Belfast Telegraph

Friday 1 August 2014

We don't need to be Christians any longer

Stella Wilson says that Christian principles have given us hospitals and universities. This is an absurd assertion.

The slightest education into history will show that medical treatments predate Christianity and that hospitals were founded by the Greeks.

Furthermore, the Library of Alexandria was a university and was not constructed out of Christian principles. Also, law and justice are attributes shown in even the most primitive cultures and have even been observed in apes.

Stella also neglects the countries that have developed just fine without even being touched by Christianity. Christian morals are outdated and have been improved upon. There is no need to keep them around.

STEWART GAULT

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