Tuesday, January 29, 2008

History of Christianity in One Sentence

"Christianity was born in the middle east as a religion, moved to Greece and became a philosophy, journeyed to Rome and became a legal system, spread through Europe as a culture--and when it migrated to America, Christianity became big business."--Richard Halverson, a late Senate Chaplain.

Very pithy, very true, and very sad.

15 comments:

Tilly Hester said...

Possibly the best summary of the evolution of christianity I've ever read. You weren't kidding, all in one sentence!

musicmommy3 said...

Like a knife...wow

tiffany said...

Is this the part where Jesus busts in the midst of the endless array of t-shirts, mugs, and cheesy bumperstickers and starts flipping tables? Might just be.

Terry said...

Like Tiffany, I have often wondered how Jesus would respond to the idea of faith and worship as "big business".

mason said...

If that picture of the plastic-cheesey-smiling Jesus just doesn't say it all!

Neal Locke said...

Damn, that's scary accurate. So what do we do with it now?

Tia Lynn said...

Good question. For starters, get rid of greedy, lying, televangelists. :)

And then...we all should get back to our roots.

Neal Locke said...

Hey! You must've been reading about my undergraduate alma mater...

marcus said...

hit the nail right on the head!

Kysha said...

Wow!

nonprofitprophet said...

excellent. ~npp

Grafted Branch@Restoring the Years said...

The reality of (especially) that last part makes me sad. Often.

But my Jesus *is* real and holy and powerful; and He rescued me from a pit of death only because it was His good pleasure to do so.

And I love Him so much--even if imperfectly.

Tia Lynn said...

Preach it sister! :)

Mike L. said...

Great quote and I love the buddy Christ photo. Dogma is one of my favorite movies!

ian said...

2,000 years accurately summed up in one sentence, amazing.