in almost anything, in fact, they seek it! Why? “98% of us, trained to be just good consumers, let’s train our children to be the 2% who have their very own creativity and discernment”; quote by a famous surreal artist. “The lack of reason brings forth monsters”. “Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religion, nationalism, racism, and other destructive memeplexes. Let us connect everybody they hate it in restrictive regimes”; from the ‘meme learning group’, Richard Brodie’s book, ‘Virus Of The Mind’ (Richard Brodie a designer for ‘Microsoft Word’). Following on, J.Bronowski, and ‘The Ascent Of Man’ TV series, and a book http://www.bbcshop.com/science+nature/the-ascent-of-man/invt/9781849901154/ with the last DVD in this series, ‘The Long Childhood’ being especially revealing. ‘Prehistory’ and the ‘Making of the Human Mind’ by Colin Renfrew, with P.Wilson’s, ‘The Domestication of the Human Species’, and Nigel Spivey’s, TV series and book, ‘How Art Made The World’, offers some further explanations. Latest reading: Jared Diamond http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Diamond
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