Factually Wrong: What about negative commandments?

This meme assumes that Christians are obligated by their religion to do three things:

  1. Go to church
  2. Pray in public
  3. Talk about their lord and savior

And therefore, as long as those are permitted there can be no persecution.

However, this ignores the whole concept of negative commandments, things people are commanded by their religion not to do. For example, Quakers would consider themselves persecuted if conscripted into military service. Under Rome, Christians considered themselves persecuted when they were ordered to sacrifice to the Emperor and pagan deities.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s