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Don’t Blame It On Christianity.  A Christian Perspective on Christianity

Christianity A Christian Perspective
Christianity A Christian Perspective

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 few perverted minds handiworks.

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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, that 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 matured and intellects sometimes act like children when they get irritated on some issues and throw away the 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 queue 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.

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 in 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 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.

Let me list out a few of the prominent names of such Christian scientists who contributed their life and blood for the betterment of the society.  Let this be a reminder to my friends who blame Christians Christianity and their activities.

Benjamin Franklin the 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 the 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, 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 too was a follower of Jesus Christ.

Louis Pasteur a chemist and biologist who proved the germ theory of disease and invented the process of pasteurization.

Devi Humphrey, the inventor of potassium and Davis Lamb.

Michael Faraday the discoverer of electromagnetic induction, electro-magnetic rotations, the magneto-optical effect, diamagnetism, field theory.

James watt the inventor of 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 as gasometer he also made a number of discoveries in the field of chemistry.

Thomas Alva Edison the inventor of Phonograph, Light bulb – Motion Pictures.

Guglielmo Marconi the Nobel Prize winner in physic and the inventor of Radio.

Paul Vernier the mathematician who described the vernier caliper measuring scale.

Samuel F B Mayors the founder of the telegraphic system.

George Stevenson the inventor of 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, reformer of the jail system, World famous poets, Pope, Tennyson, Milton, Wordsworth,  William Shakespeare the famous writer,

The brave and famous fighters like Napoleon, Nelson, Duke of Wellington,  The great philosophers like Beacons Field, Gladstone, Kitchener, Lloyd George, Balfer,

Famous numerologists’ like John Heraclius, Laibinites, Pascal, Christopher Columbus the discoverer of America,  Cook and maghalen the adventurous people, who traveled around the world in a ship,

The famous sculpture and artist Michelangelo, the list goes on, there is no end to this list.

All these famous scientists and philosophers were believers of the Christian faith.

In fact, these scientist’s discoveries and inventions are so useful for the modern man is an undisputed fact.  The amazing thing is that a Christian’s brain is worked behind all these inventions and creations.

The one who tries to destroy or blames Christianity should check these facts and stop blaming and attaching 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 scientist’s products.

The clothes they wear, the pen they use, the vehicle they travel, the technical instruments they use, the computer they use, the postal system are all the discoveries of European Christians all such things needed badly for their daily use.

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 the 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!

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 are rejected our traditional Indian culture and customs and now following the 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 itself, 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 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.

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 the 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 polygamy marriage system was prevalent.

A historian recorded about 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 throwing 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, lepers were a common thing.

There was no mental hospitals, cruel punishment according to the tradition, fighting between small kings were common.  The pathetic condition of the jails, no religious freedom, petty quarreling among leaders and neighboring states, corruption, unscientific cultivation, undeveloped educational system all these were the condition of our ancient India before the arrival of westerners.

But after their arrival the conditions tremendously changed and their ruling paved a 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.

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 the people who blame Christianity and Christians make note of this.

May God help them to understand the real truth.

Also read this related post:   How ChristianityHas Done Good For The World

Source:

Sathiaprakashini, By Mahakavi K V Simion

Keralacharitham, Indian history

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia,
Yahoo.com/Press Trust of India.
Picture Credit. http://sxc.hu
Updated on: Feb 18, 2020 at 11:12
Published on: Aug 16, 2009 at 15:52

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4 Comments

  1. Virendra Marathe
    Virendra Marathe

    Hi Philips, I read your article and YES you are right blaming Christianity is definitely not tolerable, Christianity never teaches violence it’s all about to do love and spread love. Thanks for sharing this informative piece.

    March 14, 2020
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  2. Hi Phil,

    Thanks for your fascinating list of Christian scientists and the contributions they have all made to the modern world. Often Christianity and science are seen to be at odds – but not so – as this valuable article shows us.

    I so wish that the world could adopt the attitude of ‘Live and let live’.

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    May 28, 2020
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  3. David Cho
    David Cho

    So interesting. This makes me think,
    How come such intellects do such things on hearing such incidents.
    You very well put in some informative and unknown facts in this post.
    I appreciate your research work. Keep up the good work.
    I would like to make point in this regard, maybe a bit off-topic but would write it here. scientifically speaking, in Genesis when it refers to the “firmament” separating water above it and water below it.
    Have you ever looking into a study of the firmament? Many civilizations the world over have some pretty similar cosmologies that seem to line up with Genesis… but not with modern science.

    May 29, 2020
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  4. Suraj Jha
    Suraj Jha

    Thanks for your valuable tips, I love it. Yes, Christianity is blamed for anything and everything. They are indeed a peace-loving people and many are trying to provoke them with cheap means. This is really condemnable by one and all.
    Thanks, Philip for sharing this with your readers.
    This is my first visit to your space. keep writing. Good Wishes

    May 29, 2020
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