As for Christianity, is presumably not the problem. In the time travel is no doubt that this religion has gained more adherents than any other religion too. It should be emphasized is not the subject of the influence of various religions is a point calculations in this book, but the particulars concerning the influence of the individual. It is not like Islam, Christianity was founded not by a but two - Jesus and St. Paul - because it's recognition of the services on the development of the religion to be divided equally between the two figures.
Prophet Jesus laid the foundations of the basic ideas of Christianity including the ethical and spiritual view of the main ideas about the behavior of human. While Christian theology basics managed by St. Paul. Jesus offered a spiritual message, while St. Paul add it to the form of worship of Isa. More than that, St. Paul is the author of the important parts of the New Testament and the first advocate people to embrace Christianity in the first century of the birth of the religion.
Isa countless young age when "death" (another case with Buddha or Muhammad), and he left behind only a limited number of followers. When Jesus died, his followers consist of only a small number of Jewish sects. New through the writings of St. Paul and persistence sermon tireless, little sect was transformed into a dynamic force and a larger movement, composed of both Jews and non. From there-akhirnya- grown to become one of the world's great religions.
As a result of these things while people think St. Paul was the one and not even worth acknowledging Jesus as the founder of Christianity, because it is his place in this list should be higher than Jesus! Although difficult to imagine what form of Christianity without St. Paul, but the reverse also is very clear: without Jesus Christ, Christianity would not exist at all.
Instead, it appears not unreasonable to think that Jesus is responsible for assessment of all the circumstances as Christian churches and individuals adherents of Christianity then, particularly since Jesus himself did not agree with such attitudes. Among them-such as a religious war between Christian sects, cruel slaughter and the hunt for the Jewish people is a contradiction with the attitudes and teachings of Jesus. It does not seem unreasonable to think that the act was approved by Isa.
In addition, even though modern science was first grown in the countries of Christian adherents in Western Europe but it's not taxable if it is deemed the responsibility of Isa. By itself nobody among Christian leaders interpret the teachings of Jesus as a call to do a scientific investigation of the world in a physical sense. The opposite is true: the Roman crowd bondongnya community embraced Christianity resulted in a general decline in both basic technology and the general level of interest in science.
That science happens to grow in Europe is actually a clue to the culture that was inherited and that is consistent with the scientific mind. It has nothing at all to do with the teachings of Jesus, but thanks to the influence of Greek rationalism is clearly reflected in the works of Aristotle and Euclid. It is worth noting the emergence of modern science are not in the heyday of prime power-ecclesial and Christian sanctity, but when he started dawning renaissance, the time when Europe is trying to update the heritage before Jesus.
The story of Jesus's life if it is associated with the New Testament certainly already familiar to the reader, because it can get boring if chewed again. But, there are also aspects that are still worth noting. First, most of the information we get about the life of Jesus is not karu-known, erratic maze. Even we do not know who his real name. It is probable that the original name of Yehoshua, a common Jewish name (the English call Joshua). And his birth year is uncertain, although the year 6 BC can be used as a handle.
Even in death was that it should be clearly known by his followers, is also unclear to this day. Jesus himself left no writings at all, so that in fact everything about his life fairy holding on to an explanation of the New Testament.
Unfortunately, the teachings of Jesus contradict each other in many subjects. Matthew and Luke presenting an entirely different version of the final words were spoken Isa. Both versions cursory look comes from direct quotations from the Old Testament.
Surely not a coincidence goods Isa able mcngutip of the Old Testament. Therefore, though Isa leaders of Christianity, he himself is actually a devout Jew. It has been frequently pointed out that Jesus is in many ways very similar to the prophets of the Old Testament and he was deeply affected by them. Just as the prophets, Jesus has a tremendous personality charm that left a deep and indelible impression that meet him. Isa man has charisma power in the sense that verily, verily.
In contrast greatly with Muhammad holding religious and political power in one hand, Jesus was not Yunya political influence in his life or in the next century. (The two men it does have an indirect effect in the long-term political developments). Isa spread influence entirely within the scope of ethics and a spiritual leader.
If Jesus merely relics rnata spirituaI as the leader in quality, of course, right when people question the extent to which spiritual ideas influencing the world. One of the central teachings of Jesus of course, the Golden Rule. Now, the Golden Rule is accepted by many people, whether he was Christian or not as a standard of moral behavior. We can not always act on the basis of the benchmark, but at least we tried to scour the rails. If Jesus really is the first formulator of standards and guidelines that have been accepted as almost a universal principle, we can be sure he deserves seated in the first order of this list.
But, the fact remains that his name, the Golden Rule is already a benchmark so grip Judaism, far sebetum Jesus was born. Reverend Hillel, the Jewish leaders who lived a century before Christ openly said that the Golden Rule that is the main criterion of Judaism.
It is not only known to the Western world but also the East. Chinese philosopher Kong Hu-Cu have proposed this conception in the year 500 BC. Also words like that contained in the Mahabharata, a collection of ancient Hindu poetry. So, the fact shows that the philosophy embodied in the Golden Rule is accepted by almost every major religious group.
Does this mean that Jesus had no original ideas of ethics? Not so! View high-quality and brightly lit courtesy of Matthew 5: 43-44:
You heard what was said that you must love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I tell you, have mercy on those who curse you, do good to them that hate you, pray for those who mistreat you and grudge.
And the previous sentence reads "... do not fight crime. If they slap on the right cheek, left cheek too give."
Now, this opinion is not a part of Judaism in the time of Jesus and not also be part of other religions grip. It can be ascertained is that unheard of. If this idea is widely held, I do not hesitate or waver in the slightest put Jesus first in the list.
But, the reality show fad that idea does not spread properly. In fact, it is generally not acceptable. Most of the followers of Christianity consider command "Love your enemies" can only be realized in a perfect world, but could not walk as a guide behavior in the world in which we all live today. Generally, the doctrine was not implemented, and also do not expect others to do so. To children we do not give any teachings so. The most obvious teaching of Jesus is still a kind of teaching that is basically a group and no suggestion is tested through the first.