Sparticus, Jesus, and the Roman anti-slavery movement (continued)

God realized that force could not be used to overcome this institutionalized slavery that had
reduced progress to a crawl, and looked for other ways to reduce or eliminate it or it's effect.  
Seventy one years after the end of the Spartacus revolt, god looked across the universe and saw an
entire galaxy vanish in a brilliant flash of light without leaving a trace. Fearing that the universe may
be further deterioating and anxious to speed up the rate of himan technical progress, god chose a
child and trained him in a scheme to take the slaves away from the Roman masters.  This child's
name was Jesus, a slave himself.  Noting how quickly a slave could escape their master and join
the Spartacus revolt, but how difficult it was to get away from Rome, Jesus was trained to create a
slave escape organization.  This organization became as a web of many connecting points, reaching
all the way to the Roman Empire's frontiers.  The plan called for individual slaves to simply made
to disappeear, and remain hidden while this organization's 'web' managed to spirit him over the
border at the frontier and to freedom.  Jesus was eventually found out and executed as a rebellious
slave, nailed to a cross like the six thousand escaped slaves that had survived the the defeat of the
Spartacus rebellion.  By this time, the anti-slavery movement was well organized and growing, with
almost every slave in the Empire anxiously cooperating and helping.  It became a constant thorn in
the sides of the Roman masters and continued to gain in strength and effectiveness for 300 years.  
There were some spectacular roundups and executions of some of the followers of Jesus from time
to time. It was a very silent, invisible, and peaceful slave rebellion.

The slaves were not allowed to learn to read or write, so there was little, or perhaps nothing was
ever written about Jesus while he lived.  It was also imperative to maintain secrecy about his
activities until after he died.  Jesus became an almost mythologial creature to the slaves as he was
only known to them by word of mouth, and his stature grew in the manner that all myths about
heroic personalities do.    After his death, word spread across the Empire about him and his
organization, eventually getting to all the slaves who stood to benefit from his work.  "Jesus Saves"
became the slogan of hope for all the slaves of the Empire as they waited their chance to escape.

There are no known records of Jesus remaining anywhere in the world that were written while he
was alive, and all of the records of the activities of his followers up to the reign of the Roman
Emperor Constantine I were seized, suppressed and rewritten to fit the purposes of the Roman's
slave control theoroticians..  All hints and records that the 'followers of Jesus" were anti-slavery
activists disappeared after the establishment of christianity by Constantine I. All of the surviving
written material about Jesus is that which was written by Roman political slave control theoroticians
between the beginning of the reign of Constantine, and about 367 AD.

By the beginning of Constantine's reign, the slave population had grown to over 90% if the
population and almost all freemen were gone, inducted into slavery through the various schemes of
the nobility. The memory of Spartacus lived on, and became more and more terroristic to the
nobility as the numbers of slaves grew in proportion to the numbers of the nobility, and even to the
numbers in the military, the Roman Legions.  Suicides among the slaves were common.   The
military was becoming untrustworthy.  Where once service in the Legions was a relatively
profitable way to escape slavery, that had changed as the slave population grew.  One of the prime
purposes of the military was control of the slaves, and as the slave population grew, the number of
raids and forays across the frontier that gave profits to the common foot soldiers  dwindled as the
job of slave control became more and more difficult due to the sheer numbers of slaves. There was
no profits to be had in slave control, the slaves had nothing that could be taken by the soldiers.  
Every nobleman knew, every night when they went bed, that for every nobleman, there were ten
or more slaves chained up nearby, and they lived in constant fear that one night they would go to
sleep and be killed by their escaping slaves before they woke.  The followers of Jesus did nothing
to relieve this terroristic pressure on them.  They decided that they had to do something drastic to
preserve the supremecy of the nobility, and keep the Empire and it's slaves intact.

God had designed man to be even more intelligent than himself.  This was a necessity if humanity
was to solve problems of the universe that god himself had been unable to do.  The Roman nobility
had learned to be supreme organizers, especially in the acquisition and retention and control of
slaves. They had learned well the effects of terror on individuals so they sought a way to envelop
the whole of the slave population with terror without damaging their profitability or their ability to
do work.  Among the most troublesome of their slaves was a group who called themselves Jews.
They owed their only allegience to their society that was held together by their "religion".  A Jew
was born a Jew, and he died a Jew, no matter the persuasion made to make him a Roman, a slave.  
They never conceded to their slavery, they always remained a Jew, and clung to their rules and
identity as Jews.

                    return to INDEX                                              return to HOME PAGE
                                                             NEXT PAGE