Why does Christianity appeal to so many?


Christianity appeals to many born into Christian families because it is the easy option - just as Islam appeals to those born into Muslim families, Hinduism appeals to those born into Hindu families, and so on. Having learnt from a very early age that the family religion is the correct religion to follow, most people live their entire lives this way.

Christianity appeals to converts for a wide range of reasons. In his autobiography, Nelson Mandela said that he became a Christian because only by doing so could he, as a black South African, receive an education. Some are impressed by the obvious sincerity of Christian preachers. Others see the high moral values taught by Christians to be important.