Historically, Christianity is based on charity and love ... or anyway that's how I understand it: Help those in need, lift up the down-trodden, feed the hungry ... altruism writ large and with a "God" component.
-- Bowing to the winds of change, Encyclopedia Britannica, once a towering go-to source of reliable information, will no longer employ printed books. Instead, since 85% of their revenue comes from online offerings, Britannica will rely on the electricity without which the Internet would collapse. Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia with very dubious credentials (anyone can contribute information), has speed, if not reliability, on its side ... and the more people rely on Wikipedia, the less reliable they become. It's not always as bad as imagining that Barack Obama is a Muslim, and it is fast, but Wikipedia provides reliable and well-vetted information at about the same level that Facebook provides honest "social connection."
-- Sometimes I wonder if becoming a curmudgeon is just a function of aging. Given the amount of trouble that my own ignorance has gotten me into, I hope others will not be so conveniently convinced ... and when I look at the facts, it seems to me that convenient conventions are in evidence ... and I get crabby. Who died and left me in charge? Pick your ignorance ... I guess that's more like a generalization worth heeding.