In the fourth century, a visionary megalomaniac has absolute power over nearly all the known world. By using millions of sesterces, he covered Europe with temples dedicated to his worship. His name? Constantine the Christ Emperor.
Emperor Constantine had the title Christos or Christ. There is a chance that this emperor has been the one and only christ at the origin of Christianism, according to the possible hypothesis that Jesus was not a real historic person.
“The Emperor Constantine (306-337), after his victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge over Maxentius in 312 (1065 AUC) completely changed the face of the Roman Empire.
Following his victory, he affixed on the shield of his legionaries his new symbol, the chrism, composed of the two Greek letters Khi (X) and Rho (P), the initials of the word Christos, meaning “anointed”, “which received the holy anointing by God”.
Subsequently, the chrism became the symbol of the Roman legions.
In 313 (1066 AUC) Constantine promulgated the Edict of Milan, allowing freedom of worship to all citizens of the Empire.
Our Christians, enemies of the Empire, could from now on freely practice their meetings and the translations of the Septuagint into Latin increased.
Constantine, by promoting harmony in the Empire around the one god, thus silenced all seditions. In 321 (1074 AUC), Constantine imposed the Sunday rest, by the name of “venerable day of the Sun”.
Sol Invictus was therefore still the cult of the Empire…
In 324 (1078 AUC) Constantine moved his capital to the East in the city of Byzantium, and renamed it Constantinople.
In 325 (1079 AUC) occured the Council of Nicaea.
According to tradition, at the end of this council, Constantine and his new churchéglise in french (from the Latin ecclesia = meeting) assimilated the monotheistic principles of the Manicheans and Christians to the cult of Sol Invictus and created the new religion (from the Latin religio = respect, cult, worship) of the Emperor-Christ, son of the one god.
The Christian religion christianized itself and thus became a Greek religion (O christianismos), that is to say, the cult of Constantine, the sole representative of the One God in his empire in the process of unification. This recalled to scholars of the worship promulgated once to the glory of Alexander the Great.” (source)From the site “Critical history of roman christianism”
More likely, the Council of Nicaea, which was the assembly of the Emperor, established the new official dogma of the Roman Empire: the worship of the Emperor-Christ in replacement of Sol Invictus.
Houses of the Emperor
The construction of basilicas (from the Greek basileus, emperor), the houses of the Emperor dedicated to Christ, serving as court, place of business, walkways, assembly, etc.. is increasing throughout the Empire. A curiosity has to be noted: “Eusebius of Caesarea, by his “Life of Constantine”, contributed much to the deification of the latter who until the end of the Romanesque period (12th century) was honored as the founder of the Catholic Church.
Many Romanesque churches, in Poitou Charentes, Alpes de Haute Provence etc., bear above their porches, through which crowds circulated, imposing equestrian statues called Constantines.” (source)From the site “Critical history of roman christianism”
Constantine would thus be honored by the Christian church for nearly 800 years!
Does not it seem rather obvious that the Romanesque churches were dedicated to Constantine because they were built in his time?” Indeed, it is common sense.
Fomenko and recentism
This declaration of a brave and honest female historian is in line with the thesis of Fomenko, the recentism.
According to Fomenko, the Middle Ages as we know has never existed.
It was made in the thirteenth centuryIn the current falsified comput, it is the thirteenth century AUC – ab urbe condita – ie after the founding of Rome. In fact it only happens three centuries after Constantine and the construction of cathedrals. in Avignon by the Roman legates to justify a more important invention they had to do: inventing a religion.
Why the hell do such a thing? I explained it above, but the question is important. A terrible plague had ruined Europe.
The survivors were only a handful, the central power totally disorganized had to face a first emergency: to discipline a little all those barbarian Mad Max who fleeced, robbed, raped, burned what was left of human in the landscape. Rome still had the money and the material power, but its spiritual and moral power was completely disintegrated. The hundreds of temples dedicated to Constantine could not be used for anything, they became dens of robbers.
The Christ Emperor
The religion invented by the Christ Emperor could no longer seduce these thieves and these scoundrels, lots of good-for-nothing having seen it all before.
So to save what remained of the Empire from an assured disappearance, it was urgent to rely on love, kindness, forgiveness, generosity, hope, charity, the certainty of a better world after this hell on earth that Europe had become.
That’s why the Roman legates invented the baby Jesus. Invented, incidentally, that’s saying a lot…
The composers of Christianity took over many elements of Mithraism, the ancient religion of Mithra; and many elements of Judaism, the expectation of the Messiah, the parables of Enoch; a little of the mysteries of Isis, the redemption by the divine grace; a little of Sol Invictus, the former official religion inaugurated in Rome by Heliogabalus and taken up by Constantine. The fathers of the church tossed all that with intelligence, and have told us the wonderful story of a Savior who would have come among the distant Jews seven centuries before. Si non e vero e bene trovate…
In Côtes d’Armor, Brittany, a charming village is called Lanleff. There a curious ancient temple is found, attributed to the Romans. Circular with massive pillars, semicircular arches and a gallery that was covered, this building clearly reminds Roman architecture.
Imagine that in the same village, in other times, the father of Emperor Constantine was stationed. Could this small temple which puzzles historians be the missing link between Roman and Romanesque? Everything is possible in a Celtic land, and Armor is my garden.