Christians should just die and get it over with in face of genocidal Muslim persecution says Archbishop of Canterbury

Christians should use non-violent resistance against jihadis, says Welby in Easter sermon following killing of 150 in Kenya

The Archbishop of Canterbury yesterday called on Christians to use non-violent means of resistance when faced with persecution by extremists.

In the wake of the slaughter of Christian students in Kenya and the barbarity of Islamic State militants, the Most Reverend Justin Welby said the dead were ‘martyrs’.

Delivering his Easter sermon in Canterbury Cathedral, he said: ‘Christians must resist without violence the persecution they suffer and support persecuted communities, with love and goodness and generosity.’

Dr Welby told his congregation that the killing of Christians over the past year had been a ‘wicked’ development.

Well I see his point, wouldn’t want to offend those genocidal Muslims now would we.


  • Gandhi, open letter to the people of England, 1932: “You’re soldiers are doing the same work of destruction as the Germans. I want you to fight Nazism without arms…. if these gentlemen choose to occupy your homes, you will vacate them. If they do not give you free passage out, you will allow yourself, man, woman and child, to be slaughtered, but you will refuse to owe allegiance to them.”

    Hey, if broke into Justin Welby’s house, do you think he’d call the police, or would he turn the other cheek?

    • winniec

      Whatever he said is too nuanced to be understandable or too stupid to be spoken. Either way, he should have put more thought into making this highly political statement.
      Anglican Christians have the right of self-defence according to the 39 Articles. Justin Welby is over his depth. He should have discussed this idea with a top theologian first. He’s now in a mess of criticism and deservedly so.

    • I hope he’d let me steal that silly hat!

    • winniec

      Gandhi’s extreme naivety in the use of the word ‘gentlemen’ to describe Nazis is equally an insult to the British whom he maligned with this word. Gandhi was so careless he did not see a difference between the British and Nazis.

    • Jabberwokk

      When someone mentions “turn the other cheeks” I wish the would read the bible.

      “But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the *right* cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.”(Mat 5:39)

      try that as a righty. Notice something?

      • Not really. Please to elaborate.

        • Jabberwokk

          Predominately people are right handed. Try striking someone on the RIGHT cheek with your dominate hand.

          Spoilers: You would have to back hand them.

          This scripture is is talking about how to deal with insults not attacks.

          This can be coraborated by asking to walk two miles instead of one form the same passage as during the time of roman occupation a soldier could ask anyone to carry there gear for a mile. Again this was considered belittling.

          With this in mind one can not come to the conclusion that this passage of scipture be used to justify pacifism against people openly trying to attack and/or murder you. Even though it has by both believers and no believers alike to.

        • Minicapt
  • eMan14

    I don’t think Welby understands the gravity of the situation. Turning the other cheek will only get you shot or stabbed on the other cheek. Either way you will die. I’m sure most of those students did not put up stiff opposition. They were simply slaughtered.

    • occupant 9

      …but, the Crusades! Apparently, the worst event in history was the Crusades; that one time a threatened group fought back against Islam. So, to avoid repeating the “worst event in history,” Christians must not fight to save themselves from the commanded Islamic slaughter, because, somehow saving yourself from a barbaric end makes you worse than the barbarian; so crippled is the prevailing logic of our times.

  • Surele Surele

    He should lead by example, no?

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Non-violent resistance. Isolate and embargo. Totally. Let them eat sand.

  • Harold Harry Francis Callahan

    What this clerical wants to say, is that resistance of other nature would be not much better than what the attackers did.
    It’s not easy to agree.

  • simus1

    “Archbooby of Canterby Ignore All” would be a more appropriate title.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Idiots like are the reason people no longer go to church.

    • Our current Pope has his days as well.

      • Ron MacDonald

        He’s a progressive.

        • Rama44

          They’ve all been more and more progressive since Pius Xll. There is a United church in Toronto where the minister is an agnostic so go figure.

  • Wally Keeler

    “Christians must resist without violence the persecution they suffer and support persecuted communities, with love and goodness and generosity.’”
    Well yes, advocating that Christians become dhimmis to the jihadis, pay their generous tribute. Ok course. Surrender is the way to go.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Pacifism is an immoral belief system.
      Jesus was not a pacifist, so why is the rest of Christianity expected to be, if not for the convenience of our enemies?

  • Martin B

    Remember Mad Dog Magloire, the Muslim-gobbling cannibal from the Central African Republic?

    When I read about this sort of suicidal dhimmitude, I can’t help wishing that Mad Dog would snack on the Archbishop.

  • Frances

    Where would the Archbishop have stood in 1940? Certainly cannot see him as a chaplain, let alone one would parachute with troops on D-Day.

  • pop

    He’s a looney left.

    Go live and preach in Arabia.

  • cmh

    In my opinion he hasn’t gone far enough ….if Jesus could offer himself up for crucifixion then all Christians should make that their duty too.

    • Jabberwokk

      Let me ask you a Question.

      If a Soldier dives on a Hand Grenade to save his platoon, which action would honor the soldier more do you think?

      A:) They live the lives grateful for the sacrifice?


      B:) They go look for another hand grenade to jump on?

  • TotallyPeeved

    Fuck him in the ass and feed him beans.