Why do atheists think Christianity was such a huge departure from classical greco roman values when we know Christianity is the culmination or synergy...

Why do atheists think Christianity was such a huge departure from classical greco roman values when we know Christianity is the culmination or synergy between Greek philosophy (Plato and Aristotle and Neoplatonics) and Judaism, in my eyes, Christianity is actually the continuation of the classic ethos of absolute truth and platonism against postmodernism and relativism.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No… Christianity is the mysthicism degeneration of Greek philosophy, like Platonism on steroids. And thankfuly Greek philosophy didn’t start or end with Platonism.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cope plato is the king of philosophy

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nice rebuttal redeemed zoomer, you forgot your basedjack/chad meme top top it all off

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          He is doe

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            No, not really. Its work is very interesting as literature to understand the ancient Greek world and especially Athens, but his philosopy is often mysthicism masked as philosophy, and then there's Christianity that is just plain mysthicism; and even Neoplatonists like Plotinus refuted Christianity and despised it anyway.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Oops it was Plotinus' pupil Porphiry that refuted Christianity, still, close enough, another famous Neoplatonist.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            No

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yes

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Plato is overrated

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Frick off, Socrates (read: Plato) killed Greek philosophy. Everything after Socrates was just brainless idealism and scepticism

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It isn't. That's just christoisraeli appropriation of superior gentile culture.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >the continuation of the classic ethos of absolute truth and platonism
    that would be gnosticism which the ~~*church*~~ exterminated

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Christianity is actually the continuation of the classic ethos of absolute truth and platonism against postmodernism and relativism.
    Atheist here
    I agree with that assessment bar idk what the frick you mean by putting postmodernism in an ancient context.
    IIRC its the Christians that think Jesus invented the concept of charity.
    In reality charity was common in the ancient world and got more common with the Romans.
    Thats what made Christianity so successful, it presented a value system the Romans were already familiar with but made it seem revolutionary.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      OP here, glad you agree.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Platonism for the Masses

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >"Why do atheists think [bullshit claim]?"
    can you, perhaps, try to start a thread without it dripping of dishonesty?

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Atheists have very little knowledge of history. They have no idea that Christianity won out against Paganism precisely because intelligent and powerful Romans converted. Really, you can trace the origin of Christianity to Philo whose whole mission was to interpret the Old Testament in light of Plato. I actually believe personally that Philo is in some mysterious way responsible for the Gospels, either himself or his acolytes

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    this semetic Black person bullshit sent white civilization into dark ages for 1500 years
    we would've had computers in 600AD if original system had continued

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Booba

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Only the Pre-Socratics were culturally Greek. Socrates was the beginning of the departure, hence why the Greeks had him executed.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    There's nothing Platonic or Neo-Platonic about Christianity. Platonists were cursed in the 7th Council and still proclaimed in anathemas to this day in Orthodox processions whenever a bishop comes to a church.
    Logos was an Israelite concept first and foremost. Going all the way back to Genesis even with the Theophanies of the Angel of the Lord. Logos is just the best equivalent. John was a fisherman of the Galilee. Not some Hellenist. He would have first used what the Targums used in Aramaic: The Memra. The Word. It's later Gnostics and patristic writers who weren't from Palestine and lost any connection to this and started bringing in other concepts of the Logos later.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I thought that the common Christian view was that Christianity totally departed from the barbaric days before or something like that, while the first half of your post is more akin to what a lot of atheists believe...

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Christianity come about centuries after the days of plato and Aristotle. If anything Christianity is a Persian-Roman synthesis religion, where the cults of the late empire like Sol Invictus and Mythras combine with the Christ cult.

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