by Datechguy | September 5th, 2013
Persecution and Murder of Christians worldwide is becoming more and more common but it’s fair to say no Christians have been more the focus of this than the copts in Egypt. Even during the Mubarek age they were regularly persecuted while the government looked the other way. If there was ever a group of Christians who would be justified in striking back it’s them.
Yet check out this bit from ZENIT’s interview with John Pontifex editor-in-chief of the Religious Freedom in the World Report:
ZENIT: We know that the destruction was brought about by more extremist Muslims. Could you speak about the relations between Christians and moderate Muslims at this time?
Pontifex: When I spoke to Bishop Joannes today, he described a very moving scene. He highlighted the case of one particular Coptic Orthodox church which had been almost completely destroyed. The church is in the province of Minya, which bore the brunt of the anti-Christian violence. He said that Copts had left messages among the charred remains of the church stating: ‘We forgive’.
Here is a tweet of it:
— Ethar El-Katatney (@etharkamal) August 25, 2013
Whatever minor theological differences there are between the Roman Catholic Church and the Copts seeing this says one thing emphatically. The Copts have Christianity 101 down pat.