Today we are told so many lies by the elite atheist propaganda machine, that many simply do not know how important Christian philosophy, ethics and religious thought was for the success of Western civilization.
But historical facts are hard to deny. For example, it was British Christians who campaigned for the ending of slavery, as I point out in my new book, now Nr. 1 on Amazon, The Billionaire World. How Marxism serves the Elite. Buy it here!
British Christians ended slavery: The Arabs had for centuries – long before the white man ever got involved – profited from the slave trade as African tradesmen sold their fellow Africans – whom they had enslaved in tribal wars in the first place – to the Arabs. Yet, it was not the Arabs nor the African slave trader profiteers who ended slavery or pushed for it.
The Arabs took the slaves out to the coast where the ships were waiting, taking them to the white slave owners in the Americas. But it was British Christians who fought to end the horrid practice and pushed for its abolition.
“The Christian MP William Wilberforce managed to persuade the British Parliament of the evil of slavery. In 1807, the Slave Trade Act was passed, officially prohibiting the slave trade across the Empire,” writes author Simon Vincent at Strategos History.
British Christians ended slavery: The reason why it was British Christians who pushed so strongly for this kind of development, was the strong influence from Christianity itself and its ground breaking view on the worth of human life.
Christian philosophy was revolutionary in that its definition of humanity was inclusive of all people.
Christianity represented an altogether new definition of the value of human life, developing human rights and the value of tolerance as well as accepting differences and the concept of equality regardless of race, creed, gender, and class.
This is pointed out by Yale and Harvard professor, historian Robert R. Palmer, and Joel Colton in A History of the Modern World, one of the most highly praised history texts ever that has been adopted in more than a thousand schools. Read more here.
“Contrary to modern assumptions, the Christian religion—with its message of equal worth—lay the ideological foundations for anti-slavery thinking.
In the 17th century, Christian groups fought tirelessly to abolish the trade they rightfully called evil, and, with the help of the British Empire, finally succeeded in ending the infamous trade. The British Empire, acknowledging the evil it had helped create, went to great lengths to regret it, and abolish it”, writes author Simon Vincent at Strategos History.
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British Christians ended slavery: Simon Vincent points out that anti-slavery has always been a central value in the Christian religion, inherent in the Judeo-Christian concept that all humans are born in the image and likeness of God and are thus imbibed with equal worth.
“In the slave-built Roman Empire, St. Paul urged Christians to break with the Roman view of slaves as degraded, and exhorted slave owners to treat their slaves in love, as brothers”.
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female; for ye are all One in Christ Jesus”, St. Paul writes in Galatians 3:28 (KJV). Other early Christians were also deeply sceptical and repulsed by the institution. St. Augustine (354–430 A.D) described it as evidence of mankind’s fall from grace.
St. John Chrysostom (347–407 A.D) called it “the fruit of covetousness, of degradation, of savagery… the fruit of sin, of rebellion against… our True Father”.
“Other Church Fathers argued strongly for the emancipation of slaves, and some, like St. Eligius in the 6th century, spent their wealth on buying, then freeing, vast scores of slaves”, writes Vincent.
During the Atlantic slave trade in the 17th century, it was Christian Protestants who fought against slavery and inspired other Christians and Evangelicals to join their cause. “Most notable were Charles Spurgeon, whose sermons were often burned for their disdain of slavery, preacher John Wesley, and John Newton, a former slave trader and composer of the hymn Amazing Grace. African abolitionists, like Olaudah Equiano, wrote books and pamphlets describing the horrid conditions and raising awareness”, Vincent points out.
“In 1787, British Evangelicals formed an Abolitionist pressure group, sometimes known as the Clapham Saints. They printed leaflets and held speeches to educate the public of the abuses of slavery, then gathered petitions and resorted to various political tactics to sway the Parliament to abolish it.”
“The Christian MP William Wilberforce managed to persuade the British Parliament of the evil of slavery. In 1807, the Slave Trade Act was passed, officially prohibiting the slave trade across the Empire.”
It cannot be stated clearly enough: Christianity’s influence on Western values is overwhelming, says Palmer and Colton, as it was Christianity that introduced the principle of equality, which unleashed the revolutionary idea that each man, regardless of class, gender, and race, has a unique value: “It is impossible to exaggerate the importance of the coming of Christianity. It brought with it, for one thing, an altogether new sense of human life. For the Greeks had shown man his mind; but the Christians showed him his soul.”
British Christians ended slavery: “They taught that in the sight of God, all souls were equal, that every human life was sacrosanct and inviolate. Where the Greeks had identified the beautiful and the good, had thought ugliness to be bad, had shrunk from disease and imperfection and from everything misshapen, horrible, and repulsive, the Christian sought out the diseased, the crippled, the mutilated, to give them help. Love, for the ancient Greek, was never quite distinguished from Venus. For the Christians held that God was love, it took on deep overtones of sacrifice and compassion”.
Even suffering itself, states Palmer, was viewed as a divine path to humility, since God himself had suffered death on the cross. In humility, Jesus gave his life so that others might live—the utmost expression of love. Palmer points out that the early Christians worked hard to help the poor as none before them.
They protested against the massacre of prisoners of war, were strong voices against slavery, and did not support the Roman tradition of gladiator matches, where men killed each other for the amusement of the crowd. The early Christians taught humility and virtues such as selflessness, honesty, chastity, perseverance, and justice for the fatherless and the poor, and that all men were brothers.