"Christians" is the modern sense, most definately did NOT get thrown to lions in Rome!
THEY DID NOT EXIST IN ANCIENT ROME!
Monotheistic sun worship was popular in Rome and these monotheistic eastern sun worshippers are what get called "christians" in ancient Rome,they have in fact NO CONNECTION WITH MESSIANIC JUDAISM ,which is the belief system we call christianity today
Constantine the Great was a monotheistic sun worshiper,there is NO evidence that his mother was a "christian".In 321, Constantine instructed that "Christians"(sun worshipping monotheists) and non-Christians(Rome pagan gods) should be united in observing the venerable day of the sun, referencing the esoteric eastern sun-worship which Aurelian had helped introduce. Furthermore, and long after his oft alleged "conversion" to Christianity, Constantine's coinage continued to carry the symbols of the sun, even after the pagan gods had disappeared from the coinage. Even when Constantine dedicated the new capital of Constantinople, which became the seat of Byzantine Christianity for a millennium, he did so wearing the Apollonian sun-rayed Diadem; no Christian symbols were present at this dedication.The Council of Niceae was NOT to form a christian creed BUT to form a Roman State Religion and many gods where debated, Mithras and Asian zoraostrainism where the main influences .This is a documented fact and is proven by the coins that where minted after 325AD baring Constantine on one side and Sol Invictus on the other.
"Tertullian doesn't claim he witnessed any martyrdoms-by-lion personally, and anyway he was a Christian himself."
Tertullian was an Asian zoroastrian influenced monotheist not a "christian"
Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus, anglicised as Tertullian (c. 160 – c. 225 AD)
He is the first Christian author to produce an extensive corpus of Latin Christian literature.
He wrote his trinitarian formula after becoming a Montanist. Montanism originated in Phrygia, a province of Asia Minor, and flourished throughout the region, leading to the movement being referred to elsewhere as Cataphrygian (meaning it was "from Phrygia") or simply as "Phrygians". It spread rapidly to other regions in the Roman Empire at a time before Christianity was generally tolerated or legal. However, unlike many Church fathers, he was never canonized by the Catholic Church, as several of his later teachings directly contradicted the actions and teachings of the apostles.
Actually ALL Abrahamic monotheism is just origianl fascism.
Invented by men with greed in thier hearts and swords in their hands,
Cyrus the Great for judaism ,
Constantine the Great for christianity
and Othman the 3rd Caliph for islam.
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