Monday, January 22, 2007

But Christians Aren't Persecuted!

... Some of my high school friends used to say when we'd discuss the problems and plights of the world. My mum had shocked at age 12 when she told me that more Christians had been persecuted and martyred in the 20th Century than in any other, combined! My fellow cradle-Catholic friends, 'educated' by the venerable the World Is Good So Let's All Have Fun philosophy which dominated, and probably still dominates the various Catholic education systems of the West, didn't like to think that it was Christians who were being sh*t on. Animists, Muslims, Buddhists, Taoists - those were the folks who really needed our help.

Well they can now considered themselves shocked. A recently leaked document from the Burmese government calls for the eradication of Christianity, ergo Christians too, from the country. The article I've linked states that this is part of a larger agenda of the Burmese government to make a 'pure' country, which doesn't sound at all unsimilar to those of us with good memories. The VainGlorious Fuhrer wanted to do the same thing, and did, in Germany 70 years ago. Prayers for all those living in Burma.

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