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Old 11-05-2011, 09:32 PM   #40
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Originally Posted by goldennbrown View Post

Did I say the Druids were influenced by Christianity ? Did i say the Egyptians were influenced by Christianity ? Did I say the Hindus were influenced by Christianity ? Did I say the Scythians were influenced by Christianity ?

Yes you did -

Goldenbrown quote - "You were looking at things from a civilisational perspective when asking : "You think cutting the throat of an animal and then dragging out its slimy writhing bloody intestines in order to read the future is emblematic of an advanced civilization/culture/religion?" My reply was therefore perfectly grounded, insofar as the civilisation in which those ritual murders took and are still taking place has been shaped by Judeo-Christianity.
Goldenbrown - Indeed. what most people still haven't realised is that, by that time, rome was no longer Rome.
Gladiatorial matches were being held from the time of the ETRUSCANS - therefore these sacrificial matches were PRE-ROMAN and EARLY ROMAN. The city known as `Rome' was originally Etruscan. While the Etruscans would have a few slaves fighting to the death over their master's grave - the ROMANS took it to a whole new level of MASS HUMAN SACRIFICE. Thus human sacrifice was completely inculcated into Roman culture from the earliest days. It is only later that the Romans decided to call them `games' for which they used mostly slaves captured from other countries.

"Why was Simon Magus and his Gnostic teachings so readily accepted in Rome? Why did the ancient cool tempered and secular minded Romans come to accept an Oriental and emotional religious teaching, which was seemingly so foreign to their nature?

All the textbooks observe this tremendous change of attitude and temperament in the Roman people between the 3rd century B.C. and the 3rd century A.D., but few of them treat the question at any length. It just doesn't occur to them to find the answer. However, the major historians now realize what caused this change in temperament! To be truthful, there was hardly a temperament change (or at best only a slight one). It wasn t the temperament that changed it was the race!
Simon Magus, in going to Rome, came amongst his own type of people they were basically Chaldeans, Syrians, Phoenicians, and Samaritans, with only a very small Latin minority. Italy, by the first century of our era, was in reality,
Shemitic country. The evidence to support the truth of this assertion is beyond reproof.

The knowledge of this change of race not only helps us in explaining why the
Roman populace accepted Simon Magus, but even more importantly IT HISTORICALLY CONFIRS BIBLICAL PROPHECIES! The Bible states that the Babylon of prophecy is modern Rome. Many people accept this Biblical indication merely as a symbol, but it is far from being a symbol, it is literal actual! Old Babylon was destroyed; the Chaldeans left Mesopotamia; the land turned into a desert but where did these Babylonians go? The records of history show them today, primarily, in Italy! It is thus important to us that we have this evidence before us."

The gladiator games, as emphasised by various scholars, is a foreign import As Asians of all kind moved to Rome, they obviously brought their own customs with them. The gladiator games were criticised, mainly for their pre-Hollywood virtual representation of violence, by all ethnic Roman authors, while, unsurprisingly, authors of Asian origin such as Seneca were quite enthusiastic about them.
No - the gladiatorial games were Roman, inherited from the Etruscans. Rome was originally an Etruscan city until the last Etruscan king was overthrown by the Italians who then called themselves `Romans'.

The Romans EXPORTED this incredible bloodthirsty, wasteful cruelty, the gladiatorial `games' throughout their empire.

The word gladiator comes from the Latin for swordsman, from gladius, sword. That definition does not do justice to the life of that professional combatant. The first gladiators were part of a sacrificial rite adopted from the Etruscans. First introduced to Rome in 264 BC, the sons of Junius Brutus honored their father at his funeral by matching three pairs of gladiators. Gladitorial combat was originally part of a religious ceremony that was intended to insure that the dead would be accompanied to the "next world" by armed attendants and that the spirits of the dead would be appeased with this offering of blood.

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