Agree, for example, if one or both became so downtrodden and persecuted, that their call for help would force a reconcilliation. The question is 1) Will this ever happen? and 2) Who would be first? Geopolitics and demographics would come into play in this scenario. Catholics have the numbers, and geographic diversity (meaning more significant poplations in more countries throughout the world); and Russia, home to many Orthos, is high on the list of targets of the left - so my guess is the orthos are more likely to be persecuted severely in the next 100 years than Catholics, but I think, unfortunately we will all suffer, to some extent. We already are. Kind of morbid, but this thread made me think of this scenario, as a Catholic.
With all due respect my brother. Christians need to get the hell out of this Jewish persecution complex. I almost exclusively seen this among the Orthodox community, rarely with Catholics.
What is the weakness guys?? The Church is built on the blood of the martyrs I know but the Orthodox could learn a thing or two from the Catholic warrior tradition. Do not prepare for persecution, prepare to take up your cross and fight. Dying for the faith on the battlefield is martyrdom. Die on your feet not on your knees. This cuckoldry is ruining Christianity. I don't mean to attack my fellow Orthodox brothers but man up. I see abunch of cries and weeps for byzantium and the horror the latins committed against them and poor us we went on to be persecuted by the Ottomans and Bolsheviks etc. Most of you guys are not even the ethnicity of the persecuted ethnic christian groups and are converts. What is this LARP? May god have mercy on the persecuted I am not trying to undermine that at all but still.
Instead of Christians preparing for persecution, Christians need to prepare for war! Stop falling into the HERESY of pacifism and completely turning a blind eye to the Christian Warrior Tradition.
Lift weights, toughen up become strong, attend the latin mass, pray the rosary. Ave maria!
I would like to disclaim that I am not advocating for violence or inciting harm on anyone this post was merely laying out a potential and hypothetical scenario and was engaging public discourse regarding important topics of the Christian faith. Thank you