Anti-Christian violence in India

Hindu mobs have been attacking Christians in India, beating believers, destroying churches, and burning some 1000 homes. A priest tells of a nun being raped. Terry Mattingly at
GetReligion
gives details and shows how the mainstream media is under-reporting and distorting the story.

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • Carl Vehse

    Maybe the Hindus are competing with the Mohammedeans for the title of “Religion of Peace”.

    And kudos to Terry Mattingly and his link to Rod Dreher for the information that again demonstrates why the MSM, including Adam Clymer’s former employer, can accurately be described as major league clymers.

  • Carl Vehse

    Maybe the Hindus are competing with the Mohammedeans for the title of “Religion of Peace”.

    And kudos to Terry Mattingly and his link to Rod Dreher for the information that again demonstrates why the MSM, including Adam Clymer’s former employer, can accurately be described as major league clymers.

  • Bryan Lindemood

    I’ve seen this new word a few times now and I really don’t know what it means or where it comes from.

    “clymer”

    Could someone enlighten me? Is it a real word? I looked it up in my big old dictionary and it isn’t in there. The closest thing I could find was: “Clymene” (the mother of Atlas and Prometheus).

    Anyway, I also very much appreciate Veith pointing out this cross which our brothers and sisters in India are experiencing. Pray for them and for their persecutors. This is probably the best worst thing that can happen for Christianity in India. I pray that many who witness this Christian persecution will come to faith in Christ.

  • Bryan Lindemood

    I’ve seen this new word a few times now and I really don’t know what it means or where it comes from.

    “clymer”

    Could someone enlighten me? Is it a real word? I looked it up in my big old dictionary and it isn’t in there. The closest thing I could find was: “Clymene” (the mother of Atlas and Prometheus).

    Anyway, I also very much appreciate Veith pointing out this cross which our brothers and sisters in India are experiencing. Pray for them and for their persecutors. This is probably the best worst thing that can happen for Christianity in India. I pray that many who witness this Christian persecution will come to faith in Christ.

  • Susan aka organshoes

    Bryan: Don’t remember if it was the 2000 or 2004 campaign, but Adam Clymer was a political reporter for the New York Times.
    At a canpaign stop, Cheney and Bush were onstage waving to the crowd, and Cheney pointed out to Bush the reporter, Adam Clymer, in the crowd. Clymer, true to NY Times mindset, was no friend of Bush or Cheney.
    Anyways, Cheney referred to Clymer by an unkind name that begins with ‘a’ and ends with ‘hole’, the used that famous qualifier, ‘Bigtime.’
    Cheney didn’t realize his words were being broadcast.

  • Susan aka organshoes

    Bryan: Don’t remember if it was the 2000 or 2004 campaign, but Adam Clymer was a political reporter for the New York Times.
    At a canpaign stop, Cheney and Bush were onstage waving to the crowd, and Cheney pointed out to Bush the reporter, Adam Clymer, in the crowd. Clymer, true to NY Times mindset, was no friend of Bush or Cheney.
    Anyways, Cheney referred to Clymer by an unkind name that begins with ‘a’ and ends with ‘hole’, the used that famous qualifier, ‘Bigtime.’
    Cheney didn’t realize his words were being broadcast.

  • http://www.toddstadler.com/ tODD

    Bryan (@2), “clymer” refers to Adam Clymer, former journalist for the New York Times. A quote from Wikipedia explains the relevant story:

    Clymer may be best known for an incident on September 4, 2000, when Bush and running mate Dick Cheney appeared at a campaign event at Naperville, Illinois. While on stage prior to the event, Bush said to Cheney, “There’s Adam Clymer, major league a______ [redacted by tODD] from the New York Times.” Cheney responded, “Oh yeah, he is, big time.” The remarks were picked up by a live microphone, causing a minor campaign controversy. Bush later publicly stated “I regret that a private comment I made to the vice-presidential candidate made it onto the public airwaves. I regret everybody heard what I said.”

    Ah, classy Bush and his classy non-apology apology.

    Anyhow, Carl, along with those at FreeRepublic.com and others with a Republican bias, uses the word to defame members of the media and the media in general, referring to a profane word (that is, the one Bush used) without actually using it (perhaps to avoid profanity filters, perhaps to bypass community standards, or perhaps in an attempt to be cutesy).

    Of course, Carl never apologizes for using this word or for defaming the entire media (except those outlets or stories he chooses to rely on when convenient). He talks a lot about the 8th Commandment, but never sees fit to apply it in such cases.

  • http://www.toddstadler.com/ tODD

    Bryan (@2), “clymer” refers to Adam Clymer, former journalist for the New York Times. A quote from Wikipedia explains the relevant story:

    Clymer may be best known for an incident on September 4, 2000, when Bush and running mate Dick Cheney appeared at a campaign event at Naperville, Illinois. While on stage prior to the event, Bush said to Cheney, “There’s Adam Clymer, major league a______ [redacted by tODD] from the New York Times.” Cheney responded, “Oh yeah, he is, big time.” The remarks were picked up by a live microphone, causing a minor campaign controversy. Bush later publicly stated “I regret that a private comment I made to the vice-presidential candidate made it onto the public airwaves. I regret everybody heard what I said.”

    Ah, classy Bush and his classy non-apology apology.

    Anyhow, Carl, along with those at FreeRepublic.com and others with a Republican bias, uses the word to defame members of the media and the media in general, referring to a profane word (that is, the one Bush used) without actually using it (perhaps to avoid profanity filters, perhaps to bypass community standards, or perhaps in an attempt to be cutesy).

    Of course, Carl never apologizes for using this word or for defaming the entire media (except those outlets or stories he chooses to rely on when convenient). He talks a lot about the 8th Commandment, but never sees fit to apply it in such cases.

  • Bryan Lindemood

    Susan and Todd,

    Thanks for enlightening me, well, er, sort of…

  • Bryan Lindemood

    Susan and Todd,

    Thanks for enlightening me, well, er, sort of…

  • Susan aka organshoes

    oops i had the wrong party on each quote.
    well you got the drift anyways.
    probably falls into the category of too much info.
    not surprised todd’s answer had links!

  • Susan aka organshoes

    oops i had the wrong party on each quote.
    well you got the drift anyways.
    probably falls into the category of too much info.
    not surprised todd’s answer had links!

  • WebMonk

    Huh, I don’t have any particular problems with declaring a person or group to be an @hole. I’m with tODD on this one, it’s silly to use a substitute. To get things past automated filters, it may be necessary, but otherwise, call a spade a spade and an @hole an @hole. Just make sure it’s deserved, first.

    Back on topic – I have a sis-in-law who is a missionary with Gospel for Asia, and I’ve been getting updates on this for a while. The story on getreligion barely scratches the surface of what is going on.

    Even when there’s no large-scale conflict, people are sometimes killed by their own families when they convert from Hinduism to Christianity. Hinduism is close to Islam in this regard.

  • WebMonk

    Huh, I don’t have any particular problems with declaring a person or group to be an @hole. I’m with tODD on this one, it’s silly to use a substitute. To get things past automated filters, it may be necessary, but otherwise, call a spade a spade and an @hole an @hole. Just make sure it’s deserved, first.

    Back on topic – I have a sis-in-law who is a missionary with Gospel for Asia, and I’ve been getting updates on this for a while. The story on getreligion barely scratches the surface of what is going on.

    Even when there’s no large-scale conflict, people are sometimes killed by their own families when they convert from Hinduism to Christianity. Hinduism is close to Islam in this regard.


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