Is Christianity a religion from middle east?

And is it the reason it has a violent history.

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  • 8 years ago
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    No. Christianity is a weird one, because its roots are Jewish and it was heavily adapted by rome.

    In 43AD it actually began back in Egypt, was adopted by Rome, so the cult spread, or as the bible itself calls them sect.

    You then have a language battle, the Romans twist words in two languages to bolt them together, like house and cart and try to force them to mean the same thing.

    Jesus was NEVER king of Israel. And the holy spirit - well that is a KING of Israel was Anointed by olive oil on his forehead - he accepted the "spirit" Messiah means anoint in hebrew then as in put oil on head - not god or savior, these are completely created by the Romans to make the story fit.

  • 8 years ago

    When understanding the origin of most religions, we have to remember that their histories started way, way back in ancient times.

    If you read the stories of the Bible you will find that Jesus' ministry primarily takes place in Israel, so yes, that fits into our modern-day term for the Middle East. That being said, political alliances, powers, and cultures have shifted so much over the years that it is inaccurate to assume that just because a text's origin is attributed to the one geographic region, that it is necessarily violent (or any other adjective) because it came from a certain region.

    Also, if you look at most history, religions, etc., you will find that most everything has some sort of violent history no matter what area of the world you are looking at. The violence surrounding Christianity and other religions normally came far after the sacred texts were written -- when believers and non-believers of the texts found conflict with each other and resorted to forms of violence to try and assert their beliefs over each other.

    Also remember that many other faiths were originated in the Middle East, including Judaism and Islam.

  • Yazzy
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    Yes and no. Yes it's from the middle east and no that's not why it has such a violent history. The middle east used to be extremely fertile and is where most of our domesticated animals originate and some key crops. Because of this they were able to form cities and empires and religions. Most of the violence you'll notice comes into play whenever the Europeans try to spread it to the world. And I think most religions have violent pasts if you look. I think the one of the few I've seen that doesn't might be Buddhism. I could be wrong.

  • Ryan
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    It is from the Middle East. The native religions of Europe were all polytheistic.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    No. Religion comes from the spirit. It is either inspired from the Holy Spirit or inspired from an unholy spirit.

    No. The violence surrounding Christ is due to the sinful nature of man being opposed to the will of God.

  • 8 years ago

    Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are all from the middle east.

    Jesus has no father.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    Yes, it originated from Jerusalem.

  • 8 years ago

    Christianity is a personal relationship with the living Christ, when anyone come to God through faith in Jesus we are made alive spiritualy this is what salvation is all about, we are all born into this world in adam dead spiritualy seperated from the life of God. hell bound!

  • 8 years ago

    it totally came from Jerusalem near Pennsylvania

  • 8 years ago

    Yes it came from Jerusalem. That's in Europe

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