A brutal superstition extends its grip

The Christianization of Europe

Shadowy Mr Big behind worldwide criminal organisation. Known variously as 'Jesus', 'Christ', 'Lord', and 'Saviour'. Persistent rumours of a brief appearance in Palestine though unknown in official records. Cult members convince themselves JC is alive today. Intelligence suggests never actually existed.

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Kenneth Humphreys



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Raised to the status of the State religion the Christian Church reigned over the destruction of civilization.

As the centuries passed religious barbarism grew ever more vicious.

Christianity was the first creed in history to exterminate its adversaries in the name of love.









With ruthless ambition, and by enforcing an ideology of 'sin and redemptive sacrifice', Christian clerics enslaved the Mediterranean world. But the ambitions of Holy Mother Church were not readily sated. By aggressive warfare, heathen tribes also were brought into the embrace of the Lord's henchmen. Masters of the whole of Europe for more than a thousand years, sadists in the uniform of Christ terrorized and brutalized a continent. They then exported that terror to the four corners of the globe.  


The Seven "Sacraments" of the Church

Roman Catholicism's policy for conquest tapped resources unimagined by the caesars. In a world terrified by superstition imagine the horror of being a child unsprinkled by a priest or dying without the babblings of a clergyman?



Racketeering on an Imperial scale

So venal was the clerical system that it extended its grasping hand into every aspect of life. Across the domains of Christendom the lords of the One True Faith held the common people in subjugation, ignorance and terror.



The Christianizing of Iberia

In the guise of a Spanish saint a new use was found for a dead St James. Santiago!


"Conversion" of the Tribesmen of Germany and Gaul

Hearts & Minds? The Heathen were Christianized not with bell and candle but with axe and sword. Ironically, the barbarian tribes that overran the weakened Roman Empire were, for the most part, Christianized and the forces that opposed them were pagan.


Battle for Britain

Catholic vanities subjugated the heathen Saxons.


Christian cross hacked into a pagan megalith (Ireland).

Who Saved Civilization? – Ireland Subdued by 'Christ'

When a primitive Christianity extended its grasp beyond the limits of the Roman Empire it compromised with, adapted and absorbed any number of earlier pagan traditions. In Ireland a rapacious Roman Christianity was brutally imposed by French "Anglo-Normans"



The Christianization of the Balts

Remarkably, the last pagan kingdom in Europe was eradicated as late as the 15th century.


1000 Years of Carnage & Barbarity in the name of Christ

For more than a thousand years, the henchmen of Christ inflicted a cruel barbarism on every community they encountered. Both in theory and in practice, Christians honoured the principle of murdering their opponents. The Christian Heaven may have been a vain folly but the Christian Hell was real enough.



Missionaries or Murderers? – Enforcing the Faith

In a world run by clerical gangsters, the writ of Holy Mother Church was enforced by sadism and torture. Christianity was the first creed in history to exterminate its adversaries in the name of love.



Burning Times – Auto-da-fé

A Great Day Out for the Family – Roasting the Heretics became a popular entertainment and a religious duty. 


Inner conflict

Christianity a psycho-sexual disorder?

With such perverse values at its core, the dogmas of the Church have weighed heavily on the human psyche, the cause and occasion for mental anguish and displaced anger. The consequence was that for two millennia Christianity's anti-sexual, puritanical doctrines inflicted untold damage on the mental, emotional and physical lives of countless millions of people. Only monumental hypocrisy and abuse leavened the deadly precepts into a cruel empire of servitude and violence.



Men in frocks – God's curious fashion foibles

Pontificalia is an essential element of the religious circus. Without the fancy dress would Jesus-magic still enthrall the gullible, enthuse the pious and comfort the desolate? The showman needs his ensemble of silk and satin, his purple and gold livery, his dashing headgear, his rings, sashes and baubles.




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