Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Martyrs and Christmas

My most recent post is up at the Living Lutheran site.  It considers the placement of the commemoration of various martyrs so close to Christmas.

Here are some quotes to whet your appetite:

"I have Facebook friends who angrily talk about how much they loathe religion with its manmade deities manufactured to bring us false comfort – and I wonder what kind of religious tradition they’re invoking. Many a Christian feast day reminds us that we may pay an ultimate price for our beliefs."

"This Christmas-card picture [of Jesus in the manger] ignores the other facts: the lack of adequate shelter, the stink of the animals, the woman forced to give birth in unsanitary conditions, the brutal government that will soon force the family into refugee status."

"We are not so very far away from ancient Rome. In many ways, our societies have scarcely evolved at all."

Go here to read the whole thing.

1 comment:

John Flanagan said...

Do not focus on the bad things of this sin cursed world or you shall surely lose hope, There is evil and sin abounding but if you have faith in God, you will endure, and as Jesus is your Lord and Savior, you are promised His personal assurance of eternal life. Life's problems have been faced by those who came before you, and as a believer, you must point to Jesus and encourage others.