How was life prior to Christianity?
In Europe, where Christianity is now the dominant religion, life went on much as it did after the advent of Christianity. People were by and large religious and monogamy was the normal practice. Those who needed moral or ethical advice usually went to philosophers, some of whom were paid by the state, as it was not the role of priests to offer moral advice. The most obvious change that came about when Christianity became the official religion of Rome was the introduction of intolerant attitudes to and persecution of all other religions.
Compared to ancient times, we are fortunate today as a result of improvements in technology, government and society, all unrelated to a change of religion.
Modern non-Christian countries demonstrate that the relative lack of Christian churches makes little real difference to life for ordinary people.
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No, these are not exactly the same although they have some similarity. Pagan religions are those which existed in Europe prior to the conversion of Europe to Christianity (Judaism, which did exist in Europe prior to Christianity and which is the ancestral religion which gave rise to Christianity, is an exception). Witchcraft refers to various occult practices disapproved of by the church, and which may also involve Satanism. The distinction between an eary religion such…
Christianity was founded by a man named Saul, later named Paul and St. Paul. Others argue that Christ was the founder of Christianity, but this is not true. Jesus never called anything Christianity as Paul did when going from city to city spreading the word. He set his life to converting those to the religion he called, Christianity. Throughout Paul's life, relationships, and time period, Paul made himself the founder of Christianity.
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