How was life prior to Christianity?


In Europe, where Christianity is now the dominant religion, life went on much as it did after the advent of Christianity. People were by and large religious and monogamy was the normal practice. Those who needed moral or ethical advice usually went to philosophers, some of whom were paid by the state, as it was not the role of priests to offer moral advice. The most obvious change that came about when Christianity became the official religion of Rome was the introduction of intolerant attitudes to and persecution of all other religions.

Compared to ancient times, we are fortunate today as a result of improvements in technology, government and society, all unrelated to a change of religion.

Modern non-Christian countries demonstrate that the relative lack of Christian churches makes little real difference to life for ordinary people.