Anyway, back to Arius and Athanasius. These two guys couldn't get along. I won't go into details because I wouldn't be able to explain it correctly. Let's just say they couldn't agree on issues surrounding the divinity of Christ. Athanasius was for Christ as deity, Arius against. In the end, Arius lost. Amidst all this history, I found these few sentences of particular interest.
"Doctrinal propaganda war spread throughout the east. Arius wrote pop song with lines like 'the essence of the Father is foreign to the Son.' Their arguments were parodied on the pagan stage."
I find it funny that the arguments of Christians were parodied by pagans back then because that never happens nowadays. And we Christians don't do anything that's worth making fun of. I don't know where Jon Stewart and SNL and all these other funny people are getting their material. They must just be making it all up.
Jon Stewart: "Did Pat Robertson or Benny Hinn do anything funny this week?"
Writers: "No Jon.
Jon Stewart: "Well, then make some stuff up. We need material.
Writers: "Yes Jon.
As Dr. Evil would say, "Riiiiiiigggggghhhhhht." I started reading this book because I'm on a quest to try and find out why the church is so screwed up today. It looks like we're just following in our forefathers footsteps. I feel much better now...I think?