November 23, 2010

Almost Inconceivable

Yes, I do know what that word means.

But anyway, I've been mulling over some comments by hardhearted people. One was at Atheist Central. I had made a comment about Christians being persecuted, tortured and murdered by the millions, and that it is still going on today. A loser said (paraphrasing), "Good, they deserve it because of all the wars they caused." Aside from being utterly and totally ridiculous (yes, and stupid, we did establish earlier that some people are, indeed, stupid), it was amazingly heartless. I should not be surprised at this atheist "morality", but still, the suffering and murder of innocent people should not be applauded.

Another thing that grinds my gears is the way people excuse, ignore and basically brush off the persecution of Christians: Other people are persecuted too, it's not happening here &c. Oh, please! My purpose in my articles (here and here) was to raise awareness, especially for other Christians, of what is happening in the rest of the world even today. Sure, other people get persecuted by communists (including their own people); communism is evil and should be eradicated somehow. Besides communists, the other main group that is responsible for this reprehensible activity is the Muslims.

Edit: This just in: Harassment of Christian teachers in Dearborn(istan), Michigan.

The fact is, if someone has a semblance of a heart, they will care about the persecution of Christians in the world. There is only one other group that has a longer history and knowledge of persecution, and that is the Jews.

Let me talk on a strictly secular level for a moment:
First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out   
because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.
— attributed to Martin Niemöller
I'm not all that thrilled with the above quote, but it does help to illustrate a point. When revolutions occurred, the "intellectuals" were imprisoned or executed (look it up yourself, I can't do all of your work for you). Many atheists utterly hate God and Christians, and want us eliminated. Guess what? Muslim extremists hate you as well as me, or anyone else who does not fit their brand of dedication to Islam. Shall I keep going, or are you with me? Good.

Just remember that Christians are standing up for human rights.

Some people say they do not believe in God, they believe in mankind. Well, "mankind" is killing other people for selfish ends. If you were truly a humanist of any kind, or a humanitarian, you would have some compassion for the Christians that are being persecuted and murdered, and not just wave it off. That is simply heartless and selfish, as well as intellectually stunted. And probably religious bigotry mixed in as well.

If any of you who agree with what I said want to link to this the next time you get a "so what" comment, feel free. Show these "humanists" that they are being inconsistent, and we should all pull together.


Paul Baird said...

Stormbringer wrote:

"Just remember that Christians are standing up for human rights."

It's about us all defending human rights is a series of very small moves, each almost unnoticeable but the cumulative effect is worth it.

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