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10 June 2007



“ye turned to God from idols, to serve [from now on] the living and true God". And that god is Yahweh.

And who did this religion appeal to? A prostitute. That is right. The Greek philosophical systems appealed to Emporers and Christianity appealed to women who sold their bodies. Who would you prefer to emulate?

Stavros, there is no better advertisement for Hellenism than this post. Sit back and reflect for a little bit. A gypsy comes out of the Judean desert and starts lecturing to the Greeks who created politic structures, philosophy, new sculptural forms, theatre, athletcs, religion, architecture, mathematics, science, literary criticism, innovations in the military arts and commerce and so on. The most advanced people at that time. The aristocrats of the world lectured by a half literate fundamentalist Jew. What arrogance on his part. Fortunately for him he was talking to civilised people rather than his own wretched lot.

Keep posting stories like this and you will have Greeks streaming out of Churches and Christianity in no time.

Didn't you know the Orthodox Church has been reluctant to advertise to the ordinary Greek the ethnicity of Saul and his cohorts since the establishment of the Greek nation state where the idea of genos was so critical to its underpinning.

Please keep it up!

P.S. Saul's visit to Athens did not even register with Greek historians. Essentially, it was a non-event.

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