Christianity in History

A reminder of why we would want to protect religious liberty:

Certainly, mankind without Christianity conjures up a dismal prospect. The record of mankind with Christianity is daunting enough…. The dynamism it has unleashed has brought massacre and torture, intolerance and destructive pride on a huge scale, for there is a cruel and pitiless nature in man which is sometimes impervious to Christian restraints and encouragements. But without these restraints, bereft of these encouragements, how much more horrific the history of these last 2,000 years must have been! … In the last generation, with public Christianity in headlong retreat, we have caught our first, distant view of a de-Christianized world, and it is not encouraging.

Paul Johnson, History of Christianity

  • http://christianlythinkings.wordpress.com/ Stephen J. Higgins

    “We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.”
    ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer IF the church of today doesn’t continue to stand and speak it will repeat the error of the 20′s and 30′s and the world will be blood filled again and with a more dangerous evil loose than the Hilters, Stalins of last century. The solution is stand, speak, now and act on that which is spinning out injustice! Drive the spoke of truth and “Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.”
    ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • MTM

    Yes, ingratitude toward Christianity–toward Christ–is one of the most stinging realities of modernity.

    That is, I agree with PJ and K-Lo.


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