JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY CLAIMS CHRISTIANS MOST PERSECUTED RELIGIOUS GROUP – AN EXAGGERATION AT BEST AND SOME HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN CRIMES AND ABUSES   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

I don’t agree with the claim that Christians are the most persecuted religious group, but I do think interested readers should be aware of the fact that Syria’s Assad is one of more important defenders of Christian rights in the world.

He runs a secular state with protection for all religions in a part of the world where that is not common.

As to one reader’s comment, “Christians are responsible for their fair share of colonialism, tribalism and persecution,” I only wish to say it is a great understatement.

Centuries of insane brutality are a major portion of our Christian heritage.

The Crusades continued with looting and slaughter on a grand scale for centuries, wives being left locked in metal chastity belts while their husbands raped their way across the East.

The conquistadors wiped out or enslaved Native Americans with priests in tow for on-the-spot conversions.

Christopher Columbus literally crushed entire Native American populations under the sign of the cross.

The Holy Inquisition. Bloody Mary. The St Bartholomew’s Day massacre. The Pope issuing a gold medal in celebration of Catherine di Medici’s mass slaughter of Hugonauts in their beds. The Thirty Years War.

Indeed, both world wars were led by men trained in the Church – the Kaiser, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, and others.

Even The Holocaust was the work of Christian-raised men.

Islam has no record of horrors to match Christianity’s.

And as for Judaism, just read the Old Testament’s endless tales of slaughter and prejudice and rapine.

And today’s Israel sets a standard for the oppression of millions.

Posted December 26, 2015 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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