Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jan 30, 2006 at 16:52Dear j.m., you wrote :
> What happens in Cyprus and Indonesia and Palestine and everywhere else is inexcuseable. But we must remember that we are living for God, not for this world.
Do you call the life Christian people in Indonesia or Pakistan have 'living'? ...My impression is they are waiting in agony when the killers will come. It's no life at all!
> I do believe, however, that people must be protected. Christ however, accepted persecution in the most vicious of ways.
Christ lived in a happy time , dear friend. Between A.D. 1-33 the Roman Empire under Augustus and Tiberius assured relative prosperity and security for all the inhabitants of the vast empire. If he had been born during the Roman civil wars (between c. 133- 30 BC), he would have seen real persecutions - prescriptions, muntinous armies, slave uprisings, pirates, ruthless dignitaries, rampant lawlessness ... If he was born among the Banu Quraisa in Arabia he would have been one of those wretched 900 beheaded men in the Central Square of Medina.
We seem to live in much more dangerous times than Jesus did. We have to face this struggle against the vicious bloody barbarity of Islam!
> Killing, as you know, is also forbidden.
And being killed?
Is it allowed not to hurt the prohibition of killing?
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