Thursday, 1 May 2008

Gospel and culture

Does the gospel make a long term difference in a culture? Christians have argued that it makes a big difference for the better. One of the illustrations often used is the influence of Hinduism on Indian culture has often been anti-human and it was the gospel that has helped make the culture far more caring for the weak. Two stories illustrate the ongoing issue in India: Indian doctors refuse to treat untouchables and Manmohan Singh the Indian PM denounces the rate of abortion of females. Of course the once Christian West is heading the same direction, a culture that has no way of affirming the value of the weak must become less humane and less human.

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