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    Re: Christianity beginning 'to disappear' in its birthplace, warns Prince of Wales

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    It amazes me how little some Christians believe in their own religion. If you're secure in your faith, why should you care if Christianity is being overtaken in the Middle East?

    I consider myself a Christian, but unlike so many other Christians, I don't have to rely on others to be secure in my faith. I have my relationship with God, and what other people believe has no effect on what I believe. It never ceases to amaze me how so many Christians are so scared of being wrong, they need the support of others to be right.
    That's the attitude! Those black folks in the south should have just sucked it up and stuck to their faith. It is just too bad that others would spit on them, deny them human dignity and occasionally hang, beat or burn a few of them. Christians must simply accept their lot in life and turn the other cheek.
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    Re: Christianity beginning 'to disappear' in its birthplace, warns Prince of Wales

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Mornin' LT...I see, so it's Bush's fault? Is that right? I think you are missing the point....Christianity is being exterminated from its birthplace....And all you can muster is a passing 'eh, separation of Church and state' or 'It's Bush's fault'???? That is truly disappointing.
    So it doesn't matter WHY, just that it is... THAT is disappointing...

    Seems to me every time the West uses military might in what they call the Middle East the Christians suffer- the Muslims were fairly tolerant of 'people of the book' until the Crusades. Seems folks got along well enough until the West took a slice out for the Jews THEY made to suffer in Europe. Propping up petty tyrants for resources and invading those who buck up against the 'world order' the West established seems to cause a backlash...

    But hey, let's ignore all that and just whine some about crosses on public lands and such...

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    Re: Christianity beginning 'to disappear' in its birthplace, warns Prince of Wales

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    It amazes me how little some Christians believe in their own religion. If you're secure in your faith, why should you care if Christianity is being overtaken in the Middle East?

    I consider myself a Christian, but unlike so many other Christians, I don't have to rely on others to be secure in my faith. I have my relationship with God, and what other people believe has no effect on what I believe. It never ceases to amaze me how so many Christians are so scared of being wrong, they need the support of others to be right.
    The problem in the US is the unequal treatment that Christianity gets compared to Islam. Try stopping a Muslim from praying and see what happens. You get 1000's rioting in the streets all over the world. If you do anything to offend Muslims, you get "Death to America". So people just backoff and leave Muslims alone.
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    Re: Christianity beginning 'to disappear' in its birthplace, warns Prince of Wales

    Hmm birthplace of Christianity is in modern day Israel, not Iraq, Egypt and so on. Guess this is just another "lets bash Muslims" thread.
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    Re: Christianity beginning 'to disappear' in its birthplace, warns Prince of Wales

    I reject totalitarianism, so I reject BOTH the persecution of Christians by Islamists in the middle east and the attempts by militant Christians in this country to force religion into secular life.
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    Re: Christianity beginning 'to disappear' in its birthplace, warns Prince of Wales

    I smell a new Saint: the Prince of Wails.

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    Re: Christianity beginning 'to disappear' in its birthplace, warns Prince of Wales

    Well that is good. Hopefully the other religions would follow the same path.
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    Re: Christianity beginning 'to disappear' in its birthplace, warns Prince of Wales

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    That's the attitude! Those black folks in the south should have just sucked it up and stuck to their faith. It is just too bad that others would spit on them, deny them human dignity and occasionally hang, beat or burn a few of them. Christians must simply accept their lot in life and turn the other cheek.
    I understand what you're trying to say. Hopefully you'll read my second post in this thread and understand what I was trying to say.
    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The problem in the US is the unequal treatment that Christianity gets compared to Islam.


    Right.

    Try stopping a Muslim from praying and see what happens. You get 1000's rioting in the streets all over the world. If you do anything to offend Muslims, you get "Death to America". So people just backoff and leave Muslims alone.
    It's comments like this which make it hard for people in the US to take Christians seriously.

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    Re: Christianity beginning 'to disappear' in its birthplace, warns Prince of Wales

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Uhh, the Prince of Wales kind of said it was...

    No, it SHOULD be a question of human rights, but it's not. It's about Christians.

    Exactly. It SHOULD be about human rights of everyone, regardless of their religion. We shouldn't care Christians are being killed, we should care people are being killed. But this thread, referencing the Prince of Wales, has made it about Christians, which to me speaks of a certain insecurity so many Christians have.
    I see. One should not attempt to identify a specific group (e.g. women, blacks, Christians, Muslims or Jews) they should instead speak of general human rights, not using such specific narrow examples. Does that mean that apartheid should not specifically be protested, but only human rights in general?
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    Re: Christianity beginning 'to disappear' in its birthplace, warns Prince of Wales

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    I see. One should not attempt to identify a specific group (e.g. women, blacks, Christians, Muslims or Jews) they should instead speak of general human rights, not using such specific narrow examples. Does that mean that apartheid should not specifically be protested, but only human rights in general?
    It means there is absolutely nothing wrong with being upset with the suffering and persecution of people, but when one only cares because of a certain criteria the people possess, then it's hard for me to see sincerity, and not selfishness or insecurity, in one's words.

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