The Rome fell because of Christian subversion
Christianity was a unifying political force that helped Constantine the great preserve the Empire and became a fundamental institution of the Eastern Roman Empire, holding it together during the Islamic invasions.
You are dead wrong,
While Constantine tried to use Christianity as a unifying force, the Christians did not acted according to his wish.
For example the Arian Heresy, We know Constantine was frustrated that Christendom was not united. He scolded that Orthodox agreed %99.9 with Arians and they were fighting on trivial matter. They should settle it out and have one unifying Church.It didn't worked that way, rather than settling it down Arius was condemned and Church was divided. One of the many divisions (and even before that you had Donatism)
Church was never ever united, after Constantine you had Chalcedonian,Nestorian,Monophysite controversies which further divided the church. Emperors tried to follow different policies, some tried to persecute them and force them to accept Chalcedonian Orthodoxy this only provoked the other non chalcedonian Christians. Others tried to reconcile with them, but this only pissed off chalcedonian Christians (Pope in Rome esspecially). So it was a damned if you do damned if you don't situation
and due to this Islamic invasions encountered little resistance. Imagine you are a copitc christian:
-Imperial authority which forces you to bow down to Chalcedonian Christianity (i.e. Heresy according your belief)
-Some arab raiders who just leave you be and only tax you.
I'm not saying copts welcomed arabs as their religious liberators. But it was a nice change from having Chalcedonian Christianity showed down your throat.
How come that disproves OP's statement? If anything Rome was strongest when it was degenerate. Also how come you assume Christian Empire was not degenerate? When there are many written accounts about it.
You should read your Chrysostom.
we wuz augustus and sheeeeiiiit
we had marble cities and lead spaceships and wuz on the verge of industrialization before you white german arian nazis came
>the blacks aren't allowed to play make believe
does this #trigger you also?
>Uh oh, I have no source to make my claims!
>I know! I'll use this obscure writing that has no sources itself to justify what I've said!
>It was published back in the day! That makes it a reliable source, right?
On a serious note, it was a mixture of everything, right?
I personally don't even think it "fell" per se, I think it rather just morphed over time. That being said, I think Christianity probably played a part, but the invasions etc were a huge factor. Not claiming to be an expert; someone educate me.
Not him, but I'd certainly be pissed off if they make a play of Othello, without a moor/black actor as Othello, since his background plays a quintessential role within the play.
It'd be like painting Julius Caesar as a spoilled rich boy who was born with a silver spoon, instead of a guy that came from a good family that went to shit.
I don't know how people on this board can unironically type out bullshit like this.