Tuesday, November 04, 2008

This Is What Real Anti-Christian Persecution Is

American Christians are constantly whining about how they are being persecuted for their faith here in the United States. And how are they being persecuted?

"The cashier clerk wished me 'Happy Holidays' instead of 'Merry Christmas'."

"The legalization of gay marriage is an assault on my values!"

Well, that seems quite trivial to me when you look at what is happening to the Christian population in Iraq. From the BBC article:

"Ikhlas is one of an estimated 12,000 Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul earlier this month following a wave of murders and threats targeting their community.

It was the most concerted campaign so far against the Christians, although they have had their share of fallout from the Iraqi upheavals that followed the 2003 overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime.

Since the 2003 invasion, Iraq's Christian population is believed to have fallen from around 800,000 to about 500,000, with many emigrating for good.

They come from some of the world's oldest Christian communities, including Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syrian Orthodox and others.

Some of their languages, both liturgical and everyday, go back to biblical times, including variations of the Aramaic spoken by Jesus Christ."

We currently have some 140,000 troops still in Iraq. Why aren't we helping to defend these people?


Baconeater said...

The Army is in the business of getting converts. It spends its energy on that instead of taking care of the people who don't need to convert.

pgc1981 said...

Iraq isn't the only muslim country facing this problem. I don't won't pretend to know the military's objective when it comes to this situation because I don't. But if I had to guess I would say they aren't in the business of keeping people from going out of Iraq. The war is all but done. We have come out victorious but will remain their for many years despite who gets elected tonight.

The USA is completely different. Once what was is now being taken away due to the seculars who are having a louder voice than the Christians on issues in this country. Christmas has always been Christmas until recently when people who are not Christians were offended because they aren't Christians but still want to celebrate Christmas. Well if that's the case create atheist day and celebrate that don't take away something many other people cherish. I myself celebrate Christmas for what it is, the birth of Christ and giving to others, which has been difficult to convince my mother not to flood my son with numerous presents. Easter is now about the easter bunny. Colleges and Universities are beginning to deny Christian High School students admissions because they aren't taught evolution in high school. Thanksgiving will be next holiday attacked because it was Christian settlers that created the holiday. People are trying to In God We Trust off the money and their are many other things here.

However we don't face life or death like in the Middle East so we really don't have much to complain about when you put it into perspective to the Middle East but we are beginning to see signs of Anti-Christian persecution in a non violent way

pgc1981 said...

Maybe I should have said, it's not our military's objective to spread Christianity, it's to spread Democracy.

Odysseus said...

We aren't defending them because they are the wrong brand of Christianity. They are ancient, traditional Christians rather than Purpose-Driven-Life Christians.

valdemar said...

Perhaps Iraqi Christians are not worth defending because they're not white enough? I know that's a terribly racist thing to say. Tee hee.