Thursday, September 7, 2006

Y'know, there's a lot of idiotic rhetoric about wars on Christianity, Christians, Christmas, etc., in this country--almost always expressed in outrage and indignation that the one, true believers should be persecuted.

Which leads me to wonder... if these people were truly Christian, wouldn't they be welcoming persecution? Didn't Jesus say, "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. / Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. / Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you."

You'd think they'd leap at chances to be martyrs and prophets. But I guess their ratings and political power means more to them.

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