I am within the mark when i say that all the armies that ever marched, and all the navies that ever built, and all the parliaments that ever sat, and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon earth as powerfully as has that one solitary life. – James c Hefley
In India there is still the practice of ‘Untouchables’- people who are left in the streets not allowed to beg or receive charity until they die. You can become one of these untouchables simply by getting fired from a job, your family will abandon you,society will say you are worthless and undeserving of another job. Gay people in India, are either executed in the public square- or they receive a mark on their head so they can not enter any town, essentially cut off from civilization and survive on their own in the jungle. Meanwhile, Hinduism insists on the Western New Age movement they are a religion of Peace, Love and Truth. For some reason these things (and many others) escape the new age crowd.
Oh but lets talk about why cannibalism is no longer prevalent in the world- Yes it was Christians Who went through out the whole world and stopped many native places from eating each other. I remember reading about the history of an island nation called Tonga. Its a very small Island chain in the south pacific. It began as natives farming humans for cannibalism. In the 1800’s missionaries went to Tonga to find the they were surrounded by Cannibals. The missionaries wrote back to the church that they were showing the people how to farm so they can stop cannibalism and needed supplies and more bibles to teach the natives how to read. Soon the missionaries stoped writing back, the church thought the cannibals ate them- indeed they did eat the missionaries. 50 years later another group of missionaries came back to the island thinking they were going to a death trap. To their surprise the natives were farming now, discussing the bible with each other, they even had a hut set up as a church on Sundays. For what ever reason the natives ate the first group, their work was not in vain- Tonga today is still a christian country thanks to them. Praise be to God!!!
As the Centuries pass, the evidence is accumulating that, measured by his effect on history, Jesus is the most influential life ever lived on this planet. – Kennith Scott Latourette