Single Idea 9272

[catalogued under 29. Religion / B. Monotheistic Religion / 4. Christianity / a. Christianity]

Full Idea

For Christians, it is because they occur in history that the lives of humans have a meaning that the lives of other animals do not. ..If we truly leave Christianity behind, we must give up the idea that human history has a meaning.

Gist of Idea

Without Christianity we lose the idea that human history has a meaning


John Gray (Straw Dogs [2002], 2.3)

Book Reference

Gray,John: 'Straw Dogs' [Granta 2002], p.47

A Reaction

Interesting. Compare the dispute between 'whig' and 'tory' historians, the former of whom believe that history is going somewhere.