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Enforcing Cretin Cult: Why Jesus Was Invented By Emperors In 325 CE And 381 CE

April 12, 2020

(Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, let’s celebrate Christianism and its namesake, Cretinism!

A virus paralyses the planet, with three billion people under lockdown. An earlier virus was Jesus, that ideology which terminally paralysed all of Antiquity, to the point society and the economy collapsed, and, thus, military defense.

Can I describe a direct connection? Besides Roman emperor Valens embracing the psychology of the jealous Christian god, which brought the victory of the Goths (379 CE)… Besides the empire being made in the image of the Bible, with one big bully on top? 

Here is a direct mechanism for how Christianism collapsed the empire: the refusal of punishment of bandits by the governing bishops, after 395 CE, made trade to and from cities impossible. Thus cities became impossible, and so did farming. That collapsed the tax base, hence legions couldn’t be paid anymore, and were entirely removed from many provinces, for example Britannia, Germania, Gallia… (~400 CE.)

Fascism is one of the oldest instincts of the human lineage: that’s how respect was instilled in predators. The group bound together by a few simple ideas and feelings acts as one to enact with lethal force its concentrated power. Hence its symbolics: rods bound together around an axe. In a democracy the ideas and feelings binding all are justice, equality, fraternity, and, paradoxically, liberty. Thus, in a democracy the axe gets deployed only when in dire need: war… But also bandits on the highways…

In a fascist imperial oligarchy, by definition it’s the imperium, the command of the chiefs, which unites. The problem is that imperial fascism, a command without a justification, except to please an oligarchy, erodes liberty in the long run, from which mental creativity arises. Diocletian, by creating its “Tetrarchy” (the rule of four), tried to go around the idea of monarchy (the rule of one). But the fact is, the emperors were like living gods. 

icon representing Constantine, covered with jewels and gold (center), at Nicaea among top bishops

Emperors Aurelian and Diocletian, re-establishing the empire under the form where the emperor was called “DOMINUS”, pushed the cult of Sol Invictus. Constantine, while making himself first a “compagnon” of the Unvanquished Sun, more craftily recognized that the cult of Jews was more adopted to fascism: after all, Israel had pretty much self-destroyed from unhinged bigotry. Something that stupid was what imperial fascist tyranny required! 

Hence Christianism, a particular form of fascism, political and intellectual, was invented by the fascist in chief, as a coherent doctrine which could seduce what was left of the intellectual class of the empire, vital to administration. One had to marry the “Logos” of the Greeks with the superstition of the Jews. This is what Nicea accomplished.

The resulting ideology was then officialized as “Catholic Orthodoxy” (“Common Opinion Universalism”) and later “Nicene Creed” from the city of Nicaea, where Constantine postured as the “13th Apostle”. Constantine and His mother are saints of “Orthodox” Christianism. https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/…/emperor…/

Constantine Sol Invictus Coin: Solis Invictus with the legend SOLIS INVICTO COMITI: CONSTANTINE, COMPAGNON OF UNVANQUISHED SUN

Nicea was when many points of Christianism were decided. The faith was literally invented through non-ending debates….For at least three months (May 20-August 25).  In particular the idea of the Trinity was decided, and the co-essential divinity of the Son,… against Arius, a famous cleric in Alexandria. The bickering debates were unending, Constantine got exasperated. The co-essential divinity of the Son, was decided… That’s the so-called Jesus… In particular, when to celebrate Easter was decided…

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So, fasten seatbelts, oh sheep of the shepherd… Who heard of Nicaea 325 CE and Constantinople 381 CE… when Christianism was invented, under the presidency of Roman emperors? (Both of whom were famous, and very lethal generals…) I am going to try to enlighten the abyss…

The First Council of Nicaea, starting on May 20, 325 CE, invented and adopted the Nicene Creed which described Christ as “God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, and the “Holy Ghost” as the one by which was incarnate… of the Virgin Mary“: “the Word (“Logos”: Logic!) was made flesh and dwelled among us“. About the Father and the Son, the creed used the term homoousios (of one substance) to define the relationship between the Father and the Son. After more than fifty years of debate, homoousios was recognised as the hallmark of orthodoxy, and was further developed into the formula of “three persons, one being“.

Jesus Christ is described as “Light from Light, true God from true God“. 

Jesus Christ is said by the “Nicene Symbol” to be “begotten, not made,” asserting that he was not a mere creature, brought into being out of nothing, but the true Son of God, brought into being “from the substance of the Father.

Christian level reasoning: Clearly the Moon looks like it’s melting into the sea. The evidence is strong. Science is wrong, Jessusss save us! Especially if you don’t exist! No wonder the most useful word “cretin” was derived from “Christian”. Never say Christianism doesn’t have some uses…

He is said to be “of one being with the Father,” proclaiming that although Jesus Christ is “true God” and God the Father is also “true God,” they are “of one being,” in accord to what is found in John 10:30: “I and the Father are one.” The Greek term homoousios, or consubstantial (i.e., “of the same substance) is ascribed by Eusebius to Constantine who, on this particular point, may have chosen to exercise his authority. The significance of this clause, however, is extremely ambiguous as to the extent in which Jesus Christ and God the Father are “of one being,” and the issues it raised would be controversial in the future.

The Nicene Creed said little about the Holy Spirit. All attention was focused on the relationship between the Father and the Son, without making any similar statement about the Holy Spirit (this would come in 381 CE):

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begotten of the Father [the only-begotten; that is, of the essence of the Father, God of God,] Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; (…) And [we believe] in the Holy Ghost. (…).” — Nicene Creed

Toward the end of the Council, the majority of bishops present (officially 318) excommunicated Arius and others they didn’t like. 

Constantine, glittering in threads of gold through his clothing, sparkling with precious stones, then pronounced civil judgements. The emperor banished those excommunicated attendees into exile (as a result, Arius would convert the Germans). This state violence inaugurated the practice of using secular, arbitrary imperial power to establish doctrinal orthodoxy within Christianity, an example followed by all later Christian emperors, which led to vicious circles of Christian violence, which would culminate in the Thirteenth Century with the holocaust of all the Cathars (“the Pures”, in Greek), more than five million Christians who disagreed with fine points of the Nicene Creed… killed to the last, with all their books and documents. That would teach them to have women bishops… 

Also burning Jews and various heretics alive, some still girls, until the Nineteenth Century, to Voltaire’s indignation… 

The next major Christian fascist, Roman emperor Theodosius I, established outright Christian terror and Inquisition, up to the penalty of death, according to his imperial whim. Non-Catholics were declared to be “madmen”… subject to the whim of the emperor. 

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At the First Council of Constantinople (381), the Nicene Creed was expanded, becoming the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed, which says that the Holy Spirit is worshiped and glorified together with the Father and the Son. Many details of the adventures of the “Son of God” were then established on paper, to make sure of what the “faith” was going to be exactly about… Disagree with those fine theological points, and the emperor may have you burned alive (after confiscating your property). Hence the veracity of all this became more than a matter of faith, but the very essence of survival… It didn’t matter how well you thought: you had to believe correctly, or secular power could burn you, as recommended by Saint Paul…

So no wonder “He” left no historical traces: “He”, Jesus, was debated and constructed, three centuries after he supposedly lived. “He” actually mostly lived in the heads of Fourth Century bishops. Actually, because it looked as if “He” was born rather in Spring, according to Gospels, the bishops in command of the empire after Theodosius I’s death (395 CE), moved “His” birth to the Winter Solstice, which with its “Saturnials”, cut conifers and exchanges of gifts, was the most popular holiday… For more than a millennium… More precisely even, Christmas was set to December 25th because it was the date of the festival of Sol Invictus, the major Greco-Roman deity. On 25 December AD 274, the Roman emperor Aurelian made it an official cult alongside the traditional Roman cults…

Jesus The God was a sin against reason of the Late Roman empire, and a cause of comorbidity of the empire by making it intolerant to reason, and in love with stupidity. Christianism was not an innocent cult, but a lethal passion masquerading as respectable. The respect was owed to Constantine, mass murderer of the eunuch Egyptian priesthood, killer of his nephew, executioner of his son, boiler of his wife, for all to see: it was a matter of personal survival. Constantine contrasted “the houses of lies” (Pagan temples) with “the splendours of the home of truth“. Weird in someone who boiled an empress mother of five of his children. But Christians get the Saints they deserve…  

So, Christians, please enjoy Easter! Roman tyrants invented it to subjugate you, and their modern descendants are grateful that the old trick still works…

Patrice Ayme

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P/S: Immediately after this was published, I was banned and blocked from the largest philosophy club on Facebook, with nearly 300,000 members: I can’t access it, it disappeared, with all my interventions, comments, contacts, etc. For Easter one of the “moderators” had written a few lines observing there was no historical proof of the existence of Jesus (a theme I have broached myself long ago). I intervened and added that actually most the Jesus theory, and even when he was born, was decided in the Fourth Century, in particular in 325 CE and 381 CE.

As a result of my annihilation, without any warning, that notion will then not be disseminated, as it stopped existing in that part of Facebook. I don’t know who ordered my annihilation. Facebook itself?

Should the real annihilation of the virtual presence of a human being legal? The Romans practiced the method, they called it “damnatio memoriae” (actually invented much earlier, thousands of years earlier, in Egypt) No, not without a justification that could hold in court. It’s not just a question of etiquette, it’s a question of diversity of thought, and fighting the hatred of tribalism, which is always founded on alienation (makin the oher foreign).

One God, One Thought, All Submitted

June 24, 2015

God As A Conspiracy Of Plutocracy:

You want guidance, oh souls who are lost? Then it’s best to stay away from stupidity.

It’s rather daft to believe that not believing in gods, which are human inventions, somehow misses upon some of the human condition by not taking fairy tales as real. Make no mistakes: fairy tales are useful. It’s good to believe a little bit in them.

To act, to proceed into any action, we have, somehow to believe, that engaging in it will make a difference. Beliefs are good, indispensable. It’s not just those who believe in superstition(s), who believe in something. We all do.

But when potentates try to sell a particular brand of belief as the end-all, be-all, they are deluded. Or, worse, they want us to be deluded. What for? Once we are made stupid, we can be exploited. (A live example of incredible exploitation is the situation in Greece, where an enormous conspiracy makes an entire people pay for financial plots they did not engage in.)

That Son, Crispus, Was Really Killed By His Christian Father, Constantine

That Son, Crispus, Was Really Killed By His Christian Father, Constantine

[Solidus representing Caesar Crispus, Constantine’s first son, assassinated by his father in 326 CE. Constantine is a “Saint” of Orthodox Christianity: if you believe in Constantine’s sainthood, you are ready to die for banksters, and, or, monks.]

Most of the 10,000 or so religions we know of had, each, many “gods”. However not so the religion of Abraham. Who imposed that? Generals. Constantine was a general, he took over the Roman empire in his twenties. Later he steamed his wife alive, killed his nephew, and his gifted son (who did not like his father’s “Catholicism”).

The other great general was Muhammad himself (and his successors, aka Caliphs).

The one and only god was imposed, because he was an excellent role model for the one and only fascist in power: fascist on the throne, fascist in the sky. It just fit. The religion founded by one general is naturally one with a general on the top.

That does not mean one should not look positively to the present pope: he makes a nice Father Christmas. (And has many excellent ideas, such as cap and trade of carbon perm its being a sin… As I long believed.)

India has a million gods. But the fascist military structure implicit in Christianism helped Europeans to conquer the world. With Biblical efficiency.

How? India, under polytheism, had zero religious wars (as Partha a commenter to this site, pointed out). Why? Polytheism accommodates many feelings, ideas, dispositions, characters, and divinize them all. This insures tolerance where it is the most important to have it, in the heart.

However, under the fascist god, any slip of interpretation of proper worship may result in divine annihilation, thus it’s of the essence to kill unbelievers. That’s why religious wars and holocausts (as happened to the Samaritans) started in the Roman empire after Constantine imposed Christianism. Before that there had been none since the Romans had done away with human sacrifice religions (Gaul, Carthage), four centuries prior.

The essence of monotheistic theology is, if you will forgive the neologism, fascitology. It’s military pathology in disguise, and how to make intolerance divine. Killing god is a must for those who want to be free.

And that’s exactly why the SS adopted in 1933 “Gott Mit Uns!” (God With US) and the Congress of the USA goose-stepped behind in 1954 with “In God We Trust”.

Making We The People stupid with god enables masters to manipulate it down into complete impotence and destitution. As observed.

And this is precisely while the malignant cult of god grew in the USA, as plutocracy came to rule ever more (the initial establishment of the American Republic, was all about “Nature’s God”, not about the Christian fascist superstition).

To goose step behind banksters, all you need is god.

Patrice Ayme’

Western Civilization Is Not Christian

November 30, 2014

Needed Guidance For Naïve, Deluded Christians:

Let me emphasize at the outset that there is everything good in embracing the good aspects of Christianity, as those fit human ethology at its best. Ethics, indeed, is absolute.

Christianism is, of course, much more than ethics at its best. It is also the superstition tyrannical Roman emperors running out of ideas, but not of Satanism, imposed on the Greco-Roman Empire.

The creator of Christianism was Emperor Constantine. He killed many, including most of those closest to him: his wife (steamed), his famous and talented son, and his nephew.

Thirteenth Apostle, Emperor Constantine: Homicidal Tyrant, Founder, Christian State Religion

Thirteenth Apostle, Emperor Constantine: Homicidal Tyrant, Founder, Christian State Religion

Christianism, hopefully, is a spent force. Yet it retains some vitality, as it rests on some myths, which are outright lies. It’s important to demolish them, be it only as an example to Islamism.

Among those lies was that the Roman Empire hated Christians and killed millions of them. The truth is the exact opposite: imperial Christians killed millions.

Another myth is Jesus himself. Still another myth is that France was a very Catholic country with a special relationship to the Church (France was said to be the “eldest daughter of the [Catholic] Church“).

The importance of the latter myth is that the Franks, Francia, created Western Civilization, by “renovating”, as they put it themselves, the Roman Empire.

By claiming that Francia was infeodated to the Catholic Church, the Christians were able to claim that we, who owe everything to Western Civilization, owe something to the “Lord” (allegedly their nowhere man, Christ, but actually any plutocrat above, who wanted to be called “Lord”).

Thus arose the myth that Western Civilization was, somehow, “Christian Civilization”.

Yet, a quick study of Charlemagne’s life shows that he certainly believed in study and philosophy (some of his closest advisers were the top philosophers of the time, for example Prime Minister Alcuin). Charles also believed Christianism was a very efficient military weapon. And that having ten wives was better than having just one. And that to be called “David” as if he were the king of the Jews was a good approach to life (for those in the know, God, aka Jesus’ dad, tortured to death David’s son… to punish David… that’s the Christian way…)

So let’s now dispel those myths with a bit more description of what happened:

The Roman Empire was pretty well organized: we know that exactly 6 people got executed under Marcus Aurelius for charges related to Christianity. The most famous case was that of a high officer and author who rejected his military oath. He was made into a Saint, of course.

There is no direct evidence for a Mr. Jesus Christ having ever lived. Three Christ-like Bible inspired crazies, with fates broadly similar to the fate of the alleged Jesus got duly condemned, and executed, during that century when Jesus was supposed to live. We have detailed proofs of their existences. The contrast is striking between the evidence in these historical cases and the total lack of direct historical evidence for Jesus.

It is enlightening to read that Saint Paul, the first human to evoke Mr. Jesus Christ, admits that he never met Jesus in the flesh… but in his head.

Only fools could not suspect something fishy: is not Saint Paul admitting he made up Jesus in his head? (Saint Paul, a Roman prosecutor condemned to death by the Jews, was spirited away by Roman authorities; nobody knows what happened to him, as Roman officialdom was anxious not to spite the Jewish authorities too blatantly).

There were only around 3,000 Christians executed under Emperors Diocletian and Galerius (it all started with too many very high officials and at Court, making the sign of the cross!).

With those Christians executed for which ever reasons over more than 250 years, maybe we have been double that number of Christians executed. But there were never millions of Christians executed. It was actually legal to be a Christian (with freedom of cult but for a very few years, when Christians, and especially priests, were required to take an oath to the state… Not differently than what would happened during the French Revolution, 15 centuries later).

Yet, because of their secretive, paramilitary ways, and dislike of Jews (extremely numerous in the Empire), Christians often got in trouble.

Galerius, maybe delirious from cancer, called off the Diocletianic Persecution when he issued an edict of toleration in 311.

The Roman emperor Constantine, the self-declared “13th Apostle” (and, of course, a Saint, like the famous sadist Saint Louis) selected and invented Catholicism (Constantine called and presided the First Council of Nicaea in 325 CE). Constantine imposed Christianism fiscally on the empire. Emperor Theodosius, a Spanish general, imposed it with lethal force (so the Christians killed millions, and this is why they pretend it was the other way around)…

So Christianism aka “Orthodox Catholicism”, as it was known, became the Roman State religion. Only the Jews got tolerated enough to not be massacred outright.

Thus, far from being eaten by lions in the millions, imperial Christians devoured civilization for more than three centuries as deranged tyrants. All the books and intellectuals fled to Persia. The empire got immensely weakened by the flight of the intellectuals. (Then the Muslim raiders swooped in, gobbling Persia and much of the empire in a few years.)

In the North-West of the Empire, the Franks took power and humbled the Catholic Church, while re-establishing the freedom of cult, de facto.

Catholics, mostly because of the dreadful influences of the semi-demented tyrant, Louis XIV, and the slave master Napoleon, had acquired an imbalanced power in France that they did not have before, in most of the history of France.

There were Protestants in France since the 12th Century, and they were sometimes top rulers: the Comte de Toulouse, Admiral Coligny (who was Prime Minister), and even the most admired Henri IV.

The Jews were treated equally for 6 centuries, throughout the Renovated Roman Empire, until the First Crusade (pogroms in Alsace and further east), and the rule of dictators like the abominable Saint Louis. The thoroughly despicable Louis XIV threw millions of Protestants out of France, terrifying, molesting and torturing the rest. France, the place were Protestantism was invented, degenerated into infamy. France became a shadow of her former self. Louis’ grandfather, Henri… had been the Protestant-in-Chief. What a dreadful piece of history!

Jews were re-recognized as full citizens in 1789.

All this to say that real “French Intellectuals” cannot be Catholic (apparent exceptions are illusions).

The famed relationship between France and the Catholic Church was that of master (the Franks) to a tool.

Yet, as Catholicism is intrinsically fascist, Absolute Monarchy, when it arose, starting with the first official king of France, Philippe-Auguste (1165-1223), found in Catholicism a convenient justification for its tyranny of biblical proportion. Just as Constantine had.

Patrice Ayme’


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