Our culture is ignorant of history, ancient and modern. Why is there a "myth" that Christians are only persecuted when they are in the minority?wosbald wrote: ↑Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:54 am+JMJ+
LatAm debunks persistent myth about anti-Christian persecution [News Analysis]
Friends and family carry the coffin with the body of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who died after he was shot in the chest at a barricade during an attack by the police and paramilitary forces, in Masaya, Nicaragua, Monday, July 16, 2018. (Credit: AP Photo/Cristobal Venegas.)
Nicaragua and Venezuela are both strongly Catholic countries, yet in both today anti-Christian persecution is on rise -- showing it's a myth that Christians are at risk only where they're a minority.
Recent developments in the Central American nations of Nicaragua and Venezuela both offer not only sobering indications about the direction of those societies, but also a thorough debunking of one of the most persistent myths about anti-Christian persecution in the early 21st century.
Since the subject first arose as a matter of political and media chatter in the 1990s, conversation about anti-Christian persecution has gone through several phases of denial.
The remaining type of denial, and one that’s proven surprisingly enduring, is that Christians are at risk of persecution only where they’re a minority. In largely Christian societies, or so the myth goes, individual Christians ought to be safe - and if they’re not, whatever they’re suffering isn’t really “religious” persecution.
Even a moment’s reflection, however, is enough to demonstrate that it’s not just places where Christians are a minority that form the front lines of this war, and it never has been..
Have we forgotten the French Revolution? Cromwell in Ireland?
Less than 100 years ago: The repression of Catholics in Mexico under the Calles regime, the rebellion of the Cristero War, and the martyrdom of Blessed Miguel Pro.
We won't see a "hot" persecution in America anytime soon -- because our police and military are mostly filled with Christian believers.