Despite its humble origins, the Church has made more changes on earth for the good than any other movement or force in history. To get an overview of some of the positive contributions Christianity has made through the centuries, here are a few highlights: Continue reading
Not only countless individual lives but civilization itself was transformed by Jesus Christ. In the ancient world, his teachings elevated brutish standards of morality, halted infanticide, enhanced human life, emancipated women, abolished slavery, inspired charity and relief organizations, created hospitals, established orphanages, and founded schools. Continue reading
[Christopher] Hitchens, of course, makes his position abundantly clear right on the cover of God Is Not Great. The subtitle says it all: How Religion Poisons Everything. Continue reading
No other religion, philosophy, teaching, nation, movement—whatever—has so changed the world for the better as Christianity has done. Its shortcomings … are nevertheless heavily outweighed by its benefits to all mankind.
— Paul Maier, quoted in How Christianity Changed the World by Alvin Schmidt, p. 9