A World Without God

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Jesus was never born? How would world history have evolved? What if there was no concept of a sovereign God simply because the idea was forgotten? If Christ had not existed, the world would have evolved into an uninspired, self-motivated world. Its history would’ve been bleak and meaning less, but certainly not chaotic. This history is split into a number of time periods, characterized by the Age of the Roman Empire, the Byzantian Era, the Celtic Uprising, the Fall of the Visigoths, the Peaceful Era, the Great Split, the Age of Enlightenment, the Western World, the Age of Peace and Science, the Age of Technology, the Great Unification, and the Apocalypse.

For all of history up to year zero, everything was just as it is written in the history books. The Romans came into to power, took over Jerusalem and the Israelites and so on. However, in this alternate world, Jesus Christ never existed and the world was never as it should have been. The Roman Empire ruled for a very long time until it split into The East and West Roman Empires. As Roman religion became increasingly popular, Israel and Judaism are forgotten. At about 425AD the German tribes decided to invade the West Roman Empire. The Visigoths settled in northern Spain and were unwelcome. The Huns attacked the West Roman Empire and held the king for ransom. Nobody paid, so they attacked Italy and France. The Pope didn’t exist, so the ransom was never paid, and the Huns attacked the East Roman Empire to get money. The Visigoths and Western Romans then teamed up and destroyed the Huns. The Visigoths slowly conquered the Western Roman Empire. The Frankish tribe never existed due to the lack of Christianity, and The Visigoths took their place and took over the entire Western Roman Empire.

At around the year 600AD, the Visigothic Empire ruled most of Northern Europe. The East Roman Empire turned into the Byzantine Empire and took over the Mediterranean. A massive war occured between the Visigothic Empire and the Byzantine Empire for nearly 200 years due to the fact that the Arabs never attacked Byzantium since there was no Islam. Byzantium took over Persia and most of the Middle East. The world didn’t change much during the time this war occured.

The Visigoths attempted to take over Great Britain, but the Celts overpowered the Visigoths and claimed Northern France. The Celts then invented a sort of pressurized gun that they used to fight off the Visigoths in Northern Europe and they took over Scandinavia. At around 800AD The Byzantine Empire then took control of Spain while the Visigoths were distracted with the Celts.

The Russians, whom existed only in western Russia, were angered by the Celts advances into Russian territory and developed a cannon and gun using the Chinese gunpowder. The Russians defeated the Celtic army and pushed them back to Great Britain. The Russians, who were now aware of the war in Europe, Decided to fight against the Visigoths and the Visigoths were defeated. The Russians and Byzantians came to a border in Mid-Europe.

At about the year 1000AD, Byzantium and Russia signed a peace treaty stating that Byzantine and Russia would never go to war. Russia owned East Europe, Byzantium owned West Europe, North Africa, and Asia Minor, and the Celts owned Great Britain and Scandinavia at this time.

The King of Byzantium decided to constitute a mandatory religion, which caused the Byzantine Empire to split into smaller Byzantian Countries which were all constantly at war, sort of like early Europe in true history. At about 1100AD a trade ship from an Iberian-Byzantian Country crashed into Brazil, which led to the beginning of New Iberia. Russia expanded further east and found the country of Yamato, which is an early name for Japan. The Russians conquered China for Yamato in exchange for Yamatan goods.

In Russia’s relations with Yamato, the national religion became Buddhism which spread over to Europe and eventually to Africa. European Buddhist monks founded monasteries in southern Asia and deep Africa. At about this same time, which was 1500AD, the people from the Byzantine-Iberian trade ship had conquered the Native Americans and spread all through North America and South America, this empire was called New Iberia. Some explorer ships from the Yamato Empire came across the Pacific to present day California where they discovered the New Iberian Empire.

Buddhism had cancelled out almost all religions by the year 1750AD including those in the deepest region of Africa; everyone was a Buddhist. The Yamato Empire took over South-East Asia and Australia. Southern Asian Countries fused together into Great India. The Great Age of Peace and Science began as the entire world started to speak Byzantian and write in something like Cyrillic. People became more educated as they learned of new sciences and technologies and machines. This then led to The Age of Technology, as modern day technology like the computer and car came into existence at around the year 1800AD.

The people of the world, all enlightened by Buddhism, saw no true need for separation and New Iberia, The Yamato Empire, Russia, Great India, and Africa all came together into one super-country, called Panounia, which was an old Greek statement meaning “All in one.” The Byzantian Countries and the Celts were reluctant to join though, as they still believed in Byzantian Mythology.

In the year 1910, a great dynasty of dictators came into power over Panounia and decided that Western Europe should no longer remain separated from the rest of the world. The dictator sent in his forces and conquered Western Europe effortlessly. Panounia prospered well for the next 100 years, with successful missions to the moon, Mars, and even a manned station in the center of the Earth.

The population of Panounia was at 10 billion at the end of the year 2000. The Earth could no longer support so many citizens. The ruler of Panounia ordered that half the population be exterminated since efforts at making the moon habitable failed. Rebel forces formed at various places around the Earth; all cooperating in order to stop the Panounian army. They hid in small numbers and kept their communities quiet and underground so that the soldiers wouldn’t find them out. From the year 2008 and on, the rebel forces continued to struggle against the Panounian dictatorship that turned the utopian world into a complete dystopia.

The world would be able to prosper without Christ, but life would be absolutely meaningless, and nothing would make any sense. Certainly this history is completely fictional, but completely possible at the same time if Jesus had not existed. The people of this alternate Earth had no future, nothing to look forward to, no afterlife or eternity. This world may have seemed more peaceful than our current history even though we have Jesus. This is because, since there is a God of perfection, there is a constant struggle of good versus evil. However, in the parallel world, there were no real struggles besides the self-motivated wars and fights, but they had no salvation. They had nothing to look forward to, but we do, and we can either choose to accept Him, or reject Him, because this isn’t a world without a God.