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Why Do Christians Shoot Their Wounded?

April 25, 2012

The widespread nature of Christianity’s prejudice can be seen in churches across the nation on any Sunday morning. In most of our churches we pray publicly for the parishioner with cancer, a heart attack, or pneumonia. Bur rarely will a conservative church publicly pray for Mary with severe depression, Charles with incapacitating panic attacks, or the minister’s son with schizophrenia. Such a conspiracy of silence further communicates that these are not acceptable illnesses for Christians to have. And by our silence we further wound those in pain.

Dwight L. Carlson, Why Do Christians Shoot Their Wounded?, pg. 17

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