A pyramid scheme based on a philosophy that was fairly progressive 2000 years ago. It has been rendered obsolete by modern scientific understanding largely due to its inability to resolve its inconsistencies through intelligently-applied critical thinking. It now serves as a means of deterring social and political advancement and as a tax on the gullible.
The christian-controlled majority in congress voted to withdraw federal funds to help support financially disadvantaged infants, reminding the public that the babies will go to heaven.
by Who, me? August 16, 2003
The belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree.
Yeah, christianity makes sense.
by OogaBooga April 24, 2007
A religion which has only ever had one real practitioner. However, it does have billions of other would-be practitioners who fall far, far short of the standard and often miss the point entirely.
"Jesus is my Lord and Savior. And if He were alive today, I would crucify him for the ultra-liberal, socialist, hippie, pansy-pacifist that He is."
A really cool religion, because if you follow it then you can go around raping, beating, and killing people, and as long as you confess your sins at the end of the day and repent you'll go to heaven!!!!!
I masturbate fifteen times a day, but I'm going to heaven because I tell God that I love him after I'm done!
by 5th column May 04, 2003
A support group for people who believe God manifested on earth as a Jewish hippy some twenty centuries ago, then killed himself on a cross in order to spare his own creation from his own wrath.
Christianity exists in the 21st century more out of habit than faith.
by Lord Grimcock January 07, 2008
Christianity came to being with Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ himself was a Jew, a believer in the God of the Holy Bible. The Christians were his followers. Some Jews, however, did not believe in his teachings, did not believe that he was the savior. That's why Jesus' followers became known as Christians, and the Jews (practicers of Judaism) were those who did not believe that he was the son of God. Christians follow the Ten Commandments. They believe in the Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) which is one God but made of three parts. Baptism is required to wash past sins away, and repentance is necessary for forgiveness and the admittance to heaven.
Christianity = Belief in Jesus Christ.
by ♫ Highway to Hell ♫ December 01, 2010
A religion founded on the life and teachings of Jesus. Christianity is based on the belief that Jesus of Nazareth was the anticipated Jewish Messiah, the Anointed One. In Greek, Messiah is Christ. The Christian interpretation is that in Jesus, the One God was incarnated and worked to achieve salvation for humanity. While other religions include the idea of incarnation, none stress it so strongly as a central doctrine. Christianity is also different in stressing orthodoxy (right belief and attitude) over orthopraxy (right action and behavior). Most major religions stress doing the right things to produce the right mindset and belief. Christianity stresses that right action without right belief is empty and it is the inner belief that matters most. Christians believe that Jesus was born in Bethlehem of the Virgin Mary. He was a Jew from a small village called Nazareth in the Galilee region. He was a teacher and healer with at least a small following. Because of the messianic interpretation of his work, he was crucified (dying for the sins of mankind in the process thus saving humanity) in Jerusalem for treason in the early 30s CE on the order of the Roman governor Pontius Pilate.
Jesus’ last words were to forgive those who had killed him and a quote of Psalm 22, which begins as a cry of abandonment and ends with the vindication of the believer. With Sabbath coming, the plan was to break the men’s legs in the afternoon so they would die quickly, but by about 3:00 pm Jesus was already dead. A stab in the side with a spear was used as confirmation. A member of the Sanhedrin named Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus so it could be buried according to Jewish law. Pilate agreed. This was unusual as most criminals crucified were denied proper burial. With Sabbath coming, the women hurried to get the body laid out in the tomb provided by Joseph. The plan was to finish the process on Sunday. The Gospels state a guard was posted at the tomb to keep the disciples away. The followers of Jesus reported that when the women arrived at the tomb on Sunday, it was empty. Not believing them, John and Peter confirmed it. The community related that soon Jesus appeared to them in the flesh. The point being God had raised him from the dead to vindicate his message. Paul the apostle is often called the founder of Christianity. Because of Paul, the Church becomes a universal one, not just a subsect of Judaism. Paul lays the theological foundation for Christianity, including its most critical doctrines. Paul’s letters to the churches he served formed the nucleus of the New Testament.
by ♫ Highway to Hell ♫ July 01, 2010
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