Monday, December 21, 2015

"For many in the Middle East, Faith comes at a high price" - New York Times

"AS we celebrate the holidays, let’s remember that this is one of those savage epochs when some families must choose between their faith
and their lives. It is an echo of when Nero burned Christians alive, or when self-described Christians unleashed pogroms against Jews.

Painting by Roberts: Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem
"Partly because of allergies about religion, the international response has been utterly ineffective. Liberals are sometimes reluctant to champion Christians who are persecuted for their faith. And conservatives are too quick to champion only Christians, neglecting other religious minorities — such as the Yazidis — who suffer even worse fates. One result of this “God gulf” is that the Western response to atrocities against religious oppression is pathetically inadequate." Nicolas Kristof in the New York Times

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