The Question of Religion (1/2)

I read a piece in the August National Geographic about Native Lands in America. The piece mentions the horrible atrocities committed by the European invaders against the natives who had lived on the land for more than ten thousand years.

As I read, I wondered if the reason Chinese civilization survived for thousands of years was because China had no organized religion to stir the emotions of the people and set them against each other in endless religious wars. 

When I brought this up with an old friend of mine who is a born again evangelical Christian, his response was that real Christians didn’t cause religious wars.

I question his right to decide who a real Christian is.  In fact, most Christians believe they will be forgiven since the cornerstone of Christian religion is Christ dying on the cross for their sins so killing all those nonbelievers must have been okay.

There are even influential and wealthy Christians (see above video) who support Israel rebuilding Solomon’s temple for the sole reason that it means the end of life on earth as we know it. However, those Christians believe they would be with God as His chosen few.

I wonder if early Christians may have been the reason the Roman Empire eventually collapsed.

See Cults and Christian Cannon Balls


Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of the concubine saga, My Splendid Concubine & Our Hart. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too. 

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One Response to The Question of Religion (1/2)

  1. NN says:

    I just couldn’t watch the whole clip. Ehm… give me one minute pleas. I am not suppose to say anything evil now.

    Well yes. Once up on a time there was Adam and Eve. Yin and Yang and they are destined to fight each other for eternity. Have some god made ones discovered the very secret of human nature ? Let’s just follow the nature of God – Life and death, to simplify it. And in between there is nothing ? No process ?

    And now I have to stop to not say any wrong.

    Thank you.

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