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Christiany And The Roman Empire Essay

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Rome once was one of the most powerful political republic, then an empire which existed for quite a long time. Rome was mainly based on Greek culture; they took Greek gods and changed their names nothing more for example: Apollo remains same in both cultures; Artemis and Diana both have the title of the goddess of the hunt. Romans Empire was conquering countries all over the world, making itself most influential empire at that time. Christianity was banned religion in Rome until AD 313, when Emperor Constantine made Christianity official religion. Christianity played more than important role in fall of an empire; it was reason that destroyed Roman Empire, because people started to ignore emperor. People say that Rome fell because of pervasion which isn’t true because there was a corruption in economy, no middle class and that they always had a war with someone. The reason why Christianity spread so ...view middle of the document...

Roman’s worshipped their emperor no matter what was his decision, because they believed in paganism and it was part of religion, but after accepting Christianity and making it official religion, people stopped listening to their emperor and ignored him, which made whole roman system to collapse because poor didn’t do anything to benefit the country, they stopped paying taxes because they weren’t afraid of death and in case if they would be killed then there is an afterlife and chance to go to heaven only thing that they had to do is praying so they only prayed, it weakened credibility and authority of an emperor.
Science always was thing things which distinguished Rome especially in medicine and in engineering from other countries, but Christianity and science are always in war with each other. Scientific progress is crucial during a war period, if weapons, machines don’t have progress they would soon become useless and Christianity denied science at that time, so if most part of Roman population consisted of Christians. If there is no progress in science, there is no progress in war machines, strategies, armor means a weaker army. Impact of itcan be seen during war with barbarians, it happened during a period where people stopped paying taxes, didn’t go to war and people didn’t do anything in science, barbarians destroyed empire.
To sum up everything, Christianity was final reason why Empire fell. Christianity caused; system collapse, making government bankrupt because people stopped paying taxes and working on land which also led to higher food prices, people stopped fighting for their own country which made government hire soldiers and it was very harmful because there was no money flow in empire and hiring soldiers was a big harm, and interrupting scientific progress during a war period made once strongest and most influential Roman Empire to fall to the barbarians.

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