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TxGrandpa2 wrote:--

 

Of course pointing out that the sources reporting this are not valid is also off-topic.   Has nothing to do with the topic.

 

I am not Catholic, but are we to say that one religion is more important than others and doesn't share the same persecution?


Pointing out sources when the sources lack accuracy and integrity are most assuredly ON TOPIC.

 

And yes, we are to say that one particular religion doesn't share the same persecution.

 

To state that the largest and most violent of all religions is now the one being persecuted is a false thesis perpetrated by sources like I have noted.

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@Tarheel.....I would remind you that one only has to meet the guidelines posted here. If they do this, then the post is appropriate.

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Of course pointing out that the sources reporting this are not valid is also off-topic.   Has nothing to do with the topic.

 

Additionally this was the keynote address at a symposium of the National Press Club by a Catholic Cardinal, the schedule of which was reported by the University of Notre Dame.  

http://ucs.nd.edu/public-events/launch/schedule/

 

I am not Catholic, but are we to say that one religion is more important than others and doesn't share the same persecution?

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Soosie wrote:
@Tarheel.....I would remind you that one only has to meet the guidelines posted here. If they do this, then the post is appropriate.

Soosie

@Soosie,

 

I never said the post was inappropriate "vis a vis" the guidelines; so I am not sure why you are bringing that up.

 

Your post seems to be off topic.

 

 

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Christian persecution is a worldwide phenomenon, noted the Washington archbishop.

 


http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/04/20/archbishop-wuerl-about-one-christian-killed-ev...


Once again, Brietbart News is used as a valid resource for a seriously flawed and errored hypothesis. The only other outlets reporting this ridiculous story are ones like Fox News(Right), TruthRevolt(Extreme Right), and The Daily Wire(Super Extreme Far Right). And, of course, as with stories of this type....THE TABLOIDS.

 

The Christian Religion, the largest in the world, with 2.1 BILLION adherents (almost a BILLION more than the next largest religion (Islam with 1.3 BILLION), has throughout the mellennia, been the religion of violence. From the Inquisition, to the Crusades, to its justifying slavery in the United States, to its colonialism throughout the world in the name of conversion of people to Christianity, the Christian Religion has proven time and again its intolerance for those of other faiths and creeds.

 

In fact, over the mellenia, Christianity has proven to be one of the most intolerant of all the religions especially toward those of the JEWISH FAITH.

 

But Chrisitianity being persecuted........... what a foolish notion.

 

It is the same argument the Nazis used as they took over the reins of pre-war Germany. The persecutors pretended they were the persecuted.

 

It is the same argument that got TRUMP elected. While he persecuted women, minorities, his vendors, the media, Muslims, Jews, and others; he espoused over and over and over that he was the one being persecuted. As you can see, the ploy works.

 

But it is not only a ploy. By being the largest religion, by far, in the world...... if all Christians believed in the thesis of the attached article..... the world would be an extremely dangerous place for everyone else.

 

 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nearly one Christian is killed every hour around the world for practicing their faith, said the Archbishop of the U.S. capital.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl made those comments on Thursday while delivering the keynoteaddress during the one-day symposium at the National Press Club focused on Christian prosecution.

 

The event featured the release of a report by the University of Notre Dame’s Under Caesar’s Sword project titled, “In Response to Persecution.”

 

Christian persecution is a worldwide phenomenon, noted the Washington archbishop.

 

“Reports suggest that about 200 million Christians around the world are at risk of physical violence, arrest, torture, even death simply because they live and practice a faith that is not acceptable to the rulers in that part of the world,” he pointed out.

 

“The journalist John Allen recently estimated that, this is a quote, the number of Christians killed for religious reasons is ‘roughly one every hour, 365 days a year,’” added the cardinal.

 

That amounts to about 9,000 Christians killed per year, which is consistent with a studyby the Turin-based Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR).

 

According to the study, about 9,000 Christians were killed worldwide for practicing their faith last year.

The estimate marks a nearly 20-percent increase from the 7,100 Christians whom Open Doors USA said lost their lives for religious reasons in 2015.

 

Analysts, including Open Doors, have deemed Christians the most persecuted group in the world.

Nevertheless, the persecution report says, “Christian responses to persecution are almost always nonviolent and, with very few exceptions, do not involve acts of terrorism.”

 

Wuerl noted that persecuted adherents of Christianity in the birthplace of the faith, the Middle East, are suffering the most.

 

“The place where persecution of Christians is being most severely experienced is the very place where Christianity all began,” he said. “In that region of the world is the birthplace of the Christian faith.”

 

Last year, the American government acknowledged that the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) had been committing genocide against Christians and other ethnoreligious minorities in the Middle East.

Echoing members of the ethnoreligious minority groups victimized by ISIS, Cardinal Wuerl said nothing changed for the persecuted Christians following the genocide declaration.

 

Specifically, Wuerl said, “Life has not gotten any better” for Christians in the Middle East since the former U.S. administration conceded that ISIS had been carrying out genocide.

 

“The civil war in Syria, which has included war crimes such as the use of chemical weapons, among other horrors, has added to suffering imposed on these innocent people [including Christians], which did not bring this conflict into being,” said the archbishop.

 

Wuerl’s comments come after some Catholic leaders criticized President Donald Trump’s administration for launching airstrikes against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in response to the leader’s most recent use of chemical weapons.

 

Syrian Christians are “vulnerable” as a result of the civil war in the country, which has been raging since 2011, notes the persecution report featured during Thursday’s event

In the war-ravaged country, many Christians have ‘“reluctantly” directed their loyalty to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, it adds.

 

Although many Christians support Assad, Christian militia based in Syria’s northeastern al-Hasakah province has expressed disdain for the dictator.

 

The Syriac Military Council (MFS) militia is part of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurds, Arabs, Turks, and other groups preparing to fight ISIS to retake their de-facto capital in Syria Raqqa.

 

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/04/20/archbishop-wuerl-about-one-christian-killed-ev...

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