Rightly, indeed. Most dismaying… Horrible ‘optics’…
CLUELESS CRUISE 10.19.14
All Aboard the USS Persecution Complex
Cruising the Caribbean, enjoying beaches… Enduring Persecution as an American Christian sounds horrible.
The last six months have been a stark reminder of the brutality that lurks at the boundaries of civilized society. The rise of ISIS has revealed the horrors that people are willing to inflict upon one another. For Christians, the destruction of their places of worship in Iraq and Syria, their physical expulsion from the region, and the torture, rape, and murder of those of their number who refuse to convert demands that we address the rhetorical inflation that accompanies words like “horrifying,” “chilling,” and “evil.” Christians—like members of other religious groups in the Middle East and elsewhere—are being actively and violently persecuted in Syria and Iraq.
Of course, persecution takes many forms, and the suffering of Christians in Iraq will not look quite the same as…
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