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Jan
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comment What's the last record of pagan believers in Europe?
Could be - I was assuming that somewhere in the nearly 900,000 is at least one adherent of a folk religion that would fit within OP's definition; same argument with the second link. Sure there are Jedi's and ADF in the category (ADF explicitly rejects any claim of continuity), but statistically speaking, it is hard to argue that there are no legitimate folk religions - not without much stronger evidence.
Jan
12
comment What's the last record of pagan believers in Europe?
@T.E.D - true, but I did not reference Wiccans, or Odinists. I did raise the question about Welsh Bardism, but I think it is rather different from most modern neo-paganism. In any case, Zoroastrianism is distinctly not modern.
Jan
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comment Did Roman statutory law in the 1st century allow for crucifixion of non slaves?
Odd, given how proud the Romans were that their laws were printed and available in the forum for every citizen to read.
Jan
11
comment What's the last record of pagan believers in Europe?
As my daughter would say, @Semaphore For The Win!! If we can establish Zoroastrianism in Europe.
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comment What's the last record of pagan believers in Europe?
You are entirely correct; examination of that question is one of the reasons I stopped writing. OTOH, given that constraint, I'd argue that if we find any trace evidence of paganism in the period, we can take it more seriously, since admission carried the possibility of severe punishment or at least ostracism.
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Jan
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comment Did Roman statutory law in the 1st century allow for crucifixion of non slaves?
I normally downvote any question that references unsourced/unreferenced claims. It makes a big difference if the "scholar" was from an accredited university or paid by a hate group. Also "statutory law" in the Empire is a flexible concept. Roman Republic was (mostly) bound by the rule of law, the empire was an autocracy and the rule of law doesn't apply strictly in an autocracy.
Jan
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revised Did Roman statutory law in the 1st century allow for crucifixion of non slaves?
Moved question to title; that makes it much easier to understand what is being asked.
Jan
11
comment What's the last record of pagan believers in Europe?
What is the source for these statistics? The longer I thought about this answer the better it got - you've identified a good methodology to answer the question, but by posting statistics without a source you have prevented anyone else from following the methodology, and undermined the credibility of the answer.
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reviewed Reviewed How did ancient Dravidians tell the time?
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comment How did ancient Dravidians tell the time?
It would be nice if you provided a link to "thamiz" - google produces only a reference to a movie. I infer that the Thamiz are an ancient Dravidian people, but someone might be able to answer the question if the connections were explicit.
Jan
10
comment What's the last record of pagan believers in Europe?
The inquisition discovered "Stregoi" in Italy; if you search on Stregoi or strega you will find ample information. There were pagans living in Russia more recently than that. Unfortunately the term "pagan" is so fuzzy that it will be difficult to find a precise answer. I'm willing to be $$ that unless you define the term very strictly, "pagan" never really died out.
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reviewed No Action Needed Was Mohammed known and respected in seventeenth-century Europe?
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