Saturday, April 30, 2016

Ancient Romans spread outlandishly wild rumors about Christianity

When cultures collide, misunderstandings can often arise. This was definitely the case when the Romans first encountered Christianity. The Eucharist - the symbolic or mystical meal of Jesus' flesh and blood - led to rumor of cannibalism. The community of the faithful, calling each other brothers and sisters, created gossip of incest.

Read the translated ancient texts describing these rumors here at

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