I want links with material. I keep asking for links with information. I have not seen any links in your favor.
Anyways, this comes from Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
¨God's Regents on Earth: A Thousand Years of Byzantine Imperial Seals
For over a thousand years the Byzantine Emperor sat in his palace, ruling over the empire as God’s regent on earth. His was the ultimate authority. The emperor was the font of all law, granter of titles and offices, distributor of largess, master of the Church, commander of the army....¨
God's Regents on Earth seems a lot like the Popes position of ¨Vicar of Christ¨ does it not? I mean c'mon, let us look at reality here.
You're telling us to look at reality. You confound political theory with religous dogma. Was the Ecthesis of Emperor Heraclius considered infallible in 700? In 1200? 1453 perhaps? Is it still considered infallible by the EO? I mean, the Ecthesis is an ex cathedra pronounciation of Heraclius. You should at least find some proof that it was or is considered infallible by the EO if your theory is to hold water.
Also calling me hostile is wrong. I am not hostile at all. And let us not forget this began when I was called an anti catholic slur.
If you don't want to be called a papist don't act like one.
How about we do not call anyone slurs
at all. How would you like a person to say your ¨truth¨ seems to be full of ethnocentric bigotry with more than just a little xenophobia and antiwestern tendencies. This person might also respond to your slur
by saying you have some over the top and very one sided anti-catholic rhetoric.
They might also respond to your slur
by saying the Orthodox like to mention the 4th crusade and sacking of Constantinople in 1203 but they never hear them mention the Massacre of the Latins in 1182. In fact they might say it is never mentioned at all. They might tell you it is not a suprise with the facts.
They might even list a few of those facts like...
¨The Massacre of the Latins was a large-scale massacre
of the Roman Catholic or "Latin" inhabitants of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, by
the Eastern Orthodox population
of the city in May 1182.¨
¨..the bulk of the Latin community, estimated at over 60,000
at the time, was wiped out
were sold as slaves to the Turks.
¨The ensuing massacre was indiscriminate
: neither women nor children were spared, and Latin patients lying in hospital beds were murdered. Houses, churches, and charitable institutions were looted. Latin clergymen
received special attention, and Cardinal John, the papal legate, was beheaded
and his head was dragged through the streets at the tail of a dog.¨
So calling people religious slurs
is probably not going to lead to any productive exchanges.