On paganism and christianity

While pagan Kings sacrificed 100s bulls to the Gods, poor & slaves did NOT have any expectations for divine or earthly power. The sacrifice of Ἰησοῦς (Jesus) introduced aggressive decentralisation to theology. So, no @nntaleb, the opposite is actually true.

There were a handful of Gods in ancient Greece, but it’s impossible to quantify christian Saints. Some estimates have the number exceeding 10,000, including countless local saints, raised and born in local regions. You can’t beat this level of embedded decentralisation.

The Greeks introduced voting & elections in a city of free men (Ecclesia). The christian church introduced procedures of voting & elections within religion, with the participation of poor & slaves. The term Ecclesia (ἐκκλησία) appears in NT 114 times.

The fondamental idea of western enlightenment, the Social Contract between governed and governors, was a CHRISTIAN movement of monarchomaques (protestants, catholics) of 15th & 16th c. that promoted the idea of decentralisation of power in Europe.

The fondamental idea of western enlightenment, the Social Contract between governed and governors, was a CHRISTIAN movement of monarchomaques (protestants, catholics) of 15th & 16th c. that promoted the idea of decentralisation of power in Europe.

And the opposite is also true. Neo-paganist movements are fundamentally submitted to animalistic representation of power, embracing the strongest forms of CENTRALISATION. Examples: Thule Society & Nazis LGBT & Wicca paganism.


Question from Nassim Taleb: Yes but Christianity came from monotheism, no?
I avoid terms like monotheism or panpsychism. Jesus framed his teachings on Daemons & Άδης (Hades) & Judgement (Apology of Socrates) & psyche (Thales) + 1000 things not found in “monotheism”. The Christ was worshiped by the Greeks for the same reasons the Jews crucified him.

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