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February 26, 2008


Resident Atheist

Sounds to me like he actually spent some time while growing up finding a belief system that suited him well. He put thought into it, unlike many religious lemmings who unthinkingly follow the beliefs of their parents. A good belief system should withstand some scrutiny. Good for him.

Thinking back to your discrimination post; I have a feeling that 150 years from now, when they are no longer the majority, Christians are going to find the discrimination of today quite quaint compared to what is going on then.


Tragically, we don't have to wait 150 years to recognize that resistance against Christianity has already surpassed discrimination to outright persecution--not so much here in the States, but throughout the world. In fact, in her 1997 book, "In the Lion's Den", Nina Shea reported that there were more Christians persecuted in the 20th century than in the previous 19 centuries combined. "Foxe's Book of Martyrs" shares some of those riveting stories.

That Christians over the centuries have faced such significant injury and death because of their faith, and on the whole have not abandoned that faith, is revealing. What is it about one's faith that would cause one to give up his/her life rather than turn from one's most sacred beliefs? As someone once said, many people will die for what they believe is true, but no one will die for what they know to be false.


you're a lemming! - (spoken in classic chris farley voice.)

sorry, i couldn't resist. :)

Anyway, back to more serious posts...

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