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Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ stimulates reflection on persecution

Silence is a grueling examination of what persecution does to Christians (i.e., interiorly, emotionally), and about the apostasy that sometimes is a result of that. Whenever persecution sets in, there are always three types of Christians (sort of like the parable of the sower): 1.) Those who immediately cave in — cowards, weaklings. 2.) Those…