Monday, December 31, 2012

Christianity No Longer a Religion, says Turkish Minister

December 31, 2012

Christianity has ceased to be a religion but has become a culture of its own, Turkish Environment and Urbanism Minister Erdo─čan Bayraktar said at a recent conference hosted by the ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) Women's Group.

"The biggest three countries in the world are not Muslim countries. China, India – only the U.S. believes in a single God. Spirituality and religious feelings are weakening," Bayraktar said.

"There are 2.5 billion Christians in the world," Bayraktar said. "Christianity is no longer a religion. It's a culture now. But that is not what a religion is like. A religion teaches; it is a form of life that gives one peace and happiness. That is what they want to turn [Islam] into as well."

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