Evils of Christianity Is Christianity Good or Bad

Essay by Joshua GendronHigh School, 12th gradeA+, April 2003

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Evils of Christianity

It has been my experience, through my upbringing as a Christian, that Christians are often blind to the evils of the religion. They are taught from a young age that God is almighty, and should never be questioned, so the less-finer points in the religion are often skipped over. Many problems in society have arisen from this religion, which include discrimination, anti-Semitism, sexism, violence and war. Christianity has fought over hundreds of years to become the only religion, scaring people away from other religions in the process. Christians continuously fight among themselves, Baptist against Catholics against Protestant, etc. They can't seem to agree on whose Christian faith is the right one when in actuality they should just honor each other's different beliefs and move on. An excellent quote from Sam Pascoe, who is an American scholar describing Christianity is as follows: "Christianity started out in Palestine as a fellowship; it moved to Greece and became a philosophy; it moved to Italy and became an institution; it moved to Europe and became a culture; it came to America and became an enterprise."

Many other factors also support that Christianity is blind to its evils. Tons of society problems have arisen from Christian beliefs. Many wars have been fought over Christianity. Major wars include the Crusades (1095-1270 A.D.) and also World War II was fueled partially by Adolf Hitler'sChristian beliefs that all other religions are wrong. Discrimination is in large part a result of Christian laws. For example in the Catholic edition of the Bible, Leviticus chapter 18 verse 22 specifically states that homosexuality is a sin: "No man is to have sexual relations with another man; God hates that." This statement causes discrimination of homosexuals. Leviticus chapter 39 tells you that if a fellow Israelite needs...