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  •  ...And They Are Peddling A Neo-Pagan Religion (1+ / 0-)
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    Which was sort of the point I was making.

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 08:53:32 AM PST

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    •  Hey - pagans didn't fight religious wars. (0+ / 0-)

      Religious intolerance is inherent to the belief that there is a singular god you must obey and whose enemies you must destroy.  And monotheism has a long bloody history of religious intolerance.

      and their contempt for the Latin schools was applauded by Theodoric himself, who gratified their prejudices, or his own, by declaring that the child who had trembled at a rod would never dare to look upon a sword.

      by ban48 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 12:06:03 PM PST

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      •  Greeks And Romans Weren't Monotheists nt (0+ / 0-)

        There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

        by bernardpliers on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 01:09:55 PM PST

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        •  and they did not fight religious wars. The romans (0+ / 0-)

          were very tolerant of other religions.  They had dozens of pagan sects peacefully existing side-by-side within their empire.  In fact, they thought it was as absurd for other nationalities to adopt Roman religion as we would expect mexico to adopt the 4th of July as a national holiday.

          and their contempt for the Latin schools was applauded by Theodoric himself, who gratified their prejudices, or his own, by declaring that the child who had trembled at a rod would never dare to look upon a sword.

          by ban48 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 01:23:22 PM PST

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          •  Good Point. They Had Wars of Conquest Though (0+ / 0-)

            And war - is it ever really about religion?  At the root, it is always about taking the other guys stuff.

            There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

            by bernardpliers on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 06:23:31 PM PST

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