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Sobran Examines Hatred of Christ:

• By Monsignor Charles Pope

The late columnist Joseph Sobran once pondered the special hatred of the world for Christ. He wrote:
Great as Shakespeare is, I never lose sleep over anything he said … By the same token nobody ever feels guilty about anything Plato or Aristotle said … We aren't tempted to resist them as we are tempted to resist Christ. (Joseph Sobran's "The Words and Deeds of Christ" from Subtracting Christianity: Essays on American Culture and Society, FGF Books, 2015, pp. 1-2)

I have often contemplated this hostility toward and resistance to Christ and His Body, the Church; it is unparalleled. Few of the Protestant denominations experience this hatred. The Buddhists don't seem to be subject to it. Even the Muslims are exempt despite the distinctly non-Western views that predominantly Muslim countries have on many social issues important to the American Left.