Going Global

Five Fun Facts from Os Guinness about Christianity being the world’s first global religion…

  1. Jesus of Nazareth has the greatest number of followers of any religion on planet Earth.
  2. The church is the most diverse community on the earth.
  3. The Bible is the most translated book in human history.
  4. Churches are the most numerous social service agencies across the world.
  5. In many parts of the world, the Christian faith is the fastest growing religion and is growing through conversion rather than simply through the birth rate.

Dystopia Now

Not being one to watch TV, I note with interest a new show coming based on the book “The Handmaid’s Tale”. It’s a disturbing story on several levels, the low-lights of which are:

  • The United States is taken over by a “Christian Theocracy” via a revolution sparked by a staged attack which kills the President and most of congress.
  • In “restoring order”, the constitution is suspended and women’s rights are taken away. For example, they are forbidden to read.
  • More disturbingly, because of sterility from pollution and sexually transmitted diseases, a class of women known as “handmaids” are used by the ruling class in ritual sexual intercourse for reproduction.

Disturbing indeed. Where to start? Continue Reading →