Jenny - posted on 05/17/2012 ( 32 moms have responded )
Im not too down-pat with history and how it all went down in detail, there are a lot of you on COM that are many times more educated than I and I would like to borrow your knowledge.
I recently told my older brother that I am not a christian. He did not take it well and has been hounding me with questions I do not have enough knowledge to answer him.
His reasoning goes round in circles and he always comes back to a point in my above question. That christianity is the only religion that has cultivated such a liberal and accepting societly as found in America and Australia. Apparently we still have the christian laws guiding the US government, he gives all credit to christianity. His lecture on how Christianity and its morals brought us to this day and age of freedom always ends with "You show me a better soceity. You show me a society which does not run by christianity that is as liberal as the one we live in."
I tried to tell him that none of this bothers me, i've made my decision to be agnostic on theological reasons, I do not care if a perfect society without God does not exist, because I'm not looking for a perfect soceity! However, I am starting to wonder if there is an answer to this question that will shut him up.
My question is a debate, but my personal life is not, if you would like to share advice on how to deal with the situation with my brother, I don't mind, but please do so respectfully.
ETA: "Did Christanity create the liberal soceity America and Australia live in?"
And if YES, does this prove the existance of a Christian God?