The Myth of Christian Persecution in the United States

It’s getting to that time of year again when the Christian whiners start complaining about being persecuted because the evil, heathen, baby-eating, godless horde of devil-worshipping atheist are trying to steal Christmas.  This is in addition to the whining they normally do, which is sickening enough.  They walk around with a Gibralter-sized chip on their shoulders, crying about how they are being treated unfairly and compare themselves with David in that mythical story we all know so well.  I won’t even get into the rages they fly into when we have the unmitigated gall to throw up a billboard here and there about godlessness because we all know there are almost NO Christian billboards out there… 

The fact is that Christians are very much privileged in the United States.  Christianity is an ideology in the US that enjoys implicit, unreflecting, and uncritical acceptance and one would have to be a complete fucking idiot to counter the fact that the mythical delusion of Christianity is dominant here. Christians are continuously told that they are special and deserve privileges. Many stores take the Christian sabbath into account and are not open for business on Sundays.  Most Christians don’t have to work on their holidays.  They can assume that television programming will be geared toward their holidays.  They can generally construct holiday displays such as nativities without fearing vandalism.  “Merry Christmas” is a greeting that they will most often hear during this time of year and can, with impunity, ignore and be ignorant of the holidays celebrated by other religious groups.  In fact, many school events will probably address Christian holidays.  There is no shortage of churches for a traveling Christian to worship at and whenever someone talks about or thanks god, Christians can assume it’s their god.  Almost every hotel in the United States has bibles in their rooms and when there is a need, Christians have many charities to donate to or get assistance from. 

Persecuted?  Please…  Unlike those of us who do not believe in a deity, christians won’t be discriminated against because of their religion and can assume that their opinion won’t be ignored because of their religion and they never have to worry about living in a place where they are not welcome because they will almost never encounter groups that exclude Christians.  While it can be a gut-wrenching decision for an unbeliever to “come out”, Christians don’t worry about revealing their religion to parents, friends, etc.  Without worry of being labeled a bigot amongst their own, they christians can discriminate in ways not otherwise allowed.  

Christians can wear evangelistic clothing or jewelry without fear of persecution, as well, and can promote their religion on cars or houses without fear of vandalism.  They rarely have to worry if their religion will hinder their professional ambitions, but if you are known as atheist, it becomes very difficult to find or keep a job. In fact, Christians can assume that most neighbors and coworkers share their beliefs and many Christian owned businesses participate in advertising in directories of other Christian-owned businesses.  In short, Christians can assume that almost anywhere they go and anything they do, they’ll feel normal. 

Many of the laws in the United States come with built-in exemptions for Christians and their beliefs and Christians can assume that most politicians are Christians who represent Christian interests and this is reflected in that almost without exception, government prayers are Christian in nature.  Yes, many of these privileges are seeing a decline as more and more of the godless are becoming vocal and getting involved, and so Christians interpret this as persecution, but this is only because privilege is all they have ever known. They have been on top of the food chain in this country for so long that they are largely clueless that in a free society, such privileges are inappropriate. 

Of course, you will never get them to admit that as long as they continue suffer under their memetic viral delusions.  They will continue to whine like petulant children until they either come to their senses and embrace reason and abandon their silly, outdated and completely ridiculous superstitions, indoctrination and dogmatic bullshit or they manage to die off without infecting their own progeny. 

I, for one, refuse to be accommodating.  I refuse to stand idly and quietly on the sidelines while my fellow unbelievers get routinely thrown under the bus.  I cannot bring myself to keep my mouth shut while the children of our Nation get mentally mind-fucked every Sunday morning, rendering them totally and completely unequipped to integrate into a post-modern society because they believe the earth was created six-thousand years ago, that a nine-hundred-year-old man crammed a shitload of animals into a boat for forty days, that donkeys and snakes talk and all the other countless and totally insane bollocks that they are taught as unmitigated truth.  That I should be tolerant and accommodating is an insult to the collective of human intellect and I won’t have any part of it.  Call me what you want, I don’t give a shit, really.  I am done being nice to these fundamentalist ass-fedoras, and that includes Muslims, as well.  You can only beat a dog so much before it bites back. 

Woof…

  35 comments for “The Myth of Christian Persecution in the United States

  1. J. D. Chinn
    November 26, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Great article and I totally concur.

    • i dont turn the other cheek
      December 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm

      you have the right to your unbelief,i cannot accept atheism as a doctrine, because to truly not know you must have all knowledge… do you have all knowledge..are you the smartest person in the universe.. just curious…….

  2. November 26, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Yes it is the height of irony for Xtians in the US to say they are under attack. Sort of like all the white people moaning about their jobs being under attack from Mexicans, or Charleton Heston screaming about the government trying to take his guns away.

  3. November 26, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Woo hoo! Go Al!

    (liking the use of the word ‘bollocks’ there too, old thing)

  4. Steve Williamson
    November 26, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Excellent article Al! Also loving the use of “bollocks” – can’t think where you have picked up that little colloquialism…??

  5. Nam
    November 26, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Fuck this oppression, fuck this indoctrination, fuck these people who are fucking us in the ass and saying they are being persecuted.

  6. November 26, 2010 at 11:28 am

    A great big three thumbs up!

  7. thegodless
    November 26, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Onward atheist soldiers, let the truth keep marching on. I bet this song sounds pretty scary to most people. Many atheists themselves would probably object to singing something so dogmatic and divisive, but if we replace the word atheist with the word Christian, we have a Sunday school song taught to impressionable little five year olds. From a very early age, the children of Christian indoctrination are taught that they are God’s chosen ones, that what they believe is absolute truth, that they have the moral high ground, that anyone that comes against them is surely an agent of Satan, and society staunchly reinforces these views. Mere mentions of inclusive Holiday celebrations are often derided as an attack on the very foundation of Christianity, when in fact, we are only requesting a return to the time when Holidays were not monopolized and cannibalized for the propagation of one particular faith. Much of the problem lies in our serious lack of a true secular education. Our public schools may, in theory, be given the government mandate to teach our children the unadulterated truth, and may, in theory, be told to keep religious indoctrination out of the class, but Christian teachers, board members, Principals, etc. are not well known for putting aside their dogma for anything or anyone, because to do so, would be seen as betraying the Biblical tenets of evangelism. We can’t reasonably expect a Christian teacher, that truly believes that Satan is after all of the kids, to not practice school evangelism. When we do try to stomp out school evangelism, the largely Christian community invariably comes forth to back the offending teacher. The answers seem few and far in between and the problem is compounded by the Christian doctrine of persecution. When a Chrsistian cries persecution, atheists are going to always look like the bad guys. How can we win against that? How can we possibly expect to have our own children unblemished by religious indoctrination, when every time we put forth a rational argument, Christians begin crying foul? The fact remains that they are the bully majority and since the bully can find no benefit, to themselves or their religion, in allowing inclusive Holiday celebrations. If they were truly for the peace and love they preach, they would see inclusion as the olive branch that it actually is. Though this yearly battle will likely continue, I can rest knowing that one day, when the tides have turned, possibly from the rise of Islam in America, or more hopefully from the rise of secular humanism, Christians will be forced to see things from the other side, and I will bet that they will then regret having been the bully in the land of the free.

  8. Balstrome
    November 26, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Do any know/have a detailed list of the outright lies and bollocks that is in the bible, apart from bible of course. Something in the lines “..the animals entered the ark in twos” and this is rubbish.

  9. Rob Rooster
    November 26, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    The FACT that ‘Christianity’ STOLE all of it’s religious festivals is descretely pushed aside. The Christians do not want anyone to know the origins not only of the holidays, but they do not want the majority to know the pagan origins of the ‘Jesus’myth.

  10. marla calandro
    November 26, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Great article Al. It is nauseating to witness their sense of entitlement, especially around this time of year. Thank you for taking a stand and being bravely honest. Kudos <3

  11. Nora
    November 26, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    When people use the word “godless” it is not meant to be descriptive, but rather a slur. To them, if you’re godless you have no morals, no sense of right and wrong, do not care to do “good” and in general are to be shunned at the very least, and castigated or killed, if possible. If only the term “godless” were simply descriptive and didn’t carry the same negative connotation as “atheist”.

  12. November 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    LOL! nice rant!

    I will note that in “the flood”, it rained for forty days and nights… the flood itself lasted about a “year or so”.

    which would have meant that the entire planet should now be a desert since all the plants keeping the topsoil in place would have died from a lack of sunlight, seeing how nearly 100% of all photosynthesis would have stopped for that entire time as no photosynthesis can occur below 200m of water! LOL!

    ^_^

  13. November 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    I suggest you ALL watch the following DVDs & Videos:

    ‘Imagine If All Atheists Left America’:

    ‘Constantines Sword’:
    http://www.ConstantinesSword.com

    ‘Theologians Under Hitler’:
    http://www.vitalvisuals.com/?q=node/19

    ‘The God Who Wasn’t There’:
    http://www.TheGodMovie.com/

    ‘A brief rundown of the cost in human lives exacted by religion and religious warfare’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq0oMhR3OgI

    I also tell every one to support those who fight for ‘Separation of Church and State’. These are a few I’ve been supporting for years;

    Americans United for Separation of Church and State: http://www.au.org/

    Freedom From Religion Foundation: http://ffrf.org/

    Military Religious Freedom Foundation: http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/

    The Interfaith Alliance Foundation: http://www.interfaithalliance.org/

    =-=-=

    “The Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense founded on the Christian religion – Many Religious Right activists have attempted to rewrite history by asserting that the United States government derived from Christian foundations, that our Founding Fathers originally aimed for a Christian nation.

    This idea simply does not hold to the historical evidence. Of course many Americans did practice Christianity, but so also did many believe in deistic philosophy.

    Indeed, most of our influential Founding Fathers, although they respected the rights of other religionists, held to deism and Freemasonry tenets rather than to Christianity”.

    Source: http://www.nobeliefs.com/Tripoli.htm

  14. November 26, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Hear, hear. Christians are simply not persecuted in the US. Despite what they’re taught in their churches and on Faux Newz, it’s not “persecution” if somebody says Happy Holidays rather than Merry Christmas, if somebody doesn’t want to hear about Jesus, if somebody tells them to STFU when they’re telling gay people they’ll burn in hell, etc. And the First Amendment applies to everyone, not just Christians.

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  16. Jennifer
    November 26, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I must congratulate you on your collection of commenting sycophants. Good job. You’re a very angry person. Why is that?

  17. Corey Ferrell
    November 26, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    ATHEIST UP!

  18. November 26, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Without going into all the myriad of problems with the Jebus myth (i.e. No census, Herod already dead, no wisemen and if they had followed a star as described they would have ended up in India, accounts are written about a 100 years afterwards, lack of evidence, etc), I’d like to share some OTHER dieties that were also NOT born on the 25th.

    Horus c. 3000 BCE
    –born of the virgin Isis-Merion December 25 in a cave/manger with his birth being announced by a star in the East and attended by three wise men.
    –his earthly father was named “Seb” (“Joseph”).
    –was of royal descent.
    –at 12, he was a child teacher in the Temple, and at 30, he was baptized having disappeared for 18 years.
    –baptized in the river Eridanus or Iarutana (Jordan) by “Anup the Baptizer” (“John the Baptist”), who was decapitated.
    –had 12 disciples, two of who were his “witnesses” and were named “Anup” and “Aan” (the two “Johns”).
    –performed miracles, exorcised demons and raised El-Azarus (“El-Osiris”), from the dead.
    –walked on water.
    –his personal epithet was “Iusa,” the “ever-becoming son” of “Ptah,” the “Father.” He was thus called “Holy Child.”
    –delivered a “Sermon on the Mount” and his followers recounted the “Sayings of Iusa.”
    –was transfigured on the Mount.
    –crucified between two thieves, buried for three days in a tomb, and resurrected.
    –he was also the “Way, the Truth, the Light,” “Messiah,” “God’s Anointed Son,” “the “Son of Man,” the “Good Shepherd,” the “Lamb of God,” the “Word made flesh,” the “Word of Truth,” etc.
    –he was “the Fisher” and was associated with the Fish (“Ichthys”), Lamb and Lion.
    –came to fulfill the Law.
    –called “the KRST,” or “Anointed One.”
    –was supposed to reign one thousand years.
    Inscribed about 3,500 years ago on the walls of the Temple at Luxor were images of the Annunciation, Immaculate Conception, Birth and Adoration of Horus, with Thoth announcing to the Virgin Isis that she will conceive Horus; with Kneph the “Holy Ghost,” impregnating the virgin; and with the infant being attended by three kings, or magi, bearing gifts. In addition, in the catacombs at Rome are pictures of the baby Horus being held by the virgin mother Isis—the original “Madonna and Child.”

    Osiris c. 3000 BCE
    –Father of Horus, considered to be part of a triune godhead — Osiris, Horus and Isis.
    –Osiris was identified with nearly every other Egyptian god and was on the way to absorbing them all. He had well over 200 divine names.
    –He was called the Lord of Lords, King of Kings, God of Gods.
    –He was the Resurrection and the Life, the Good Shepherd, Eternity and Everlastingness, the god who “made men and women to be born again.” –From first to last, Osiris was to the Egyptians the god-man who suffered, an died, and rose again, and reigned eternally in heaven. They believed that they would inherit eternal life, just as he had done .
    –Osiris’s coming was announced by Three Wise Men: the three stars Mintaka, Anilam, and Alnitak in the belt of Orion, which point directly to Osiris’s star in the east, Sirius (Sothis), significator of his birth . . .
    –Osiris was a prototypical Messiah, as well as a devoured Host. His flesh was eaten in the form of communion cakes of wheat, the “plant of Truth.” . . .
    –The cult of Osiris contributed a number of ideas and phrases to the Bible. The 23rd Psalm copied an Egyptian text appealing to Osiris the Good Shepherd to lead the deceased to the “green pastures” and “still waters” of the nefer-nefer land, to restore the soul to the body, and to give protection in the valley of the shadow of death (the Tuat).
    –The Lord’s Prayer was prefigured by an Egyptian hymn to Osiris-Amen beginning, “O Amen, O Amen, who are in heaven.” Amen was also invoked at the end of every prayer.

    Attis of Phrygia c.1400 BCE
    — born on December 25 of the Virgin Nana (or sometimes Cybelem).
    — considered the savior who was slain for the salvation of mankind.
    — his body as bread was eaten by his worshippers
    — his priests were “eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven.”
    — he was both the Divine Son and the Father.
    — he was crucified on a tree on “Black Friday,” from which his holy blood ran down to redeem the earth.
    — descended into the underworld for three days.
    — was resurrected on March 25 (as tradition held of Jesus) as the Most High God. — reborn as the evergreen pine.

    Zoroaster/Zarathustra c. 1000 BCE or earlier
    –born of a 15-year-old virgin, Dughdhava and “immaculate conception by a ray of divine reason.”
    –he was baptized in a river.
    –in his youth he astounded wise men with his wisdom.
    –was tempted in the wilderness by the devil.
    –began his ministry at age 30 wandered around with twelve followers.
    –baptized with water, fire and “holy wind.”
    –cast out demons and restored the sight to a blind man.
    –taught about heaven and hell, and revealed mysteries, including resurrection, judgment, salvation and the apocalypse.
    –had a sacred cup or grail.
    –was slain.
    –his religion had a eucharist.
    –he was the “Word made flesh.”
    –followers expected a “second coming” in the virgin-born Saoshynt or Savior, who is to come in 2341 CE and begin his ministry at age 30, ushering in a golden age.

    Mithra of Persia c. 600 BCE
    –born of a virgin on December 25 in a cave, and his birth was attended by shepherds bearing gifts.
    –considered a great traveling teacher and master.
    –had 12 companions or disciples.
    –his followers were promised immortality.
    –performed miracles.
    –the “great bull of the Sun,” Mithra sacrificed himself for world peace.
    — buried in a tomb and after three days rose again.
    –resurrection was celebrated every year.
    –called “the Good Shepherd” and identified with both the Lamb and the Lion.
    –considered the “Way, the Truth and the Light,” and the “Logos,” [Word] “Redeemer,” “Savior” and “Messiah.”
    –sacred day was Sunday, the “Lord’s Day,” hundreds of years before the appearance of Christ.
    –had his principal festival on what was later to become Easter.
    –his religion had a eucharist or “Lord’s Supper,” at which Mithra said, “He who shall not eat of my body nor drink of my blood so that he may be one with me and I with him, shall not be saved.”
    –his annual sacrifice is the Passover of the Magi, a symbolical atonement of pledge of moral and physical regeneration.
    ALSO, the Vatican is built upon the papacy of Mithra, and the Christian hierarchy is nearly identical to the Mithraic version it replaced . . . Virtually all of the elements of the Catholic ritual, from miter to wafer to altar to doxology, are directly taken from earlier Pagan mystery religions.

    Heracles c. 800 BCE
    –born on December 25 to a virgin who refrained from sex with her until her God-begotten child was born.
    –sacrificed at the spring equinox.

    Dionysus c. 186 BCE
    –born of a virgin on December 25 and, as the Holy Child, was placed in a manger.
    –a traveling teacher who performed miracles.
    –rode in a triumphal procession on an ass.
    — a sacred king killed and eaten in an eucharistic ritual for fecundity and purification.
    –rose from the dead on March 25.
    –the God of the Vine, and turned water into wine.
    –called “King of Kings” and “God of Gods.”
    –considered the “Only Begotten Son,” Savior,” “Redeemer,” “Sin Bearer,” Anointed One,” and the “Alpha and Omega.”
    –identified with the Ram or Lamb.
    –His sacrificial title of “Dendrites” or “Young Man of the Tree” indicates he was hung on a tree or crucified.

    Tammuz c. 400 BCE
    –born to a virgin, named Mylitta, on December 25

    Adonis c. 200 BCE
    –born on December 25 was son of the virgin Myrha. (Almost certainly based on Tammuz).

    Hermes
    –born on December 25 was the son of the virgin Maia,
    –member of a holy trinity Hermes Tris-Megistus.

    Bacchus
    –born on December 25, was crucified in 200 BCE.

    Prometheus
    –born on December 25, descended from heaven as a god incarnate as man, to save mankind, and was crucified, suffered, and was redeemed from death.

    Some have claimed that Buddha was born on the 25th of December, which is not true from all I know of that philosophy. However, I can see how tempting it may be to add him in since he has started quite a philosophical movement, and let’s face it, this is also a legend the christians stole from for a great deal of their philosophy, so here are a few things about him:
    Buddha (Siddartha Gautama) c. 563 BCE
    –born of the Virgin Maya (“the Queen of Heaven”)
    — announced by a star and attended by wise men presenting costly gifts.
    –at his birth Brahma angels sang hymns.
    –tempted by Mara, the Evil One, while fasting, but overcame the temptation, putting the Evil One to flight.
    –taught in temple at age 12 and was able to match the wise religious scholars in their understanding.
    — He healed the sick; fed 500 from a small basket of cakes.
    –walked on water.
    –Buddha’s disciple wanted to hear his lord preach so he started to cross a stream – he doubted and started to sink but he built up his faith and continued to walk across the water.
    –came to fulfill the law and preached the establishment of a kingdom of righteousness.
    –He obliged followers to live in poverty and to renounce the world.
    –In his final years, Buddha was said to have ‘crushed a serpent’s head’ and to have been transfigured on a mount …’
    –It was Buddha, not Christ, who first said: ‘If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also’

    The same claim of the 25th is attributed to Krishna, however I think this one has an accepted birthday of sometime in July. Again I only copy this over because of some other interesting similarities that may have been borrowed (or just outright stolen):
    Krishna c. 1400 BCE (possibly as early as 5771 BCE)
    — born of the Virgin Devaki (“Divine One”)
    –his earthly father was a carpenter, off in the city paying tax when K. was born.
    –birth was signaled by a star in the east and attended by angels and shepherds, at which time he was presented with spices.
    –heavenly hosts danced and sang at his birth.
    –persecuted by a tyrant who ordered the slaughter of thousands of infants.
    –anointed on the head with oil by a woman whom he healed.
    –depicted as having his foot on the head of a serpent.
    –worked miracles and wonders, raising the dead and healing lepers, the deaf and the blind.
    –used parables to teach the people about charity and love, and he “lived poor and he loved the poor.”
    –castigated the clergy, charging them with “ambition and hypocrisy . . . Tradition says he fell victim to their vengeance.”
    –his “beloved disciple” was Arjuina or Ar-jouan (Jouhn).
    –transfigured in front of his disciples.
    –gave his twelve disciples the ability to work miracles.
    –his path was “strewn with branches.”
    –died on a tree or was crucified between two thieves.
    –killed around the age of 30, and the sun darkened at his death.
    –rose from the dead and ascended to heaven “in the sight of all men.”
    –depicted on a cross with nail-holes in his feet, as well as having a heart emblem on his clothing.
    –the “lion of the tribe of Saki.”
    –called the “Shepherd of God” and considered the “Redeemer,” “Firstborn,” “Sin-Bearer,” “Liberator,” “Universal Word.”
    –deemed the “Son of God” and “our Lord and Savior,” who came to earth to die for man’s salvation.
    –the second person of the Trinity.
    –his disciples purportedly bestowed upon him the title “Jezeus,” or “Jeseus,” meaning “pure essence.”

    I guess the myth persists for so long because it just keeps getting recycled! It’s like Hollywood is recycling all the good stories out there without even trying to stay with the original version?

    • i dont turn the other cheek
      December 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm

      can you state your references..

  19. Joe
    November 27, 2010 at 1:49 am

    You know you’re right Al.

    We shouldn’t base our opinions of people on their actual merit. You should lump huge disparate groups of people together so you can pick on them. Despite it being a very vocal minority of people of any religious groups who persecute others.

    Oh wait. Isn’t that what you are complaining about?

    It’s people like you who give Christians the impressions of Atheists that they have. You’re an idiot. You are no better than the bastards at Westboro; you simply exist on the other side of the coin.

    I don’t have to agree with a Christian’s beliefs, but our nation was founded on letting anyone worship whomever/whatever in whatever way they want. I have plenty of Christian friends. They treat me no differently than my Buddhist friends, my Shinto friend, nor my Atheist friends.

    Smart people won’t judge others because they have different belief systems. Smart people judge others base upon their actions. Yes, SOME Christians are assholes about their faith. There are assholes in every group of people. Don’t judge whole groups based solely upon an impression from the vocal assholes.
    I’ve read what YOU have written. I’ve judged you one of the assholes.

    • November 27, 2010 at 6:57 am

      Of course you are entitled to your opinion, which is why you are probably surprised that your comment was approved. The only flaw in your point of view is tthat atheists do not have a cohesive doctrine that defines us. While it is true that I am an asshole, which I freely admit, it has little to do with a poisonous belief in an imaginary friend who commands all of his followers to kill entire groups of people and is generally portrayed as a megalomaniacal prick. I will stop lumping those christians who believe in the bible together and judge them on an individual basis when they, individually, renounce their belief that the bible is nothing more than an old, irrelevent, outdated book with dangerous doctrines. Until then, and in the words of a true asshole, the whole lot of the fundamentalists can kindly just fuck off…

  20. Otis OBrien
    November 27, 2010 at 4:11 am

    Has anyone mentioned anything to Canada about this Unites States of Canada thing?

  21. Phoebe
    November 27, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Great article! I also am sick of trying to respect people who get mad at me because they believe in talking donkeys and punishing all women forever because the “first” woman believed a talking snake, and I don’t. The bible is FULL of insane disgusting tripe, the bible literalists views do NOT deserve any respect, and they have no right to get angry at me for not believing it!
    The mild, more sane Christians wonder why we are tired of it all. That’s because they don’t have people getting mad at them at every turn for doing nothing other than having a different opinion.

  22. Phoebe
    November 27, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Joe, did you know that it’s against the LAW for an atheist to run for public office in some states? When the “some Christian assholes” are making the laws, you expect us to sit by and be happy about it?

  23. November 27, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    As I’ve said before, “if I want to know about Jesus, I’ll ask.” Not an atheist, but I do also believe that revealed religion is “bullocks.” The universe is far more complex than dreamed of by a bunch of desert dwelling savages–then or now.

  24. Sandman
    November 29, 2010 at 6:29 am

    I know this breaks Godwins Law, but it is worthwhile remembering that the Nazis claimed they were being persecuted by the Jews, and in particular Jewish control of businesses and banking interests. A similar claim was made in Rawanda that fuelled the genocide there. Ditto Serbia in the Balkans. Then we can throw Israel into the heady mix.

    Claiming persecution as a raison d’etre or justification for their actions is a common trait attributed to people who persecute others.

    US Buckle Hattes….J’accuse!

  25. RisingDeer
    December 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    I am not an atheist, I am a Green Witch. Christmas is probaly one of the worst holidays, because it is taken from the pagan holiday, Yule. It is proven that “Jesus” was likely not a capricorn and was born sometime near midsummer. What is even worse is when Christians (Most of them, not all) bitch and groan about being persecuted. I am absolutly certain that they do not suffer in the United States. They make the other religions suffer, just because they apperently assume that they are the only “real” religion. Fossils kinda prove, God did not create man.

  26. i dont turn the other cheek
    December 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    if i live by the precepts of jesus christ why is this wrong, to love my enemies, feed the poor, take care of the widows and children, visit people in prisions, love each other as we love ourselves, yea that is such a horrible lifestyle to live by,,, i get your point.. wow such a mind fuck to love my enemies…why how violent… why to love my neighbor ,that is just plain horrible… its not about religion its about relationship….

  27. Robert Tobin
    December 31, 2010 at 8:04 am

    The USA should have a name change to the United Christian States of America.

  28. John Wesley
    February 21, 2012 at 8:05 am

    You can discuss your disagreements without having to result to cursing in your article.

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