Sunday, October 30, 2011
Jesus said lots of people are going to despise anyone who believed and practiced what he taught. Indeed. "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake." Christians are being jailed and killed in the tens of thousands worldwide. I'm grateful that's not happening here, yet. If our government (and Europe's) keeps bending to Sharia Law, all bets are off. Here is some religion news from the past week.
Atheists are ramping up for their anti-Christian Hate Festival, also known as Christmas by many. Backyard Skeptics, an atheist group in
, put up a billboard with a quote from Thomas Jefferson, “I do not find in Christianity one redeeming feature. It is founded on fables and mythology.” Problem was Orange County Jefferson never wrote it, or was quoted saying it. The billboard was taken down. Atheists spend an inordinate amount of time attacking Christians, which is counterintuitive since God doesn’t exist; why bother? It’s odd so much time is spent attacking people that believe in something that doesn’t exist. This same group showed its tolerance and courage about a month ago standing on a pier in tearing up a Bible. (Last week while the Pope was having Mass, a knucklehead got on a ledge and burned a Bible. They’re everywhere.) Courage is mentioned here because they don’t attack Muslims, also a monotheistic religion. There will be more of the same expressions of hate and intolerance in the next couple months as we get into our celebration of Baby Jesus’ birth. Atheists have nothing positive and uplifting to offer, no love, compassion, charity or care, so they preach a message of hate and intolerance. Huntington Beach
Going overseas a bit, there’s a play in
, part of which includes the throwing of feces at Jesus Christ’s face. Understandably Christians aren’t happy with this and gathered in protest. The Christians are being branded as “fundamentalists” (the label bigots toss at anyone professing Christianity, excluding false Christians that claim the Faith but put Marxism first). The mayor of Paris is having the city file a lawsuit against the protesters. It’s apparently okay for everyone else to protest against stuff that angers them, just not Christians. I wonder if the coward that wrote the play, “Sur le Concept du Visage du fils de Dieu” (”On the Concept of the Son of God’s Face”), by Italian Romeo Castellucci, would write a play with feces being thrown at the face of Mohammed. The mayor of Paris Paris, by the way, let Muslims rampage through the streets of , striking fear into citizens and destroying $millions of property. He allows them to block traffic and disrupt business when Muslims do their prayer ritual, as does the anti-Christian Paris mayor and government. London
The Wall Street Occupy protesters in
London camped out on the steps of ’s Cathedral. The cathedral closed, one would guess to protect it. The Western Anglican Church has rejected Christianity and embraced Marxism and the rest of the Left’s agenda. The leadership of the Church saw the closing as a threat, being damaging to Christianity, so had it reopened. Actually the threat was damage to the cathedral. Protecting historical property, or any property for that matter, is a wise thing to do; especially if people camped on your steps are anti-Christian and anti-property. Of course St Paul London government, like ’ government, and the most of the leadership of the Episcopal Church, are more interested in embracing and practicing Leftist ideology that embracing Jesus Christ. The Episcopal Church by the way, is in dire straights, there being a huge split between those that want to adhere to the Word of God and Christian beliefs and those that want to put that second to Leftist secular political and socio-cultural ideology. Paris
The Catholic Church is also playing with Leftist secular political, socio-cultural ideology. The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace published a document, ”Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of a Global Public Authority,” advocating for the international redistribution of wealth and an international global authority to control the flow of money, overriding national economic sovereignty. Supposedly this would create a moral and ethical guide to economics. Really and truly? Good grief. International socialism is the answer? Not God? There’s no way international leaders that hate Christianity would be guided by ethics and moral laid out in Judeo-Christian Scripture. Their scripture is the Communist Manifesto.
Coptic Christians in
are fleeing and being murdered. No word from the Islamist supporting President of the Egypt . United States
Bigotry and hated against Christians is on the rise while Islamists are given a pass. Governments support anti-Semitism and anti-Christianity. Reason being governments need to take religion, especially Christianity, out of the equation because we are to render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and God what is His. Governments want everything rendered unto them and only them. I’m saddened the Episcopal Church, the Catholic Church and so many of the Protestant Denominations (including the national leadership of my own First Christian Church [Disciples of Christ]) embrace Marxism, Liberation Theology, and the acceptance of cultural and social mores antithetical to Jesus and the Apostle Paul’s teachings.