Is it true...
Is it true, and has it been true down through all of history, that those who want to control or to enslave others by fear of death, don't want them to know the truth about reincarnation and the fact they will be born again into new bodies?
In the past...
In the past (and possibly even now) have even some churches used this dishonest method of controlling their congregations
If a tyrant...
If a tyrant (either an overtly violent tyrant or a covertly undermining tyrant) worked his way into a real position of power in a church or religion, could he have turned that church or that religion away from its original teachings of peace (and even away from original teachings of reincarnation and past lives) for his own evil purposes of personal power and control?
Do you think...
Do you think that it is possible that if a tyrant took over the top position of some religion or some church in the past that he would most likely have changed important teachings of the religion or church and that his violence and threats could still be responsible for false teachings coming down through history until our current time?
Do you know...
Do you know that such a tyrant took over as head of the Christian church in the year 553 AD as is recorded in written history. He then threatened the Pope of that time that the Pope would be killed if he attended the yearly meeting and then when the Pope sensibly didn't attend, the tyrant said he was now acting as Pope.
The tyrant the ordered a very vast censorship, demanding that all the references about reincarnation and past lived be taken out of Christian writings?
Interestingly, a few were missed and can still be found in Christian texts.
That tyrant was the Byzantine Emperor, Justine - and the yearly meeting was the 2nd Council of Constantinople.
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