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Monday, April 11, 2005

The Persecution of the Church

There are multiple assaults on the religion of Christianity. That oppression in the United States comes mostly from Human Secularist exteremists. I certainly don't think it's right to oppress a religious group just because they used to be the majority religion, like how the Human Secularist extremists oppress Christianity. That oppression occuring from Human Secularist exteremists certainly doesn't "transcend divisive parochial loyalties based on race, religion, gender, nationality, creed, class, sexual orientation, or ethnicity", (one of the affirmations of Human Secularism). Instead, it selects a religion and oppresses it. Their goal seems to be to eliminate God, and Christianity specifically, from the mainstream. Since they have seized control of the Democratic Party, they have had the power to start pushing God out of the mainstream by legislative and judicial force.

God, thankfully, is still in the mainstream. I was concerned that He had not remained mainstream in American culture. I do believe he's not mainstream in Blue-State culture. Some of my Blue-State origins have given me the experience that the Human Secularist extemists have been successful there. Secular Humanist extremists are trying to forcefully eliminate God from the mainstream of all of the United States and then the world. Not that Secular Humanists have eliminated God currently from all of our American culture, although many places the Government does have laws prohibiting Freedom of Religion (guaranteed in the First Amendment). I don't believe all Secular Humanists are working to eliminate the ability to express faith in our culture, just the powerful extremist elites. I think the results of the 2004 election proves that God is still relevant in most American's lives and they were tired of the Anti-Christian biases of some of the more extreme Secular Humanist policies the Government has been promoting. I see the results of the 2004 election as a backlash against Secular Humanist extremism.

Some Lawyers have been defending the Freedom of Religion in courts (National Alliance Against Christian Discrimination) from "Activist Judges" who are trying to eliminate God from the mainstream. Many courts from previous years have been stacked with liberal Human Secular extremist Judges. This is why the fight is so strong now in the Senate against Bush-nominated Judges. The balance of power in Judges (Conservative/Liberal) may even out, if Bush's Judges are approved.

I am concerned about Secular Humanist extremists persecuting the Church, like how the Romans persecuted the Church in the old Roman Empire and Hitler's persecution of Christians during WWII. The Bible says that the Church will be persecuted, "Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted" (2 Timothy 3:12). Persecution of my Christian brothers and sisters around the world is terrible and sad. Many Governments are Anti-Christian and kill Christians. This website has a World map that you can select different parts of the world that the persecution of Christians is occurring:

Many Christians are being killed by Atheistic-communist Governments. Since we live in a Democracy, I try to vote in such a way, so that we do not end up being oppressed slaughtered minorities, which is what has happened in many former Christian nations (Russia, most predominantly). Our Secular biased news ignores atrocities that are perpetrated against Christians around the World (or if they show it, it's spun so it doesn't seem like Christians are being persecuted - they make it about race or nationality). In the End Times the Bible says that the Church will be persecuted, which is what makes Anti-Christian legislation in the United States scarier. Jesus prophesies: "You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me" (Matthew 24:6-9). So although being hated for Jesus isn't so bad, it's the persecution and death part, that I hope isn't in my lifetime. I will vote against Anti-Christian Laws to slow the persecution of the American Church (or maybe exempting the persecution of the American Church) to protect me, my Christian friends and my potential future children.

It's not so much Secular Humanists I'm against. I'm against Secular Humanist extremists, who want to use the Government to persecute Christians. There will also be a one world religion that arises to persecute the Church in the end times. It could be Secular Humanism that attacks Christians for not being an "open" to the morals of Secular Humanism (with some Anti-Christian morals) or it may be the new Rise of Global Islam. I don't know. Either way, I am not for being oppressed as a National policy and seeing my Religious Freedoms taken away.

Some groups like the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) have been successful in defending religious liberties, but we've had about 40-50 years of Democrats monopolizing the power of the Senate (until 2002) and they've had control over Judicial nominations. With the Secular Humanists guiding the Democrat Party; they've been able to block most, but not all non-liberal God-fearing Judicial nominations at all levels. This leaves the courts to side against religious liberties and increasing the power of the Secular Humanist extremists. Also, many Red-States (like Texas) have had Blue controlled legislatures (until 2002 also). These Presidential Red-States (but Intra-State Blue-legislators) have also wielded their internal Blue-power to keep liberal Judges in the presiding courts (although Texas Judge nominees have a different process).

It no longer looks like we are going down the Secular Humanist trail of Christian persecution that Hitler perpetrated. This precarious situation for Christians seems to be easing up since the last election. It may be that we, who believe in God, will regain some of the religious freedoms we lost in the last couple of decades. And I for one... thank God Almighty.


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