Early Christianity was the ISIS of the Ancient World

Timeline of the tragic religious history of Europe

by Chechar

WHITE NATIONALISTS know very little about the history of the religion of their parents. This summary from Vlassis Rassias’ book Demolish Them published in Greek and posted at Thulean Perspective (here), is just a taste of the flavour of what I plan to translate from Karlheinz Deschner’s Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums. Pay special attention to how the Christians used the word ‘gentiles’ to refer to advocates of Greco-Roman civilisation (a usage Rassias retains in his descriptions):

Immediately after its full legalisation, the Christian Church attacks the Gentiles: The Council of Ancyra denounces the worship of Goddess Artemis.

Emperor Constantine declares Christianity as the only official religion of the Roman Empire. At Dydima, Asia Minor, he sacks the Oracle of God Apollo and tortures its Pagan priests to death. He also evicts the Gentiles from Mt. Athos and destroys all local Hellenic Temples.

Emperor Constantine, following the instructions of his mother Helen, destroys the Temple of God Asclepius in Aigeai of Cilicia and many Temples of Goddess Aphrodite in Jerusalem, Aphaca, Mambre, Phoenice, Baalbek, etc.

Constantine steals the treasures and statues of the Pagan Temples in Greece to decorate Nova Roma (Constantinople), the new capital of his Empire.

Is the religiously-motivated brutality of ISIS comparable to that of early Christianity?

Constantine sacks many Pagan Temples of Asia Minor and Palestine and orders the execution by crucifixion of ‘all magicians and soothsayers’. Martyrdom of the neoplatonist philosopher Sopatros.

Emperor Constas, son of Constantinus, persecutes ‘all the soothsayers and the Hellenists’. Many Gentile Hellenes are either imprisoned or executed.

New large-scale persecutions against the Gentiles in Constantinople. Banishment of the famous orator Libanius accused as… ‘magician’.

An edict of Constantius orders the death penalty for all kind of worship through sacrifices and ‘idols’.

A new edict of Constantius orders the closing of all Pagan Temples. Some of them are profaned and turned into brothels or gambling rooms. Executions of Pagan priests. First burning of libraries in various cities of the Empire. The first lime factories are built next to closed Pagan Temples. A large part of Sacred Gentile architecture is turned into lime.

A new edict of Constantius orders the destruction of the Pagan Temples and the execution of all ‘idolaters’.

Constantius outlaws all methods of Divination (Astrology not excluded).

In Skythopolis, Syria, Christians organise the first death camps for the torture and execution of arrested Gentiles from all around the Empire.

361 to 363
Religious tolerance and restoration of Pagan cults declared in Constantinople (11th December 361) by the Pagan Emperor Julian.

Assassination of Emperor Julian (26th June).

Emperor Flavius Jovianus orders the burning of the Library of Antioch. An Imperial edict (11th September) orders the death penalty for all Gentiles that worship their ancestral Gods or practice Divination (‘sileat omnibus perpetuo divinandi uriositas’). Three different edicts (4th February, 9th September, 23rd December) order the confiscation of all properties of Pagan Temples and the death penalty for participation in Pagan rituals, even private ones.

An Imperial edict (17th November) forbids Gentile officers of the army to command christian soldiers.

Emperor Valens orders a tremendous persecution of Gentiles throughout the Eastern Empire. In Antioch, among many other Pagans, the ex-governor Fidustius and the priests Hilarius and Patricius are executed. Tons of books are burnt in the squares of cities of the Eastern Empire. All friends of Julian are persecuted (Orebasius, Sallustius, Pegasius etc.), the philosopher Simonides is burned alive and the philosopher Maximus is decapitated.

Emperor Valens orders the governor of Asia Minor to exterminate the Hellenes and all documents of their wisdom.

New prohibition of all methods of Divination. The Newspeak term ‘Pagan’ (pagani, villagers) is introduced by the christians to lessen the Gentiles.

The Temple of God Asclepius in Epidaurus, Greece, is closed down.

On 27th February, Christianity becomes the exclusive religion of the Roman Empire by an edict of Emperor Flavius Theodosius, requiring that

‘all the various nations, which are subject to our clemency and moderation should continue in the profession of that religion, which was delivered to the Romans by the divine Apostle Peter’.

Non-christians are called ‘loathsome, heretics, stupid and blind’. In another edict Theodosius calls ‘insane’ those that do not believe in the christian god and outlaws all disagreements with the Church dogmas. Ambrosius, bishop of Milan, starts destroying all the Pagan Temples of his area. Christian priests lead the mob against the Temple of Goddess Demeter in Eleusis and try to lynch the hierophants Nestorius and Priskus. The 95 year-old hierophant Nestorius, ends the Eleusinian Mysteries and announces the predominance of mental darkness over the human race.

Vlassis Rassias

On 2nd May, Theodosius deprives all rights of christians that return to the Pagan Religion. Throughout the Eastern Empire, Pagan Temples and Libraries are looted or burned down. On 21st December, Theodosius outlaws even simple visits to the Temples of the Hellenes. In Constantinople, the Temple of Goddess Aphrodite is turned into a brothel and the Temples of Sun and Artemis into stables.

‘Hellelu-jah’ (Glory to Yahweh) is imposed in the christian mass.

Emperor Theodosius orders the Praetorian Prefect, Maternus Cynegius, a dedicated christian, to cooperate with the local bishops and destroy the Temples of the Gentiles in Northern Greece and Asia Minor.

385 to 388
Maternus Cynegius, encouraged by his fanatic wife, and bishop, ‘Saint’ Marcellus with his gangs scour the countryside, sack and destroy hundreds of Hellenic Temples, shrines and altars. Amongst others they destroy the Temple of Edessa, the Cabeireion of Imbros, the Temple of Zeus in Apamea, the Temple of Apollo in Dydima and all the Temples of Palmyra. Thousands of innocent Gentiles from all sides of the Empire suffer martyrdom in the notorious death camps of Skythopolis.

Emperor Theodosius outlaws (16th June) the care of sacked Pagan Temples.

Public talks on religious subjects are also outlawed by Theodosius. The old orator Libanius sends his famous Epistle Pro Templis to Theodosius, with a hope that the few remaining Hellenic Temples will be respected and spared.

389 to 390
All non-christian calenders are outlawed. Hordes of fanatic hermits from the desert flood into Middle Eastern and Egyptian cities, destroying statues, altars, libraries and Pagan temples, whilst Gentiles are lynched. Theophilus, Patriarch of Alexandria, starts heavy persecutions against the Gentiles, turns the Temple of Dionysos into a church, burns down the Mithraeum of the city, destroys the Temple of Zeus and burlesques the Pagan priests before they are killed by stoning. The christian mob profanes the cult images.

On 24th February, a new edict of Theodosius prohibits not only visits to Pagan Temples but also looking at vandalised statues. New heavy persecutions all around the Empire. In Alexandria, Egypt, the Gentiles, led by the philosopher Olympius, revolt and after some street fights, finally lock themselves inside the fortified Temple of God Serapis (The Serapeion). After a violent siege, the christians occupy the building, demolish it, burn its famous Library and profane the cult images.

On 8th November, the Emperor Theodosius outlaws all non-christian rituals and names them ‘superstitions of the Gentiles’ (gentilicia superstitio). New full scale persecutions against the Gentiles. The Mysteries of Samothrace are ended and priests slaughtered. In Cyprus the local bishop, ‘Saints’ Epiphanius and Tychon destroy almost all the Temples of the island and exterminate thousands of Gentiles. The local Mysteries of Goddess Aphrodite are ended. Theodosius’ edict declares: ‘the ones that won’t obey pater Epiphanius have no right to keep living on the island’. The Gentiles revolt against the Emperor and the Church in Petra, Aeropolis, Rafia, Gaza, Baalbek and other cities of the Middle East.

The Pythian, Aktia and Olympic Games are outlawed as part of the Hellenic ‘idolatry’. Christians sack the Temples of Olympia.

Two new edicts (22nd July and 7th August) lead to new persecutions against the Gentiles. Rufinus, the eunuch Prime Minister of Emperor Flavius Arcadius directs the hordes of the baptised Goths (led by Alaric) to the country of the Hellenes. Encouraged by christian monks, the barbarians sack and burn many cities (Dion, Delphi, Megara, Corinth, Pheneos, Argos, Nemea, Lycosoura, Sparta, Messene, Phigaleia, Olympia, etc.), slaughter or enslave innumerable Hellenes and burn the Temples. Among others, they burn down the Eleusinian Sanctuary and burn alive all of its priests (including the hierophant of Mithras Hilarius).

On 7th December, a new edict by Emperor Arcadius orders that Paganism be treated as high treason. Imprisonment of the few remaining Pagan priests and hierophants.

‘Demolish them!’ Emperor Flavius Arcadius orders all the still erect Pagan Temples demolished.

The Fourth Church Council of Carthage prohibits to all, including its bishops, the study of Gentile books. Porphyrius, bishop of Gaza, demolishes almost all the Pagan Temples of his city (except nine of them that remain active).

With a new edict (13th July) Emperor Flavius Arcadius orders all remaining Temples, mainly in the countryside, to be immediately demolished: Si qua in agris templa sunt, sine turba ac tumultu diruantur. His enim deiectis atque sublatis omnis superstitioni materia consumetur.

Bishop Nicetas destroys the Oracle of God Dionysus in Vesai and baptises all the Gentiles of this area.

The christian mob of Carthage lynches Gentiles and destroys Temples and ‘idols’. In Gaza too, the local bishop, also a ‘Saint’, Porphyrius sends his followers to lynch Gentiles and demolish the remaining nine still active Temples of the city. The 15th Council of Chalkedon orders all christians that still keep good relations with their gentile relatives to be excommunicated (even after their death).

John Chrysostom sends his hordes of gray-clad monks armed with clubs and iron bars to destroy the ‘idols’ in all the cities of Palestine.

John Chrysostom collects funds from rich christian women to financially support the demolition of the Hellenic Temples. In Ephessus, he orders the destruction of the famous Temple of Goddess Artemis. In Salamis, Cyprus, ‘Saints’ Epiphanius and Eutychius continue persecutions of the Gentiles and the total destruction of their Temples and sanctuaries.

A new edict outlaws once more all non-christian acts of worship.

The Emperor of the Western Empire Honorius and the Emperor of the Eastern Empire Arcadius, order together that all sculptures of the Pagan Temples be either destroyed or confiscated. Private ownership of Pagan sculpture is also outlawed. The local bishops lead new heavy persecutions against Gentiles and new book burning. Judges showing pity for Gentiles are also persecuted.

Once again, an edict orders Astrology and all methods of Divination to be punished by death.

In Alexandria, Egypt, the mob urged by the bishop Cyrillus, attacks a few days before the judaeo-christian Pascha (Pesach-Easter) and hacks to pieces the famous and beautiful philosopher Hypatia. Pieces of her body are paraded by the christian mob through the streets of Alexandria, and are finally burned together with her books in a place called Cynaron. On 30th August, new persecutions start against all the Pagan priests of North Africa, who end their lives either crucified or burned alive.

The inquisitor Hypatius, alias ‘The Sword of God’, exterminates the last Gentiles of Bithynia. In Constantinople (7th December), all non-christian army officers, public employees and judges are dismissed.

Emperor Theodosius II, declares (8th June) that the Religion of the Gentiles is nothing more than ‘demon worship’ and orders all those who persist in practicing it to be punished by imprisonment and tortured.

The Temple of Goddess Athena (Parthenon) on the Acropolis of Athens is sacked. Athenian Pagans are persecuted.

On 14th November, a new edict by Theodosius II orders the death penalty for all ‘heretics’ and ‘pagans’ of the Empire. Only Judaism is considered a legal non-christian Religion.

Theodosius II issues an new edict (31st January) against the Gentiles, incriminating their ‘idolatry’ as the reason for a recent

440 to 450
The christians demolish all the monuments, altars and Temples of Athens, Olympia, and other Greek cities.

Theodosius II orders all non-christian books burned.

All the Temples of Aphrodisias (City of Goddess Aphrodite) are demolished and its Libraries burned down. The city is renamed Stauroupolis (City of the Cross).

A new edict by Theodosius II (4th November) emphasises that ‘idolatry’ is to be punished by death.

457 to 491
Sporadic persecutions against Gentiles of the Eastern Empire. Among others, the physician Jacobus and the philosopher Gessius are executed. Severianus, Herestios, Zosimus, Isidorus and others are tortured and imprisoned. The proselytiser Conon and his followers exterminate the last Gentiles of the island of Imbros, in the northeast Aegean. The last worshippers of Lavranius Zeus are exterminated in Cyprus.

482 to 488
The majority of the Gentiles of Asia Minor are exterminated, after a desperate revolt against the Emperor and the Church.

More ‘underground’ Pagan priests are discovered, arrested, burlesqued, tortured and executed in Alexandria, Egypt.

Baptism becomes obligatory, even for those that already say they are christian. The Emperor of Constantinople, Anastasius orders the massacre of the Gentiles in the Arabian city Zoara and the demolition of the Temple of local God Theandrites.

Emperor Jutprada (Justinianus) outlaws the ‘alternative’ Olympian Games of Antioch. He also orders the execution (by fire, crucifixion, tearing to pieces by wild beasts, or cutting by iron nails) of all who practice ‘sorcery, divination, magic or idolatry’ and prohibits all teachings by the Gentiles (‘..the ones suffering from the blasphemous insanity of the Hellenes’).

Emperor Justinianus outlaws the Athenian Philosophical Academy, which has its property confiscated.

The inquisitor Ioannis Asiacus, a fanatical monk, leads a crusade against the Gentiles of Asia Minor.

Emperor Justinianus allows the inquisitor Ioannis Asiacus to convert the Gentiles of Phrygia, Caria and Lydia in Asia Minor. Within 35 years of this crusade, 99 churches and 12 monasteries are built on the sites of demolished Pagan Temples.

Hundreds of Gentiles are put to death in Constantinople by the inquisitor Ioannis Asiacus.

Justinianus orders the notorious inquisitor Amantius to go to Antioch, to find, arrest, torture and exterminate the last Gentiles of the city and burn all the private libraries down.

Mass arrests, burlesquing, tortures, imprisonments and executions of Gentile Hellenes in Athens, Antioch, Palmyra and Constantinople.

578 to 582
Christians torture and crucify Gentile Hellenes all around the Eastern Empire, and exterminate the last Gentiles of Heliopolis

Christian inquisitors attack a secret Temple of Zeus in Antioch. The priest commits suicide, but the other Gentiles are arrested. All the prisoners, the Vice Governor Anatolius included, are tortured and sent to Constantinople to face trial. Sentenced to death they are thrown to the lions. The wild animals are unwilling to tear them to pieces and they end up crucified. Their corpses are dragged through the streets by the christian mob and afterwards thrown unburied in the city dump.

New persecutions against the Gentile Hellenes by the Emperor Mauricius.

Throughout the Eastern Empire, christian accusers ‘discover’ Pagan conspiracies. A new wave of torture and executions erupts.

The ‘Penthekte’ Council of Constantinople prohibits the remains of Calends, Brumalia, Anthesteria, and other Pagan / Dionysian festivals.

The Gentile Hellenes of Laconia, Greece, resist successfully the attempt of Tarasius, Patriarch of Constantinople, to convert them to Christianity.

950 to 988
Violent conversion of the last Gentile Hellenes of Laconia by the Armenian ‘Saint’ Nikon.

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Source: Chechar and Varg Vikernes

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  1. JimB
    October 26, 2017 at 12:08 am — Reply

    Violence is in accord with Nature, so I have no condemnation to offer against Christianity for theirs. Nor do I condemn the Jews for theirs, however sneaky. I only wish that we who call ourselves National Socialists would finally get into alignment with Nature also… and get busy taking the kingdom of Earth for ourselves before it’s too late.

  2. Sethmoto101
    October 26, 2017 at 11:37 pm — Reply

    The timeline omits forced and bribed conversions of the Nordic people from Iceland to the Baltic countries. With 4500 Saxons accepting death over conversion, which most Brits probably never heard of, this issue is briefly covered by and How much noble blood was spilled for this religion?

  3. Marc
    October 27, 2017 at 1:38 am — Reply

    Any person still foolish enough to believe that christianity is compatible and “harmless” to White Civilisation should read this!!… Spread the word as widely as you can!

  4. John
    October 27, 2017 at 8:59 am — Reply

    Great job, I already knew that christianity is a jewish made tool to control gentiles and that it destroyed the ancient Rome and used the empire as a vector to infect other provinces, but all the detailed informations in this article are extraordinary!
    Thank you very much for sharing.

  5. Arvin N. Prebost
    October 27, 2017 at 2:37 pm — Reply

    I am not sure about things being “in accord with nature.”

    Very few animals are monogamous, none wear clothes, some engage in violence.

    So we are to be naked, polygamous and engaging in violence to get our way?

    Or naked, polygamous peaceful vegetarians (as many animals are)?

    Good article about the dark and hidden side of Christianity. I did not know about these things and when I visited Aachen, Germany several years ago and found out about the actions of Charlemagne, I got quite depressed. Then we went to an exhibit on “the Hundred Years War” and I got severely depressed. I was reading, at that time, a book called , “How the Catholic Church Saved Civilization.”

    The religiously motivated Hundred Years War ruined Europe.

  6. Luke2236
    October 27, 2017 at 10:39 pm — Reply

    The author and the commentors are all, without exception, incorrect.
    First, Christianity IS a white mans religion, period.
    Secondly, you all exhibit absolutely NO understanding of Christianity; read a Bible, talk to someone with an IQ over their belt size, look at sites like Identity Struggle, Faith and Heritage etc etc etc and LEARN something rather than parrot jew spew. Just because some government official commits ‘atrocities’ hiding behind the name of Christianity, does not make it so nor make it Christian.
    Thirdly, do NOT equate catholiscism with Christianity – they are at odds with one another. catholicism is contrary to Christianity on nearly every single point.
    Oh, and learn to use the term ‘gentile’ correctly ; the definition correctly translated means ‘nations’. Biblically, it means true Israelite tribes aside from the two tribes of Judah.

    Heres the facts fellas – until WE, as white men, the true descendants of Adam, Abraham Isaac and Jacob, return to Christianity and its tenets, we are doomed. This is foretold in several places, most notably Deuteronomy 28. Read the history of OUR people in the Book and learn if you can.

    • Arvin N. Prebost
      October 28, 2017 at 3:35 pm — Reply

      Some things that make me really question Anglo-Israelism:

      1) Early Europeans did not have the 7th day Sabbath, or any sabbath at all as far as I can tell,

      2) Early Europeans ate pork,

      3) There is nothing to indicate that they practiced circumcision.

      Could these beliefs, so central to Israelite religion, have truly been lost if the ancient Europeans were indeed the 10 lost tribes?

      I suppose that one could draw a parallel with the Africans who were brought to America—they lost their language, their customs, etc.

      But they did not lose their DNA, their racial features. I see very little of DNA studies or racial features that would connect Europeans and Semites.

      Revilo Oliver wrote an excellent article on Anglo-Israelism.

    • Davud Cavall
      November 5, 2017 at 6:20 am — Reply

      Well said!
      Roman Catholicism is a perversion of real Christianity.

  7. Arvin N. Prebost
    October 28, 2017 at 11:00 am — Reply

    Luke, is there any hard historical evidence for Anglo-Israelism?

    And would there not be a lot of Hebrew words in the English, French and Gaelic languages if we did indeed have Israelite ancestors?

  8. David Cavall
    November 5, 2017 at 6:16 am — Reply

    Do not blame Christianity for what was done in the name of Christianity.
    Say a regime of Russians from decades ago persecute innocent people, am I to then assume all Russians are evil and destructive?
    This article also reminds me of how people bash Christianity by cherry picking quotes from the Old Testament.
    The O.T., unlike the Qur’an, is a static document, relevant only for a time centuries ago.
    As an aside to the author and other readers, did you ever actually read the words of Jesus in the New Testament? Did you read where He totally rips the Jews?

  9. Ken
    November 10, 2017 at 3:43 am — Reply

    I always think “shills” when I see White Nationalist pagans trashing Christians — and all of them do trash Christians. You keep us from bonding. Christians wouldn’t say a bad word to White Nationalists who happen to be Pagans, but Pagans make sure everyone knows that they’ll never stop attacking their White brothers and sisters who are Christians.

    • November 10, 2017 at 10:52 am — Reply

      I think you misunderstood Revilo Oliver, who is the main author here who is critical of Christianity — and who wasn’t a pagan, by the way. His attitude toward Christians can be found in his book The Jewish Strategy:

      I think I have a greater sympathy for Christianity than my readers imagine, for I not only recognize it as a belief that was for a long time part of our civilization and produced such splendid monuments as the great cathedrals, but I also regard it as having been a consolation and boon to the great majority of our own people and one that I am sorry so many must now do without. (This is something quite different from the social utility of supernatural sanctions that may be the indispensable basis of a generally accepted and observed morality.)

      My feeling for Christianity is, I think, expressed by what I consider one of the best poems of Sir William Watson, “The Churchyard.”

      I wandered far in the wold,
      And after the heat and glare,
      I came at eve to a churchyard old:
      The yew-trees seemed at prayer.
      And around me was dust in dust;
      And the fleeting light; and Repose;
      And the infinite pathos of human trust
      In a God whom no man knows.

      It is that infinite pathos that touches me deeply.

      He did ridicule what he saw as ridiculous beliefs sometimes (of many religions, including Christianity) — but it was in a hope, I think, of awakening good White people to a realization that their beliefs were unworthy of their minds and souls, and should be re-examined. That may be “tough love,” as the cliché goes, but it’s still love.

      As for racially-conscious folks attacking their White brothers and sisters who are Christians, they shouldn’t do that and we don’t approve of doing that here. I, for example, have fought and struggled alongside racially conscious White Christians to achieve common goals throughout most of my adult life. I honor them and care about them. You should not construe criticisms of Christian beliefs or ancient texts as a personal attack. Such criticisms are an effort to save White Christians, not attack them.

  10. cc
    November 10, 2017 at 12:25 pm — Reply

    Christianity wages war on nature, It’s the first religion to convert on the pain of death — an Asiatic, Semitic mentality. It’s okay for Christians to insult White pagans or anyone who does not subscribe to the Jew god, but when others uncover the depravity of what pagan Rome called the new superstition, i.e., Christianity, they are promptly attacked by those who subscribe to the Jew god.

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