posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 11:03 AM
Are Christians being persecuted? On this thread they certainly are. Most of the criticism seems to be of the sweeping generalising kind that only
creates ill feeling while claiming a righteous agenda. If you wish to label every Christian self-righteous then you will inevitably be erroneously
labelling people; if you defend all Christians as being 'good people', then you'll be excusing some people's 'unholy' behaviour. I live in the
UK and apart from seeing churches in every town and the annual celebrations at Christmas, I wouldn't even know this was a Christian nation - I
certainly can't recall the last time any Christian tried to force their opinion on me. I don't think it's ever happened and while not Christian,
you'd be hard pushed to find anybody that refers to Jesus more than I do.
I disagree with organised religion and believe - as I do with party politics - it to be an enemy of truth and justice. Having said that, in my
experience and unlike party politics, most people of faith are made better people for it.
The biggest conspiracy of them all is the one to keep man away from God and you know who's behind that one. It's the oldest story there is: good
versus evil. Jesus is the closest the good guys have come to the truth so far and when he returns I dare say a whole load of Christians won't even
recognise him, while maybe even the odd atheist will. The devil creates or infiltrates communities and then stirs ill-feeling from within; the devil
created or guided every religion including Christianity which is how the money lenders seized control of the world from the Christian west - the
Jesus understood evil and his very purpose was to lead a fight against it - he knew it would end up like this and it is of the utmost importance to
the bad guys, that the good guys are kept soft.
'Men will come perhaps, claiming I have come to cast peace upon the Earth; they are in error, I have come to cast dissention upon the Earth: fire,
sword and war. Five will be in a household, three will stand against two , two against three, father against son and they will stand solitary' -
Jesus from the gospel of Thopas.
'They will cleave to the name of a dead man, thinking that they will become pure, but they will become greatly defiled. They will fall into the name
of error and into the hand of an evil cunning man and a manifold dogma - they will be ruled heretically' - What would appear to be Jesus' comments
on mainstream Christianity.
Who else knows what the enemy looks like? I do and it scares them. Like Jesus intimated - it will divide families, but looking on the bright side -
you've got eternity to get over the trauma.