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Thursday, May 05, 2005

The Christian Complex

Here is an interesting article by conservative columnist George Will on Christianity and its current role in politics. My favorite paragraph: Some Christians should practice the magnanimity of the strong rather than cultivate the grievances of the weak. But many Christians are joining today's scramble for the status of victims. There is much lamentation about various "assaults" on "people of faith." Christians are indeed experiencing some petty insults and indignities concerning things such as restrictions on school Christmas observances. But their persecution complex is unbecoming because it is unrealistic.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clearly he is as bitter as you are Catalyst.

Last week I saw two guys kissing in public and you think my "persecution complex" is unbecoming?

How dare they.

5/05/2005 03:24:00 PM  
Blogger Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

Two guys kissing in public oppress nobody, harm nobody, injure nobody, and picks nobody's pockets.

The "persecution complex" is unbecoming.

Christians in America have no obstacles to being Christian. There is no public shame in being Christian; nobody's life and limb is put in jeopardy because of being Christian.

Because being Christian must be respected, regardless of what any Christian is saying and/or doing, we can't call, for example, the snake-handling cultists in the south for what they are; freaking insane.

Strangely, it's okay to tar every Catholic priest as a potential child molestor because of the actions of a small fraction of them. But I digress.

Generally, Christians in America have grown soft and complacent. We all are so used to getting our own way, that not being allowed to have untrammeled control of all the levers that control society causes us to whine and complain and cry "oppression".

We couldn't deal with real oppression.

Oppression isn't being told not to pray in a school building, where we have to share with many faiths and creeds. Oppression is being deprived of a living, of your home, and even of life, just because we are Christian.

It shames me that Christians in America complain so.

5/07/2005 09:02:00 AM  

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