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Legalize it! (a 313 A.D. version)

legalizeit-constantineA very important anniversary that should not go unnoticed this year. In 313, Emperor Constantine and Lucinius, Emperor of the eastern provinces, agreed upon proclaiming tolerance towards all religions, with Christianity obviously standing to benefit the most from this legal change in terms of its treatment by Roman officials. Traditionally, Constantine’s own conversion is attributed to him seeing a cross in the sky, accompanied with the Greek words “Ἐν Τούτῳ Νίκα” (“by this, win!”, often rendered in the Latin “in hoc signo vinces”). A humorous interpretation of this event in the image above is meant to highlight the difference between the cultural climate of modern days and that of 1700 years ago.

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