“Christianity is a Jewish religion. Europeans and [European] Americans shouldn’t follow it.”
I see this a lot online. I’ve heard it offline from a few Neopagan types.
I don’t understand why. This isn’t an argument. This is a a genetic fallacy.
A genetic fallacy is where you dismiss something on the grounds of where it’s from.
I suppose you can also say it’s the “Not Invented Here”.
Yes, Christianity started outside Europe. Regardless, it has been a part of European (and, by extension, America)’s heart for about a thousand years. Some places more, some less.
It has built Europe and American civilization as we know it. It has been an integral part of it.
Even then, this means little.
Whether this is true holds no relevance. Is it true or not? That is the ultimate question.
Ignoring something because of its origins is not wise. The number system used in the West is not European. Should we remove that? What about units of time?
Truth is truth, regardless of its origins.
1+1=2 in India, Africa, Europe, or America.