Random Quotations – Christianity – July 23rd, 2019

Five items in total…

“We do not want to develop a discourse of persecution… We do not wish to complain.” – Archbishop Georges Pontier of Marseille, the head of the French Bishops Conference, quoted by the Catholic News Agency in “Rise in crimes against churches in France shock faithful, prompt reflection” – July 11th, 2019.

“If a major US newspaper ever refers to the church, it is usually to condemn it for refusal to consecrate the same-sex union, for ‘paedophile priests’ or for failing Jews at the Holocaust. The US makes a point of never defending Christians. Jews, always; Muslims, sometimes; Christians, never.” – Israel Shamir, “Ukraine and church politics” – The Unz Review, July 22nd, 2019.

“Almost all of these scholarly accounts utilize medieval anti-Jewish folklore as a means of denigrating and indicting medieval Christianity as irrational and prejudiced, and ultimately as the ‘fons et origo’ of an equally irrational and prejudiced modern anti-Semitism. An explanatory account of medieval and early modern anti-Jewish folklore informed by historical context remains to be written…” – Andrew Joyce, Ph.D., “Crypto-Jews, German guilt, and the Wittenberg Jew-Pig” – The Occidental Observer, July 8th, 2019. (You can read this excellent article here.)

“Regrettably, the tragedy of these Christian massacres is directly proportional to the neglect with which they are reported in the West… ‘Islamophobia’ looms large; talk of ‘Christophobia’ is almost nonexistent… Algeria – the country of origin of some of the Christian fathers such as Augustine of Hippo – has become a country… where officially there are ‘no native Christians’. How many other countries will meet the same fate? And will the West ever come to the help of their Christian brethren?” – Giulio Meotti, “Christians in Africa: You have three days to go or you will be killed!” – Gatestone Institute, June 30th, 2019.

“(Intelligence agents) stormed the Christians’ homes in a coordinated operation at around 9 a.m.,confiscating Bibles, Christian literature, wooden crosses and pictures carrying Christian symbols, along with laptops, phones, all forms of identity cards, bank cards and other personal belongings… Arresting agents also searched the work offices of at least two Christians and confiscated computer hard drives and security-camera recordings…. The officers are reported to have treated the Christians harshly, even though small children were present during the arrests.” – “Article 18”, quoted by Benjamin Weinthal in “Iran’s regime arrests 8 Christians, sending them to solitary confinement” – Jerusalem Post, July 6th, 2019.