Just because we think of something one way, that doesn't mean it is that way! Think about our perception of Nazi Germany from World War II. We see Hitler and the Nazis as being horrible people who did horrible things. But, as Winston Churchill said, "History is written by the victors." Thanks to the Allied victory, history has been written one very specific way. But how would we look back on the Nazis had the Axis won the war? Would they be the villains of the piece, or would our perception of the entire situation be totally different? I find that looking at things from a different angle gives me a whole new perspective on the situation. That's not to say that I'm pro-Nazi or Holocaust, but it does set you to thinking. What REALLY happened? What were things REALLY like in situations throughout history? Here are some things to ponder:
- Had Christianity not become so popular and widespread, would Jesus have simply been viewed as just another nuisance in the Roman Empire's rule?
- Had the Hebrews never left Egypt, would Moses have been just one more "upstart" that the Pharaoh put down?