In the areas where Christianity emerged two thousand years ago, people were much more barbaric than they are today. Conflict was everywhere. Human sacrifice, including that of children, was a common occurrence even in technologically sophisticated societies, such as that of ancient Carthage.59 In Rome, arena sports were competitions to the death, and the spilling of blood was a commonplace. The probability that a modern person, in a functional democratic country, will now kill or be killed is infinitesimally low compared to what it was in previous societies (and still is, in the unorganized and anarchic parts of the world). Peterson, Jordan B.. 12 Rules for Life (p. 57). Random House of Canada. Kindle Edition.

— how hard life is, biblical times  

  • Save this Post to Scrapbook

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *