-oh, I almost forgot ... FYI - there is no possible way Constantine could have waged war against Muslims, Clay, and your statement shows me you still have not read what I wrote.
Islam was not a religion until 300 years AFTER Constantine's death - can you understand that? can you understand what I am trying to get through to you?
For 300 years AFTER Constantine waged war in the Name of God - FOR the Roman Catholic Church - Muslims did not exist. There were, however, people native to the area that followers of Constantine continued to war with and persecute. They got tired of it. Their response was to fight back and Muhammad created Islam to *unite* the native people together....
...much like Constantine did when he started Wars for God to *unite* everyone under one religion and one government.
.... and we have been dealing with the sheer horror of that since!
Oh, please! misquote me and say I believe Constantine was 300 years old? and by your gross misquote you think you can flip my statement on its ear? this just makes you look ridiculous.<quoted text>
Are you saying Constantine lived 300 years old and then got tired?
Constantine's warmongering in the "Name of God" was contagious and planted that sort of seed in the minds of the people in the area ... that it was OK to wage WAR in the name of God.After Constantine lived in (Byzantium, New Rome,Constantinople,) he and his followers, for 300 years waged war and persecuted who?
I know there was no longer Roman Empire.... but the mindset of murdering and torturing was well established by the time Muhammad came on the scene.You are really going to have to connect the dots for me, because the Roman Empire split up, and dissolved. After the RCC, there was no Roman Empire.(It is like you are saying it is the fault of Hawaii that there was a Civil War in the U.S., and the North won the War, before it became a state....) Your logic eludes me.
Civil War and Hawaii? you need to come up with a more cohesive analogy than that as far as Hawaii goes, it wasn't even on the "US" map during the Civil War - let alone its inhabitants.
as in the anti-drug commercialThen what does this have to do with the CC in Rome, if the Ottoman Turks(Muslim) invaded Constantinople, and Rome responded with a call to defend Constantinople and surrounding territories?
the father asks his son where he learned to take drugs?
the kid says, "I learned it by watching YOU, dad. I learned it by watching you."
after 300 years of watching wars and torture waged by "Catholics" in the area, Islam was born ... "they learned it by watching the Catholics." ... for 300 years.