Monday, January 11, 2010

Real persecution

Martin Marty sorts out the faux claims of persecution of some American Christian pundits from the very real and horrific persecution of Christians around the world.

Money quote:
One hopes that more Christians, in an empathy exercise, will picture themselves as devotees of minority faiths, having to listen to people like Hume downgrade and demean them. What is striking is that the American Christians who most readily criticize Muslims or Hindus for using the “superiority” of their faith as a basis for penalizing Christians, often do the best job of imitating these others.


  1. As far as I can tell, once someone has decided they are being persecuted, no amount of evidence to the contrary will convince them that they aren't 100 percent correct.

    It's tiresome.


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