International Congress of #WeAreN2016

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10 Responses to International Congress of #WeAreN2016

  1. Brother Burrito says:

    This video made me weep.

  2. kathleen says:

    Me too, BB.
    Ah, the Irish – “quick to laughter and to tears”!😉

    P.S. At least we can rejoice that the rest of the world is at last waking up to having to seriously face the unspeakable atrocities that these evil Islamic fanatics are committing against Christians and other minority faith groups (and even ordinary peaceful Muslims). They must act against them now.

  3. Brother Burrito says:

    May the Lord have Mercy on us all.

  4. Denial is not just a river in Egypt, they say. And they’re right. In his book “Nothing to Do with Islam?”, Peter Townsend writes that our media and political elites are suffering from such a severe case of political correctness that they cannot see – and do not want to see – the violence inherent in Islam: in the Koran, in the Hadiths, in the traditions of what is supposed to be a religion, but which in fact is a dangerous ideology threatening our society and our civilization.

  5. toadspittle says:

    “…traditions of what is supposed to be a religion, but which in fact is a dangerous ideology threatening our society and our civilization.”
    When is a religion a dangerous ideology – and vice versa?

    “..which in fact is a dangerous ideology threatening our society and our civilization.”
    Wouldn’t be surprised if the Incas didn’t say something like that – when the Spaniards arrived.

    But the point is, what can we do about it? Kill all the Muslims? We can try.

  6. kathleen says:

    Toad,

    Putting Christian missionaries, who spread the True Faith with love and kindness (in imitation of Christ), into the same ‘box’ as Islamic expansion, which was spread almost globally ‘by the sword’, is a gross injustice.

    There may well have been a few isolated cases of exceptions to the Christian ethos; that cannot be denied (re temptations and sinfulness due to our fallen nature). But the vast majority of these valiant missionaries who went to suffer and die in foreign lands, went as a direct assent to Christ’s command to go and “teach all nations” (Matthew 28:19). Things are no different today; under tough conditions (in most cases) missionaries are bringing great joy in teaching knowledge of the Truth of the Gospel, whilst at the same time helping to tend the sick, abandoned and lonesome. They are true Christian witnesses of the love of God for all men.

    The “Spaniards” who you refer to at the time of the conquest were the greedy leaders, mercenaries and gold-seekers, who often behaved like monsters. The missionaries tried to protect the natives from the avarice of their compatriots, often at the cost of their own lives!

  7. toadspittle says:

    “Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.”
    What gets me, Kathleen, is that no Christian I’ve ever met has actually done this, or anything remotely like it. (Have you done it? Has anyone on CP&S? I beg their pardon if anyone has.) Nor do they ever (yawn) “Turn the other cheek.” …far from it.
    So I see it all as hypocritical, canting, tripe.
    Might be wrong, of course.
    “There may well have been a few isolated cases of exceptions to the Christian ethos; that cannot be denied..”
    …Or else it would have been.

  8. JabbaPapa says:

    What gets me, Kathleen, is that no Christian I’ve ever met has actually done this, or anything remotely like it

    Quite apart from various monks and nuns and even some priests who you’re forgetting, over the years you’ve probably blinked and missed quite a few Camino Pilgrims hiking past your doorstep and who aren’t there just for the tinto …

    So I see it all as hypocritical, canting, tripe

    Probably because of either too much coffee or some bad fish or whatever over at the Plaza place …

  9. JabbaPapa says:

    Nor do they ever (yawn) “Turn the other cheek.”

    Several times, mate — several.

  10. toadspittle says:

    Point taken, Jabba.
    There are surely some who take Christ at his word. But from what I see, monks and nuns often are sheltered from the everyday horrors of life behind secure, high walls – and priests ususally have dependable salaries. The pay may not be big, (like a bishop’s) bur neither are they are not walking around utterly penniless, like Christ is said to have done.
    “..over the years you’ve probably blinked and missed quite a few Camino Pilgrims hiking past your doorstep..”
    Those who stop are welcome, as long as we have an empty bed. We had a young man the other day who was, he said, a sort of Catholic monk. He was, he said, penniless. We fed him and bedded him. The more the merrier. We can afford to do that. I’m not blaming people who (like me) opt for the comfortable life. That would be hypocrisy on my part. …Which is where I came in.

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