Friday, August 16, 2013

Christians Should Stop Whining About Persecution

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, thinks some Christians living in foreign lands need to "grow up" and stop hyping tales of how they're persecuted.

“When you’ve had any contact with real persecuted minorities you learn to use the word very chastely,” The Guardian reports him saying. “Persecution is not being made to feel mildly uncomfortable. ‘For goodness sake, grow up,’ I want to say.”

True persecution involves “systematic brutality and often murderous hostility that means that every morning you wonder if you and your children are going to live through the day.” He described the experience of a woman he met in India “who had seen her husband butchered by a mob.”

Read more here.


bcwaterboy said...

A great article for the persecuted Gwen Landolt to read, the one who wants to make life unbearable for LGBT persons but not go that extra mile of putting them to death.

The Mound of Sound said...

Somehow I doubt Landolt spends much time reading The Guardian.

LeDaro said...

It is interesting to note that Christians lived in relative peace in Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries before Iraq invasion. After Bush's crusade Christian do face a lot of problems. Churches have been burned in Iraq and Egypt and Christian families are facing more violence.

The Mound of Sound said...

Reap the whirlwind, eh LD?