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The Prince of Wales has released a video for Good Friday drawing attention to the plight of Christians suffering oppression and persecution in non-Christian majority countries. The Prince is one of the few prominent public figures in the Western world who has spoken out about the trials faced by Middle Eastern Christians, a topic often paid little attention by Western media. However, he is also a long-time advocate for interfaith dialogue. In the video, Prince Charles condemns the persecution of any religious group but also mentions Christians specifically, making a thinly-veiled reference to Islamist groups such as DAESH as "those who distort and misrepresent faith." He also pays tribute to the ability of Christians facing oppression to forgive their oppressors and the courage of "all those who, whatever their faith, are persecuted for remaining faithful to the true essence of their beliefs."
The Royal Family is occasionally criticised in right-wing conservative circles for not "speaking out" against the undermining of Christianity in the UK. However, both Prince Charles and the Queen are amongst the most prominent Christian voices in modern Britain, arguably providing more spiritual leadership to British Christians than the Church of England hierarchy does. In an increasingly secular world, the Queen's annual Christmas addresses have become noticeably more geared towards Christian themes in the last two decades.
Can we make "The Prince of Wales' Good Friday Address" a new tradition in the UK? __________________ That which concerns the mystery of the King's power is not lawful to be disputed; for that is to wade into the weakness of Princes, and to take away the mystical reverence that belongs unto them that sit in the throne of God. - James VI and I of England, Scotland and Ireland
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Just recently, the Prince of Wales met with students from Al-Azhar in Egypt, which is widely considered to be one of the main guardians of orthodoxy in Islam:
http://www.arabnews.com/node/1269451/middle-east Egypt is a country leading the fight against radicalism in Islam in conjunction with its Arab allies. This alliance is likely to be strengthened with Western support, especially with the need to tackle not merely terrorism but also the ideological sources of extremism. I think it's quite legitimate to have questions about where the Royal Family stand. The issue du jour, undeniably, is that of Western Civilisation, the culture war and identity politics. There is a perception that the overriding "niceness" of the Royals, especially the younger generation, isn't going to cut it. The Left and other enemies of Britain will hate Britain and the monarchy regardless of whatever the royals do. Appeasement is simply not an option. I fear sometimes the Royals haven't grasped it. In contrast, it seems to me that Middle Eastern royalty are quite capable of grasping who their enemies are and know there isn't any room for appeasement. This may be because events like 1958 and 1979 profoundly affected them, and they know that giving an inch is potentially lethal. By contrast, it seems European royals including our own seem too comfortable and cocooned even as the West faces all sorts of problems.
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Originally Posted by
David I think it's quite legitimate to have questions about where the Royal Family stand. The issue du jour, undeniably, is that of Western Civilisation, the culture war and identity politics. There is a perception that the overriding "niceness" of the Royals, especially the younger generation, isn't going to cut it. The Left and other enemies of Britain will hate Britain and the monarchy regardless of whatever the royals do. Appeasement is simply not an option. I fear sometimes the Royals haven't grasped it. Who knows what they discuss privately, but aren't they constrained from voicing their opinions publicly about these matters without approval from the government. So they are allowed to say nice things, but not be too critical. I'd far prefer a monarchy with real teeth and sovereignty in Great Britain than the oligarchy that now runs the show via Parliament – and who knows, via the EU. We'll see if Brexit actually happens. __________________ "For every monarchy overthrown the sky becomes less brilliant, because it loses a star. A republic is ugliness set free." - Anatole France Personal Motto: "Deō regī patriaeque fidelis."
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By speaking on behalf of Christians in the Middle East, HRH has broken at least one PC taboo. But the Royals and the political class aren't willing to break the other taboo even closer to home, namely what has happened to countries of the former British Empire, and what is happening to the white population of South Africa right now...
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There's the political class... then there are those who influence the political class: academia, media, and the permanent bureaucracy. Do they oppose what is happening in South Africa and in other places of the former empire? If they don't oppose it, then it is understandable why the political class is at best indifferent. You need to win the culture – the politics flows downstream.
__________________ "For every monarchy overthrown the sky becomes less brilliant, because it loses a star. A republic is ugliness set free." - Anatole France Personal Motto: "Deō regī patriaeque fidelis."
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With the 50th of Jerusalem and 70th of the Jewish State/Mellah however you want to call it, every sovergn Jewish Priest wants reestablishment of the natural order of things which is ALL LAND BELONGS TO GD AND HIS KINGS. Obviously this is a big legal step above president of the people or prime minister of the government. In the priestly monarchy, the land is Gd given directly to each head of household. Until the bones of Rabbi Nachman are on Mt Zion, the natural order can not be re established by the Messiah among Kings (a King of Gentiles and Jews alike KING OVER the High Priest).
Do I a Sovergn Priest want King Charles, "Why of course my dear fellow!" The man is humble and noble beyond compare! May he discard all those who envy him, soon, by the grace of Gd!
I would love to see him ennoble the Trump Family and Crown them, so they can throw Roman Law back to Rome and Embrace Jerusalem as real Christians Should. Putting the Shah back on his throne as well as Haily Salassy and one of the French Contenders to the throne as the owner of all property, as established by Josef in spite of his WRONGLY rebellious brothers. May peace, justice and law once again be practiced on the planet.
I think you could get real deals out of Putin, Li and Hun...like no pedofilia or or eating human flesh etc... If they want to be crowned
Ukraine could also become a Royal European Monarchy, Leonid Kravchuk is still alive as well as numerous good people there.
14 working days left, get moving folks.
The greatest threat to any monarchy is it's own court, these final days will establish who is trustworthy and who is not.
Gd bless Esther and Mordecai who established both the Houses of the Jews and Israel and the feast of the seventh day, the day of Peace. __________________ gms