Monday, December 15, 2008

Taft: Christianity Is the Hope of Modern Civilization

In 1908 William Howard Taft said:

"Now no man can study the movement of modern civilization from an impartial standpoint and not realize that Christianity, and the spread of Christianity, are the only basis for hope of modern civilization in the growth of popular self-government."

Such thoughts are often discouraged today. But if a person believed this, whether or not he was a public figure or even a President, would he not want to share that prescription for success with those who would listen? Taft did not say here that Christianity is the only hope for salvation of one's soul; he said it is the road to success for modern civilization.

The complete context can be found at the Authentic History Center.

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