Why the religious founder of Christianity in the West were mainly successful?

Indonesia
August 28, 2011 9:37am CST
Did the Christians, when they founded the first sectarian communities, the path of least resistance? Eastern religions were too strong for the Christian missionaries? Is it due to an affinity of certain religions to the prevailing social views?
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• Indonesia
3 Sep 11
Religion and culture are seen increasingly in the interaction. The Christians were in Latin and Greek area very successful because many of the early Christians, these languages dominated. If you call the early Christians as a sect you from the word meaning (= sect-secare importance of "disconnect") right, because Christians segregate themselves from the Jews, but I think that you're trying to provoke only. The "social views" are a bit vague to me- what do you mean?
@gengeni (3308)
• Indonesia
30 Aug 11
Since the early Christians lived in constant expectation of the Last Judgement, it was just obvious to evangelize his neighbors and not only to travel to China. Such a journey would have taken months but the world could go down tomorrow ....
@rifnee (1713)
• Indonesia
30 Aug 11
Christianity was everywhere. Especially where there is Islam today. It was sold with physical violence. It took a long time before it could prevail in the Roman Empire against the cruel violence of the persecutors, with his message of love.
• Indonesia
30 Aug 11
Actually you should ask the question the other way. Why are the areas of propagation of Christianity today as the "West", which stands for so successful, prosperous and progressive. Why is currently in the Christian areas of exploitation and a lack of culture of social coldness developed, we have been exporting for many years in other areas of culture and religion? But there is something wrong, right?
• Indonesia
29 Aug 11
The early Christians were also present in the Arab region and North Africa successfully until the Muslims by violent military expeditions conquered these territories and Islamized. Only then were made in the 12th and 13 CENTURY the Crusades to the "Holy Land" to win back. The Christians have their religion about 2000 years ago largely conquered by Islam, in contrast to the missionary work .... about 600 years later by war and violence .... The most people forget, because they do not know the story and still believe, the Palestinians had a unique right to the territories that now constitute the state of Israel. Even the Jews have a right to this area where they live today, but unfortunately, the Palestinians are hundreds of years, not able to establish their own state in Palestine. Was only established as the State of Israel, they have raised objections and demanded a separate state .....!! Ergo: Christians (Catholics) have much in common suffering in the world, but Islam is still much more .... still thinking ..... or even read about it ......!!!
@najibdina29 (1309)
• Indonesia
29 Aug 11
Why Religious Founders (plural)? As far as we know, there was only one religion founder of Christianity, relied on by Christianity. In this your "sectarian" I do not want to go. This is polemic. And if you think missionaries were missionaries to Japan as early not at all be let. In addition, they were totally alien to the cultures. The first Christian missionaries went out from Palestine to where it was interesting: the Roman Empire. There was one of them related culture, power, infrastructure, everything. The tactic was entirely correct and reasonable. They were long persecuted time. There was the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire. So they did not have it easy. One must recognize the facts already: It was not the path of least resistance. Later, as the great navigators were traveling, she also went overseas, even to the East: The Philippines is predominantly Christian, for example. There are now also in Japan, which is the easternmost country, Christians .- The last sentence of your question, you should explain a little better. It sounds kind of incomprehensible.!