I am sure most of you who read this blog are reading proper blogs with all the information that the MSM ignore explaining how Christians, especially our Eastern Rite Catholic brothers and sisters are being murdered and attacked in Islamic countries. The recent slaughter of Maronite Catholics in Egypt being only the latest in a long line of atrocities by Muslims against Christians.
Those of you who support Aid To The Church In Need will likely have read the reports about the systematic murder of Christians in many parts of the world. It always leaves me with a wry smile when I see people in the West asking if we are about to suffer another major persecution. Yep, it’s happening right now. Will it reach us in the West? I dunno, very probably, so we had better be praying and getting ready, as we should anyway; but lets not lose sight of those suffering right now.
As far as I am aware the person on this planet who is considered the most powerful leader, a leader of people who are supposed to be brave and free, is the President of the United States. So, when Obama gets the golden opportunity to meet with the Maronite Patriarch and speak out against the abuse of his people you would think he would grab at the chance. After all the silence of David Cameron here and before him Gordon Brown has been deafening. Obama could have stood up as a hero. Well he didn’t. And why? Because he didn’t want to offend the Muslim Brotherhood. I can’t quite believe even Obama stoops that low.
I still remember Jack(boot) Straw here in the UK lieing about the murder of Chaldean Catholics in Iraq.
We have deliberately excised history, and so we repeat it, over and over.
The next thing I found in my net wonderings is this testimony by the amazing Giana Jesson on her survival of abortion. She survived to tell of it. Someone once told the author Michael O’Brien that God always leaves a witness. He had survived the slaughter in Croatia I think. Here she is:
This is more than worth a few minutes of your time.
And while I’m in discussion over how science works, or doesn’t and whether YEC is dangerous or not, there this interesting report about how showing real science and admitting to it can cause a ruckas. I must admit to a semi-respect for Discovery. It doesn’t seem quite as silly as poor old NG, that has gone to the doomalist-pop dogs.
Oh and finally, the TES writes another screed against home ed. Yawn.