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My favorite ex-seminarian says that he was taught that early Christians were supposed to destroy the power of idols (note the assumption that they had power) by breaking off the nose, genitals, or hands, or any larger destruction. At a certain stage, any statue might be an idol to them. It may be lack of good excavation that many statues were dug up ...


If you want to know how skewed it was, of the 197 Centuries, only one was reserved for those who did not own land. And they voted last.

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