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St Patrick converting pagans. Source: YouTube Screenshot / Smithsonian Channel.

Is This the Reason Ireland Converted to Christianity? (Video)

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The spread of Christianity in Ireland is often attributed to St. Patrick, but a deeper exploration of history and scientific findings dating back to 540 AD. Suggests a more intriguing perspective. While St. Patrick undoubtedly played a pivotal role, it's worth considering a more cosmic explanation. Around 540 AD, a massive dust cloud shrouded the Earth's atmosphere. This phenomenon had a celestial origin, likely linked to the famous Halley's Comet, which graced the skies in 530 AD. Geophysicist Dr. Dallas Abbott's research, based on ancient ice core samples from Greenland, reveals that extraterrestrial dust reached Earth between 533 and 540 AD.

Some of this cosmic dust even impacted the Earth near the equator, causing profound darkness between 536 and 537 AD. Medieval historians described a colossal comet lighting up the entire sky, while the Romans noted a weakened, pale Sun. Ancient Irish annals documented food shortages and reports of falling stars and comets in the sky from the 530s to the 540s. These catastrophic events likely convinced the people that their existing beliefs were inadequate, making them receptive to the message of Christianity, which offered a new perspective in a world seemingly on the brink of transformation.

Top image: St Patrick converting pagans. Source: YouTube Screenshot / Smithsonian Channel.

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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