So opines Stanley.
We live in an age of martyrs. Also, an age of wilful ignorance. When Christians are killed for being Christians, politicians overlook it and public interest fades. Those few of us in the West who still go to church don’t realise how lucky we are. Others are dying for the right to do that.
On Palm Sunday two bombings in Egyptian churches killed at least 44 people. The targets were Coptic Christians. In one case, the bomb was situated at the front of the church, tearing through pews and bodies. A witness told the Telegraph: “I kept looking at the human remains but I didn’t recognise who was who because their faces were so damaged.” The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) has claimed responsibility. I take comfort from the faith that whatever misery they have caused their victims, the bombers will endure a thousand times worse in Hell.
Etc. He may be right. He certainly doesn’t seem wrong.