Wednesday, June 24, 2009

::blessed are you

Yesterday I must have been feeling exceptionally self-destructive, because I tuned in to a Christian radio talk show.

The topic?

Examples given by callers?
NOT persecution.
Not even close.

Oh no, adult education student, a transgendered person (gasp!) came into your Cultural Competency class and talked about his negative experiences with judgmental Christians?
It's too bad that you felt discomfort, but you weren't being persecuted.

Oh, you poor soul, you work in Ann Arbor - "a very liberal town" - and all of your coworkers are "liberal" and they disagree with your political beliefs?
Again, I'm sorry for the discomfort, but I doubt that qualifies as persecution either.

How about highlighting such Heroes as Richard Wurmbrand?
Maybe reading from Jesus Freaks?
Maybe explaining the true state of religious persecution - not only of Christians - worldwide?

I don't explicitly intend to sound snide, nor am I claiming to be an expert.
I certainly am not as well-informed as I ought to be.

But I do know that most of what is experienced in America is a tropical vacation compared to atrocities occurring globally every single day.


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