A Conversation for The Matter of Constantine's Beard

Excellent entry

Post 1

Norton II

I've read a lot about Constantine (Byzantine history is a hobby of mine) but I never knew about this! It's fascinating to note the story of the Arch of Hadrian- I knew he'd stolen it, but I never knew he'd made such a hack job of recarving it. Well done! Habe you got anything more like this up your sleeve?

Excellent entry

Post 2


I find myself stroking my (fairly hairy) chin in deep contemplation...
Great stuff..

Excellent entry

Post 3

Peet (the Pedantic Punctuation Policeman, Muse of Lateral Programming Ideas, Eggcups-Spurtle-and-Spoonswinner, BBC Cheese Namer & Zaphodista)

smiley - wowsmiley - ok

Doesn't his place as the "Godfather of Christianity" date back to the Council of Nicea, where the heads of all the arguing Christian sects were forced into one room and made to vote by a show of hands on whether each fundamental tenet of the religion was true or not, on pain of death? smiley - angel

Basically, any book of the Bible which got a majority vote was "absolute truth, inspired by God himself", while those which failed to reach a majority were relegated to the status of "apocrypha" - which is the origin of the Bible as published to this day. Now, *that's* how to run a religion! smiley - biggrin

Excellent entry

Post 4

NAITA (Join ViTAL - A1014625)

Terrific entry. smiley - ok
This is the kind of historical fact I like to know. smiley - biggrin

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