Religious Religion


A Christian cross on a hill

What does christianity mean?

chris·ti·an·i·ty /ˌkrisCHēˈanədē/
The religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, or its beliefs and practices. — Google definition

It is an Abrahamic religion that revolves around the life and teaching of Jesus Christ.

What is the Bible?

The Bible is a collection of scriptures, or sacred texts. It is often thought that the Bible has been partially written, or at least heavily influenced by God.

There are many different versions of the Bible, at least once for all major languages of the world. When looking at Bibles translated to English, here are some of the most popular as of 2012:

  • New international Version
  • King James Version
  • New Living Translation
  • New King James Version
  • English Standard Version

Who is Jesus?

Jesus of Nazareth was a Jewish preacher, and is seen by Christians as the incarnation of God the Son, and is often referred to as the Messiah and Christ.

He was born of a virgin named Mary, with the help of the Holy Spirit. He supposedly performed miracles and is accredited for founding the Christian Church.

As Thomas Paine Wrote

“It is because ye are sunk in the cruelty of superstition, or feel no interest in the honour of your Creator, that ye listen to the horrid tales of the Bible, or hear them with callous indifference. The evidence I have produced, and shall still produce in the course of this work, to prove that the Bible is without authority, will, whilst it wounds the stubbornness of a priest, relieve and tranquilize the minds of millions: it will free them from all those hard thoughts of the Almighty which priest-craft and the Bible had infused into their minds, and which stood in everlasting opposition to all their ideas of his moral justice and benevolence.” ― Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

Be sure to check out about what it means to be Agnostic, or to learn about the Bible.