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Monday, November 12, 2018

What-If History

For John, BLUFThis makes sense to me.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From HillFaith:  Good News for Congressional Staff, by Mr Mark Tapscott, 11 November 2018.

Here is the lede plus one:

Imagine for a moment that Jesus never entered history.  There would be no Sermon on the Mount.  No Crucifixion.  No Resurrection.  No New Testament.  No Paul. Rome is the foundation of everything that comes after its fall.

And Rome, indeed virtually the entire ancient world, was based politically and economically on slavery, the rights and perogatives of elites, and raw, brute, unaccountable power.

Would there be an America if Christianity never happened?

Without Christianity, as it came to be explained in the New Testament and spread by Paul’s missionary journeys throughout the ancient Mediterranean world, it’s hard to imagine how we get to any recognizable notions of individual liberty, representative assemblies and equality under the law.

These are the views of British Historian Tom Holland.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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