Merkel: Yeah, It's Kinda' Dangerous to be a Christian

German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently said that Christianity is “the most persecuted religion worldwide.”

While this is clearly a fact, to many, this is an outrageous statement that warrants some silencing. But it is only the knee-jerk response of many that can only view Christians as oppressors that has stopped the West from seeing this, never mind reacting to it.

You only need to look online to read how Christians are being imprisoned, tortured, and killed. Churches are being burned to the ground. If Christians were any other group you'd have Hollywood types tripping over themselves to testify in front of Congress to stop the violence. You'd have newspapers editorializing that something must be done. It was hardly even mentioned during the entire presidential campaign.

Instead you have bloggers shouting out to the world that Christians are being killed!!! Hello? Hello? Is anyone out there?!!!!

HT Walter Russel Mead


  1. Meh, those same Catholic bloggers are such spectacularly awful people, so uncharitable and nasty and hateful, that one can only wish THEY were the ones being killed. Unfortunately, it's the REAL Christians, not the fake Christian-on-the-internet Christians.

  2. 40 Days for Life Campaigner/Aid to the Church in Need SupporterNovember 14, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    If you or anyone here is seriously interested in the plight of Christians facing persecution please write to Buti Kale at the United Nations refugee agency and request that Christians in Pakistan and the Middle East be granted refugee status (eligible for assylum). Any and all support in this direction would really help the cause.

  3. I think because we (the people reading this post) are living in the Christian (albeit in name only sometimes) West, it's good to keep things in perspective. Meaning, if we say "Christians are being persecuted" in abstract terms it sounds like we are playing the victim. But to the 40 Days' post above, it's good if we can provide concrete and direct examples, such as "the Christians of Pakistan" or "the Christians of Iraq", rather than saying "We Christians", or it may come off as us trying to gain sympathy...and we don't get much of that these days, especially in the media.

    By the way, thanks for the email and suggestion. I'll take you up on it.


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