Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Myth of Christian Persecution in the United States

The fact is that Christians are very much privileged in the United States. Christianity is an ideology in the US that enjoys implicit,and uncritical acceptance and one would have to be a complete . . .idiot to counter the fact that the mythical delusion that Christianity doesn't 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

Rightardia believes many Christan's are today more like the Romans, who were the persecutors.

If you look at the religious institutions that support militarism and the invasion of Iraq, look no further than the evangelicals. “Solid majorities of white evangelicals, mainline Protestants, and Catholics favored the U.S. taking military action to end Saddam Hussein’s rule.

Support was strongest among Evangelicals, 77 percent of whom supported war, compared with 62 percent of Catholics and mainline Protestants (Gallup).

Methodist Bishops even had to repent Iraq War 'Complicity.' GWB was a member of the Methodist church.

Many US soldiers in both Iran and Afghanistan who were evangelicals referred to themselves as crusaders and even tried to distribute Bibles in Afghanistan before a commander confiscated and burned the Bibles.

Yes, Christians are hardly the persecuted anymore; It's the reverse. Most of the hatred toward blacks and Muslims comes from right wing evangelicals and fundamentalists.

The Roman Catholic Church, led by Pope John Paul II, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, opposed the U.S.-led war in Iraq


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From: Johnny Asia
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 11:21:14 -0500
Local: Sun, Nov 28 2010 11:21 am
Subject: The Myth of Christian Persecution in the United States

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