One thousand five hundred and fifty-five years ago today, June 2nd 455, the Vandals invaded Rome, which they would sack for two weeks before leaving. These two weeks would give rise to both the term “vandalism” and to an entrenching of dislike between the Arian and Trinitarian theological disciplines. Thousands of illiterate subjects would realize any potential truth in the concept of an afterlife to support ideas they would never be conversant in. To this day those who died in the Vandal’s sack of Rome remain silent on which Christian theology was correct.
To the vast majority of those impacted by this sack the motivations were tribal and economic.
The sack of Rome by the Vandals helped make the dark ages a little less bright.