I’m Eastern Orthodox.
In my lifetime… members of the Church were killed for confessing their faith by Communists. Members of the Church were expelled from their schools by Turks. Members of the Church had their communities bulldozed by Israelis.
We get tax benefits form the state that we refuse to give up.
We get payments to our charities that we bend over backwards to keep.
Our clergy are invited to serve in the military (and we let them do so).
I know it sucks to not be the center of attention any more, but let’s find the blessing in not sucking up to Caesar so much any more.
So let’s get saved, ok?