Holy men of old went to glory at the hands of idiots who thought they were doing a noble deed by ridding the world of Christian “scum.”
For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.
1 Corinthians 4:9-13
Our heroes and martyrs have been slandered, ridiculed, expelled from polite society, forcibly removed from their homes and jobs, disenfranchised, legally tyrannized, raped, tortured, and murdered across centuries and around the world. Names like Peter and Paul, Jan Hus, Thomas Cranmer, the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste, Perpetua and her companions, Solzhenitsyn, …
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