CONTEMPLATE A WORLD WITHOUT JESUS CHRIST, THE BIBLE, AND CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE.

Michelangelo Merisi, aka Caravaggio: Crucifixion of St. Peter, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome.

In 337 Christian Emperor Constantine abolished crucifixion in his empire

If man were to attempt to step in and try to simplify the salvation process on behalf of God, we would create more problems than we could ever imagine.

Likewise, if we were to take away the Bible and its doctrines, as some suggest, we would have the same darkness, wickedness, chaos, and confusion that existed on earth in the days of Noah. Consider how crooked the world would be without the Holy Scriptures. 

For instance, women would be treated as second class citizens (or worse), slave trade would still be found across the globe, Christian countries would not be the symbol of hope and freedom they are. 

Prisoners would be mistreated and crucifixion would still be used as a form of capital punishment.

Children would continue to be sold into slavery.

There would be no Shakespeare. By and large nations would remain illiterate.

There would be less hospitals, an inadequate school system (if one at all), no Princeton University and other Ivy League schools, no medical missionaries. No Mozart, Beethoven. No Bach.

William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 – 29 July 1833)

His Christian worldview led to the Slavery Abolition Act 1833

No Isaac Newton, Johann Kepler, Francis Bacon, Blaise Pascal, Michael Faraday, Gottfried Lebnitz, and therefore less advancement in science.  Even Galileo  Galilei, who was wrongly censured for his heliocentric teachings BY the Church, was himself a devote Christian; in fact, he believed the Bible supported his views.

No da Vinci, no Michelangelo, and therefore art would not be as inspiring as it is.  

There would be less humanitarian agencies such as the Salvation Army, World Vision, Samaritan’s Purse, and therefore many children would go to bed each night hungry.

No United States of America as we know of it.

I could write on.

The world would descend into spiritual darkness and utter depravity without the Bible.

 Other religious books, while having provided some tangible advantages and contributions  have not served the world to the degree and magnitude which the Bible has. The extent that the Bible has positively affected our lives is witnessed by our fair labor laws mandating that workers are off on Saturdays and Sundays. This mandate has surprisingly reached even the non-Christian countries.

A world without a Bible would probably resemble the ruthless Central American civilization depicted in the Mel Gibson movie, Apocalypto.

A world without the Bible might seem to be a happy occasion for the atheists, but in practice it would ultimately prove to be quite the opposite.

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2 Comments on “CONTEMPLATE A WORLD WITHOUT JESUS CHRIST, THE BIBLE, AND CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE.”

  1. aforcier August 10, 2009 at 5:50 PM #

    when children stop believing in santaclaus, do they begin to steel toys from store shelves… pull their little sister’s hair… drown the cat in the battub… scream at their parents? i’m sure some do… but most simply go about being children… they just want to grow up.

    religious and non-religious human beings have within themselves the cababilities of giving and receiving gracefully. and can be bullies, conquerers, thiefs…

    i find that most non-believers have a greater openness of mind towards human differences and afflictions than believers. we are less self-righteous. dogmatic. doctrinarian… these last three attributes tend to justitfy from small to grand scale sufferings. how many slave traders and owners religiously justified their dominaring and abusive ways?

    so please….

    moving away from religion is maturing from a different santaclaus. the world does not collapse… it grows up…

    http://www.ANaturalPhilosophy.com

  2. Shamelessly Atheist August 10, 2009 at 9:58 PM #

    I find absolutely no justification for any of your statements:

    For instance, women would be treated as second class citizens (or worse), slave trade would still be found across the globe, Christian countries would not be the symbol of hope and freedom they are.

    You do realize that it is the least religious countries which are the healthiest and the happiest. The US, the most religious of all western nations, leads in a lot of other categories as well: rates of nonviolent and non-lethal violent crime2, homicide, adolescent suicide, teen pregnancy5 and teen STD transmission.

    Prisoners would be mistreated and crucifixion would still be used as a form of capital punishment.

    Christians developed worse methods of capital punishment and instruments of torture. Ever heard of ‘the pear’?

    Children would continue to be sold into slavery.

    They still are, even in countries with a high percentage of Christians. Nor does it explain why I, and atheist, abhor slavery. The bible not only does not condemn slavery, but supports it.

    There would be no Shakespeare. By and large nations would remain illiterate.

    I guess that’s why the Catholic Church tried so hard to suppress the invention of the printing press, to promote literacy. Right.

    There would be less hospitals, an inadequate school system (if one at all), no Princeton University and other Ivy League schools, no medical missionaries. No Mozart, Beethoven. No Bach.

    The ancient Greeks were proficient in both medicine and advanced schooling. They didn’t have the bible. Go figure.

    No Isaac Newton, Johann Kepler, Francis Bacon, Blaise Pascal, Michael Faraday, Gottfried Lebnitz, and therefore less advancement in science. Even Galileo Galilei, who was wrongly censured for his heliocentric teachings BY the Church, was himself a devote Christian; in fact, he believed the Bible supported his views.

    Science developed not because of Christianity, but in spite of it. It originated with those who weren’t satisfied with the answers religion gave them, answers they knew to be wrong. Christianity held independent thought back for centuries. That’s what dogma does. Advancement can not come until dogma is questioned.

    No da Vinci, no Michelangelo, and therefore art would not be as inspiring as it is.

    There would be less humanitarian agencies such as the Salvation Army, World Vision, Samaritan’s Purse, and therefore many children would go to bed each night hungry.

    Or charities such as Second Harvest, Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society, Mama’s Kitchen, Project Gutenberg,… Oh, wait. Those are secular charities. And they don’t distribute propaganda which kinda ruins the whole alturism thing.

    No United States of America as we know of it.

    Actually, those Founding Fathers that wished to put Christian principles into the Constitution were told no. The idea that America is a Christian nation is simply historical revision. The voices of reason that prevailed were predominantly deist, not Christian.

    A world without a Bible would probably resemble the ruthless Central American civilization depicted in the Mel Gibson movie, Apocalypto.

    Or the death squads of Christian El Salvador.

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