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Beleaguered Christian Minority

July 12th, 2009, Promulgated by Gen

No, not us.

Cowardly villains in Iraq have bombed a Catholic church, killing three Catholics and one Muslim after Mass had concluded. All the news sources cover stories about sectarian violence, with Shiite and Sunni striking blows back and forth, but you never hear about the persecution of the Christian Church in the Middle East. Yes, all religions have a degree of Truth, and, yes, Islam is a religion which has its inception in the same land as Jews and Christians. However, you do not see Catholics targeting Episcopalians in suicide bombings, nor do you see Lutherans blowing up Israeli ambulances.

The Muslim world has consistently and relentlessly targeted the Christian community. While now both sides, ideally, work towards tolerance and friendship, many Muslims still feel that the way to spread their faith is to force it physically and violently upon others. This is not faith, this is fear. And where there is fear there is no room for true conversion. Bombing one’s neighbors is not a way of proselytizing. It is a coward’s way to dominance. If the radical Muslims want dominance, let them put aside weapons and deal in terms of peace.

Cowardice such as this will not, on any day in any place on this world, yield eternity with 72 virgins. While these terrorist thugs dispatched the innocent to the next life, they fail to realize that we Catholics do not need their 72 virgins. We need only one.

Our Lady of Good Remedy, pray for us!

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5 Responses to “Beleaguered Christian Minority”

  1. avatar Dr. K says:

    "The Muslim world has consistently and relentlessly targeted the Christian community. "

    The fundamentalist followers of Islam have targeted Christianity, Judaism, and even other Islamic sects throughout the centuries. How anyone can subscribe to an ideology which promotes the murder of fellow believers of God stupefies me. They believe in the Ten Commandments to some degree, so what part of "Thou shalt not kill" is so difficult to understand?

    You're exactly right, this is not faith, it's fear and intimidation.

    ~Dr. K

  2. avatar Mary Kay says:

    Thanks for posting this. (um, could you link the source?) You're right that violence against Christians is hardly a blip on the radar most of the time.

  3. avatar Anonymous says:

    May the Lord bless those martyrs who die for their faith in the face of oppression.

  4. avatar Rob says:

    It is appalling to say the least.

  5. avatar Anonymous says:

    R.I.P. Christian soldiers.

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