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Old July 4th, 2018, 04:45 AM   #1

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If Christianity never spread to Europe


Woudl we have a Greco Roman Pantheonlike religion similar to Hinduism?
Probably including also the Celtic and Norse pagan Deities in a single unique polytheistic religion?
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Old July 4th, 2018, 03:10 PM   #2
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Guessing the Roman pantheon and German pantheons would merge the way the Romans and Greeks had previously, it would be easier for the Germanics to reconcile with another pagan pantheon than to Christianity and in our timeline they did it anyway.

I do think over time the religion would have evolved into Monotheism though, most polytheistic religions had premier gods the main difference with monotheism was the lack of existence of more minor deity's.
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Old July 4th, 2018, 03:24 PM   #3
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If Christianity had failed to spread to Europe, it would have been stamped out by Islam in the sixth or seventh centuries.


I think that sooner or later the human tendency towrd conformity would have unified all Europeans under one religion, even if that religion was not Christianity or even monotheistic. Sooner or later a Roman emperor would have banned all religions except the one that supported him as Theodosius I did in 381. That said, it's very possible that Celtic, Germanic, and other pagan religions could have merged with a Roman state religion like the Greek and Roman cults did in the early BCE period.
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Basically we'd worship Gods not a God. (Im lutheran). but would paganism still exist?


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eastern and northern europeans were force converted to Christianity due to all the crusades. so without it, there wouldn't be any motivation to convert the old prussians or Lithuanian into christian. the rest is hard to tell. the only thing i am interested are the viking colonies. had they stay pagan would colonization of the new world start earlier?
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I thought that Lithuania is still majority pagan.
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Old July 5th, 2018, 12:06 AM   #7

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I thought that Lithuania is still majority pagan.
One Lithuanian here is an atheist. The old USSR influence I guess
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Old July 5th, 2018, 12:43 AM   #8

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One Lithuanian here is an atheist. The old USSR influence I guess
Are you referring to me?
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Are you referring to me?

Sure. I guessed right?
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Old July 5th, 2018, 12:50 AM   #10

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Sure. I guessed right?
I am more an agnostic and I don't lived in USSR.

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