By George Matrakos - May 13, 2017 (Excellent Article)
“Jesus? Peace? Well, how about all those crimes committed in his name? I guess he is not as peaceful as you Christians make him out to be!” Oh boy! I can hear the sighs right now! You see, there exists a seldom number of those within the Christian community who have not come across such statements as the one just brought forth. And who can really be so surprised?
I mean, some of the most horrendous crimes in history have been perpetrated in the name of the Messiah, successfully blemishing the image of his being among the realm of nonbelievers and skeptics around the world. But is this our Jesus? Is this the Christ of the New Testament? It seems as if humanity’s reasoning has fallen so short to the point of permitting the actions of fallible human beings to demonstrate the nature of an infallible God.
So, since I have yet to see an article which successfully tackles each of these crimes by bringing the teachings and actions of Christ within its light, this is exactly what I am going to do.
Within this article, we are going to be looking at the following points:
- Not everything done in the name of Christianity is representative of Christianity.
- The inquisitions (Torture)
- The KKK (Racism)
- Burning witches (Murder)
- The good ship Jesus (Slavery)
- Catholic priests (Child abuse)
This article addresses perhaps one of the biggest objections regarding Christianity. To read the rest of this excellent article by George Mitrakos [Click Here]