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In the year 319 AD, Constantine decided that the clergy was to be free from all taxes and soon after, in 355 AD, they were also placed above the law and could not be brought to a state court to face any kind of trial.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 2</cite>

Not content with the Papal States and the new regions acquired, the popes now wanted even more...They set themselves to expand even further their ownership of additional territories. They concluded that the newly born Papal States, although of considerable size, were too small for the pope, the representative of the Blessed Peter. These territories had to be extended to match Peter's spiritual imperium. Something incontrovertible by which the popes would be unequivocally granted the ownership of whole kingdoms and empires had, therefore, become a necessity. At this point this most spectacular of all forgeries makes its official appearance: the Donation of Constantine. Purporting to have been written by the Emperor Constantine himself, it emerged from nowhere. The document with one master stroke put the popes above kings, emperors and nations, made them legal heirs to the territory of the Roman Empire, which it granted to them lock, stock and barrel, and gave to St. Peter...all lands to the West and beyond, indeed, all the lands of the planet

Avro Manhattan / <cite>Vatican Billions (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

As far as the Bible geography is concerned it appears that the main person responsible for its misinterpretation was Constantine the Great, who had definite motives for transferring the arena of Jewish history and that of Christ to another region altogether. He used Christianity as a valuable political asset, selected the East as his Empire, and with the aid of Eusebius, Jerome and others, invented the present Palestine…If this be correct the present day Jews, who make a historical claim to Palestine are utterly wide of the mark

Comyns Beaumont / <cite>Britain: Key to World History (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

The Emperor Constantine...went on to issue the Edict of Milan, in 313 AD, which legalized Christianity throughout the Empire. Shortly thereafter, it became the fastest spreading religion. Constantine’s conversion to Christianity is still shrouded in mystery

Arthur Kemp / <cite>March of the Titans (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

The Double-Headed Eagle with a red background was the insignia of the Byzantine Empire founded by Constantine the Great. He was a member of the Atonist Sol Invicti cult. His armed guards were called the "Golden Militia," and they wore the symbol of the Double-Headed Eagle.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 2</cite>

The Emperor then instructed Bishop Eusebius to compile a uniform collection of new writings ‘bound together as one’…Eusebius was to arrange for the production of ‘fifty sumptuous copies…to be written on parchment in a legible manner, and in a convenient portable form, by professional scribes thoroughly accomplished in their art’…’Make them to astonish,’ said Emperor Constantine…This was the first mention of finished copies of a Christian New Testament in the history of mankind...With his instruction now fulfilled, Emperor Constantine decreed that the new writings be thereafter called the ‘words of God’ and be attached…to copies of the Hebrew Old Testament. Emperor Vespasian, in the First Century, had proclaimed the entire Jewish territory the personal property of the Roman Emperors, and his decision was officially ratified by the Senate. In effect, all later Emperors were in control of the Jewish religion…Emperor Constantine effectively attempted to amalgamate the earlier Jewish religion with his new cult. By legal inheritance, he was also the messiah. After Eusebius had finished drawing upon the large array of presbyter’s texts, Constantine then ordered them destroyed by fire and ‘any man found concealing one should be stricken off from his shoulders (beheaded)'

Tony Bushby / <cite>The Bible Fraud (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

When that Christian emperor, Constantine, had murdered his wife, son, nephew, and several other relatives, he raised his hands toward heaven, and exclaimed, "The blood of Christ cleanseth from all sin." Here is an example of the pernicious and demoralizing effect of the Christian doctrines of atonement and forgiveness.

Kersey Graves / <cite>Bible of Bibles (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

"Make them to astonish," demanded Constantine, speaking of the compilation that finally became the New Testament. His wish was amply fulfilled.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 2</cite>

It (the "Donation of Constantine") purported to recognize the Roman Popes as Christ’s representatives on Earth and to donate to Pope Sylvester and the Roman Church all those Imperial powers formerly invested in the Throne of Byzantium. The Donation, the Church claimed,was written in the 4th Century at the insistence of the Emperor Constantine The Church claimed Constantine was so grateful for having been cured of leprosy by Pope Sylvester that he gave to the Church the entire power and wealth of the unified Roman Empire, including the right to crown and dethrone kings...Supposedly written before 337 AD - the year of Constantine’s death - the Donation of Constantine didn’t make an appearance on the stage of European history until four-hundred years later. So far-reaching are the powers bestowed upon the Church by this document, one would have thought that it would have been made public at the time of its bestowal, not centuries later.

Nicholas de Vere von Drakenberg / <cite>The Thousand-Year Elven Holocaust (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

The Emperor Constantine lived between 208 to 337 AD. After his vision he went on to issue the Edict of Milan, in 313 AD, which legalized Christianity throughout the Empire. Shortly thereafter, it became the fastest spreading religion. Constantine’s conversion to Christianity is still shrouded in mystery and led to the most famous forgery in European history, that which became known as the Donation of Constantine. This document purports to be a signed document by Constantine and its principal feature is to grant the bishop of Rome - the Pope - temporal authority over the city of Rome and the entire Roman Empire. Although there are many glaring factual errors in the text of the document, which by themselves show the document to be a forgery, the Donation of Constantine was accepted as genuine until the 15th Century, and was used by the Catholic Church to claim political power in not only the Roman Empire but also,ultimately, in all nominally Christian lands. Eventually, the Donation of Constantine was rejected as false - but by then the Church had established itself in almost all of Europe, its power founded on a forgery.

Arthur Kemp / <cite>March of the Titans (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

In AD 330 the capital of the Roman Empire was transferred to Byzantium - modern Istanbul - by Constantine the Great who renamed it Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire.

Maurice Cotterell / <cite>Jesus, King Arthur and the Journey of the Grail (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

After a long and bitter debate, a vote was finally taken and it was with a majority show of hands that Judas Khrestus and Rabbi Jesus both became god - 161 votes to 157. A new god was proclaimed and ‘officially’ ratified by Emperor Constantine.

Tony Bushby / <cite>quoted by Michael Tsarion</cite>

After the eighteenth dynasty, princes and priests of Aton became the most powerful monarchs and theocrats in the world. The Atonists operated from behind serveral fronts. One of these was the Sol Invictus Cult to which Emperor Constantine belonged. He was an initiate of this order during the time he established Christianity. Therefore, as far as we are concerned, Constantine and his royal descendents were Atonists. They were guided and financed by the biological or ideological descendents of Akhenaton, who established the worship of Aton.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 2</cite>

About four years prior to chairing the Council, Constantine had been initiated into the religious order of Sol Invictus, one of the two thriving cults that regarded the Sun as the one and only Supreme God (the other was Mithraism). Because of his Sun worship, he instructed Eusebius to convene the first of three sittings on the summer solstice, 21 June 325 (Catholic Encyclopedia, New Edition, vol. i, p. 792)

Tony Bushby / <cite>The Forged Origins of the New Testament (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

Prior to his conversion, Constantine’s favorite god, as reflected by his coins, was Sol, the sun god. Constantine continued to depict Sol on coins as late as 324A.D. The most common variety of coin showing Sol was a bronze follis, with Sol standing and a dedicatory inscription Soli Invicto comiti -“To the Invincible Sun, companion.” Constantine probably minted hundreds of thousands of coins for Sol after his “conversion” to Christianity… In the decade after the Mulvian Bridge victory, even gold coins, in which emperors usually took the most interest, still depicted Sol.

Stanley A. Hudson / <cite>Tracing the Spread of Christianity Through Coins (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

Constantine had been reared on the pagan religious belief of the Sol Invicta cult which identified the emperor as the incarnation of the Sun god...Initially, Constantine was a devout pagan.

Michael Howard / <cite>Occult Conspiracy (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

Throughout his life Constantine had been the chief of the Sol Invicta Cult. Like the Atonists of Egypt, the members of this order believed that the emperor was a living incarnation of the sun.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 2</cite>

It was on June 21 - the day of the summer solstice - that a total of 2,048 presbyters, deacons, sub-deacons, acolytes, and exorcists gathered at Nicea to decide what Christianity really was, what it would be, and what writings were to be used and who was to be its god. The tyrant Constantine commissioned this council and he imperiously presided over it throughout its duration.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 2</cite>

He [Constantine] made Christianity the official religion of Rome after allegedly receiving a mystical vision. He murdered his wife and eldest son the same year he convened the Council of Nicea. Throughout his life he was head of the Sol Invicta Cult that, like Atonism, held the Emperor to be an incarnation of the sun.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 2</cite>

With his instruction now fulfilled, Emperor Constantine decreed that the new writings be thereafter called the ‘words of God’ and be attached…to copies of the Hebrew Old Testament. Emperor Vespasian, in the First Century, had proclaimed the entire Jewish territory the personal property of the Roman Emperors, and his decision was officially ratified by the Senate. In effect, all later Emperors were in control of the Jewish religion…Emperor Constantine effectively attempted to amalgamate the earlier Jewish religion with his new cult. By legal inheritance, he was also the Messiah. After Eusebius had finished drawing upon the large array of presbyter’s texts, Constantine then ordered them destroyed by fire and ‘any man found concealing one should be stricken off from his shoulders (beheaded).

Tony Bushby / <cite>The Bible Fraud (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

As far as the Bible geography is concerned it appears that the main person responsible for its misinterpretation was Constantine the Great, who had definite motives for transferring the arena of Jewish history and that of Christ to another region altogether. He used Christianity as a valuable political asset, selected the East as his Empire, and with the aid of Eusebius, Jerome and others, invented the present Palestine…If this be correct the present day Jews, who make a historical claim to Palestine are utterly wide of the mark

Thomas L. Thompson / <cite>The Mythic Past: Biblical Archaeology and the Myth of Israel (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

Prior to his conversion, Constantine’s favorite god, as reflected by his coins, was Sol, the sun god. Constantine continued to depict Sol on coins as late as 324A.D.

Stanley A. Hudson / <cite>Tracing the Spread of Christianity Through Coins (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

The church since the time of Constantine affords proof that it is not spiritual truth that has triumphed with the spread of Christianity but human power.

Barbara G. Walker / <cite>The Woman&#039;s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets</cite>

His literary whitewashing began at once. Despite his two wives and numerous concubines, Christian panegyrists said he was "wedded to chastity." Eusebius elevated all the emperor's doings into acts of piety, and invented the legend that Christ had converted him with a holy vision at the Milvian bridge. Later Christian legend claimed Constantine saw the sign of the cross in the sky, with the words in hoc signo vinces (in this sign conquer). However, the holy sign that Constantine placed on his battle flags was not the cross. It was the labarum, a monogram of Mithra and a sign of the sun, already in use by several pagan emperors before Constantine.

Barbara G. Walker / <cite>The Woman&#039;s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets</cite>

Constantine's life was hardly a model of piety. He murdered his eldest son, his second wife, his father-in-law, his brother-in-law, and "many others," a chronicler said.

Barbara G. Walker / <cite>The Woman&#039;s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets</cite>

The "first Christian emperor" (288?-337), honored for establishing Christianity as the official religion of the Roman empire. Actually, Constantine didn't do this in his own lifetime; his bishops did it afterward. Constantine was not so much a worshipper of Christ as he was a worshipper of himself.

Constantine considered himself the incarnation of "the supreme god," a combination of Apollo, Mithra, Jupiter, the sun, and Christ. He called himself "the instrument of the Deity." He said, "I banished and utterly abolished every form of evil then prevailing, in the hope that the human race, enlightened through me, might be called to a proper observance of God's holy laws." He designated for his tomb a spot in the center of the cruciform Church of the Holy Apostles, saying he would lie forever with six apostles at his left hand and six at his right. A contemporary historian said Constantine was "more greedy for praise than it is possible to tell."

Barbara G. Walker / <cite>The Woman&#039;s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets</cite>

Constantine was the ruling spirit at Nicea and he ultimately decided upon a new god...To involve British factions, he ruled that the name for the great Druid god, Hesus, be joined with the Eastern Savior-god, Krishna (Krishna is Sanskrit for Christ), and then Hesus Krishna would be the official name of the new Roman god

Tony Bushby / <cite>The Forged Origins of the New Testament (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

In any event, the emperor [Constantine] saw the wisdom of providing the various congregations with a comprehensive text of the accepted writings. He therefore sponsored the preparation of fifty large and fine volumes to be prepared for the use of the principal churches in Constantinople. This is probably the first occasion in which the two testaments were united in one volume.

Manly P Hall / <cite>The Bible, the Story of a Book</cite>

It has been well observed that Constantine wrote as a tolerant and liberal-minded statesman, but he certainly was not properly informed on delicate matters of theology.

Manly P Hall / <cite>The Bible, the Story of a Book</cite>

Constantine Magnus was neither the best nor the worst of the Roman emperors, but he was probably the most practical. He and Licinius issues the Edict of Milan (313 A.D.) proclaiming the right of the Christians to follow the mod of religion which appeared best to them. [...] the emperor acted with dignity, courtesy, and restraint in the delicate task of attempting to arbitrate the theological differences which had arisen among the Christian groups.

Manly P Hall / <cite>The Bible, the Story of a Book</cite>

This symbolism, incorporating initiatic teaching regarding the Sun god, would have been understood by initiates of all religions, so it is perhaps slightly ironic that under the aegis of Constantine, the Church began to suppress initiatic teachings and to reduce its exoteric teachings to dogma. In 325 the Council of Nicea decided which gospels among the many in circulation were the real thing. Imperial edicts also forbad pagan practices. On the Orders of Constantine's sons, women and children were force-fed, their mouths held open by a wooden engine while consecrated bread was stuffed down their throats.

Mark Booth / <cite>The Secret History of the World</cite>

Constantine, the most wretched man himself, became the Stalwart support of Christianity and in his time darkness spread over Europe.

Henry Binkley Stein / <cite>The Axe Was God</cite>

In Constantine's time the sacred groves of the Druids were cut down, Druid priests were slaughtered in numbers on the island of Mona.

Henry Binkley Stein / <cite>The Axe Was God</cite>

When Constantine made Christianity the state religion of Rome the persecuted Christians became the persecutors. Shortly after Emperor Theodosius permitted the burning of the Pagan Alexandrian Library in 391 A.D., for the sin of Heresy was the sin of Knowing.

Henry Binkley Stein / <cite>The Axe Was God</cite>

Constantine was said to have been converted to Christianity by his visions, but there’s one tiny problem with that. He never did become a Christian, except perhaps on his deathbed as a bit of insurance. He worshipped the Greek god Apollo (the Sun), and the Sol Invictus (Unconquered Sun), and he remained to his death the Pontifex Maximus of the Pagan Church!

David Icke / <cite>The Biggest Secret</cite>

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