One should perhaps be posting other news on a Thursday, but Barry Arrington’s interesting item about the slight lessening of persecution of Christians in Canada here prompts me to say, many Christians worldwide have lived with irrational hatred of Christians for a long time.
Most Americans rarely notice what is happening in Canada (or any other country). So it might not hurt to suggest that American Christian readers will presently face what Canadian (serious) Christians and (observant) Jews have struggled with for some years. We fought the battle for you. Our compliments.
Now you must join: Here we learn that Christians are a waste of good air in the United States, apparently:
The sociologists, who define Christianophobia as “unreasonable hatred or fear of Christians,” argue that it’s worth exploring potential intense bias against Christians, as it helps readers understand the “social dynamics” that exist in the U.S., according to an official book description.
As far as how prevalent the problem truly is, Yancey told the Christian Post that it’s really a small group of people that hold strong hostility, though that group is comprised of elite individuals with more societal power than the average person.
Yancey said that he and his co-author were motivated to explore potential Christianophonia after they began collecting qualitative data from interviews with liberal activists and noticed a troubling trend among a certain subset of these respondents.
By the way, I don’t think people should be dealing with a Canadian bank that sponsors persecution of Christians.
The good news: The problem created in the world’s most beautiful country (where we welcome all who come in – actual – peace) by the joint attack of Islamists and new atheists forged meaningful links between modern Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
It finally became possible to talk beyond the secular burkha of political correctness.
Specific convictions divide us but, it turned out, what unites us is the promise of a new country, a way to walk away from an oppressive past. Maybe all this means nothing to you:
And maybe this means more:
But note to visiting Yanks: If you do NOT understand what we mean by “the True North strong and free,” please sober up and then take the next flight out.
We will help if we can. It has meant a lot to us, but of course we would never presume to detain you for just being too dumb to get what is at stake.
Hat tip: Stephanie West Allen at Brains on Purpose