- Why did everyone start to hate the Russians if the U.S. did the same thing in Afghanistan, Iraq?
- What needs to be corrected in the management of Russia first?
- Why did Blaise Pascal become a religious man at the end of his life?
- How do I know if a guy likes you?
- When they say "one generation", how many do they mean?
First of all, it should be said that Christ did not die for an idea. He died for the sins of men, and His sacrifice made sense only because He was not just a man, but also God himself. At the same time, if Christ had not been resurrected, then it would have been sacrificed in vain, and His life could have been considered a complete defeat.�
As far as ideas are concerned, Jesus didn't bring any new knowledge to the world to die for (not to mention that perhaps no idea is worth giving a human life for). People knew about love, forgiveness, justice and mercy before Him. Jewish prophets and ancient philosophers wrote about this. The novelty and power of Christ's teaching lay in the fact that He spoke of Himself as the true Son of God and taught as “having authority” in contrast to all those who were before Him and came or will come after.
Well, let's assume that he really existed, really walked the earth and preached his ideas and values, and really was crucified on the cross, or just killed. In this case, we can say that Jesus got what he wanted, even after death. People believed in him, people, thanks to his death and on the basis of his teachings, created a new religion-Christianity. People and society developed this religion, filled it with various dogmas and beliefs, gave it a bit of fairy-tale and belief in the afterlife, but apparently preserved the foundations that Jesus preached. And if we talk about whether he died in vain or not? Then no, he did not die in vain, thanks to his deeds (if we take into account his real existence) and death, a religion appeared that was able to gather under its flag more than 2,400,000,000 people who believe in him and worship him. Even if Jesus did exist, I think he would have been pleased that because of one person and his life and death, so many things happened in this world that constantly changed the course of history.