الجمعة، أبريل 14، 2006

The time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service

And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. (John 16:2-3)

بَلْ سَيَأْتِي وَقْتٌ يَظُنُّ فِيهِ مَنْ يَقْتُلُكُمْ أَنَّهُ يُؤَدِّي خِدْمَةً لِلهِ
وسيفعلون هذا بكم لانهم لم يعرفوا الآب ولا عرفوني

As we approach the conclusion of Holy Lent, and Good Friday when Christ suffered for our sake, we are reminded of His words to us in the Gospel of St John the Evangelist (see above). For His children are indeed being cast out and persecuted for His name.

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1) In Qena:
http://freecopts.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=71&Itemid=9

An attack on a Coptic community in Upper Egypt...the cause: they were suspected of building a church.

No you're not experiencing deja vu. This is a fresh attack. The third this year for the same reason. I really don't have much more to say about this other than to say to those who insist there's no religiously based persecution in Egypt: How do you explain this then?????

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2) In Saudi Arabia

http://italiancatholic.blogspot.com/2006/04/catholic-priest-arrested-and-expelled.html

The priest was , shock horror, praying!!! Who knew you could get arrested and chucked out of a country because you are praying?? And not any country, mind you. This is a country that claims to be the guardian of Islam. Islam which we've been hearing tonnes about its tolerance and respect for other religions.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for respecting a country's laws while you are on their land. What gets me is the hypocricy and the double standards. Had this happened to an Imam in Australia, well...you all saw the post-cartoon hysteria.

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Yes Lord, even in this day and age of intellectual and scientific advancements and awareness of human rights and freedoms...your children are still being persecuted.

We pray for the safety of all Your children, and we pray for the salvation of those who don't know You that they may experience the true light, for You have said:
46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.(John 12:46)
انا قد جئت نورا الى العالم حتى كل من يؤمن بي لا يمكث في الظلمة

3 Comments:

Blogger xavier said...

Nefreeti:
Very nice post. To make the links active use the following tag: Blogger

Hopefully you'll be able to see the raw code from your side :)

Here's a nice Q & A with Fr George Rutler on the 7 last words
And Paul's letter to the Galatians (1:-10)
xavier

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Blogger Bent El Neel said...

Thanks Xavier. Are u reading my mind? I was thinking as I tyoed how frustrating it was to not be able to post with active links. I'vetried to change settings but it didn't work anyway.

The tag you posted above doesn't work. How do you mean i should use it?

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Blogger xavier said...

Nefeerti:
Wired. Sorry by: you should use the following tag which is:
If you can't see the raw code, I'll email you an example and you see the syntax :)

By the way, nice post on Dan. However, I'll be harsher towards him: he's a fraud and a bad writer. The it,s only fiction isn't true- look at the damage he's causing. Even Sara's embrace of Brown causes her to want to kick out God and replace him with the very false idol that he warned us against: the divine is sex and the feminine.
Sara didn't realize this in her enthusisaism for Brown's book. :/

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