To hear them talk, you would believe that atheists were the most persecuted bunch. It seems that it’s hard to go very long without hearing about some Christian symbol that offends some Atheist, or a motto on a dollar bill that shouldn’t be there, and you get the impression that Christians are persecuting those of other faith.
And yet it’s Christians that are the most persecuted in the world:
The British branch of the 64-year-old, Vatican-approved organization Aid to the Church in Need today released a report finding that a full 75 percent of religious persecution is currently being carried out against Christians. It further claims that, in two-thirds of the countries, this persecution has worsened. “For millions of Christians around the world,” the report states, “persecution, violence discrimination and suffering are a way of life as they live out their faith.” [75 Percent – HT Vox Day]
It’s both a cause for thanksgiving and a warning. Thanksgiving because of the blessing of freedom of religion here. Warning because persecution doesn’t have to stay simply verbal.