Saturday, February 10, 2007

The Church and the Media: a Thought Experiment

Would it be tolerable for the Church to forcibly prevent non-Christians from entering Bethlehem?

Would it be acceptable for the Orthodox Church to advocate the overthrow of secular governments and the submission of all people to the Church's laws?

Would it be supportable for the Church's respected spokespeople to refuse to denounce brutal acts of terror against civilians -- and the organizations that commit those acts?

Would it be acceptable for many in the Church to advocate the murder of those that left Christianity for other religions?

Would it be reasonable for powerful associates of the Church to fund and support homicide bombers?

And is it somehow reasonable that this sort of thing has completely escaped the notice of the mainstream media -- for decades?

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