Sunday, August 25, 2013

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Condemns Feigned Persecution

Saw this story about Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, and I cannot help but think of the Armstrongite despots (so-called "ministers") who pretend they and their flock will soon face persecution or are facing such persecution when they do not have a clue what real persecution looks like and are very unlikely to endure such things. 
Christians in Britain and the US who claim that they are persecuted should “grow up” and not exaggerate what amounts to feeling “mildly uncomfortable”, according to Rowan Williams, who last year stepped down as archbishop of Canterbury after an often turbulent decade.

“When you’ve had any contact with real persecuted minorities you learn to use the word very chastely,” he said. “Persecution is not being made to feel mildly uncomfortable. ‘For goodness sake, grow up,’ I want to say.”

True persecution was “systematic brutality and often murderous hostility that means that every morning you wonder if you and your children are going to live through the day”. He cited the experience of a woman he met in India “who had seen her husband butchered by a mob”.
Hat tip Cult News Network.

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