October 27, The Festival of Cutting a Deal With the Devil

October 27, The Festival of Cutting a Deal With the Devil October 27, 2018

The emperor Constantine seeing the sign of the Cross
The good folk at Wikipedia set today in 312 as that day when Constantine, later called the Great, purported to have a vision of a cross in the sky and heard the words “With this sign, conquer.”

What we know with certainty is that conquer he did.

Of course this also sealed the deal for Christianity. Already an important cult with a significant following, with his hand on the wheel it would within a few years become the official religion of the Empire.

I think of this as the festival of cutting deals with the devil..

 

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