Πέμπτη, 22 Οκτωβρίου 2015

Theocrats in panic against Julian the Crowned Philosopher

On the 3rd of October this year, there was a presentation of the Theology on Nations and Ethnarch Gods of Julian the Crowned Philosopher. Text and video here.


One week later it was published in the internet, facebook and sites. There is a site, I don't how formal which wants to serve as a portal for Greek education. Two weeks after the speech there was an older article which made its way to the portal. First published for a magazine of the Church on 14 December 2013, a theologian posted it on his blog on the 17th of October 2015 and was automatically published on the mentioned portal.

The article is full of false information, which leads to contradictions. It wants to prove that the Greek Church saved the Greek language, otherwise in Greece a Roman would have prevailed. For example it claims that Diocletian had forbidden the use of the Greek language in 284 CE, that three quarters or two thirds of the Greeks who were already Christians maintained the Greek language, because the Bible was written in it, but the Greek "idolaters" learned Latin in order to have a career. So the pagan Romans tolerated Greek, even the non Roman Emperors before Diocletian did, but the Christian non Greek Emperors did not even though the Bible was in Greek. Herakleios who made Greek an official language in 610 CE was an Armenian, why did he do the opposite thing?

Even Christian Priests admit that Christians were about 5% at the time of Constantine and his sons.

I have never read an article where a person is called a psychopath all the time instead of his name. One will talk about Nero, Caligula, Hitler, Stalin and use their names despite one's feelings or opinion, but not the author about Julian.

Didn't they have anything better to present? 

Here is an edict of Diocletian in 301 CE in Greek and Latin.

About the Languages of the Roman Empire here.

The article I am writing about is here and then here.