Originally posted by LightTraveler
.....prayer should be baned from public schools and i think any private christian school should be put out of business so the kids can learn about
history, not a metephoric, out dated book. Modern christianity is wrecking the world and keeping it out of our young minds is the best thing anyone
?? it was banned in 1963 my friend...what history are you learning from
Really grandiose there...to get rid of Christian schools...why are you so pissed?
"Out-dated " book, would you prefer Shirley McLain...come on now....just because something is old, doesn't mean its irrelevant, heck, look at
"wrecking the world?" how about...
Christian charity which aims to show young people that they can make a difference for the children in Africa. Child sponsorship, summer teams,
building schools, and hospitals.
Christian Children's Fund
Provides assistance to needy children worldwide. Services are provided to approximately 4.6 million children and families regardless of race, religion
or gender in 31 countries, including the United States.
Habitat for Humanity International
A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization building simple, affordable housing in partnership with people in need. Volunteers and partner
families provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build houses.
A global charity, operating a growing fleet of hospital ships in developing nations since 1978. Following the example of Jesus, this organization
bring hope and healing to the poor, mobilizing people and resources worldwide.
Helps transform the lives of children and families in need in the name of Christ. Assistance extends to all people, regardless of beliefs, gender, or
Your Grandmother’s Cupboard
a non-profit organization established by people who recognize the problem and established the Cupboard to help homeless children and their parents.
They envisioned it as a means of providing homeless people with common items they need to maintain good health and hygiene but often can’t afford.
Hmm…..A world with out Christians? How would slaves fair? Not Good! Yes, it’s true we Christians allowed slavery in the American past. This was an
erroneous belief. Please see (Exodus 21:16 and 1 Timothy 1:10) for the biblical condemnation of slavery. Christianity lifted the roles of those
oppressed, by accepting women and slaves as full members. Historians credit the British evangelical William Wilberforce as the catalyst for ending of
the international slave trade (which happened before to the Civil War). Did you know that 2/3’s of the members of the American abolition in 1835
How would women fair? Not Good! For many ancient cultures a wife was property of the spouse. Even Aristotle said a women was somewhere between a man
and a slave. Read Reasons for God by Tim Keller…"It was extremely common in the Greco-Roman world to throw out new female infants to die from
exposure, because of the low status of women in society. The church forbade its members to do so. Greco-Roman society saw no value in an unmarried
woman, and therefore it was illegal for a widow to go more than two years without remarrying. But Christianity was the first religion to not force
widows to marry. They were supported financially and honored within the community so that they were not under great pressure to remarry if they
didn't want to. Pagan widows lost all control of their husband's estate when they remarried but the church allowed widows to maintain their
husband's estate. Finally, Christians did not believe in cohabitiation. If a Christian man wanted to live with a woman he had to marry her, and this
gave women far greater security. Also, the pagan double standard of allowing married men to have extramarital sex and mistresses was forbidden. In all
these ways Christian women enjoyed far greater security and equality than did women in the surrounding culture. Also in India, widows were voluntarily
or involuntarily burned on their husbands' funeral pyres. The gospel spreaders/missionaries saw to it this practice stopped.
What about the Gladiator competition? It may still be going on…Telemachus, an early Christian is recognized as the one who stopped this barbaric
practice. What about cannibalism? Yep, alive and well is some countries…before Christian Missionaries, helped primitives grow up.
Would there be true compassion and mercy? Probably not! Jesus’ ministry gave an elevated position to the lowly. Notice the Good Samarian… it’s
still a part of a vocabulary . While there are good charitable efforts outside of the name of Jesus, Christain charities stand out. Mother Theresa,
the Salvation Army, religious hospitals, and church supported soup kitchens/thrift shops, etc. Saint Nick, too, was a saint.
How would Children fair? Not Good! Back in the day infanticide was not only legal, it was applauded. In Roman culture the killing one's own children
could be an act of beauty. It was the early Christian church that ultimately brought an end to infanticide. The modern pro-life movement is largely
Christian. This pro-life view has been true from the very beginning of Christianity. An early Christian document, the Didache, contained instructions
What about Education? Would be way behind! Remember Judeo/Christian tradition certainly put an emphasis on the written word. The phenomenon of
education for the masses has its roots in the Protestant Reformation. Please do a little research here.
Many of the fine Ivy League Schools used to be Bible Colleges…to promote Bible literacy, Christians have been leaders in education. With the advent
of the printing press at about the same time as the Protestant Reformation…many of the world's languages were first set to writing by Christian
missionaries in order for people to read the Bible.
To require education for the masses in America was first passed by the Puritans. "THE OLD DELUDER SATAN ACT." was a reference to the devil, who
Christians believe gets his foothold into people's lives because of their ignorance of Scripture.
Remember before Madelyn Marie O’hare, children's reading texts emphasized biblical literacy. This was so prevalent in colonial America, that John
Quincy Adams said in the early 1800's that the illiteracy rate was only 4/10th of 1 percent. By comparison, it has been estimated that in America
today, 40 million people are functionally illiterate.
Most of the first 123 colleges in America were Christian institutions. Harvard, for example, was founded on this statement: “Let every student be
plainly instructed, and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal
life.” Who wouldathoughtit?
What about the arts? Non-existent! The Christian faith has influenced literature in such Christian writers such as Dante, Chaucer, Donne, Dostoevsky,
Shakespeare, Dickens, Milton, etc. Music? No! There may never have developed the cantata, the concerto, or the symphony. Handel, Vivaldi, and Bach
were Christians who worked to honor God with their work. Bach, signed all his work "Solely to the glory of God". Architecture? Boring! No
What about freedom? Government of the People? Nope! For one, America's first constitution was the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut. Remember the
Puritan framers of this document required that each aspect of it be grounded in Scripture…we used to be taught that in public school history! Also
50 of the 55 signers of the U.S. Constitution were Christians. Also, the truth of the sin nature played a role in the concept of our Constitutional
checks and balances system. Also the 10 commandments Helped form the idea of The Rule of Law rather than the authority of man…this traces back to
the Old Testament, and the Ten Commandments. And what about the idea that all men are created equal as enshrined in the Declaration of Independence?
This is certainly a biblical doctrine. Also, the sovereign authority of God (in the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, all 50 state
constitutions, our currency, etc.)--rather than the sovereignty of the state--is certainly biblical. Also, The Declaration of Independence—speaks
of, self-evident truths and unalienable rights from the Creator. Remember John Adams emphasized 2 Corinthians 3:17 as the basis for American civil
liberty. The slogan on the Liberty Bell is "Proclaim Liberty throughout the land unto all the Inhabitants Thereof" is from Leviticus 15:10.
Free Enterprise and the "Protestant work ethic?” Nope! We have two chooses…biblical capitalism and evolutionary capitalism. The emphasis on
biblical capitalism is servanthood--a Jesus teaching, right?. Evolutionary capitalism relies solely on survival of the fittest. Communism, too is an
atheistic system that relies on the non-biblical notion that all men are good…thus we have ‘the common good’ ???