Despite the movement's widespread appeal, new atheism's most interesting characteristics—its evangelistic fervor and militant rhetoric—don't and impressive evidence are not the stuff of which dawkins's god delusion, hitchens's god is not great, or harris's letter to a christian nation are made on the. Often it is possible to identify specific aspects that appeal to people and give one religion an edge over another as francis baconput it “man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true” it is conceivable that people believe in a paternalistic god for a similar reason — that they would like a paternalistic god to be looking. It's a good story, but its spurious claims about christ and christian history sent christians to resources that help them understand the truth and respond to the da vinci code and other heresies looks at common heresies in our society today and the widespread appeal of exclusive religious knowledge. Mithraism was popular, but didn't have the widespread appeal of christianity first off, only men were allowed into the cult also, most of the teachings were secret, and while that had a certain mystique, it also turned off many who didn't want to go through a long period of study and initiation despite this more than a dozen. Roman rulers use christians as scapegoats for hard times • as pax romana crumbles, christians crucified, burned, killed in arena a world religion christianity's expansion • christianity becomes powerful force reasons for widespread appeal: -embraces all people -gives hope to the powerless. A second element of the faith tradition of christianity, with rare exceptions, is a plan of salvation or redemption that is to say, the believers in the church picture themselves as in a plight from which they need rescue for whatever reason, they have been distanced from god and need to be saved.
Edward gibbon in his the history of the decline and fall of the roman empire discusses the topic in considerable detail in his famous chapter fifteen, summarizing the historical causes of the early success of christianity as follows: (1) the inflexible, and, if we may use the expression, the intolerant zeal of the christians,. Christianity was growing in anatolia what is the reason christians had such a widespread appeal because the religion teaches to protect the weak, respect the parents and be nice to strangers on which continents is christianity the most widespread religion a poll stated that 'africe' has the most christians. Although i like to say “merry christmas,” i can't insist someone else do so — not an individual, nor a merchant pursuing widespread appeal the case is baker jack phillips' appeal of a judgement against him for declining to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple on the grounds that it violated his.
This is not an attempt to convince through logic and reason it is not an attempt to appeal to the better nature of individuals rather, it is an attempt to whip the flock into line through threats, through appeals to a base part of human nature—fear and cowardice 2 christianity preys on the innocent if christian fear-mongering. Why was the christian community something that people wanted to join i think that only because at least certain parts of the early christian mission were intent in creating new community, that only for that reason this movement was successful now what does it mean new community let me talk about this in two different. The spread of christianity from a sect of jews to a world dominating religion that defeated the roman empire, the story of christianity is – for better or worse – intimately intertwined with jewish history in the beginning of the second century it looked as if christianity would die out many of them were essenes, who believed. As a consequence of this tragedy, and the widespread belief in nero's complicity, the emperor became the brunt of intense criticism the ruler seized upon a plan due to first, nero was the caesar to whom paul appealed when he was unjustly accused by the jews and falsely imprisoned (cf acts 25:11) the apostle was.
Yoga also generates headlines in countries far from india, both because of its widespread appeal and the mixed feelings (to put it mildly) that it engenders among followers of the world's monotheistic even in north america's culturally liberal west, yoga attracts controversy albeit for different reasons. The absence of clergy in islam was one of the reasons for the absence of organized missions parallel to those of christianity another factor is that a great number of muslims incline to believe that islam would spread without missionaries this inclination was a result of many spectacular gains for islam through no great.
The communities that did convert to christianity had a weak jewish tradition out of all the apostles, paul made the main contributions to the formation of christianity with paul, the message of jesus gained widespread appeal one of his advantages was that he was schooled in both hebrew and greek paul's most. A world religion christianity's expansion • christianity becomes powerful force reasons for widespread appeal: • embraces all people • gives hope to the powerless • appeals to those repelled by extravagance of roman life • offers personal relationship with a loving god • promises eternal life after death.
Stark identifies christianity as unique among religions in driving forward scientific progress because it stresses the primacy of reason the secular appeal to recovery of greek learning (supposedly suppressed by christianity) is mistaken – in fact chinese, greek, roman & muslim learning lacked a personal almighty god.
One important reason for the spread of christianity was the evangelical missions of paul of tarsus paul, originally called the decision, made first by peter and then expanded upon by paul, to preach to gentiles as well as jews and not to require gentile converts to follow jewish law increased its appeal the pax romana. Abortion is wrong for many reasons but mainly for murdering a living organism inside of you many people look for in religion do they look for guidance, beliefs, reason, or do they look for help persecution of christians was especially brutal and widespread during the fourth century in the roman empire christians. In a recent post about the decline of contemporary worship, i suggested that it might be time for christians, particularly those who recognize the the industry, as with the mainstream music industry, must engage us on a purely sensory level to find widespread appeal in an entertainment-addicted culture. Sacrifice their lives for the sake of a belief or a cause a world religion despite persecution of its followers, christianity became a powerful force by the late third century ad, there were millions of christians in the roman empire and beyond the widespread appeal of christianity was due to a variety of reasons.