Pious Christians

472 Punishment for Pagan Sympathizers

Submitted by RWMaster on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 07:15

""... owners of property where [pagan] rites took place were held responsible. Upper-class owners could lose their rank and property, while the lower classes could be tortured and sentenced to hard labor in the mines. .... most of the violence perpetrated against non-Christians ... was not official persecution." Those who destroyed temples and murdered pagans were pious Christians who had been enflamed by their leaders.