Wednesday, July 25, 2007

What Byzantine Emperor are you?


You’re Constantine The Great!


Though he did not accept baptism until the very end of his days, Constantine was the first Christian Roman Emperor. His Edict of Milan put an end to institutionalized persecution of Christians in the Empire. He convened the first ecumenical council, the Council of Nicea, to settle major doctrinal and disciplinary disputes. Though it has become fashionable to portray Constantine as a ruthless suppressor of paganism, that is a caricature, based on almost no evidence. He is better represented by one of his famous pleas for tolerance: “Let those who delight in error alike with those who believe partake of the advantages of peace … Let no one disturb another, let each man hold fast to that which his soul wishes … What each man has adopted as his persuasion, let him do no harm with this to another.” Constantine condemned “violent opposition to wicked error.” The Orthodox venerate him as a saint.


Find out which Byzantine ruler you are at The Way of the Fathers!



HT: Studeo

5 comments:

Love2Learn Mom said...

Hey Bookworm, how did you add the Google calendar in your sidebar. I was trying to figure it out on my site and I can't quite manage it. I've been working on a book calendar for things we have around the house and thought that might be an easier way to manage it.

Love2Learn Mom said...

Nevermind, I managed to figure it out. I might be messing around with that one for quite awhile. :)

The Bookworm said...

I think this is how I did it ;).

On Google calendars, click on the arrow next to the calendar you want to use and choose change settings from the menu. Next to Calendar Address you will see three buttons; choose the HTML button. This will give you a box with a link to "configuration settings" to embed your calendar in a blog. Once you have chosen your settings, it gives you html code to include in your blog. Use the Blogger layout tool to add an HTML/Javascript item to your sidebar and put the code in there. I tweaked mine a little to make the calendar box the width I wanted.

The Bookworm said...

Oops! That is what happens when I go back to a half-written comment without refreshing the page ;).

Love2Learn Mom said...

Thank for taking the trouble anyway. :)