Barack Obama recently equated the Crusades and the Inquisition with Islamic jihad, but is there really an equivalence? Or was Obama simply repeating, to quote Napoleon, "agreed upon myths"?
Jesus Christ, whose birthday is celebrated throughout the world on Christmas, has had a greater impact on human history than any person who ever lived. Though he died at the age of 33, the year in which we live is dated from his birth. Though he lived in an obscure corner of the Roman Empire 2,000 years ago, more than one billion people today call themselves followers of Christ. Though he never wrote a book, tens of thousands of books have been written about his life and teachings.