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Re: WHAT calendar for the current year 2012

From:Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 14:10
R A Brown wrote:

> quoting me: > > For example, I doubt if Christianity would have taken hold. > > Why on earth not?? After all *here* it precisely was in the Greek- > speaking and thoroughly hellenized east that Christianity did take > off! > > But may be it's best not pursue this as we may easily trespass into > the minefield of "cross and crown."
You may be right, but before we are stopped, let me just briefly explain why. I think it needed a powerful and seemingly invincible empire, particularly one with good communications. Otherwise people seeking power or seeking refuge from an oppressive life would just have exploited ordinary outlets. I got the impression that your Hellenistic empire crumbled just like the historical one did. Maybe I just read too fast. Western civilisation is kind of like such a powerful and seemingly invincible empire. I think that's why it has been challenged by a series of more or less lunatic factions: fascism, Soviet communism, islamism, to mention a few. I wonder how invincible it really is. LEF


R A Brown <ray@...>