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1Cathar

There was a religion in medieval Europe called Cathar. It was a splinter of Christianity, and they held beliefs such as women and men being equal and homosexuality being tolerated. - Source


2. Indonesian President Sukarno ordered a Christian Architect to build the largest Mosque in the country. He also ordered it to be built next to a Cathedral and a Church as a symbol of the national religious harmony and tolerance. (Indonesia has the world largest Muslim population). - Source


3. In the year 1000, to save Iceland from civil war, both parties elected the wisest man (Ari Þorgilsson) to suggest a peaceful solution. He decided on a mass conversion to Christianity that tolerated pagan worship in private and everyone agreed. He even converted himself. - Source


4. The US founding fathers formally said,"the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion" in the Treaty of Tripoli. - Source


5. A mason in 1700's Jerusalem left his wooden ladder behind after doing some work on a church (Holy Sepulchre) and now it can't be moved without the agreement and permission of six different Christian leaders. - Source


6Lebanon president

In Lebanon, the President must be a Christian, the Prime Minister a Sunni, and the Speaker of Parliament a Shi'a. - Source


7. There was more time between the start and finish of the Great Wall of China than between the start of Christianity and present day. - Source


8. A man named Clyde Lott in Nebraska is breeding red cows and sending them to Israel in hopes of a pure red heifer being born there. Such an event will allegedly prompt Jews to build a Third Temple, which fundamentalist Christians believe will usher in Jesus' Second Coming. - Source


9. Christian Atheism is a thing which believes in the teachings of Christ but not that they were divinely inspired. They see Jesus as a humanitarian and philosopher rather than the son of God - Source


10. St. Augustine, in the 4th century, wrote that Christians should not interpret Genesis literally because if science proved it otherwise, Christian witness would be gone.


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11Redbad

Redbad was the last pagan King of Frisia (northern Netherlands), refused to convert to Christianity because he "preferred spending eternity in Hell with his pagan ancestors than in Heaven with his enemies." - Source


12. Among the many verses in the Quran that mention Christians, it is mentioned twice that they are equals to Muslims and will not grieve on Judgement Day.- Source


13. David Barrett is an aeronautics engineer who resigned abruptly after seeing a vision of Jesus. He then spent 40 years single-handedly compiling the first and only complete list of Earth’s 10,000 existing religions and 33,830 denominations of Christianity. This led him to all 238 countries on Earth. - Source


14. One of the scholars (John M. Allegro) who translated the Dead Sea Scrolls was convinced that Christianity was based on an ancient psychedelic mushroom and fertility cult. - Source


15. The bible mentions unicorns 9 times.


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16Christian Prime Minister

There have been 8 Christian Prime Ministers in Japan even though the Christians make less than 1% of Japan's population. - Source


17. There is a "cult" (Eastern Lightning) offshoot of Christianity in China that believes Jesus is currently living in China as a Chinese woman. - Source


18. One of the most prominent Mongol tribes, which united under Genghis Khan to form the early Mongol Empire, was Christian. - Source


19. Christianity is the fastest growing religion in Iran. - Source


20. The government of Nazi Germany memorialized the victims of European witch trials of the 16th to 18th centuries, as they thought witchcraft represented the remnant of an indigenous "Aryan" religion untainted by the Judaic influence of Christianity. - Source


21Kanawha County textbook controversy

In 1974, fundamentalist Christians in Kanawha County were so upset over "immoral" books like "Autobiography of Malcolm X" being introduced to local schools they dynamited a school, attacked school buses with shotguns, and planted a bomb at a school board member's home. - Source


22. Historians believe the fate of Christianity hinged on the Battle of Tours (732 A.D.) where an Arab invasion force was defeated by a Frankish force in present-day France, preventing the spread of Islam to all of Western Europe and preserving, Christianity as the religion of Europe. - Source


23. Vladimir the Great of Russia was confronted with the choice of converting Russia to Christianity or to Islam. He eventually chose Christianity, because of Islamic teaching on alcohol, saying, "Drinking is the joy of all Rus'. We cannot exist without that pleasure." - Source


24. Christianity is increasingly popular among China’s youth. As many as 100 million people, or 7% of the population, have converted to the religion. The city of Wenzhou alone has more than 1,100 churches. - Source


25. There is no physical description of Jesus in the Bible.- Source

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