They forget, or will not remember, that human sacrifices, and the power of an idolatrous priesthood -- a system of profligacy unparalleled in any other part of the world -- infanticide a consequence of that system -- bloody wars, where the conquerors spared neither women nor children -- that all these have been abolished; and that dishonesty, intemperance, and licentiousness have been greatly reduced by the introduction of Christianity
Gradually trade with the Continent, also, was reestablished and grew; but perhaps the most important humanizing influence was the reintroduction of Christianity.
These two types of Christianity, those of Ireland and of Rome, were largely different in spirit.
Patriotism consists in a brief impulse of forgetfulness of self and self-interest, while Christianity
is a complete system of opposition to the depraved tendencies of mankind.
We can never see Christianity
from the catechism:--from the pastures, from a boat in the pond, from amidst the songs of wood-birds we possibly may.
True it is, that philosophy makes us wiser, but Christianity
makes us better men.
He assumes that Christianity
, as a product of the resentment of the botched and the weak, has put in ban all that is beautiful, strong, proud, and powerful, in fact all the qualities resulting from strength, and that, in consequence, all forces which tend to promote or elevate life have been seriously undermined.
And barring that about Christianity
(of which my opinion is quite otherwise, or I would be nae Christian), I am much of your mind.
It's really ludicrous; her object is doing good; she a Christian, yet she's always angry; and she always has enemies, and always enemies in the name of Christianity
and doing good.
I heard of the slothful Asiatics, of the stupendous genius and mental activity of the Grecians, of the wars and wonderful virtue of the early Romans--of their subsequent degenerating--of the decline of that mighty empire, of chivalry, Christianity
, and kings.
Nota bene:--I am an average good Christian, when you don't push my Christianity
We often ate and drank with those men; and though I must confess the conversion, as they call it, of the Chinese to Christianity
is so far from the true conversion required to bring heathen people to the faith of Christ, that it seems to amount to little more than letting them know the name of Christ, and say some prayers to the Virgin Mary and her Son, in a tongue which they understood not, and to cross themselves, and the like; yet it must be confessed that the religionists, whom we call missionaries, have a firm belief that these people will be saved, and that they are the instruments of it; and on this account they undergo not only the fatigue of the voyage, and the hazards of living in such places, but oftentimes death itself, and the most violent tortures, for the sake of this work.