When I hear atheists and liberals mock and attack Christianity I always encourage them to migrate to a country where none of the influences of Christianity are present. I tell them that it would be better for them to live in a country where none of the plagues of Christianity has taken root — Better to go to North Korea, Syria, Cuba, Libya, Burma, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Haiti, Indonesia, Cambodia, Nigeria, Lebanon, Pakistan, Jordan, Algeria, and Angola. Better to go to a country where Christianity has not spread its influence. Better to live in a country where there is virtually no freedom of speech, no free enterprise, no representative government, no civil liberties, virtually no rights for women than live in a country where Christianity has installed and disseminated such vile values.
Better to live in a country where Christianity has no place to install its principal value of high regard for human life, high regard for women, freedom of speech, civil liberties, representative government, free enterprise, and the elevation of human sacredness.
Who wants to be imposed upon by the Good Samaritan with its ethic that extends sacred value and worth to the individual? Who wants an ethical system that’s responsible for ending cannibalism in nations all around the world or the predominant principle of helping the weak and destitute that has alleviated the suffering of the poor to the farthest corners of the globe with the intervention of medicine, hospitals, clean water, welfare, orphanages? In fact, Christians are singlehandedly the largest providers of healthcare, charity and education throughout the world.
The fact is those that attack Christianity and seek to have it eradicated, expunged, erased and criminalized will not live in a country where that has already been done because they don’t want to join the oppressed, they want to keep their civil liberties and freedom of speech. They want their hospitals, high regard for life, healthcare, representative government, free enterprise and rights to live according to their beliefs. They want to live free from persecution, tyranny, dictatorship, despotism, totalitarianism and harassment.
And yet, paradoxically they want to destroy the very foundation that made these things possible — such is the insanity that is destroying civilisation.
— Paul Ross
Posted with permission of the author.