Christmas and Western Civilization

If we were to distill the teachings of Jesus down to the items that everyone, regardless of personal beliefs, agreed that were the essence of his message, we would have at least this one thing: that he  fundamentally regarded every single individual as intrinsically valuable regardless of societal condition. 
This is undeniably a unique concept in the world of his own time, at any time by anyone in human history before him, disregarded by most people and societies until a very long time after him, and still controversial in supposedly civilized societies. It was  unconceived by any other teacher before him, excepting that Jesus was living out the perfect fulfillment of the code that God had given to an imperfect people centuries before.
Read further to understand how significant this is, in places we never suspect…

 

Though Christmas is a religious holiday, secularists should appreciate its great contribution to Western Civilization: the lesson that all men are equal in their fundamental human dignity.

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2 thoughts on “Christmas and Western Civilization

  1. Tricia

    Very well said. It’s so bizarre to me how so many so called “progressives” are agains Christianity when it values everyone as you say, regardless of societal status, race, gender, etc….It’s truly diversity in action, the ultimate act of radical love.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. madblog Post author

      Skeptics, agnostics, everyone who believes there was a man named Jesus believe this about him. And yet we get no end of: his teaching wasn’t unique, all religions are the same, Christianity is borrowed from the surrounding cultures, etc. It’s not honest.

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