Top 10 Facts About Christianity

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I mostly post anti-Christian content on this site but I decided to do a list of Christian facts because why not? If there is a certain fact you know about the religion, feel free to submit it.

The Top Ten

1 Christianity began as a Second Temple Judaic sect in the mid-1st century in Judea.
2 Most scholars say that Jesus never viewed himself as creating a new religion. He was just reforming Judaism.

Probably the same with the Buddha. He most likely didn't intend to start a new religion, but, reform Hinduism. - clusium

3 Paul (the biggest contributor to the New Testament) was a murderer. He caught, orchestrated and fully funded the murder of Stephen. And that was just one of a great many.

And St Stephen prayed for him just before he died, hence St. Paul's conversion. Here's a bit of trivia, to go along with this fact: As most people probably already know, the Feast of St. Stephen is on December 26. The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul is on January 25 (just under a month from the Feast of Stephen). - clusium

4 Before Marcion of Sinope, the Christian Bible as we know it did not exist. There was no known segregation between the "Old" (Jewish) and "New" (Christian) Testaments before him.
5 The early Christians practiced circumcision just like other Jews.
6 At least 20 million people died during the Taiping Rebellion in China, led by a man who claimed to be the brother of Jesus, and who attempted to impose a theocracy based on his interpretation of Christianity.

Should be noted that Christianity is actually a minority religion in China. The predominant religions in China have always been Buddhism & Confucianism. - clusium

7 38% of Christianity is projected to live in sub-Suharan Africa by 2050.
8 Nigeria has more than twice as many Portestants as Germany.

You misspelled 'Protestant.' - clusium

9 Christmas ham, originally a pagan tradition, was endorsed by the Catholic Church as a test of truthful conversion from Judaism.

Many non-practicing Jews would pass such a test today, because a lot of them love to eat pork.

(Same with a lot of non-practicing Muslims, for that matter.) - clusium

10 7% to 10% of all Arabs are Christians.

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11 Approximately 12.7 Million Christians were murdered in the Soviet Union
12 A lot of people do not realize that being Baptized, is the way to become Born Again.

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13 Christianity was labelled an atheistic religion under the Roman Empire.
14 Both Catholicism and Orthodoxy have Apostolic Succession

The Catholic Papacy goes all the way back to St. Peter the Apostle. The various Orthodox Patriarchs go all the way back other Apostles, such as St. Andrew, the brother of St. Peter, etc. - clusium

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1. Christianity began as a Second Temple Judaic sect in the mid-1st century in Judea.
2. Most scholars say that Jesus never viewed himself as creating a new religion. He was just reforming Judaism.
3. Paul (the biggest contributor to the New Testament) was a murderer. He caught, orchestrated and fully funded the murder of Stephen. And that was just one of a great many.
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