Posted by Michael CHILDS, Admin II on October 8, 2012 at 10:22pm in Patriot Action Alerts
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
– Edmund Burke
Christians should “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but (also) reprove them” (Ephesians 5:11).
Those Christians who are silent when there is sin and evil around them are in fact partakers with those that do evil (Ephesians 5:7).
WND says this in a recent article, What we face today in America is worse than “good men doing nothing.” More times than not it’s “good men” in the name of political correctness or out of cowardliness holding others back from speaking out against evil.
Should we all remember at this point in our history Martin Niemöller(1892-1984) who was a Protestant pastor during Adolf Hitler’s killing spree. He arose as a spoken public foe of Hitler while others said nothing. For the last seven years of Hitler’s rule, Niemöller was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp.
He is best remembered for this quote:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me.
Also in the WND article:
In the case of the “Innocence of Muslims”video clip, only two organizations have stood up to the censorship of the Obama administration, and they are truly an odd couple. One is Google, a same-sex marriage promoting, very liberal corporation that often stands against traditional values. Google has stood up for free speech and refused to remove the video from its YouTube platform. The other is the venerable Wall Street Journal, which in an editorial condemned the jailing and silencing of the producer of “Innocence of Muslims.”
In a letter to the president of one group of attorneys that defends religious liberty, on the subject of Mr. Nakoula and his film, I wrote, “If nothing is done to defend ‘Innocence of Muslims’ and its producer, then you, me or both of us, will be in jail a year from now. This man has said nothing that you and I have not also said about Islam and Muhammad.”