“There is no greater drama in human record than the sight of a few Christians, scorned or oppressed by a succession of emperors, bearing all trials with a fierce tenacity, multiplying quietly, building order while their enemies generated chaos, fighting the sword with the word, brutality with hope, and at last defeating the strongest state that history has known. Caesar and Christ had met in the arena, and Christ had won.” – Will Durant, in The Story of Civilization: Caesar and Christ, Chapter 30, Part 1
If ever you might want to do an overview of philosophy and history and how all of this culminated in the world we lived in until midway through the 20th century, you could never find a better starting place than the classic works by Will and Ariel Durant. I have read every single volume when I was younger. I only wish I remembered 1/4 of what I had read. This man’s work and thoughts were articulate and brilliantly on point in at least multiple ways. I think in the end, I reached different conclusions on becoming more conservative as time as gone on. But, there is no doubt this is one of the finest starting points I could ever recommend to anyone including my little girls. I think I will endeavor to try to get hold of this at least via the local library.
In particular, I hope that the modern secularists and atheists review this part about the outcome of attempting to force Christians to not be Christians. Oh you might gain some temporary victories, but, do you really think you can take on God. Have at it. We shall prevail.
In the interim, I did want to share this gem that I found earlier today with the world at large. We hope this is useful and enjoyable to all who take a look: