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  1. To better understand Roman might, and their proclivity to annihilate enemies of the state, and Christian theology topics across all denominations, you must first understand the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and how it concluded. As Jesus Christ was hanging from the cross dying and breathing his last breath, at some point the Roman guard Longinus believed that Christ was taken too long to die. Christ was very likely a vibrant and healthy fellow seeing as how much of his ministry was spent traveling on foot from town to town. Jesus hung from the cross and bloody and bruised from his beating at the hands of the Romans, and to hasten his death a Roman guard named Longinus raised his spear, steadied himself, and thrust the spear through Jesus's side and the blade punctured Jesus's heart causing a massive wound; the bleeding from that wound gushed out Jesus, yielding large quantities of blood and water. Since then, there has been research, discovery, and postulations as to the Spear's journey to its present location. The Spear of Destiny is presently in the Weltliches Schatzkammer Museum in Vienna, Austria. In the book, " The Spear of Destiny " by Trevor Ravenscroft, we see the following description. ' An account of the legendary spear which pierced the side of Christ which has been invested with occult powers. It tells the story of the chain of men who possessed the spear, from Herod to Adolf Hitler, and how they sought to change the face of history by wielding its good and evil powers. ' Alternatively, we see the history of the Spear as described in ' The Spear of Destiny ' by M.E. Brines, as follows: ' The Spear of Destiny – 10,000 word supernatural alternate history novella -- Seeking bloodthirsty revenge for the death of his brother in World War II, young seminary student Stuart Mackenzie abandons his theological studies to become an agent behind the enemy lines where he discovers a diabolical Nazi scheme to employ black magic as a secret weapon on a vast scale powered by millions of human sacrifices. What chance will the mundane weapons of the Allied powers have against ancient magic and an artifact said to have slain the very Son of God? ' The books included in this post are ultimately narratives about the occult powers that lie in The Spear of Destiny, the weapon that was used by the Roman guard Longinus to stab the philosopher, Jesus Christ, as he hung from the cross during his crucifixion.
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    Roman Polytheism in Modern Times

    It would appear to me that Roman Polytheism has retained much of its prevalence since antiquity, particularly in the West; one example being the naming of three months of the year after Roman gods, namely January, (after Janus, the god of beginnings and endings) June, (after Juno, the queen of the gods) and March (after Mars, the god of war). Another example of Roman polytheism's prevalence in the West, is during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, seven of the nine planets in our solar system were named after Roman gods, namely the planets Jupiter, (the god of the sky and thunder and the king of the gods,) Mars (the god of war and a protector of borders,) Mercury (the god of commerce and eloquence,) Venus (the goddess of beauty and fertility,) Saturn (the god of wealth and agriculture,) Neptune (the god of freshwater and of the sea,) and Pluto (the god of the underworld and the judge of the dead). There is also the "Lady Justice" statue. The statue of a blindfolded woman that is holding a scale in one hand, and a sword in the other, is a representation of the Roman goddess Justitia, the daughter of Jupiter and the goddess of justice. Furthermore, there are notable business enterprises named after Roman gods e.g. Mars Inc., and Janus Corp that show how attractive Roman polytheistic gods are to business strategists. While mostly Christian in regards to religion, the West has certainly embraced Roman polytheism in the way of naming historically significant entities after them.
  3. I am inclined to believe that the political structure of the United States was influenced by the political structure in the Roman Empire. U.S. Senators are a testament to this. U.S. Senators in America are reminiscent of the senatorial Roman politicians who supplemented the office of Emperor.