How would the world look like without Christianity? Would it truly be a better place? I'm an atheist but I'm not so sure about it on one hand yeah Christianity did plenty of bad things but so did pagan religions let's not pretend human sacrifice wasn't a thing and that christianity didn't abolish plenty of fucked up practices then again some other religion or philosophy would propably do it as well. To think about it let's say Christianity never existed and some other religion would become a dominant one in Europe do you think it would abuse it's power? Were middle ages avoidable? It seems like WWII and Hitler - if Hitler didn't exist someone else would start WWII anyway.
The fall of Rome would probably have a harder effect on Europe when warlords have less religious unity or and pagan religions that encouraged warfare.
Zoroastrianism would be the main monotheistic religion, unless Islam still rises without Christian influence which is certainly possible if Jews still exist.
If Islam still forms Europe is fucked.
Not much output for thousand years is it? A few cathedrals. In Britainm after Christianity collapsed the Roman Empire, they almost completely lost the knowledge on how to make bricks for several hundred years.
Hitler was not a Christian he hated the religion and love putting people in death camps in early days of Nazi Germany. He hated the religion so much it took a huge amount of effort for him not to destroy the Vatican. He even confesses to be an Atheist and the concept of Social Darwinism fueled by popular racism at the time lead to his foundations of Nazism against the ideologies of Communism. Why do people not get this? FFS
Some other doom prophet would have invariably taken Jesus' place and we would have hailed Schlomo Schekelvitz, the Redeemer who fought bravely against the Roman Empire and will reappear on the Day of Judgement
From when are you counting? The 12th century started a huge reneissance in learning, if there was a thing we can call the "dark age" it refers to maybe a few centuries after the fall of Rome, and Christianity is not the villain that did it.
>Christian anti-semitism had nothing to do with laying the foundations for Nazism and the Holocaust
>Hitler was an atheist despite harping on at length about God in Mein Kampf
>How about you post real historians instead of meme sites.
Because no one is going to read a book during the time period this thread is existence.
Suck it up, at least I posted a source and from a perfectly decent website, whether or not you want to call it a "meme" as an all purpose meaningless insult.
Christianity is a meme, so is art, so is any idea that is passed on from person to person.
This "Hitler was a pagan / atheist" meme is based on the Table Talk alone, which was collected by Bormann who was a notorious fedoralord himself and probably invented the whole thing. Literally everything else we know about Hitler from Mein Kampf to his speeches tells us otherwise.
Watch out, I'm doing at home, adults!
Adolf believe system is so mixed up, a blinder could only do a level one setting in comparison.
So essentially his public statements and speechs say he believed in god, his reported private statements in the main say he believed in god, his writings say he believes in god.
Only one source, Table Talk, claims he is an atheist based on claims about statements he made in private.
It's pretty obvious Table Talk is wrong.
Nazis intentionally destroyed churches and wanted to prevent people from reading the bible. Yes, very Christian indeed.