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Old 12-24-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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Study:Christians Under Threat Around the World

Christianity 'close to extinction' in Middle East - Telegraph
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Christians under threat in areas where there are lots of radical Islamists?
Shocker. Next they'll tell us that the Jews are under threat in those regions as well.
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Waawaawaa say the threatened white males.
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The actual article itself is a little alarming, if you take a second to read it. I know it's an area with a heavy Islam influence but to hear some are being discriminated against because they're Christians ain't cool. The replies would be justified if all it said was "Christianity is dropping in numbers".
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The people described in the article should be felt bad for. Religious oppression against anyone is bad, and it's alive and well against Christians in the Middle East. This isn't some piece about Christians in America and Europe feeling like legalized gay marriage is taking away their rights to have religious freedom.
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The people described in the article should be felt bad for. Religious oppression against anyone is bad, and it's alive and well against Christians in the Middle East. This isn't some piece about Christians in America and Europe feeling like legalized gay marriage is taking away their rights to have religious freedom.
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The people described in the article should be felt bad for. Religious oppression against anyone is bad, and it's alive and well against Christians in the Middle East. This isn't some piece about Christians in America and Europe feeling like legalized gay marriage is taking away their rights to have religious freedom.
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Speaking for myself, I actually did read the article.
And my reaction was more - 'am I supposed to be surprised?'

Radical Islamists are the worst of the worst.
You'll never see me shying away from saying that.

With that said, what can we do about it to any greater degree than is already being done? Are we going to react differently concerning foreign policy because Christians are being treated like Jews have been treated for centuries?

It's horrible. All of it.
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The focus of the article is on militant Islamist groups oppressing local Christians, so why bring up the American white majority? What does that have to do with anything?
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The people described in the article should be felt bad for. Religious oppression against anyone is bad, and it's alive and well against Christians in the Middle East. This isn't some piece about Christians in America and Europe feeling like legalized gay marriage is taking away their rights to have religious freedom.
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The people described in the article should be felt bad for. Religious oppression against anyone is bad, and it's alive and well against Christians in the Middle East. This isn't some piece about Christians in America and Europe feeling like legalized gay marriage is taking away their rights to have religious freedom.
Exactly.

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The focus of the article is on militant Islamist groups oppressing local Christians, so why bring up the American white majority? What does that have to do with anything?
The focus of the title of this thread is "Christians around the world." There is most certainly a disconnect between the reality in the Middle East and what western Christians want to accomplish on the back of that reality.
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Iron horse, a lot like Fox, distorted the context of the article and made up an entirely different thread title.
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The thread title does indeed imply that the Christian faith is being oppressed globally, which is false.

I just chose to ignore Iron Horse's one original contribution to the thread is all.
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Does the Middle East plus China plus parts of Africa equal "globally"?
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Not really. Especially since Christian growth has increased by about 4,200% in Africa over the last century.
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Iron horse, a lot like Fox, distorted the context of the article and made up an entirely different thread title.

"The study warns that Christians suffer greater hostility across the world than any other religious group."

The first sentence in the article.
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"The study warns that Christians suffer greater hostility across the world than any other religious group."

The first sentence in the article.
Which is absolute horseshit. Maybe in the Middle East.

Legalising gay marriage =/= hostility against Christianity.
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