Senatus consultum de parilibus pacis deorum

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Enacted on: a.d. IV Kal. Iun. Q. Arrio P. Annaeo cos. ‡ XXII ANRC et MMDCCLXXII AUC (In the year of the consulship of Q. Arrius and P. Annaeus, 29th May, 22 ANRC / 2772 AUC / 2019 AD)

I. After Nova Roma received the new Palladium and came into the possession of the worldwide renascent Roman People in its 20th year, on the Ides of October Sex. Lucilio C. Claudio P. Annaeo Q. Catulo tr. mil. cos. pot. (2770 AUC / 2017 AD) at the Completion of the Founding of the New Roman Nation, and the Confirmation of the Declaration was issued by the royal decree of the interim rex sacrorum and interrex Cn. Lentulus Alexander, in which Nova Roma proclaimed itself as the property of all Romans around the world, and after the leaders of Nova Roma presented the new Palladium and Nova Roma in Rome on the Parilia C. Claudio T. Domitio (II) cos., (2771 AUC / 2018) in the 20th Anniversary, the Sacred Year of Concordia, Nova Roma entered a new phase in the history of Roman revivalism and reconstructionism, where a fully established New Roman People can honor the Roman gods. After all these important steps, this year the Parilia, the birthday of Rome, and the Roman Catholic Pascha or Easter fell on the same day this year.

II. The end of the history of our ancestors, the ancient Romans, was accompanied by a religious conflict between the traditional Roman religion and the Christian religion, when Rome adopted the Christian religion as its state religion, and the old religion of our gods was banned. In the next 1500 years after the fall of the Old Roman People, Christianity also became a traditional and ancestral religion of Rome, most of the ancestors of the present day Nova Romans were Christians generation after generation. The New Roman People came into existence in 2751 AUC / 1998 AD and the worship of the Roman gods have been restored. In this time of Roman revival, in this more peaceful and understanding age of religions, Christian citizens accepted the primacy of Roman polytheism as the sacra publica of Nova Roma: cultores of the old Roman gods and Christians joined their hands for the same goals. In the two decades of Nova Roma, there were dozens of notable Christian citizens and magistrates who respected the Roman religion and even participated in its rituals. Those Christian Nova Romans who respect the Roman religion and its practitioners, and those cultores who respect Christians and their religions became the example of the Pax Deorum and the true unification of all modern Romans. As a polytheist culture, we cannot refute the divinity of the Christian god or the validity of the Christian religion: Roman religion doesn’t deny the existence of the gods of other religions. We cannot consider the Christian god a foreign god, after his cult in Rome was established about 1950 years ago and has remained the official religion for 1600 years. It would be impietas to offend the god of our more recent ancestors, because honoring our ancestors is the core of the Roman religion. Christianity shall be considered as one of the many mystery religions of Rome, and thus part of the extended sphere of Roman culture, or Late Roman culture.

III. Inspired by the coincidence of the Parilia and the Pascha this year after the recent developments of Nova Roma, the Completion of the Founding, the establishment of the new Palladium, the bringing of the Palladium back to Rome, we believe that the Roman gods are pleased, and by having caused these developments in Nova Roma just preceding this coincidence of festivals, both the Christian god of Rome and the old gods of Rome are giving a joint sign together on the birthday of Rome: the rebirth of Rome has really started.

IV. For all these reasons, the senate declares, that in this renewed Nova Roma, there shall be no place for religious conflicts between our citizens, but people of any faith who recognize and respect the traditional ancient Roman religion as the state religion of Nova Roma, shall be united in their efforts for the revival of the Roman nation and Roman culture and virtues within the frames of the state religion, the religio Romana or cultus deorum Romanorum. Offending or violating the religion of any citizen will not be permitted, but in the context of the state affairs of Nova Roma, the cultus deorum Romanorum shall have exclusive primacy, and the focus of Nova Roma shall always be, as enshrined in the Confirmed Declaration of Nova Roma, the restoration of the polytheistic religion of the Roman People. With this senatus consultum, in order to establish the new Pax Deorum, we recognize that the Christian god is one of the gods of the mystery religions or sacra privata and thus, one of the adopted gods of Rome and the Roman People.

V. The collegium pontificum has to approve this senatus consultum in order to take force.

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