Rome, Constantine and Christianity – A Very Brief History

Rome, Constantine and Christianity – A Very Brief History

Editor’s note: This is the second post in a series of posts on the Crusades. If you’re interested then you can check out the first post which provides a good exposition for the series. Otherwise read on and enjoy.

 

Rome (a prelude to the prelude) 

 

The story of the fall of Rome, is a rather patchy tale, depending on what you consider ‘Rome’ and what you consider ‘Fall’.

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Coming Soon: The Crusades – How it really went down

Coming Soon: The Crusades – How it really went down

Update: Sorry… did I say it was due New Years Eve? That was a small typo. I meant the 2nd January 2017

 

The Crusades.

 

The biggest black mark on the history of Christianity, or so we’re told.

 

Like just about every event of history that predates the year 2000, most people today have no idea about what really happened.

 

More than anything The Crusades are painted as an atrocious period of Christian violence and bloodlust; an unjustified and callous movement of oppression against the poor, helpless jihadists. A favourite example of why Christians are no better than the perpetrators of 9/11, or the holocaust.

 

But the truth, as they say, is stranger (and more complex) than fiction.

 

So I’ll be getting my hands dirty with history to (very briefly) share with you the real truth behind the Christian Holy wars. I’m damn excited about it too, frankly.

 

I can feel my testosterone count increasing just thinking about it.

 

Next post due: 

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Gift giving II – A case for gift cards (A response to Brett Mackay)

Gift giving II – A case for gift cards (A response to Brett Mackay)

Editors note: This is a (surprise) follow up post from my previous post on gift giving where one of my suggestions was a gift card. I recommend reading that one first, but of course you’re welcome to simply read and enjoy this one also.

 

On Guard Sir Mackay

 

Hey fellas,

 

In my last post I laid out a case for putting some serious thought and consideration into your gift giving this year for Christmas and other occasions. Then, mostly for the ladies in your life, I made a short list of gifts I have that I think are great or are otherwise thoughtful enough to be worthy of a good gift. One of the items on that list was the recently invented and humble gift card.

 

Serendipitously, Brett Mackay from the Art of Manliness has since published a great post about gift cards and why you should shirk the tradition of gift card buying this year and opt instead for something much more thoughtful and meaningful. This post is my humble response.

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Why and how to buy a man a great gift this Christmas

Why and how to buy a man a great gift this Christmas

Editors note: I’ve linked to one or two websites which have some examples of some of the items on this list. I have no affiliation with these websites. I do not receive a commission for any sales made through links on this page, and unfortunately can’t offer any discounts, sorry fellas.

 

Buying good presents can be tough, especially for grown men.

 

Gifts come cheap these days.

 

Just about anything a fella wants is a mere credit card swipe away.

 

Most things we want we get. If we don’t, it’s probably because we haven’t saved up enough yet.

 

Come Christmas and birthday time loved ones are left scratching their heads, scouring major shopping outlets for inspiration at the last minute. Worse still, they end up hunting down trashy listicles on Google like ‘100 gift ideas for the modern man’ or some other such nonsense.

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