I was reading a book about the Cross. In it, there was a politician who claim that Christianity is a failure because the world today is corrupt and there are wars and other immoralities.
I don’t think Christianity is a failure. Many people who made such claim are either ignorant of Christianity, or just have an Anti-Christian agenda.
Christianity involve the love of God, our neighbors, concern for the poor, and those less fortunate. When this is put into practice, all the problems of the world would be gone.
As we can see, humanity has abused his free will by continuing to live in sin and take God out of the picture.
Edited to add:
The Book is called Why the Cross? By Rev. Edward Leen, a Redemptorist priest. The book doesn’t condemn Christianity.
Edward, the author of the book wrote in his opening statement. I have no link to provide but I can quote you several paragraphs that would open a discussion. I don’t think this topic would be in the Apologetics. The book was written during WWII. It would fall into Book Club threads.
"A European politician once stated that Christianity had failed. It did not seem to him that his assertion needed proof. The actual condition of the things in his own country and the other countries appeared to him to be ample justification for what he said. Yet, the statement, so far from being indisputable, can be shown, on analysis, to betray the cross confusion of the thought.
Christianity has not failed, for the simple reason that it has scarcely been tried. It certainly has not been tried on any extensive scale. It could be be branded a failure, if having been guaranteed by its founder to be able to achieve certain definite results, it had been, when put to the test, found wanting. But if Christianity is but imperfect or incomplete applied to the task of reducing to order confused issues of human existence, it cannot be blamed for relative chaos that results."
What is your response to the claim that Christianity is a failure?