Every culture has formed its own gods to worship and look to for guidance. Little did those seeker of truth know, that their gods did not exist and answers they received came from within themselves.
Christianity is a remarkable concept because it spans so many cultures and has survived into our modern world. This is because it has always been prepared to adapt. Even to rewrite the rules if necessary. I am not an apologist for Christianity and have no belief in a personal God. Nevertheless, in keeping with topic thread I would like to repeat what I said on the 2nd post of this thread: "I don't see it as Smug or arrogant but a matter of expediency, if Christianity is to survive the demands of the 21st century."
I used to think that if the Bible is not inerrant, then the whole house of cards would fall. BTS debated with me some years ago and helped me to examine my view. PSacramento has also helped me to understand the nature of Christianity and its focus on belief in a living Christ. Tammy has also influenced me and demonstrated the positive aspects of Christian belief.
It's inevitable that in a changing world, Christianity constantly has to adjust, reinvent and redefine itself. It will ultimately reflect the needs of its followers and the demands of the society that it exists within. One of the benefits to Western civilization, is the counter balance it offers to the weight of growing Islamic influence. If we tear down Christian value, the space is likely to be filled with Islamic ideals, not atheism.