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  Do Christians need to feel persecuted?  Many of the Christians I know seem to seek out stories where Christianity is seemingly being persecuted.  These stories range from the Ten Commandments being taken down from a courthouse to actual persecution.  These Christians seem to draw strength from, or in some cases get a thrill from, these stories.  I have also known Christians who have complained that they are not being persecuted enough and wonder whether if that will affect their chances to get to Heaven.  I suppose it may come from the New Testament being written when Christianity was under constant attack.  With many of the prominent characters in the New Testament being martyred for their faith I suppose it is somewhat natural for modern day Christians to want to emulate them; however, I can’t see it as a very healthy way to go through life.
What are your opinions on the subject? Do your experiences match mine?


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PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Writer
There are dozens of groups on this sight whose entire purpose is bashing Christianity.
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OpinionsProfile Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Okay?
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
mmm, yes it does feel like that doesn't it?


Of course in countries where they're the minority then the persecution is quite real.
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MizuMegamiSama Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Oh goodness, yes.
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DasGhul Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013   General Artist
Everyone can feel persecuted, if just wearing the right glasses. :shrug:
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CorSecAgent Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Book of Esther is also used to justify this behavior in some respect. Plus, those who are of an eschatological mind seek out persecution because they see it as a sign of the 'end times' when they get to go to heaven and we heathens get to burn...
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
No, not unless they live in a country where christianity is in the minority.
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OpinionsProfile Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
I live in the U.S. and I have seen many Christians seek out stories of persecution.  I do not see at as a healthy thing to do.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
It's a completely unmerited martyr complex. I consider it on par with white people whining about racism. 
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OpinionsProfile Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
True.  There is anti-white racism; it's not common, but it does exist.
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