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Christians boycott Olympic games « The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith

Christians boycott Olympic games

Thursday, August 19th, 2004 - 5:33 pm PDT

Christians of the world are once again boycotting the Olympic games, as they have done since 393 AD when the Christian leader of the Roman Empire, Theodosius I, forever banned the games as a “pagan festival”. His actions put an official end to the Greek sports competition which had been held nearly every four years for 1,200 years. The games continued unofficially until Theodosius’s successor, Theodosius II sent an army to destroy the temples of Olympia. The modern Olympics, begun in 1896 by godless Frenchman Baron Pierre de Coubertin, have continued for 108 years, despite Christian protest. Security at the 2004 Athens game is high, for fear that a Christian army might attempt to disrupt the games, and destroy the playing fields.