In 312 A.D. something really consequential happened to the Church. It was the year the emperor Constantine embraced Christianity. Whether he actually converted or not is a debate for the ages, but he did manage to bring Christianity from the shadows to the spotlight. 521 more words
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Stop me if you heard this before: a casual comic book friend comes to you to ask why the Flash in the movies is different from the one on TV; or they ask how is it that John Constantine is part of the… 996 more words
I’m not a big fan of simply assuming Constantine was a “pious Christian” as so many often do.
After seeing a “vision from God” of an old pagan symbol for the idol in the shape of a cross “Chi Rho” in 313AD (usually attached before then with the ancient astrological sign of “S” alluding to “serpens” the symbol of the “serpent healers” at the bottom …where we get our modern RX symbols as a heritage from Greek mythologies of “Caduceus” also known as “Hermes Staff.” And then afterwards being described by “Humanist christian” Lactantius an early “christian author” of works like “de Ave Phoenice” (The Phoenix), whom the early Humanists of his days called the “Christian Cicero”, thus noting his tendency to mix patriotism and Roman nationalism in with his “christianity” …this man Lactantius then claims Constantine as a true convert, however still remaining at his side as an advisor. 550 more words