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Comment Re:IRL raids (Score 2, Informative) 486

Did you know for example that it now appears that early Christians, far from being blamed for Rome burning, weren't even considered relevant, and many 'confessed' and were punished simply in order to obtain their martyrdom?
Can you please post a source on this assertion? Tacitus thought that Nero was the one responsible for blaming the Christians:
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Annals_(Tacitus)/Book_15#44
although I'm not clear what he means by 'all who pleaded guilty', whether that refers to pleading guilty to setting to the fires or just pleading guilty to being a Christian.

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