The Romans methods of control were not exhausted more than a hundred years before the height of their power in 150 AD.
The Praetorian Guard was the only physcological tool the Roman empire needed.
It does not matter as it all goes back to what someone once said, "if there was no god man would invent one". Think about that while gathering in all religions and sight one instance of proof of god and do not dare sight a "miracle". Show proof!!
Think if Trump get elected how much resistance he will face with in all phases of our country from people to military to politicians. He must not win.
All scientist can say is that our Universe had a begining, and that a singularity minus even the dimension of time existed.
There is far too much order in our Universe to discount intelligent design and man inately has been trying to qualify that intelligence for millennia.
Wouldn't it be kind of funny if a Jesus of Nazareth actually never existed?
Like, this amazing story and all it has evolved into is all based on....mythology
Well it was based on a poor script anyway. Superman was much better.