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← Blessed are those with a persecution complex?

dandelion fluff's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by dandelion fluff

OP: Still, Christians are taught that persecution is part of the package, practically a badge of honor. And that’s not easy to achieve in modern, democratic western societies which fully accept the universal human right of freedom of religion.

But, as you go on to say, apparently there are ways.

An alternate method may be, as I suspect, that this feeling finds an outlet in missionary zeal. This article, about preparing teens to go into a potentially dangerous situation, makes me shudder. Even though it's not clear the church meant to send them as teens, or in the future as adults, either way I think it still feeds into that persecution complex.

Sat, 24 Mar 2012 04:04:56 UTC | #930039