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It’s Injustice, Not Discrimination – and There’s a Difference

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Aleteia - published on 12/12/13

As a result, a person who complains of being discriminated against due to his beliefs or convictions places himself within the relativistic liberal paradigm. Such an approach is certainly doomed to failure. In our subjectivist culture, populated with supposed irrational subjects, individual conscience has lost its authority, so much that the positive law would be the only admissible and workable objective social norm: the “single thought.”

Christians should not intend to join the orchestra of oppressed minoritiesIslamophobia, homophobia, Christianophobia, are they the same battle? Definitely not. The individual injustice that some Christians suffer is the result of a greater injustice relating to the very definition of man. The duty of Christians is not to make a life free of trouble, but to testify for all. The battle today relates to the determination of the source of morality, which the world tries to strip from the conscience and the Church.

So that morality will not be expelled from the public place and be made vulnerable to all injustices, the moral stance of Christian service is needed, more than ever, to testify. Asking to be tolerated is to renounce being understood and therefore to renounce testifying “the way and the truth and the life.”

Originally published by First Things "On the Square"

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