"I never said that forced conversion began with Constantine."
Oh, so you meant something completely different when you advised me to "Start with Constantine and begin reviewing forced conversions." Forgive me for misunderstanding your vague one liners.
A vile action? Well, that is a matter of opinion. I don't necessarily disagree with you though. Still, the Christian faith had been around long before this happened and was institution in of and of itself.
"Constantine commissioned some of the first "official" bibles. I wonder why?"
I bet you do. So here is where you suppose Constantine convinced 340 Alexandrian scribes to corrupt a text sacred to them in order to preserve the Roman empire. That's a stretch. Just to straighten out my facts for you a little further, Constantine commissioned 50 bibles. Of those 50 bibles, 50 of them were for use in the church of Constantinople. They were not produced en masse for the general public. Are you purposing that believers traded in the hundred if not thousands of copied texts they had in their possession for centuries, yea, millennia for one of these 50 bibles? I ask, because I am still not sure exactly what you are trying to say. Quite frankly, I don't think you do either. My best guess is you are just lashing out in attempt to convince your-self of the bible's inerrancy because it chaps your hide.
"Constantine began the widespread molestation of Christian philosophy."
Empty rhetoric on your part. This statement is just a wide stroke void of any facts save the ones you think up.
People don't give their lives by the millions for a mere philosophy. It is truth that compels them to count the loss of this life gain.
"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin
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