Compassionate presence and the myth of victimhood
March 4, 2020
Over centuries, Christendom has cast itself in many roles; protector of faith, guardian of the masses, religious surrogate, zealous recruiter. To say it has been completely above board in accomplishing those aims would be a stretch. Like other components of today’s grand society, elements of victimhood creep into the equation in alarming proportion. Begin with a need, open the door to identifying fear associated with that need, dress it up as cause celebre, wrap it in nationalistic fervor, then propose a solution to allay the fear, It is a formula that is tried and true as evidenced b...