Arminian Churches in Iraq

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I keep hearing these quick news blurbs on the Arminian churches that have been attacked in Iraq, and I've been wondering why it is that they've been targeting the churches that emphasize human freedom in salvation as over against God's sovereignty. Why wouldn't they target Calvinist churches also? I just don't get it. Is there something about the emphasis on human freedom that the terrorists think is more threatening? Well, isn't Calvinism also known for its connection to the middle class in Europe and the drive to prosper economically? Sure, it has nothing to do with what Calvinism is really about, but I wouldn't expect Islamicist terrorists to know anything about what really drives Christians, so I don't buy this explanation. What was that? They weren't targeting Arminian churches? They were targeting Armenian churches? Well, someone better tell all the news anchors at CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and everywhere else that's been misreporting it! I wonder if they're using Christian bloggers as their source of information. After all, a number of Christian bloggers in the circles I've been reading tend to contrast two different theological positions -- Calvinism and Armenianism. Last I knew the Armenian Orthodox were closer to Russian and Greek Orthodox than to anything else (though there are still big differences). A good Google search can pull up some good examples of this phenomenon, but I'm going to be nice and not point anyone out.

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I used to confuse the Arminians with the Armenians, but Islamofascists have an easier way to catalog people; radical Islam, and non-radical Islam. Makes it a lot more simple for them to know who to kill.

People arent really doing this are they ???

They really are. I heard at least three or four different newscasters on different channels yesterday talking about the Arminian churches that got bombed. The first time I figured it was just a slip. I'm now suspecting that a press release received by a number of stations had it spelled wrong.

As for the reverse one, every few weeks I find a blogger or commenter on a blog, usually someone who isn't well-versed in the views, talking about Calvinists vs. Armenians.

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