If Maxentius, Licinius or Maximinus Daia had emerged the victor
via the chance outcome of battle, We would say today
and be able to give chapter and verse
However; it was Constantine who won the four
way civil war; and because of this - and only because of this -
we worship a god called Jesus, in a building called a church, with
an icon of a cross, (or Jesus on a cross) as the centre piece at the
Had Constantine been one of the three defeated contenders: Today
we would worship a god called Mithra, in a building called a
Mithraeum – a building constructed to imitate a cave - with a centre
piece statue known as a Tauroctony, which depicts Mithra slaying the
We would not know the name Jesus, have any perception of a
concept of sacrificial death on a cross, or have ever seen a church!
These ancient temples known as Mithraeum have been
found all over the Roman Empire, they are no longer used. They are
no longer used because Constantine won the civil war.
The largest Mithraic temple in Europe lies
underneath St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.
Constantine placed St Peter’s Basilica in this
particular location in order to drown out Mithraism, and replace it
with his new religion of Catholic Christianity, post 325 CE.