careful : Are you asking a question or trying to teach here? Your post does not match your topic label which is framed in the form of a question... Do you expect a response to your posed question or just want an audience?
Apologies, careful, for this late response to your query. That was in part because of some of my own personal circumstances, but also because I couldn't quite figure out precisely why you would ask such a question.
Anyway, here's my response:
1. I post here to 'share' information, which I guess is why most posts are made on this site.
2. The question asked was a rhetorical question, if you are not quite sure of what a rhetorical question is, then here is one explanation - "A rhetorical question is a question that you ask without expecting an answer." There are other similar explanations floating around, so I'll leave it to you to explore.
2. You claim: "Your post does not match your topic label which is framed in the form of a question.."
I disagree. The authors of the cited article, ask a similar question, and then proceed to answer it. If you read their discussion, then I'm confident that you must have seen that question. But in the unlikely event that you did not, I quote:
"Was persecution a consistent imperial policy, and what types of punishments were inflicted on Christians?
Blaming the Emperors
The myth of constant persecution largely stems from two works written in the early fourth century A.D., On the Deaths of the Persecutors by Lactantius, a Christian professor of Latin, and the Church History of Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea in modern-day Israel."
They then proceed to answer the question and demonstrate that Eusebius and Lactantius, whose church histories are primarily responsible for the myth that makes early Christianity look more important than it really was, were really propagandists interested only in making the church look important.
Whether you want to continue to believe the rubbish that we were force fed as JWs or not is not my interest. My interest is simply to share the academic information* that comes my way because of my interest in Asian history and its role in the development of the modern world.
* The site that published the author's arguments is an Australian site (there may be other similar sites - havn't checked) mainly publishing information from academic sources.