Have you ever wondered what your great-great-grandchildren might be taught about religion in school 100 years from now? Here is what they just might learn from an e-text book:
Christianity was a European religion practiced from the 2nd to the 21st Century CE. Christianity was the body of myths from the ancient Hebrews, Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians, as they were used or transformed by cultural reception throughout its practice. Along with philosophy and political thought, Christianity was the second to last of the major survivals of ancient iron-age myth, after Islam, to be practiced as factual on the planet.
Christianity was a religion based on human sacrifice, specifically the ritualistic murder of the entity known as Jesus. Jesus is the Christian name for the Jewish divine hero Lesous (Greek: Ἰησοῦς), who was the half-deity son of Yahweh (King James Bible equivalent Jehovah) and the mortal Mary. The physical existence of Jesus as a real historical person is still highly debated even though there is no substantial evidence for actual life. Richard Dawkins wrote that while Jesus probably existed, it is "possible to mount a serious, though not widely supported, historical case that Jesus never lived at all".
Christianity glorified and epitomized the human sacrifice of Jesus to his own father Yahweh as the single most important event in human history. Human sacrifice has been practiced in various cultures throughout history, Christianity being the last of the human sacrifice religions to be widely accepted. According to Christian tradition and texts, Jesus was ritually murdered via crucifixion, a manner that was supposed to please his father Yahweh, in order to ensure that Christian adherents could continue to serve their master Yahweh in the supposed afterlife.
Adherents of Christianity typically displayed the ritualistic murder device, a cross used for crucifixion; in their homes, as symbols for their churches, and would wear it as jewelry on their bodies. Throughout Christianity's existence, both real and simulated ritualistic cannibalism practices, closely related to the practices found in some tribal societies, were conducted wherein adherents would simulate the cannibalistic consumption of the flesh and blood of Jesus, called the Eucharist /ˈjuːkərɪst/, also called Communion, or the Sacrament.
Christianity was the first of the two major monotheisms to have a significant level of influence on the planet, Islam being the second. Judaism is occasionally counted as a third major monotheism, however its overall historical influence in comparison with the other two is negligible. Additionally, Judaism was henotheist at the time of the formation of Christianity and only became monotheistic later due to Christian influence.
Despite the claims of adherents to monotheisms, polytheisms were far superior to the well-being of societies. Polytheism had been the prominent belief by nearly every culture prior to Christianity. Polytheists not only respect and believe in the gods of others, but would offer gifts to the gods of their enemies. Alexander the Great being one of the most famous cases of a conqueror offering gifts to the deities of his fallen enemies. The Greek legend of Achilles is a tale of what happens when one disrespects the gods of one's enemies. Prior to monotheism, there are very few cases of religious wars, and virtually none that were fought to spread religious belief and to make converts. Christianity is a religion that was spread nearly exclusively by the sword.
Monotheisms were also very hostile to science and education. Both Christianity and Islam held education outside of religious texts and doctrine in contempt, and at various points in their histories, murderously so. Not until the Age of Enlightenment beginning in the late 17th and 18th century CE and the removal of Christianity from direct political control in Europe did Western societies begin to prosper, and would scientific knowledge again reach the levels found under the Roman Empire.
Christianity began in the later Roman Empire during the 2nd Century CE and came to prominence in the 4th and 5th Century's CE. Christian scriptures were written by differing and competing Greek Christian religious leaders at various intervals during this same time frame. Virtually all of the scriptures found in the New Testament have been shown to be forgeries that falsely claimed to have been written by influential early followers of Jesus. The Christian scriptures, called The New Testament, changed dramatically over time, but was primarily comprised of four differing 'gospels', a number of letters written by various groups vying for influence within the religion, and an account of a dream about an apocalypse, called Revelations.
The New Testament was rife with contradictory theology, factual errors, both moral and immoral instructions, and false predictions. These scriptures condoned slavery, the subjugation of women and children, along with numerous other concepts that were considered immoral even at the time it was written. Christian doctrines from these scriptures were the primary reason for the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the loss of knowledge that started the dark-ages, and the 500 year mass murder known as the Inquisition. Scholars generally agree that monotheism, specifically Christianity and Islam, held back the global progress of humanity by at least 1,500 years.
Medieval Europe was a continent divided by religion; Christian monotheism in the southern part around Italy, polytheism in the Scandinavian area, and Islam in Spain. Not until 15th Century CE did Christianity finally become the primary religion in Europe. This was due in part to the fall of the Vikings in Scandinavia in the 13th Century CE, the successful 15th Century CE Reconquista in Spain that removed the nearly 800 year rule of Islam from the Iberian Peninsula, and was solidified across Europe by the brutal mass murder of non-believers during the Inquisition.
The global Christian cultural prominence started in the 16th and 17th Century's CE with the European Colonization of the New World, the fall of the Qing Dynasty in China in the 19th Century CE, and the Industrial Revolution enabling global movement and communication.
For nearly 200 years from around 1840 when the Qing Dynasty lost its influence, to around 2025 when the United States of America, the last Christian Industrialized Nation, became primarily non-religious, Christian myths and doctrines dictated much of the global political agendas. In the 20th and 21st Century's CE, Christian issues such as forcing women to have unwanted children, preventing scientific education, preventing reproductive education, the rampant destruction of the ecosystem, and stopping marriage equality; dominated global politics and were considered more important than dealing with the spread of disease, human rights, and nuclear proliferation. These Christian myths and beliefs were the primary cause of nearly ending all human life on the planet due to nuclear war, disease, and global warming during the 20th and 21st Century CE.
Around the year 2025 the United States of America became primarily secular and started taxing religions as business, and enabled individual citizens to challenge the claims of religions in court rooms. These changes caused Christianity to finally lose its hold on the global culture and fall eventually into obscurity by the end of the 21st Century CE. The end of Christianity marks the moment when humanity stopped believing that ancient myths were factual, and the global politics of the world shifted. Reason and evidence became the standard for debate, which enabled societies and countries to start to address global issues in a realistic manner, ending the very real 21st Century CE threat of global annihilation due to nuclear proliferation, pandemic, and catastrophic climate change.