Apart From… What Has Christianity Ever Done for Us?

Apart From… What Has Christianity Ever Done for Us? October 5, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20neq3KGFVM

“And apart from being involved at the beginning of science, systems of government, philosophy, art, schools, hospitals, the emancipation of women, the abolition of slavery, social welfare, helping form the basis of the moral code most people live by, and introducing popular notions of justice, mercy, decency and compassion what has Christianity ever really done for the world?”

I mean, what’s the big deal right?

The dose of sanity from Milton Jones is peppered with a little bit of anti-papist animus. I suppose that’s why he takes a swipe at the pope without acknowledging how much popes past and present contributed to all these developments.

If you want an extended look at this issue with a slightly pro-papist slant then look no further than Royal's The God That Did Not Fail: How Religion Built and Sustains the West.
If you want an extended look at this issue with a slightly pro-papist slant then look no further than Royal’s The God That Did Not Fail: How Religion Built and Sustains the West.

So long as we’re dealing with cultural amnesia, we should ask ourselves:

“What have the Romans ever done for us?”

In the name of giving credit where credit is due, it appears Woody Allen preceded Monty Python by about four years with a film scene built upon the same premise:

“Sergeant: Imagine your loved ones conquered by Napoleon and forced to live under French rule. Do you want them to eat that rich food and those heavy sauces?”

 

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