Re: theos-talk Should Christianity be promoted to bring prosperity in the world?
Nov 10, 2010 03:35 PM
Just my personal opinion here. It was the "freedoms" and "sufferages" and "openness" and the "Capital Realization" that make a significant contribution to the progress of peoples and nations. At one time Christianity was also backward, oppressive, stifling, punitive, Authoritative and contained many repugnant barbaric views and attitudes which over time were either terminated or moderated in such a way as to allow a more uplifted society. The education of both sexes is a benchmark absent in many places even today. Transformation of the mind of all mankind is a long endurance event. Homogeneous progress is a fable, the holistic wholeness is composed of a very wide spectrum of portions that are all differentiated as individual realities. Religion is an "overlay" on basic qualities intrinsic to organized thoughtful society. It is more the arbitrary self serving conventions of tribes and nations that moderate in spite of any religions advices that distort and warp a nations advances. These deficits of barbarism that are maintained long after they should have been cast away account for much that holds nations back from progress and the welcome companionship of advanced nations in my view.
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Subject: theos-talk Should Christianity be promoted to bring prosperity in the world?
"Advanced Economies is a term used by the International Monetary FUND (IMF) for the top group in its hierarchy of advanced economies, countries in transition, and developing countries; it includes the following 33 advanced economies: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, NZ, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, US; note - this group would presumably also cover the following nine smaller countries of Andorra, Bermuda, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Holy See, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Monaco, and San Marino that are included in the more comprehensive group of "developed countries"
If we study above paragraph carefully, we find that most of the advanced economies (countries that prospered more) have major religion Christianity. Researchers know that religions greatly influence behaviors, attitudes and actions of people. The fact that most Christian countries made much faster economic progress than non-Christian countries indicates that Christian religion creates attitude among it's followers that is more helpful in making economic progress. Does that mean Christianity should be promoted to bring about prosperity?
Similarly progress on other fronts like education, literacy, human development may be made in order to see how religions have affected in making countries progress at faster speed or slower speed.
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