Only Dead Christians

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Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress, in an op ed in The New York Times wonders why there is silence over the slaughter of Christians by jihadists around the globe:

 

 

WHY is the world silent while Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa? In Europe and in the United States, we have witnessed demonstrations over the tragic deaths of Palestinians who have been used as human shields by Hamas, the terrorist organization that controls Gaza. The United Nations has held inquiries and focuses its anger on Israel for defending itself against that same terrorist organization. But the barbarous slaughter of thousands upon thousands of Christians is met with relative indifference.

The Middle East and parts of central Africa are losing entire Christian communities that have lived in peace for centuries. The terrorist group Boko Haram has kidnapped and killed hundreds of Christians this year — ravaging the predominantly Christian town of Gwoza, in Borno State in northeastern Nigeria, two weeks ago. Half a million Christian Arabs have been driven out of Syria during the three-plus years of civil war there. Christians have been persecuted and killed in countries from Lebanon to Sudan.

Historians may look back at this period and wonder if people had lost their bearings. Few reporters have traveled to Iraq to bear witness to the Nazi-like wave of terror that is rolling across that country. The United Nations has been mostly mum. World leaders seem to be consumed with other matters in this strange summer of 2014. There are no flotillas traveling to Syria or Iraq. And the beautiful celebrities and aging rock stars — why doesn’t the slaughter of Christians seem to activate their social antennas?

 

Go here to read the rest.  The answer is quite simple and is contained in one of the comments to the op ed:

 

I couldn’t care less about some contrived and convenient “bond between Jews and Christians”. Let’s hear it for the bonds between humans. The sooner that the medieval superstitions that claim respect as religions, are cast aside, the sooner we may begin to strive for humankind’s achievement of its potential. Most people seek the same things for themselves and their children, tribalism in its religion-based forms is a major part of the problem and not the solution. Progress will come from a rational and not superstitious view of the world. Believing in a shared set of historically justified delusions is not firm ground for enhanced empathy among peoples.

 

The antipathy towards religion in general, and, above all, Christianity in particular, among most elites in the West, the historically ignorant poster at the top of this post is typical of their world view, is a phenomenon that explains this indiffence.  Believing Christians are regarded as the enemies by many of these elites, whether they are domestic or foreign.  If some Christians are being put to death by jihadists, no response is called for.

Why doesn’t Islam usually receive the same level of antipathy?  First, on the old strategy of the enemy of my enemy is my friend, Islam can’t be that bad in the eyes of those who despise Christianity if the adherents of that faith are attacking Christians.  Second, the ideology of Third Worldism, by which “noble savages” in the Third World, stars of perpetual victim passion plays put on by the Left, can be used as a stick to help tear down traditional Western beliefs and mores.  That is why jihadists in the West often receive support from radical leftist groups who agree with them on virtually nothing.  Third, simple cowardice.  When you do not believe in an after life, standing up to murderous bullies who use bombs promiscuously and engage in public beheadings, broadcast on the internet, becomes a very dangerous luxury.  Best to project whatever hatred one feels against Islam upon Christians who are usually a safe target and will not fight back.

I would be surprised if the anti-Christian elites in the West were not silent and indifferent to the slaughter of Christians abroad.  It is not that far removed from what some of them would implement here if they had the power to do so, and allowed their hatred to assume the genocidal rage against Christians seen in the old Soviet Union under Stalin.  Such an eventuality seems unlikely now, but the vituperation currently routinely spewed against Christianity and Christians in the West, often in academic or entertainment settings, today may lead one to suspect that people who profess such hatred of a religion and its adherents will not be content forever with only talk.

18 Responses to Only Dead Christians

  • Revelation 6:9-11
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    9 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne; 10* they cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before thou wilt judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell upon the earth?” 11 Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been.

  • I guess somebody had to say it. Was there no Christian who could have said it?

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    I think it’s because. You are compared to an ISIS mass-murderer if you are opposed to abortion or want “under God” retained in the Pledge of Allegiance.

  • The enemy who is in the world knows who his true opponents are.

  • Too bad there isn’t a world leader who could forcefully speak up on behalf of these Christians being murdered.

  • A Christion Defense Force. The Islamists have formed an Islamic State they say – and the Jews have Israel and IDF.
    But we are not a Christian country

  • ISIS is about to unify Congress with the beheading video into moving toward warring on ISIS as ISIS…not part of Iraq only. Paul Ryan is talking “more” as will others. You kill them now or after they do the tragic over here which will happen regardless because they have many passports and they are showmen anyway. Their main income is oil fields in both Iraq and Syria. And even now the CIA could be mapping coordinates for drones to hit those rigs. When you see the beheadings, know that it unifies us…an ISIS ego display mistake which will send many of them to hell as I’m reasonably sure last week’s airstrikes did.

  • The enlightened modern scientists are smarter than “their Creator”, but the modern scientist acknowledges that a new human being comes into existence at fertilization of the human egg through DNA. Place “human being” in every place of “religion”, the freedom to acknowledge “their Creator” and what becomes apparent is an incitement to riot, a human rights violation and yes, this human rights violation must be addressed by the U.N.
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    The Scopes Monkey Trial was about parental rights. Atheistic evolution teaches children that they have no metaphysical, human, rational, immortal soul in whom inheres all unalienable human rights, that our children are only monkeys. Catholic evolution teaches evolution guided by Divine Providence.
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    The Big Bang theory was posited as a theory by a Catholic priest: Father George Le Maitre. A Polish Catholic, Michael Copernicus (Kopernic) said that the world revolved around the sun. Madam Curie, another Polish Catholic discovered radium. Another Catholic, Louis Pasteur discovered a cure for rabies, small pox, and tuberculin milk. Plant genetics were discovered by another Catholic monk, Gregor Mendel, in his work with green pea plants. Galileo taught that the Bible was science and was put under house arrest for this heresy. It is Galileo’s teaching that the world is only 4,000 years old that is being rightfully suppressed in public school.
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    Marx was an atheist who encouraged class warfare.
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    Children will grow up with the common sense and discipline to make good choices in their lives if they are taught the truth. The truth is the complete and absolute absence of evil. Withholding the truth from young children is lying. These great scientists were Catholic, Very Catholic, and their contribution to our science must not be denied or lied about.
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    Evidently, the New York Times has joined in Lucifer’s War on God. Lucifer is a murderer and a liar.

  • Obama’s speech against ISIL was very good just now…and we had no let up…11 airstrikes over last night after the beheading. Christians mentioned by Obama but noted that victims were overwhelmingly muslim. Used the word “rape” which was excellent for what ISIL does in capturing women. Says we will replace such nihilistic groups with hope…they will fail.

  • Obama’s speech against ISIL was very good just now…and we had no let up…11 airstrikes over last night after the beheading. Christians mentioned by Obama but noted that victims were overwhelmingly muslim. Used the word “rape” which was excellent for what ISIL does in capturing women. Says we will replace such nihilistic groups with hope…they will fail. He was mad which I suspect means further latitude coming for the military.

  • why doesn’t the slaughter of Christians seem to activate their social antennas?

    Because they are busy promoting homosexuality and the killing of the unborn….along with whatever entertainment and pleasures are currently available.

  • There is absolutely no proof of what the chart displays. It uses The New York Times as proof of its position. Total domination by opinion of social engineers.
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    “The Hole Left by the Christian Dark Ages” is filled with Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Rafael, mathematicians, Enrico Fermi, Father (a priest) Marin Mersenne, (Mersenne Prime Numbers) Descartes, (“I think, therefore I am”) Blaise Pascal whose Pascal’s Wager challenges atheism: (“Let us assess the two cases: if you win, you win everything: if you lose, you lose nothing. Do not hesitate then: wager that he (God) does exist.”)
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    The Hole that was not left by the Christian Dark Ages was filled by defeating the Muslims
    at Lepanto so that Americans do not have to wear the burka or be beheaded for looking cross-eyed at her husband.
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    and Yes, I do have a bridge for you to buy for reading The New York Times.

  • There is absolutely no proof of what the chart displays.
    Mary De Voe

    True. Ask any chart-worshipping atheist you see to name ten examples of ancient Roman “scientific achievement”. Then, to break the silence, laugh as you explain that the chart is silly for more than the lack of a scale on its vertical axis (a trick right out of the book How to Lie with Statistics).

    Point out that the scientific method was first written down by a Catholic priest, Robert Grosseteste*, in the 12th century. Point out that Catholic Christians invented modern empircal science so the graph should be pretty much flat-lined at zero until those laughably named “Christian Dark Ages” when it spikes upward toward heaven.

    Real historians have abandoned the term “dark ages” as ahistorical, even unscientific. The term itself was invented by Protestants as a way to falsify history to serve their agenda of slamming the Church. That makes the atheist dopes employing it their stooges, not independent-thinking scientists. Heh heh.

    The silly graphic that Donald R. McClarey correctly called “the historically ignorant poster” deserves a take-down all its own, most suitably on the atheists’ own holiday. What holiday, how can atheists have their own holy day, you ask? April Fool’s Day, of course, from the Scripture verse “The fool says in his heart, there is no God.”

    * Fr. Grosseteste was later elevated to Bishop of Lincoln in England. This was the medieval Church’s second greatest punishment for those who dabble in science. Robert Bellarmine had the worst, he was raised to cardinal. Heh.

  • Thank you, Micha Elyi, for your very informative comment. Let me save it in my computer for future reference. Saint Robert Bellarmine is one of my favorite saints. When we get to heaven (hopefully) let us ask him how he felt about being named cardinal.

  • Christopher Columbus, with the help of two other very good Catholics, Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, filled the dark ages with the Western Hemisphere.
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    Johannes Gutenburg filled the literary void with his printed version of the Bible, one for every household and relieved St. Bede and the monks of their hand inscribed version of the Bible.
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    Saint Joan of Arc saved France from becoming a satelite of Britain.
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    It is easy to see why the atheists are jealous.

  • Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said on Fox News recently that governing elites who don’t believe in God have little understanding of fanatical Islamic motivation. This is perhaps a kinder assessment than ascribing malevolence towards all things religious to the same or at least some elites. God knows the hearts of men. Our problem remains. For whatever reason, we have a paucity of leadership and moral courage in the West at a time when we are facing an existential threat.

  • Just my luck. I was downtown NYC for 9/11/2001. Now, I’m headed to Chicago for a two week job. I’ll be in the downtown Loop – ISIS could smack us somewhere around there.
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    Not to worry. Some of the “crew” are assigned in a Chicago neighborhood where the corporation needs to bring armed security.

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