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Don’t Blame It On Christianity. A Christian Perspective on Christianity
Christianity a Christian perspective. These days Christians and Christianity are blamed by many for each and every untoward incident happening around the world. A Christian writer’s view on the issue…
The attacks against Indian students in Australia are one such incident in the recent past.
The Australian incident is not a singled-out incident instead such things are happening around the world. Even our country (India) is not an exception to this.
Many world leaders condemned the Australian incident and stamped it as a few perverted minds’ handiworks.Christians and Christianity are blamed on a day-to-day basis. Check out this post: Christianity a Christian perspective Click To Tweet
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, the Nobel Laureate said in a statement, “ The attacks on Indian students in Australia as ‘disappointing’, it would be wrong to blame the entire nation for the acts of a few people.
“The attacks on Indian students are disappointing but only a handful of people were behind it,” Yahoo.com/PTI reported.
But unfortunately few so-called intellects’ reactions were very disgusting, and they were blaming Christianity for such happenings.
Some statements and reactions made us a laughing stock in the world community.
A popular film personality (Amitha Bachen) loutishly rejected an Australian university degree conferred to him.
It’s really sad to note that the so-called mature and intellects sometimes act like children when they get irritated on some issues and throw away things all around.
These types of childish reactions will not take us anywhere.
Blaming Christianity for everything is not a good trend and it cannot be tolerable.
Just look at the people who make such allegations against Christianity, they struggle with each other and form queues in front of Christian institutions for the admission of their children.
And yet another interesting fact is that they prefer to admit their sick in a hospital run by Christians. In short, they depend on Christians and their inventions in their daily life.
A close look at the history of Christianity will reveal the wonders it has done throughout the centuries.
Influence or Role played by Christians or Christianity.
Just take the case of any modern developments in this world, it will tell the amazing story of the influence or role played by Christians or Christianity.
As we all know that America and some European countries are on top of the modern developmental activities among all nations.
This is an undeniable fact. Just go back to the history of America and these European countries just before Christianity entered these countries.
It will definitely be a shocking fact that they were aggressive in nature and were leading a barbarous, uncultured, and brutal life like the people dwelling in forests.
It is amazing to note the tremendous changes that happened in their life after Christianity entered in these countries.
It is difficult to compare their past life and the present life as such a change has taken place in their life after accepting and following Christ and His teachings.
Nobody can say that it is just because of the development of science. If someone thinks that way just look into the life of such scientists. They were all followers and believers of Jesus Christ and were Christians.
Prominent Christian scientists Who believed in and followed Jesus Christ
Let me list out a few of the prominent names of such Christian scientists who contributed their life and blood for the betterment of society.
Let this be a reminder to my friends who blame Christian Christianity and their activities.
Benjamin Franklin, a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, a printer and publisher, a philosopher, a musician, and an economist. Who invented an efficient heating stove and proved that lightning is electricity was a firm Christian believer.
Galileo, an astronomer, physicist, mathematician, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution.
The father of modern observational astronomy, the father of modern physics, the “father of science”, and “the Father of Modern Science was yet another firm follower of Jesus Christ and His teachings.
Sir Isaac Newton a mathematician and physicist, was one of the foremost scientific intellects of all time who discovered how the universe is held together through his theory of gravitation.
He also discovered the secrets of light and color, he too was a follower of Jesus Christ.
Louis Pasteur, a chemist, and biologist proved the germ theory of disease and invented the process of pasteurization.
Devi Humphrey, the inventor of potassium, and Davis Lamb.
Michael Faraday is the discoverer of electromagnetic induction, electromagnetic rotations, the magneto-optical effect, diamagnetism, and field theory.
James Watt, the inventor of the steam engine.
Henry Cavendish, the scientist noted for his discovery of hydrogen. He described the density of hydrogen.
Cavendish is also known for the Cavendish experiment, his measurement of the Earth’s density and early research into electricity are well known.
William Murdock the inventor of gas lighting termed a gasometer he also made a number of discoveries in the field of chemistry.
Thomas Alva Edison the inventor of the Phonograph, the Light bulb – Motion Pictures.
Guglielmo Marconi, the Nobel Prize winner in physic and the inventor of Radio.
Paul Vernier the mathematician invented the vernier caliper measuring scale.
Samuel F B Mayors, the founder of the telegraphic system.
George Stevenson, the inventor of the rail engine.
Mason, the inventor of mason’s hygrometer (for determining the relative humidity).
Anders Celsius and Astronomer the inventor of centigrade.
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit the physicist invented the alcohol thermometer, and the mercury thermometer he also introduced the temperature scale that bears his name – Fahrenheit Scale.
Alfred Nobel the inventor of dynamite founder of the Nobel prizes which are awarded each year to people, irrespective of nationality who made valuable contributions to the good of humanity.
John Guttenberg the inventor of the printing machine, Richard the inventor of the modern spinning machine,
Dr. Simpson the inventor of chloroform, Lord Francis Bacon, the famous philosopher,
Father of modern chemistry Boyle,
Founder of Neptune Prof. Adams,
Famous geological scientist Adam Sedgwick,
Dalton, the inventor of atomic theory.
Young, the inventor of the theory of light, Lord Kelvin the famous scientist,
Sir George Stocks, known as the modern Newton and the five times Chairman of the fellow of Royal Society,
Wilberforce, who stopped the slave system,
John Howard, a reformer of the jail system,
World-famous poets, Pope, Tennyson, Milton, Wordsworth, and William Shakespeare the famous writer.
Brave and famous fighters like Napoleon, Nelson, Duke of Wellington
Great philosophers like Beacons Field, Gladstone, Kitchener, Lloyd George, Balfer,
Famous numerologists’ like John Heraclius, Laibinites, and Pascal.
Christopher Columbus the discoverer of America
Cook and maghalen the adventurous people, who traveled around the world in a ship,
The famous sculptor and artist Michelangelo, the list goes on, there is no end to this list.
All these famous scientists and philosophers were believers in the Christian faith.
In fact, these scientists’ discoveries and inventions are so useful for modern man is an undisputed fact.
The amazing thing is that a Christian’s brain is working behind all these inventions and creations.
One who tries to destroy or blame Christianity should check these facts and stop blaming and attacking Christians and their properties for everything.
The interesting and sad thing to note is that the so-called attackers and blamers can’t live a second without the use of these scientists’ products. Yes, all such things are needed badly for their daily use.The amazing fact is that a Christian’s brain is working behind all these inventions and creations. Read and watch more @pvariel Click To Tweet
The clothes they wear, the pen they use, the vehicle they travel, the technical instruments they use, the computer they use, and the postal system are all the discoveries of European Christians.
Even Mahatma Gandhi who discarded foreign clothes needed a vehicle invented by a European for his travel and he used the printing machine founded by yet another European, and again he used a timepiece invented by a foreigner.
These and many other things for daily use all are created or invented by the Christians or let me put it this way, “Take the case of any invention a Christian’s brain is worked behind!
We the Indians are no doubt indebted to the English-speaking people
No doubt even to the people of India’s developments Christians and Christianity played a vital role.
Ruling or administration of a nation, war diplomacy, education, business, artifacts, dressing or dress design, and countless other areas we the Indians are now following the pattern of our western counterparts.
The fact is that a majority of Indians rejected our traditional Indian culture and customs and now follow developing nations like Europe, America, and other Christian nations.
The Christian missionaries’ gifts to our educational and health system are amazing.
This is yet another undisputed fact; no doubt we the Indians are indebted to the English-speaking countries for the present developments in India.
Just have a look at our history books that themselves, will speak volumes about our previous culture, systems, habits, and traditions.
And then just look at our present status this is only because of those western nations’ influence upon us.
The interesting and shameful fact is that the people who have enmity towards Christians and Christianity need their governments’ jobs and their university degrees and their inventions like airplanes, motor transport, the postal system, the internet facilities, and many other systems invented by them.
In short we the Indians are very much indebted to our western nations for the present juncture.
Our Condition before and after the arrival of westerners
Before the westerners arrived in India what was our condition?
No doubt it was in a haphazard and chaotic condition.
Our women flocks were like slaves and were fully under the control of men and they were not even allowed to go out from the four walls of the kitchen.
Wives can’t stand or come before their husbands they must be away from all activities of the family in fact they were treated like slaves.
They have no voice of their own and the polygamy marriage system was prevalent.
A historian recorded a person who married 50 women. And one woman can have five or more husbands.
There was yet another system of women staying in temples and doing all sorts of menial jobs for the men. This is known as the Devadasi system, and it was very common, especially in villages.
There was another kind of brutal treatment towards women, the ‘Sati System’, living wives are burned along with the dead bodies of their husbands or threw the woman in the pyre of the husband.
Yet another practice was throwing little children to the river Ganges as an offering to the mother river Ganges.
The ill-treatment and negligence towards the blind, orphans, and lepers were common things.
There were no mental hospitals, cruel punishment according to tradition, and fighting between small kings was common.
The pathetic condition of the jails, no religious freedom, petty quarreling among leaders and neighboring states, corruption, and unscientific cultivation.
The undeveloped educational system was the condition of our ancient India before the arrival of westerners.What has Christianity done for the world? The answer is all around us! Check out this post @pvariel Click To Tweet
But after their arrival, the conditions tremendously changed and their ruling paved the basic way to the present improved or developed system.
For these tremendous changes and developments are we not indebted to the westerners?
No sensible person can deny these facts. Yes, we are in every way fully indebted to our western counterparts for our present stage.
Please Stop Blaming Christians and Christianity
The people who blame Christians and Christianity should make note of these facts and stop blaming, attacking, and destroying the properties of Christians and their culture.
Many today just ignore these facts and just blame it on Christianity and Christians for every unfortunate thing happening around the world, especially when some untoward things happen in western countries.
How nice it would have been if the people who blame Christianity and Christians made note of these facts mentioned in this content as well as in the below-given video.
A VIDEO TO LISTEN TO ON THE ABOVE SUBJECT
May God help you to understand the real truth.
For an in-depth view of the history of Christianity watch the below video: History of Christianity
This is a survey course designed to further stimulate your curiosity by providing glimpses of some of the pivotal events in the spread of Christianity and sketches of great Christian figures who have significantly affected Christian history thereby shaping the history of the world. Kit includes six half-hour programs, a leader’s guide, program scripts, and a reproducible student workbook.
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Sathiaprakashini, By Mahakavi K V Simion
Keralacharitham, Indian history
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Yahoo.com/Press Trust of India.
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