I'd like to know how you , as Coptic Christians, view the entry of Turkey in the EU? Is this a good thing, or a bad thing? I know that Pope Benedict was quite vocal that he felt Europe was not ready for Turkey, but if our Pope said anything like that, there would be mass killings in Egypt.
But what IS your view on this?
Before anyone here asks - what does this have to do with Christianity - well... simple:
The Turkish government FINALLY recognises the Orthodox patriarchate.
Could this be an important step for the growth of Christianity in that region? If Turkey was to be part of the EU, surely it would mean freedom of religion. Turks can't go around killing zealous evangelicals from standing on street corners saying "ARE YOU SAVED!??"
In fact, if Turkey does join the EU, I will actually pay these evangelicals a ticket to go to turkey and spread the good news: Islam is false and the only way to heaven is through Jesus Christ.
Could this be a blessing in disguise for the Church, or not?