Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Quotation of the day for November 16, 2004

"Consequently, to get rid of the report, Nero falsely charged
with the guilt, and punished with the most exquisite tortures a
class hated for their abominations, people called Christians by
the populace. Christus [Christ], from whom the name had its
origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of
Tiberius [AD 14-37] at the hands of one of our procurators,
Pontius Pilate. But the pernicious superstition, repressed for a
time broke out again, not only through Judea, where the mischief
originated, but through the city of Rome also."

- Cornelius Tacitus AD 52-54, Annals 15.44.

Submitted by: Gordon Joly
Nov. 13, 2004