Silencing the Christians
Do you ever get the feeling that you are discriminated against because of your beliefs, and if you try to say anything, then you get blamed for it because you are considered “majority” and therefore can’t be discriminated against?Â If so, then you are not alone.Â Any time a rule is applied in one way to one group, and differently or not at all to other groups, that is discrimination.Â It has happened throughout history and it continues now.Â How many Christians were killed for their belief?Â Countless numbers, and it still happens.Â
Christians are not blameless.Â Christians have also discriminated, and have also done terrible things.Â To name anyÂ one group as an oppressor and blame them would be to discriminate, and that is not what I want to do.Â Just like intergenerational cycles of abuse, the patterns repeat throughout history.Â One group is persecuted, but survives and eventually comes into power.Â They learn by the way that they were treated that the way to survive and not lose power and be the victim is to keep others out of power.Â And so hate develops in some (really only a small portion of the members of a group).Â And the cycle repeats.Â It is very sad.Â And that some people do terrible things usually indicates that the people doing terrible things are using the name of the group to increase their own power.Â It should not negate all the good that the group or set of beliefs has to offer.
What I am saying is that all of us, whether Christian or something else, need to consider whether rules really are being applied evenly and fairly.Â Often they are not.Â And these days Christians are as likely to be victims as anyone else, but it seems that Christians are less likely to receive sympathy.Â But is that a discriminatory statement right there? I don’t know.
I was just told about a TV show about how Christians are being silenced and discriminated against.Â There are many examples such as a mom who was told that she could not read from the Bible to her son’s class, but they told her to read a book about witches instead; all the way up to church shootings.Â If you are interested, there is a website where you can watch trailers, sign up for episodes of the show, and find out where to watch it.Â
Speechless: Silencing the Christians