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21 JUNE, 325 AD . . .
The first ecclesiastical gathering in history, to eventually be known as the Council of Nicaea, was
summoned on the day of the summer solstice. Constantine, ruler of Rome, chose this date to
celebrate his initiation into the religious order of Sol Invictus, one of the two thriving cults that
regarded the Sun as the one and only Supreme God.
It was held in a hall of Osius's Palace, and there were hundreds in attendance. The intention of
Constantine, through this convention, was to create an entirely new god for his empire. A god that
would unite all religions, and other very vocal and violent factions under one deity.
The factions were diametrically opposed and all argued vigorously for the adoption of their
beliefs and their Gods to be a part of this new, unified religion. Throughout these debates the
different factions became quite heated as they argued their positions.
Fifty-three gods were tabled for discussion. For 17 months they continued to ballot in order to
narrow this list of potential deities. In the end, the list of gods had been voted down to just 5
prospects: Caesar, Mithras, Horus, Drisna, and Zeus.
Constantine, the ruling voice at the Council of Nicaea, had another idea. He proposed a merger of
sorts, an amalgamation of the different deities. And this proposal enraged many of the independent
Behind the scenes, while these decisions were being argued and debated vigorously, several
religious factions were angered by this process. A secret group was formed to counteract the
Council's actions. When the scripture and books were presented that would eventually become the
text of the Christian Bible, this secret group had their own scriptures and text. They went beyond the
books and Gospels of the bibles we now read.
And the story they told . . . is much darker.