lördag 17 augusti 2013

A dystopian prediction

The burning of churches in Egypt this week needs to be seen in the broader historical context. This sort of thing has been going on for 1400 years.

It looks as if, in the next few decades, the confrontation between Islam and the rest of the world will reach a level of hostility that will make people wish for the peaceful days when Nazism and Communism were the main disturbing ideologies and events like the Holocaust, the killing fields of Cambodia and the Soviet Gulags were nothing more than a slightly over-the-top exception to a relatively peaceful state of affairs. We need to wake up. Things look as if they are going to get an order of magnitude worse.

It also looks as if the only place in the Middle East where Christians can be secure in the foreseeable future is Israel.

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