Robison's Absurd Martyr Complex

Robison's Absurd Martyr Complex August 11, 2011

Televangelist con man James Robison says America has become a “secular theocracy.” Oh, and he talks to God. Or rather, God “speaks to his heart.”

This week as I prayed, I was led to write down these words:



Then God spoke to my heart and said, “Get ready, because the closer you follow Me and make an impact on the culture, the more similar the response.” Remember, “If they persecute Me, they will persecute you. All that live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. Blessed are you when men cast insults at you and persecute you and say all kinds of evil against you falsely on account of Me. Rejoice and be glad…for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

Okay, here’s what I don’t get. If Christians really believe that persecution makes them blessed and that you should rejoice and be glad over it, why do they so often complain about mythical persecution? I know it shouldn’t be a surprise that adherents to a religion that is founded upon the idea of martyrdom should think themselves perpetually persecuted, but it’s still absurd to watch in practice.

When believers resist present trends and begin to make a positive impact on our culture and national direction, they will be accused of trying to establish a Judeo-Christian theocracy – something the true church and people of faith, including Protestants, Catholics and Jews, would not tolerate. The foolish in our nation would more readily defend the possibility of Sharia law than ever accept anything close to a biblical theocracy. However, the fact is we already have a theocracy that boldly defends their relativism and amoral views while forcing their so-called values on everyone else, including their anti-freedom agenda of proven-to-be-ineffective socialistic and numerous bureaucratic programs.

Now now, James. I know it bothers you a great deal that you’re no longer allowed to throw gays in jail and force everyone else to pray to your god, but your lack of authority to do those things is not oppression. You don’t have any right to impose your religion on others. And preventing you from doing so makes freedom possible for everyone else.

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