Persecution Blog: Seen & Heard at the Wear the Crown Conference

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June 30, 2006

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kendall

Dear Dejah,
I can sort of agree with "taking responsibility" for my own life and actions. I have a problem with the part about letting others alone. There are a lot of weak and hurting people out there who could use some help of one kind or another, physical as well as spiritual. My Hindu-type friends assured me that it's okay to just let them be and to meditate to improve the world while others suffer. When I suffer myself, however, I hope to be remembered and helped by a follower of Jesus, who commanded his followers to remember the weak, not just let them be. I hope the same for you if you are ever in trouble.

nebulaqsr

Dejah,
It sounds like you've had some pretty negative experiences with Christianity. It's true that those who claim to be acting in the name of Christ don't always act like Jesus did, and I can honestly empathize with your feelings.

I would like to ask you to re-evaluate the statement you made about Christian persecution. Your statement inferred that persecution occurs because people are "shoving their religion down other people's throats", however, in actuality people in China are imprisoned just for attending their home church!

Think about this: you just made a negative statement about Christianity. This is, essentially, an expression of your beliefs. You might upset some people and even get some pretty harsh arguements on a Weblog in response, but you won't lose your freedom, your health or your life. In some places, such expressions are very, very costly.

I'm praying for you. Please know that I don't mean that in a judgemental, condescending way. I only mean that I want you to know the joy and peace that can come from a genuine walk with Christ.

dejah

Perhaps if you Christers didn't try to shove your religion down people's throats and weren't so rude about pushing your beliefs everywhere, you'd encounter far fewer instances of persecution. I am a former xtian who saw the truth about the cult and got out in time to save my life.

Take responsbility for your own lives, your own actions, and let others do the same for themselves.

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