Christians and Persecution
Christians in this country are undoubtedly a whiny bunch. One 16 year old cashier says 'happy holidays' instead of 'merry Christmas' and suddenly there is a 'war on Christianity'. They scream persecution any time someone who doesn't want Christianity shoved down their throat actually has the nerve to speak up and say so. Christians control the entire government and make up a solid majority of America's population. Yet when anyone speaks out because their beliefs aren't the same as Christians', its persecution.
We have recently seen what real persecution is; the threat of execution for the 'crime' of converting to Christianity. That example just goes to fully highlight how whiny and cry-babyish American Christians really are.
Then there is this recent opinion poll result (Thanks PZ, you're the best!). Apparently it is worse to be atheist in this country than black, jewish, muslim, hispanic, or foreigner.
"Atheists are also the minority group most Americans are least willing to allow their children to marry"
When asked about who shares their values, Americans responded:
"Americans rate atheists below Muslims, recent immigrants, gays and lesbians and other minority groups in 'sharing their vision of American society.'"
Looks like the real people being persecuted in this country are us godless heathens. Not that I think we atheists are being persecuted, we do have to continually fight to prevent the onslaught of indoctrination tactics Christians want to foist upon us and our children by placing their religious claptrap in our schools, public buildings, and courts of law (of man, not God). Yet everyone distrusts us enough not to want us to marry their sons and daughters...
...But no, I don't think we are being persecuted just yet. I'll save my final opinion on that issue until when/if Christians ever succeed in remaking this great nation into a Christofascist "Christian Nation." The American Taliban are hard at work towards that goal even now.
Labels: War on Christianity