How European true identity was destroyed when Christianity moved in

By Vlassis Rassias | 9 July 2014

Aphrodite. The “love manifestation” of Christians.

Europe is a continent that for centuries has given birth to many notable cultures, ethnic traditions and civilizations, the common characteristics of whom were the dignity and self-determination of the human being, the quest for virtue and for the truth, reverence for the sacred, respect towards nature, the lifelong affirmation one’s personal worth and the esteem that comes with it, as well as the ideal of freedom.

Unfortunately, this tapestry of diverse yet similar and complementary polytheistic cultures, ethnic traditions and civilizations, ceased to exist when an eastern, strange, expansive and intolerant religion moved in forcefully and demanded the total disappearance of everything that people knew, held as sacred and preserved as social and spiritual values. What followed this unprecedented invasion in Europe, is more or less well known. Absolute cultural and cognitive collapse, barbarity, monotheism, superstition, hatred for everything that existed previously, political autocracy and an insane, all invasive theocracy, moral decline, abasement, genocide and ethnocide, and of course the flames. Flames that sprang and consumed unlucky human beings, masterpieces of art and literature, everything that was directly or indirectly representing the old “pagan” world that the new rulers craved to exterminate.

The worst consequence of all these calamities was the destruction of the self-awareness of the polytheistic “ethne” of Europe and the gradual erasure of their ethnic memory. Numerous generations of unlucky people spent all their lives with no real notion of identity, or who their ancestors were and how they viewed themselves, unaware of the history of the land they occupied. They had even forgotten the term “patris” (patria, fatherland), and for many centuries, the continent witnessed her children living completely alienated from her soul, made to believe that they had been “civilized” due to the bloody swords of Constantine, Charlemagne and other monotheist slaughterers, and praising the darkness as light. They even went as far as to export their barbarity and intolerance, first in the form of bloodthirsty crusades towards the East, and, later, in the form of bloodthirsty “explorations” to the, according to their own vocabulary, “new worlds”.

Glimpses of the lost light of the pre-Christian times, came back to our beloved Europe only in the last centuries, and only through a long and painful sequence of reinstatements, revivals, revolutions, movements of enlightenment and, of course, through the gradual re-acquirement of the abandoned genuine identities by some intellectual vanguards of the various European “ethne”. Since the 19th century of the chronology of the arrogant religion who dared to bisect the human History itself, most of the people of Europe are aware that they are not a rootless and amorphous human mass under the Cross or the Koran, but the descendants of historically existent and, most of them, glorious and advanced ancient “ethne”.

Some of these Europeans though, including us, have developed a deeper insight on the subject. All who perceive the flow of the time as circular and not linear, know quite well that History has no final destination but it simply follows the trends and tensions created inside her by the historical subjects at every single turn of the wheel of Eternity. And they also do know, quite well, that for someone to win the title of the “historical subject”, they must be able to have their proposals and ideas alive and attractive on the table, each time humanity is called to choose its next course inside the infinite fractal of History.

For us, each single actuality is a link. Every single moment revives the entire past and comprises the dynamics of the entire future. Seeing things in such a way, we, the representatives of the native, ethnic, indigenous, ancient but still alive Traditions and Religions of Europe, work hard to turn the issue of our complementary collective identities from a spiritual privilege of an enlightened vanguard, into a proud awareness and identification of all the Europeans, in front of this admirable mosaic of the genuine cultures, ethnic traditions and civilizations of their ancestors. We reclaim the European identity. We reclaim our true value systems and our true ways. Our purpose is clear, to restore the once defeated but not extinct, cultures of joy, freedom, polytheism, dignity, piety and uprightness, and, being a Hellene, please let me ad, of reason, humanism, eunomia and polyarchy.

May God Apollo’s light always shine on you.

This was a speech delivered at the 2014 European Congress of Ethnic Religions (ECER), at the Lithuanian Parliament (Lietuvos Respublikos Seimas), in Vilnius, Lithuania on 9 July 2014.

Vlassis Rassias has given nearly 100 lectures, in Greece and abroad, on the Hellenic religion, philosophy and ethos. In the summer solstice of 1998 he took part in the founding of The World Congress of Ethnic Religions (WCER) in Vilnius, Lithuania. He has written 18 books (16 of them on Ancient Greece) and 2 poetry collections.

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  1. The Christian emperors of Rome and Constantinople even forbade people to look at classical statues. Until pottery started to be dug up in the later Middle Ages, people had actually forgotten what the ancients looked like.

  2. Well spoken for. Let me add that not only it was forbidden to look at statues, but even to speak out their ethnic name. For centuries it was outlawed to say that you are a Hellene. People in my country, I am not referring to any distant ancestor of the past, eg middle ages, but to our close relatives, like our grandmother, believed that their ancestors were giants or some cursed creatures that god destroyed for some reason.
    That reason, yet, comes into contradiction with the christian doctrine which played its crucial role for the continuation and expansion of the abnormality of monotheism and later on the formation of nationalism; Pretending that our distant polytheistic ancestors will escape judgment day, by the one but yet lonesome god, in the reason of mercy that they didn’t know the existence of the true god, that doctrine, massively packs, squares down and attempts to exterminate the different but yet unimaginably old link to the past; Our gods, our ancestors, our relatives, our polis, our land, our society, our manners, our lives.

  3. First stop spreading your stupid Christianity in Asian countries like India. who still follow the ancient ways. you people on the way to revive your ancient culture but at the same you want to destroy other ancient cultures by spreading your stupid Christianity religion. first stop your people from converting other cultural people.

    • You have the audacity to say Ghandi was racist but you have made some extremely racist & unfortuatist comments. Should be censored !

    • Perhaps India is a Democratic Country which is Led by Ministers Elected by Population by Voting.
      Since 90% of Population is Non Brahmins as you mentioned, then how come 90% Population of Non Brahmins is not able to Find a Leader working for the Betterment & Upliftment of Non Brahmins?

      Can this be believed that 90% Population is the one who VOTES & DECIDES who will RULE the COUNTRY, and them BLAME those who are just 10% and with just 10% of VOTING RIGHTS?

      Dr. Ambedkar was a Dalit (Non Brahmin Leader, who is said to have Prepared the CONSTITUTION of India), but can you believe that he was so DUMB for not finding any MEANS to tackle the Problems which you mentioned here?

    • This guy is doing exactly what this article is talking about how Christianity did to ancient pluralistic religion of Europe, this guy is doing the last remaining pluralistic ‘religion’ humanity has.

  4. The rise of the Galilean religion heralded a fall into a thousand year darkness, and only when Renaissence men looked back to the time before, it was that science, culture and enlightenment slowly returned.

  5. They didn't just destroy the ancient religions. They also dismantled all the schools of philosophy that competed with Christianity, including the Epicurean Gardens which embodied the apex of intellectual, scientific, and humanist achievement during the Hellenistic Era.

  6. The destruction by Catholicism was far more grand and vast than conventional history currently knows. A recent book, soon to be republished, includes the decoding of the Giza pyramids, a vibrational numerological and vibrational system applied globally, as well encoded data regarding Earth's cyclical timing and the places on Earth of 'vibrational' significance. If you are familiar with Cymatics, that will initiate entry into this topic.

    Having said that and substantially cutting to the chase, the numerology is extremely precise and indicate places in the landscape that were marked if you will by mountains, roads, tombs, buildings, monuments, building elements, symbols etc. by the view attuned literally to this system. Unintentionally, deviations between modern maps and place names emerged from this research indicating that some sweeping charges occurred to the 'geography of History' that was not simply a result of ethnic migrations.

    the people known as the greeks were in fact originally located in Western Scotland, whose island nations still hold many allusions to this culture. Referred to as the Hebrides today, this is the home of the Hebrew people, the followers of Abraham, also known as the Hyksos, tho later did migrate due to the eruption of Hekla, found their way to Egypt and built the pyramids. They carried in their culture the wisdom and knowledge of the few survivors of the glacial melts thousands of years earlier. To the east of Scotland were tribes known as Roma or Romany Gypsies. Several groups, including Aegyptians. Not to be confused with Egyptians, aspires to assume control of Edinburgh, Scotland and the losers were exiled. This includes the ORMa Gypsies and the Guidi peoples. Making their way across Northern Europe, they met the Khazars in modern day Poland and the madness of modernity and the modification of history commenced. I've left out 90% due to length.

    To tie this in, the migrations Westward, the creep of Christianity, was part of the ancient agenda to reclaim Edinburgh as well several hundreds years after the exile to spread the empire. The roman legions were stopped by the Scots and Hadrian built his wall. There's a second wall to the North called the Antonine Wall between which the land was known as Palestine literally meaning 'Between the Walls'. This land, the Biblical Landscape, ties to the understand of the vibrational sciences, a discipline and measure lost due to political agendas and religiosity.

    Built into this story are the deceivers, who adopted other's identities to pull this off. The book mentioned (unnamed due to repeated accusations of marketing) describes how three religions were formed who would fight over the wrong holy land became a central theme to the madness, so yeah, the 'creepers' wanted far more, imposed further afield and mangled cultural history in order to install false histories while fully in bed with what are now traditions understood to be at odds with this massive effort.

    Starting though with a comparison of maps and the numerology that proves this, sheds a light on an expanded version of the Westward March (returning home if you will) to enact and reclaim holy (Whole Ley) lands that they failed to reclaim as their own. And by the way, Dan Brown was on the right track in his Davinci Code. Roslyn (Rose Line) Chapel is situated at the exact center of a landscape construction with Edinburgh situated at the top. Giza points directly there!

  7. Ironically we see evolution in action with these different religions trying to take over…. Not just the strongest and fittest, but the meanest and nastiest too.

    What hope for the human race?

  8. "Patris" (patria, fatherland) is a concept that didn't exist in pre-Christian tribal Europe, certainly not the way we understand it. Tribal alliances for trade and military purposes aren't the same thing as nationalism.

    Trying to import beliefs from 2,000-plus years ago pulls them out of their original context. Which Apollo should we worship? The shamanistic Hyperborean god of Delphi and other oracles? The dynastic god whose progeny included certain Greek royal families? The syncretic solar god of the late Roman Empire? The allegorical Apollo of the Renaissance? The Apollo of modern children's books about ancient myths?

    Does the fact that believing in Apollo is completely irrational (as much so as Christianity) concern us at all? Or that some pre-Christian European religious were more patriarchal and militaristic than Christianity? (I'm not defending Christianity here.)

    Once you remove beliefs from their context, you can do anything you want with them. That's what the pre-Nazi Ariosophist movements did when they reclaimed ancient Germanic cults. The revival of ancient religious ideas during the 19th century turned into a disaster for Europe by the 1930s. For a detailed history of how this happened, read "The Occult Roots of Nazism" by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke.

  9. Christians have destroyed the culture of every society they have invaded over the last 2000 years. From Europe to the Americas to Asia. It will not stop.

    • christianity didn't replace the language, i actually take numerous traditions that are still celebrated today, if you see copts in egypt they preserve some of their culture in contrast to the arab world, same in armenia for example, im not saying is good or it replaced some aspects, but treating it like if they made a total replace is inacurate

  10. Read the Chalice and the Blade. Monotheistic Patriarchal religions, of which, Christianity is only one, is the root of the problem. Patriarchy is killing the planet.

    Mother Earth doesn’t need humans, but humans need Mother Earth. She will rid herself of us, to save herself. We will deserve our extinction.

  11. Nonsense

    I am not a believer. But Christianity was a cut above any other religion. Eventually (and not immediately or perfectly) Christianity inspired and empowered the arts and scientific discovery. It gave all men and women some dignity. it had rules which gave society some moral structure. The renaissance would not have been possible without Christianity. The American Revolution would not be possible without Christianity.

    • Political revolutions happen all the time. You don't need religion, let alone Christianity, to get them started. All you need is an oppressive government and a disgruntled populace. People tend to revolt when they feel they are being mistreated, whether they are Christian or not. Also, the pagan Greeks and Romans already had established academic institutions in place long before Christianity showed up. It was Christianity that shut down those institutions and confined all academic discourse to those allowed by the Church. The Renaissance was a result of the re-discovery of all the surviving pagan knowledge that had been accumulated prior to Christianity; due in no small part to the waning power and influence of the Church. Had it not been for Christianity, the Scientific Revolution would have likely occurred several centuries earlier.


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