I got this quote below from a book that I have been reading. It relates to how Jesus changed the world. Its not from any holy text, so any commits are exceptable. I especially want Arabian to respond to this or make a strong counter argument against it. One must be true to Christ What you dont understand is that it is possible to be a atheist, it is possible not to know whether God exist, or why, and yet does not believe that man does not live in a state of nature but in history, and that history that we know it began with Christ, and Christ Gospel is the Foundation. Now what is history? It is the centuries of systemic exploration of the riddle of death, with the view of overcoming death. Thats why people discover mathematical infinity and electromagnetic waves, thats why they write symphonies. Now, you cant advance in this direction without a certain faith. You cant make such discoveries without spiritual equipment. And the basic element of this equipment is the Gospels. What are they? To began with, love of ones neighbor, which is the supreme form of vital energy. Once it fills the heart of man it has to overflow and spend itself. And then the two basic ideals of modern man-without them he is unthinkable-the idea of free personality and the idea of life and sacrifice. Mind you, all this is still extraordinarily new. There was no history in this sense among the ancients. They had blood and beastliness and cruelty and pockmarked Caligula who had no idea of how inferior the system of slavery is. They had boastful dead eternity of bronze monument and marble columns. It was not until after the coming of Christ that time and man could breath freely. It wasnt until after Him that man began to live at home in history, while the work toward the conquest of death is full swing: he dies sharing in this work. Quote from Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak.