Black People : Reality Check...A Timeline of Gods Making

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    Three centuries of persecution of the pagans

    "Of all the tyrannies that afflict mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst. Every other species of tyranny is limited to the world we live in, but this attempts a stride beyond the grave and seeks to pursue us into eternity."
    - Thomas Paine

    314 Immediately after its full legalisation, the Christian Church attacks non-Christians. The Council of Ancyra denounces the worship of goddess Artemis.

    324 The emperor Constantine declares Christianity as the only official religion of the Roman Empire. In Didyma, Minor Asia, he sacks the Oracle of the god Apollo and tortures the pagan priests to death. He also evicts all non-Christian peoples from Mount Athos and destroys all the local Hellenic temples.
    325 Nicene Council. The godman gets a promotion: 'Christ is Divine'.

    326 Constantine, following the instructions of his mother Helen, destroys the temple of the god Asclepius in Aigeai, Cilicia and many temples of the goddess Aphrodite in Jerusalem, Aphaca, Mambre, Phoenicia, Baalbek, etc.

    330 Constantine steals the treasures and statues of the pagan temples of Greece to decorate Constantinople, the new capital of his Empire.

    335 Constantine sacks many pagan temples in Asia Minor and Palestine and orders the execution by crucifixion of “all magicians and soothsayers.” Martyrdom of the neoplatonist philosopher Sopatrus.

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    – Church coercion over weak, superstitious emperors and elevation of the church hierarchy:

    "Nothing can be found in this world more exalted than priests or more sublime than bishops." – Ambrose

    – Invention of 'saints'.
    – Christ as a warrior:

    "Christ ... stands at the head of the legions."– Ambrose

    – Propagator of the dogma of the 'Trinity' (anti-Arian nonsense).
    – Hierarchical, disciplined and monastic regimentation of the clergy.
    – Subordination of women.
    – Anti-sex:

    "What is virginal chastity but an integrity free of stain from outside?" – Ambrose

    – Anti-semitism.

    341 Constantius II (Flavius Julius Constantius) persecutes “all the soothsayers and the Hellenists.” Many gentile Hellenes are either imprisoned or executed.

    346 New large scale persecutions against non-Christian peoples in Constantinople. Banishment of the famous orator Libanius accused as a “magician”.

    353 An edict of Constantius orders the death penalty for all kind of worship through sacrifice and “idols”.

    354 A new edict orders the closing of all the pagan temples. Some of them are profaned and turned into brothels or gambling rooms.
    Execution of pagan priests begins.
    A new edict of Constantius orders the destruction of the pagan temples and the execution of all “idolaters”.
    First burning of libraries in various cities of the empire.
    The first lime factories are organised next to the closed pagan temples. A major part of the holy architecture of the pagans is turned into lime.

    357 Constantius outlaws all methods of divination (astrology not excluded).

    359 In Skythopolis, Syria, the Christians organise the first death camps for the torture and executions of the arrested non-Christians from all around the empire.

    361 to 363 Religious tolerance and restoration of the pagan cults is declared in Constantinople (11th December 361) by the pagan emperor Julian (Flavius Claudius Julianus).​

    363 Assassination of Julian (26th June).

    364 Emperor Jovian orders the burning of the Library of Antioch.
    An Imperial edict (11th September) orders the death penalty for all those that worship their ancestral gods or practice divination (“sileat omnibus perpetuo divinandi curiositas”).
    Three different edicts (4th February, 9th September, 23rd December) order the confiscation of all properties of the pagan temples and the death penalty for participation in pagan rituals, even private ones.
    The Church Council of Laodicea (Phrygia – western Asia Minor) orders that religious observances are to be conducted on Sunday and not on Saturday. Sunday becomes the new Sabbath. The practice of staying at home and resting on Saturday declared sinful and anathema to Christ.

    365 An imperial edict from Emperor Valens, a zealous Arian Christian (17th November), forbids pagan officers of the army to command Christian soldiers.

    370 Valens orders a tremendous persecution of non-Christian peoples in all the Eastern Empire. In Antioch, among many other non-Chris