Mild discomfort is not persecution
by: John Tyrrell
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I think we are all too well aware of those Christians in the Western world who claim to be persecuted for their faith - and when the claim is examined, the persecution amounts to not allowing them to force their beliefs on others. The Gastonguays in the previous Meditation are a fine example.
Well, Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury has a message for those Christians: "Grow up!"
"When you've had any contact with real persecuted minorities you learn to use the word very chastely. Persecution is not being made to feel mildly uncomfortable. 'For goodness sake, grow up,' I want to say."
I think that's a position that I can fully agree with. And it does not just apply to Christians.
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