You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
I bring up Christianity when people start beating the drums about the evils of Islam because I think any and all religions are susceptible to the same violently radical fanaticism, and I get sick and tired of people going on and on about America's Christian roots as if those roots are somehow immune to that kind of infection.
I'm not a "War on Christmas" type of guy. I'm not really a "War on" anything type of guy. If you leave me alone, and don't try to play at representing your invisible-man beliefs as somehow being better than someone else's, or being better than my lack of invisible-man beliefs, we're good.
Bless me, wish me Merry Christmas, offer to pray for me, and I'll give you the same right back. The fact that I don't believe what you believe doesn't keep me from appreciating the sentiment.
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.
The reason Christianity is "attacked" so regularly is because Christianity is what is thrust upon us all the time. Nobody is attacking Christianity, we're trying to stop it from being forced upon us. Saying "happy holidays" is not an attack on Christianity. A "holiday sale" instead of a "Christmas sale" does not exclude Christians. The idea that Christians are some oppressed group in this country is ludicrous.
edit: The short, smartass answer is that White Christian Males seem to think that it's a zero-sum game, that being more inclusive of others must mean being less inclusive of Christianity.
Last edited by Deuce; 11-08-10 at 08:00 PM.
One of you will end up here next!