Christ was persecuted, but what about Christians?

Here’s a good bit of fun… statistics for the whole family with a family sized heaping of confirmation bias to go along side it.

CNN Belief Blog

CNN examines the tumultuous early years of Christianity in a special narrated by Liam Neeson. Watch “After Jesus: The First Christians,” Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.

By John Blake, CNN

(CNN) She walked into the Roman arena where the wild beasts awaited her. She trembled not from fear but from joy.

Her name was Vibia Perpetua. She was just 22, a young mother singing hymns as the crowd jeered and a lion, leopard and wild cow encircled her.

One of the beasts attacked, hurling her to the ground. She covered an exposed thigh with her bloody robe to preserve her modesty and groped in the dust for her hair pin so she could fix her disheveled hair.

And when a Roman executioner approached Perpetua with a sword, her last words before collapsing were aimed at her Christian companions: “Stand fast in the faith, and love you all one…

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  1. Ahhh, what’s a few lies between friends, huh?

    • Yeah, especially when they make you feel special.

      • “How it may be lawful and fitting to use falsehood as a medicine for the benefit of those who want to be deceived.”

        That’s the title of the 32nd chapter of the 12th book of Eusebius of Caesarea’s “Evangelical Preparation.”

        Lying for Jebus? Never!

        • Those little white lies can save your life sometime. Remember ‘no, you’re ass isn’t fat’ is only a little teensy weensy white lie.

          • LOL!

            Ever seen this ad from Australia?

            • LOL

  2. Haha great read

    • It looks like it might be an interesting show.

  3. you can’t fault them on graphic design though! That fish – talk about a lasting image!

    • That made me laugh. Yes, they’re pretty good with ‘graven imagery’ … you have to give them that.

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