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A Pageant of Christian Identity Frauds
masquerade in the Academy of Plato

ABSTRACT Evidence is presented to substantiate the presence of at least a trinity of Christian Identity Frauds masquerading in the Academy of Plato during the 3rd century. (1,2,3) From the 4th century mention is resurrected of Porphyry's Christian Identity Fraud and the likelihood is explored that the Christian Presbyter Arius of Alexandria, is just another Identity Fraud in a pattern of similar evidence. (4,5) The events of the Council of Nicaea are reconstructed in such a manner as to narrate from the profane perspective, the heresy, the exile and the "damnatio memoriae" of Arius of Alexandria, a non christian theologian/philosopher associated with the Alexandrian academy of Plato c.324 CE. (6,7) Identity Fraud: - A criminal activity involving the use of a stolen or misappropriated identity. The process usually involves either stolen or forged identity documents used to obtain goods or services by deception.

"How many times can a man turn his head
and pretend that he just doesn't see.?"

--- Bob Dylan, "Blowing in the the Wind"

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"The fourth century was the great age of literary forgery,
the extent of which has yet to be exposed"
"not until the mass of inventions
labelled 'Eusebius' shall be exposed,
can the pretended references to Christians
in Pagan writers of the first three centuries
be recognized for the forgeries they are."

--- Edwin Johnson (Historian),
"Antiqua Mater":
A Study of Christian Origins" (1887)

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Preparatio evangelica is one of the boldest attempts ever made
to show continuity between pagan and Christian thought."

"[Eusebius], the witness of the last persecution and the advisor and apologist of Constantine
was in a vantage position to appreciate the autonomy and strength of the institution
that had compelled the Roman state to surrender at the Milvian Bridge in 312.
Though anxious to preserve the pagan cultural heritage in the new Christian order -
indeed very anxious, as we shall soon see, to use the pagan tradition for his Ecclesiastical History -
Eusebius knew that the Christians were a nation, and a victorious nation at that;
and that their history could not be told except within the framework of the Church in which they lived.
Furthermore, he was well aware that the Christian nation was what it was
by virtue of its being both the oldest and the newest nation of the world."

The Classical Foundations of Modern Historiography
Arnaldo Momigliano, (1961-62), p.139

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Eusebius knew only too well that he was writing a new kind of history.
The Christians were a nation in his view. Thus he was writing national history.
But his nation had a transcendental origin. Though it had appeared on earth in Augustus’ time,
it was born in heaven ‘with the first dispensation concerning the Christ himself’ (1.1.8).
Such, a nation was not fighting ordinary wars. Its struggles were persecutions and heresies.
Behind the Christian nation there was Christ, just as the devil was behind its enemies.
The ecclesiastical history was bound to be different from ordinary history
because it was a history of the struggle against the devil,
who tried to pollute the purity of the Christian Church
as guaranteed by the apostolic succession."

Pagan and Christian Historiography in the Fourth Century A.D
Arnaldo Momigliano, 1963

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"Socrates critical questioning is a ... menace to the state".
"Pythagoras had stolen his teaching from Egypt"
"Plato believed there were many gods."
"Plato strived for the unknowable ..."
"Plato wrote about a first and second God."

The Emperor Constantine,
"Oration to the Saints" (R.Lane-Fox)

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" And so God Himself, as he really is, is inexpressible to all.
He alone has no equal, no one similar (homoios), and no one of the same glory.
We call him unbegotten, in contrast to him who by nature is begotten.
We praise him as without beginning in contrast to him who has a beginning.
We worship him as timeless, in contrast to him who in time has come to exist." "

Arius of Alexandria
"Thalia" (Rowan Williams)

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"Detachments of the bodyguard and other troops surrounded the entrance of the palace with drawn swords,
and through the midst of these the men of God proceeded without fear into the innermost of the imperial apartments,
in which some were the emperor's own companions at table, while others reclined on couches arranged on either side.
One might have thought that a picture of Christ's kingdom was thus shadowed forth, and a dream rather than reality.

Eusebius, The Life of the Thrice-Blessed Emperor Constantine, Chapter 15

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"Principles of Historical research need not be different from criteria of common sense.
And common sense teaches us that outsiders must not tell insiders what they should do.
I shall therefore not discuss directly what biblical scholars are doing. They are the insiders.

What I can perhaps do usefully is to emphasise as briefly as possible three closely interrelated
points of my experience as a classicial scholar who is on speaking terms with biblical scholars.
1) our common experience in historical research; 2) the serious problems we all have to face because
of the current devaluation of the notion of evidence and of the corresponding overappreciation
of rhetoric and idealogy as instruments for the analysis of the literary sources; 3) what seems
to me the most fruitful field of collaboration between classical and biblical scholars.

Let me admit from the start that I am rather impervious to any claim that
sacred history poses problems which are not those of profane history."

- Arnaldo Momigliano, On Pagans, Jews and Christians, 1987;
Chapter 1: Biblical Studies and Classical Studies
Simple Reflections upon Historical Method.

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"Know Thyself"

Inscription in the forecourt of
the Temple of Apollo at Delphi,
according to Pausanias (10.24.1)

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