Thursday, October 8, 2015

On Defending Christianity

"How does a man love according to divine precept his neighbor as himself when, knowing that his Christian brothers in faith and in name are held by the perfidious Muslims in strict confinement and weighed down by the yoke of heaviest servitude, he does not devote himself to the task of freeing them? . . . Is it by chance that you do not know that many thousands of Christians are bound in slavery and imprisoned by the Muslims, tortured with innumerable torments?"  --Pope Innocent III

Sadly, little has changed since those words were written. Little except for the Christian's willingness to defend against oppression and violence, even when the attacks are faced here at home, rather than in far off lands.

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