As someone who was raised as a Roman Catholic and knows quite well the history of Constantine's conversion to Christianity, I was very offended by your guest speaker's characterization of Constantine as spreading Christianity and white culture "like wildfire" as a sort of gift to the rest of the world. I was also disappointed that Ms. Tippet didn't call him on this misrepresentation and remind him--amidst his fulminations about the greatness of the Nicene Creed--that Constantine spread Christianity by force. The occupants of the places Constantine conquered didn't have the option of continuing to worship their own deities or using their artistic talents to glorify those deities. Please put the comments about Bach's music being "the greatest the world has to offer" in that context.
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