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Graciously grant to us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the spirit to think and do always such things as be rightful: that we, who cannot exist without Thee, may be enabled to live according to Thy will.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Financial Incentives for Apostasy

The muslims for centuries had the jizya, a special tax enacted on non-muslims. The Anglicans enacted penal laws which included financial penalties to Catholics for practicing the Faith. The natural tendency over the years was for people to abandon the Church founded by Christ and and adopt their oppressors' religion as a way to escape second-class status or worse.

This persecution of Christ's Church was reprehensible, but at least it is understandable that her enemies would act in this way. What is less understandable is why Christians would do this to themselves. For several years now, Germany has had the same kind of policy, providing a financial incentive for people to abandon their faith.

I guess the Devil has found a strategy that seems to work, and is sticking with it.

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