Like Homo sapiens and Australopithecine, New Name and Christianity
Australopithecine, the so-called ape-man, appeared 7 million years ago. This creature walked with two legs and is regarded as the direct ancestor of the modern men. Then around 2 million years ago, Homo erectus appeared and started to use fire. Finally, 200,000 years ago, Homo sapiens, namely the only extant human species, was established. It means that in these 200,000 years, we, the mankind, have not evolved or changed biologically. And around 160,000 years ago, Mitochondrial Eve was born in Africa, whose mitochondria has been alive even in every man of today.
And, what's more, 100,000 years ago, some of the mankind left Africa. And, 50,000 years ago, some of them reached Australia.
But 38,000 years ago, it is said that a kind of intellectual revolution occurred among the mankind. They started to create mythology.
Then each tribe created its mythology, and mythology of the mankind is divided into two types according to a theory: one that does not include a story of creation of the universe and another that includes such a story.
According to the former type of mythology, the universe or the world existed from the beginning. According to the latter type of mythology, gods or a god created the universe or the world for men.
For a man to think that the universe or the world was created by gods or a god, he must have had a civilized view on the world. And the human civilization of today seems to have been established based on the latter type of mythology.
So, the history of the mankind can be said to go back to the era 38,000 years ago. Before that era, it was the history of a specie of animals that later became the mankind.
Then, 4000 years ago a tribe appeared that believed that they had some strong tie with one and only god.
And 2000 years ago, some people came to believe that God sent His Son to the human world to save people. And, a major part of today's civilization has been built by those who believe this mythology. But there are also other types of people who think that they can deny the son of God, as long as they believe in the one and only god.
However, if the mankind should exit, say, 100,000 years later, it is still unknown which type of people with their unique belief will survive or perish. As the only one type among various types of primates became the modern mankind, only one religion should survive.
And, it may be soon but not 100,000 years later that the God will send His Son to the human world again.
However, even in such a case, the surviving religion might not be called Christianity but some new name. It is just like Homo sapiens, we the mankind, is not called Australopithecine any more.
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M't:9:11: And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
M't:9:12: But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
M't:9:13: But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.