Monday, July 02, 2007

If it happens, it's their fault!

Early Christians in the Roman Empire were a favored scapegoat. They were blamed for almost everything. Tertullian wrote, "If the Tiber reaches the walls, if the Nile does not rise to the fields, if the sky does not move so that there is drought, or if the earth does move so that there is an earthquake, if there is a famine, if there is a plague, the cry is at once, 'Send the Christians to the lions!'"

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