View Poll Results: Do you feel Christians are Discriminated against in America?

Voters
73. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    11 15.07%
  • No

    62 84.93%
Page 8 of 36 FirstFirst ... 67891018 ... LastLast
Results 71 to 80 of 354

Thread: Do you feel Christians are Discriminated against in America?

  1. #71
    Sage
    Dragonfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    East Coast - USA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:13 AM
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    13,186

    Re: Do you feel Christians are Discriminated against in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    My answer to the question would be yes and no.

    Many on the left hold bigoted attitudes towards Christians, and are quite capable of forming absolutely enormous double standards when it comes to them and any other religion. .
    You do realize that "many on the left" are in fact christian. Predominately christian in fact. So does that really make sense?
    Wastin' time, like it was free - Godsmack

  2. #72
    free market communist
    Gardener's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Last Seen
    08-12-16 @ 12:15 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    26,661

    Re: Do you feel Christians are Discriminated against in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    You do realize that "many on the left" are in fact christian. Predominately christian in fact. So does that really make sense?
    Obviously. That's why I said "many on the left" and not "the left".

    Are you capable of a different form of discrimination -- that of being able to discriminate between a blanket statement and one that isn't?
    "you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos

  3. #73
    Sage
    Dragonfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    East Coast - USA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:13 AM
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    13,186

    Re: Do you feel Christians are Discriminated against in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Obviously. That's why I said "many on the left" and not "the left".

    Are you capable of a different form of discrimination -- that of being able to discriminate between a blanket statement and one that isn't?
    "Many" is deliberately obtuse don't you think?

    Define many.

    Half?
    More than half?
    30%?
    10%

    Many implies a lot.

    I don't think "many" on the left discriminate against christians because I think "many" on the left are in fact christian themselves. Which is what I said.

    Perhaps you should clarify what "many" means if you don't want somebody to DEBATE/challenge what you said.
    Wastin' time, like it was free - Godsmack

  4. #74
    Wrinkly member
    Manc Skipper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Southern England
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:47 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Liberal
    Posts
    19,553

    Re: Do you feel Christians are Discriminated against in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    You do realize that "many on the left" are in fact christian. Predominately christian in fact. So does that really make sense?
    It's a bafflement that so many on the right fail to see the glaring disconnect between their professed religion and their politics.
    Don't work out, work in.

    Never eat anything that's served in a bucket.

  5. #75
    free market communist
    Gardener's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Last Seen
    08-12-16 @ 12:15 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    26,661

    Re: Do you feel Christians are Discriminated against in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    "Many" is deliberately obtuse don't you think?

    Define many.

    Half?
    More than half?
    30%?
    10%

    Many implies a lot.

    I don't think "many" on the left discriminate against christians because I think "many" on the left are in fact christian themselves. Which is what I said.

    Perhaps you should clarify what "many" means if you don't want somebody to DEBATE/challenge what you said.

    It must be at least a thousand times by now, I have pointed out the various foibles of both the left and right in the same comment, only to have the partisans for one side or the other getting their panties in a little knot.

    You have been in this forum for 8 years, which SHOULD be long enough to notice thousands upon thousands of examples of exactly that tendency I have stated. It should also be long enough to notice that other tendency I have stated, but which you ignore so conveniently.

    I'm really hoping a conservative Christian will arrive to perform the same function as you so I can know my work here is complete.
    "you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos

  6. #76
    Tavern Bartender
    Kinky tres borrachos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    New England
    Last Seen
    01-20-17 @ 06:19 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    34,119

    Re: Do you feel Christians are Discriminated against in America?

    Everyone in this country is "discriminated against" by someone. Whoever thinks that everyone in this country likes everyone else is smoking something.

    Discrimination is treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit.
    Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields

  7. #77
    Sage
    Dittohead not!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The Golden State
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:10 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    37,943

    Re: Do you feel Christians are Discriminated against in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Obviously. That's why I said "many on the left" and not "the left".

    Are you capable of a different form of discrimination -- that of being able to discriminate between a blanket statement and one that isn't?
    Many on the right are not Christian, either. What does that prove?
    Making Russia great again!



  8. #78
    Sage
    Cephus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    CA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:11 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    26,552

    Re: Do you feel Christians are Discriminated against in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Christians are socially discriminated against, Try being a younger Christian in today's generation. Everyone likes to dog and attack people who actually live out their faith. Evangelicals are a mocked and socially persecuted minority. One could argue the lawsuits where Christians were forced to cater to things against their beliefs (gay bakery/photo lawsuits) is also discrimination and intolerance.
    Being disagreed with is not being discriminated against. There are way too many Christians out there who think that just being a Christian ought to confer social privileges. You don't get special rights (such as the right to discriminate against others) because you believe in an imaginary friend in the sky.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

    Blog me! The Bitchspot Blog YouTube me! The Bitchspot Channel

  9. #79
    Sage
    Cephus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    CA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:11 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    26,552

    Re: Do you feel Christians are Discriminated against in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Of course there is, the force was through penalties, charges and potentially losing their businesses. Discrimination did take place, their religious beliefs as individuals was violated in the name of public accommodation or anti-discrimination or whatever.
    The law says nobody gets to discriminate, period. Therefore, Christians are not being held to any different standard than anyone else, hence no discrimination. You really ought to figure out what you're talking about.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

    Blog me! The Bitchspot Blog YouTube me! The Bitchspot Channel

  10. #80
    Sage
    Cephus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    CA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:11 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    26,552

    Re: Do you feel Christians are Discriminated against in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Christian owners were punished for not participating in homosexual marriages upon request. The law allowed this, it's a legal form of persecution. Christians are also socially persecuted by many. The fact that many, and even some on this bored, will jump to label all Evangelicals as "bigots" or "haters" and judge them right from the getgo is a prime example of that.
    You seem to think that Christians get extra special privileges because they are Christian. They are required to follow the same non-discrimination laws as everyone else. Their religious beliefs do not grant them special rights, which is exactly what you are arguing for. That isn't discrimination, it's a refusal to allow Christians to be better than everyone else.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

    Blog me! The Bitchspot Blog YouTube me! The Bitchspot Channel

Page 8 of 36 FirstFirst ... 67891018 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •