Skip to comments.Anti-Christian Persecution is Gaining Strength in Ireland and Great Britain
Posted on 07/04/2017 6:10:34 PM PDT by marshmallow
Christianity, no matter what form it takes, has now become unacceptable to the political and media establishments.
Dublin, Ireland The recent resignation of Tim Farron, the Christian leader of the Liberal Democrat party in the U.K., and the increasingly frequent references, in recent times, by the bishops of Ireland to what one has called a kind of persecution have brought a new degree of visibility to an ongoing reality.
But what kind of persecution was Bishop Leo OReilly of Kilmore referring to when he spoke in Drogheda at the welcome Mass for the relics of Irelands martyred primate, St. Oliver Plunkett?
Viewed from a distance, anti-Christian activity might seem to have undergone merely an increase in intensity. But a closer inspection reveals that something more fundamental may have changed.
In words reminiscent of St. John Paul IIs analysis of Western persecution of the Church in the Iron Curtain era, Bishop OReilly said:
The Church here is not subject to the kind of persecution that it experienced in the 17th century during St. Olivers ministry, nor as it is in many other parts of the world today. But I dont think you have to be paranoid to believe that there is a kind of persecution of the Church taking place here all the same. It is not physical persecution but it is no less real for that.
It is more subtle. It takes the form of gradual exclusion of Church people or activities from the public space. There is denigration of religious beliefs, practices and institutions on radio, television and on social and other media. There is often a focus on bad news about the Church to the almost total exclusion of any good news.
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What the heck happened to Ireland?
Somebody brought the snakes back to Ireland.
Ireland sure went down fast. Just a few decades ago it was a staunchly Catholic country.
Every liberal is a violent totalitarian thug.
Gays are what happened to Ireland. My theory is it is the same thing happening to Catholics and Evangelical Protestants here in the USA: younger adults in these groups cannot withstand assaults by gays on the culture. Being opposed to abortion was one thing; being opposed to “gay rights”, which keeps becoming a demand to ever more perverse things — e.g., sex change surgery for children — means you are a bigot who deserves to be despised. Support for “gay marriage” grows in every year in every group. Even Bruce/Kaitlyn Jennings has been scorned for daring to express hesitancy about redefining marriage! The Catholic Church is in de facto schism at the moment and, when you investigate what is really going on, it seems an obsession with normalizing homosexuality is the driving force. (Look up Fr. James Martin, SJ, and his new Vatican-assigned post. It is mind-boggling.)
Oh, and didn't Ireland just elect its first gay Prime Minister? This is a country where divorce was still illegal a mere 25 years ago.
Ah, the jackboots of the Lavender Mafia.
Lies and Liars which has some relevant thoughts for consideration...(some):
"Socialism is at best an experiment in social engineering with many failures and NO successes. It is an attempt to replace the obvious superiority of Judeo-Christianity with a man-made equivalent. In reality it is just the Newspeak term for ancient feudalism.
Islam was nothing but an early pre-Marxian form of violent socialism, where the (working) middle-class victims were robbed in the short order instead of by a long drawn-out con trick, as is true of Marxism today. The effect, more a thousand years ago, was disastrous desertification as the middle class generators of wealth evaporated, taking the skilled farming and irrigation skills with them. General productivity dropped to nothing, so that looting, mayhem and constant wars of expansion (Jihad) were the only lucrative industries.
The Islamic revolution turned a land flowing with milk and honey into the arid wasteland that was so emotionally described by Mark Twain. Judeo-Christianity has reversed the process in the last 100 years, and the forces of both modern and ancient socialism are not happy about it.
Socialism is a political religion of parasitism, and always eventually kills its host through financial paralysis. Redistribution of wealth means removing that necessity which is the mother of invention. Thus, the creativity that powers wealth creation is aborted to pay for the inertia of the unwilling."
There is a thing the socialists call white supremacy, and in their view it is unfair and wrong. But that same white supremacy was hard-earned in a hostile environment. When one is obsessed with race, one tends to see everything through the lenses of race and equality. Hence the idea of white supremacy as a pejorative explanation of the obviousness of white supremacy. But what if there is a somewhat more rational explanation of the fact of white supremacy? What if it is a product of culture and good law, well-enforced, and not race and inequality?
Shared White Supremacy has benefited the whole world enormously. It has lifted many parts of the world out of the squalor of feudalism into a more beneficial and civilised existence. In many cases white supremacy led the way to a betterment of life for all. It is/was not perfect, and some cultures resisted because it was also the beacon of Judeo-Christian achievement.
White Supremacy is epitomised mainly by Christianity (or the vestiges of it), and along with the automobile and washing machines came the missionaries. Here in Israel missionary is almost a swear-word, and describes those evangelical Christians who prefer to preach to Jews rather than attend to the obvious problems in their own countries. But these Christians are nowhere near as bad for the country as those who come preaching Mohammed and Marx.
Point being . . .Wherever Islam is tolerated, Christianity fades/succumbs. Ireland, Scotland. . .the entire UK illustrates this fact. It wasn't that long ago I read about Prince Charles wish to alter his title - from Protector of the Faith to Protector of Faiths. His ignorance and tolerance/love of exotic Islam likely enabled the persistent dumbing down of his nation to the degree of it's current suicidal tolerance of Islam and it's deadly progeny.
Gaining????? TOTALLY evident when I lived there in the 90’s. Played for a contemporary worship group at my local church at the time. In a job interview.....Oh, you’re one of “THOSE” when perusing my CV. Unreal.
Also in other job interviews discriminated because I was young and newly married. (may get pregnant).
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