First They Came…

Yesterday I posted a reaction to the proposed Quran burning that will take place on September 11th in Florida.  Some have reacted that by commenting it raises this to a level that it does not need to be raised too.  Some have said, once again, that this is simply the media taking a wack at Christians again.  Well first off these folks in Florida are not Christians as far as I am concerned.

Any way silence can be the same as approval and it is times like these that the “right beliving Christians” need to stand up to these folks and tell them that their actions are not appropriate in a Christian context.

Why should we speak out, well shortly after the rise of the Nazis to power Pastor Martin Niemöller wrote a poem called “First They Came…”  Now it might not exactly fit this situation but it should be motivation enough for us “Right Beliving Christians” to start to speak out when we see our brethren go off the reservation.  Think about the words as we approach Saturday’s events.

They came first for the Communists,

and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up.

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  1. Atheists like myself tend to wish more theistic people would condemn the irrational and immoral actions of their religious compatriots more often.

    So consider this a heartfelt thank you.

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