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Stop Attacking 'Theists' Stamp by JamesE82 Stop Attacking 'Theists' Stamp by JamesE82
So there I was, minding my own business, trying to hold to the pledge to keep political discourse to a minimum for a while, when out of the blue I receive a comment from a woman who was, um… unhappy is how I’ll put it. She was unhappy, and being… oh, how shall I put this… difficult. Yes, that is the most polite way to say it; she was being a difficult woman, who was unhappy at me. She was unhappy and felt the need to be difficult because of comments I made two months ago on someone else’s page, where I showed my support for the page owner’s posting of a pro-Christmas picture. A pro-Christmas picture in December, it seems, made this difficult woman unhappy, and she felt the need to let me know about it. While doing so she did what liberals usually do, which is to assume they know Christianity better than Christians do, accuse me of having the negative qualities that she herself was displaying, deny that America was founded on Christian principles, etc. There was nothing new in her outrage that my support of Christmas caused in her, and I considered showing her comment the attention it deserved by not responding, but one particular word she used got me thinking…

Theist. Why is it, I wondered, that she was using that term while discussing a Christian holiday, on a posting made by a Christian, and while talking to a Christian? Seems that an awful lot of people who become outraged by things like Christmas, the Ten Commandments, the Pledge of Allegiance, roadside crosses to mark fatal crash sites, and so on, rant about theists. Why do they do that, when they are clearly angered at displays of Christianity? Why not just come out and say they hate the religion that has sparked their outrage and disgust? Why not have the guts to just come out and say it? When I’m talking about 9/11, I don’t blame “theists” for the terrorist attack, after all. :confused:

It is also worth noting that when called on it, these people will say that they hate all people of faith (and state it like they deserve a medal for doing so). Really? That is not, in my experience, the case. “Theist” haters will come up with pictures of lions eating Christians and say they are funny, but where are the “funny” pictures of Jews being gassed and thrown into Nazi ovens, or Buddhist monks on fire? They’ll draw every blasphemous depiction of Christ they can imagine, but where are the allegedly humorous cartoons of Anne Frank being murdered, or Muslim women being stoned to death, or Tibetan Buddhist nuns being raped? If they actually do hate all theists, then shouldn’t these things be just as amusing to them as the crucifixion of Jesus?

:shrug: So I made a stamp. Not a very special stamp, but there you go. We all suffer from selective outrage, I suppose, and this deviation is about that: in this case, the hatred liberals have for Christianity over all other religions, and their bizarre (cowardly?) penchant for denying it. I’ll preemptively say that fine, not all liberals hate Jesus, that some enlightened people really do despise all forms of faith, and so on. I’m not seeking confrontation in posting this, but as it was spawned from a confrontation caused by my defense of my faith, I suppose I should expect some. Again, :shrug:.

If anybody actually wants to use this stamp, please do, but also tell me so I can give you a :highfive:.
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XxCarlyxMeganxX Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Student Artist
Christians are just annoying to people like me, because i'm lesbian.  So all the homophobic Christians deserve to be burned and crucified like Jesus.   
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TheGrayTabby Featured By Owner Edited Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Christianity is just attacked more often because most atheists used to be one,and not to mention you are a large religion and most of the time your members much more outspoken about your religion than others.
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One-Swood-Grommet Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Victim complex much?
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GoldenUndine Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I could say the same for all of Tumblr.
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SergalsFTW Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Something I've never understood is why so many people just hate christianity. Was there legitimate provocation for hating us? As far as I know, the closest thing was the extremists(Why must any extremist exist).

Maybe this is proof that mankind just hates what it doesn't understand. I don't know why it has to be that way, but it is.
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NaeGevurah Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
We use "theists" because, contrary to many christians' ideas of themselves, they aren't the only theists in the world, nor the first, nor the last.
Also, points for changing "disagree with theism" to "hate christians". Hating people for their beliefs is wrong and counter-productive.
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RariTwirules15 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I hate the christian cult, but not the christians themselves. (Don't hate the players, hate the game.)

I just consider cults unnatural and unhealthy, but I certainly wouldn't hate or attack someone religious for the fact that they're religious.
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MovieMowDown Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
At least that hate was earned.
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star-electric Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right. I call bullshit on that claim. If they truly "hated ALL religion" they would shit on all religions equally, not just Christianity. If they truly "attacked the loudest mouth", then muslim (because of 9/11), islam (because of ISIS), shinto (because it constantly appears in 99% of anime and japanese videogames), pagan (because all of our main/national holidays were created by them) and the evolution (to those who believe it to be a religion that is, because it is taught in the majority of science-related subject) religions would be their main targets.

Thank you for making this stamp and calling the Christphobes out on their bullshit. 
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Kote-417 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student General Artist
I don't attack non-asshole theists, I attack religious extremist theists. Most I see are Christian, but I've seen other religions being extremists too.



Fuck extremists! I'll be happy when religion is abolished.
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Internetexplorer968 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Abolishing religion is impossible nor it will do any good. A movement to ban religion will get backlash from theists, physically or mentally. Don't expect religions to go down without a fight.

P.S: Abolishing religion counts as bigotry.
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Kote-417 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Student General Artist
My opinion not yours.
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:iconinternetexplorer968:
Internetexplorer968 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Facts and reality tests those opinions when put to effect in some form. Be realistic.
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Kote-417 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Student General Artist
You aren't the boss of me, I don't have to be realistic just cuz you say so.
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:iconinternetexplorer968:
Internetexplorer968 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
It will save you a lot of reputation and brain cells.
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:iconkote-417:
Kote-417 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Student General Artist
:roll: Like I give a shit about what you think it will do.
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:iconinternetexplorer968:
Internetexplorer968 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
K.
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SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which will do nothing to make the world a better place.
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Kote-417 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Student General Artist
In your opinion. I can have different thoughts if I want to.
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Whakahuri Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Ending religion won't really solve anything
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LivtheShinyVulpix Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not Christian, but I love a lot of Christian people. They're generally good people, not the way so many people portray them. (As long as they're not imposing on anyone's rights, I respect them.)
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fuckshiru Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015   Digital Artist
Oh, I don't like god.
But I get extremely confused when a "anti-theist" makes artwork that is against the "American redneck" brand of Christians, but has sympathy for all Muslims. Not only that but they remain ignorant to all other religions.
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Slenderous Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hate everyone equally, thanks.
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Blueneonkid Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Seriously, all these radical Atheists focus on is the aspects of Christianity they don't agree on, and they never account for context and subject matter. Wow. Atheists are so open minded.
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Slenderous Featured By Owner Edited Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We actually tend to focus on the aspects of any/all religions that are despicably evil, such as beheading and crucifying people, or promoting things such as rape and genocide. Way to make a such a close-minded statement about such a large collective. 
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eggzat Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
This is bullshit plain and simple.
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Well, Christians seem to have more access to the internet that followers of the many other Theistic faiths. Plus there's just so many of them. Its not like I find Christianity any MORE irrational than the other religions. That would be giving way too much credit to the others. 
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EmperorSchmuck Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
It's weird. On here, anti-theists seem to only attack christianity and islam, but don't really say anything about Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism ect.

so much for anti-theists.
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
How many Hindus, Buddhists, and pagans are here proselytizing their faiths on DeviantArt??? When you're debating a Christian or a Muslim and you start tearing wholes in any religions besides Christianity and Islam, they tend to just start agreeing with you... Not the most effective mode of engagement, I'd say. 
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Yatzstar Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconthisplz:
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rayishafluffychicken Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yes, you read my mind. But when you have Christian friends, you hate them secretly, right?
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lNSECTUS Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
you said it. i hate christians so fuckin much but every other religion is okay in my book
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Internetexplorer968 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You hate Christians but not any other religion? I find that slightly hypocritical. XD
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lNSECTUS Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
how is that hypocritical? im not anti religion, i just hate christianity. i also hate atheism so i guess i kinda lied about only hatin christians, my bad. i never said i was anti religion because i am not, theres no reason for me to say that i am. people who share my opinions shouldnt say that either it just makes no sense (which is why i slightly agree with this stamp)
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dalegribble3000 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You truly are stupid. Judaism and Islam are almost the exact same as Christianity. The only differences are dietary law, stricter religious enforcement, and more emphasis on money.
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Internetexplorer968 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It's because I don't see people discriminate one religion completely from all others. Besides, Christianity has many different branches. Catholic being the largest. I don't like devout Catholics who shove their beliefs at people.
Oh, you half lied? Lol, it's useful sometimes. xD
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MetallicGirl Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Writer
I feel really dumb for saying this, but I would use it except I still haven't figured out how to put stamps on my page (if anybody knows please tell me)! I wish my religion didn't have to be hated because of things some radical Christians do, ignoring those "normal" believers.
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JamesE82 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014

That’s not a dumb question; I had to ask someone at work how to do it. =D Go to the right hand side of the page and look below where the details are shown about this piece, and you will see a box labeled Thumb. In that box is : thumb196162914 :, minus the spaces between the colons and the text between them. Copy and paste that information and you will get Stop Attacking "Theists" Stamp by JamesE82 .

Last I heard, you had to be a paying member of the site to put thumbnails in comments, but you should be able to put them anywhere else. :thumbsup:


Thanks for taking the time to give me some positive feedback, and stay strong in your faith.

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MetallicGirl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Writer
Aww thank you :) I figured out how to do it, actually, I have like 100 stamps on my page now :roll: and I actually am a paying member, so it doesn't really matter. Now I can put this stamp in my collection, too.
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ChakatBlackstar Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Is there a stamp for Christian's persecution complex?
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MissMuffinTop Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015   Writer
This isn't CNN. They don't have to provide and equal and opposite point "on balance", even if you feel that their feelings of fursecution are invalid and ass-backwards. 
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Briannabater Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Professional Photographer
^ This
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Corvus-the-Snark Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, what we need is a "people being blind to Christian persecution" stamp
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ChakatBlackstar Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Oh there's christian persecution...just not in the US, or most civilized countries. American Christians tend to jump at the slightest thing. "Oh no, gays are getting married and that's persecution against us" or "oh no, we can't put up the ten commandments in city hall and that means we're being persecuted!"

Every time they find they're loosing a little bit of influence, Christians start complaining that they're being persecuted, even though their religion has influenced US domestic policy for over 200 years, sometimes to unconstitutional degrees. But you start taking away their power, power they shouldn't have had in the first place, and suddenly they act like you're killing their dog or something. American christans wouldn't know REAL persecution if it bit them in the ass.
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Corvus-the-Snark Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is very true, a lot of idiot Christians like to abuse the first amendment and try to force the Bible into schools and other places where it should not be forced into. I am a Christian and I don't think the Bible should be taught in schools and I am happy to support gay marriage (as long as the love between the couple is sincere).

Something important to note however is that there is still persecution of a sort, Christians are horribly stereotyped and people will apply these stereotypes to the nicer and more open-minded Christians. A lot Christians are bullied and are called homophobes right off the bat and are screamed at for forcing their beliefs on other when they haven't done anything like what. Not to mention Christians, like other religious folk, in the fields of science are often looked down upon and derided simply because of their faith.

I fully agree with your comment and I applaud you for saying it, I just want to point out that there is still persecution of Christians in the US. While it isn't any near as horrible as what happens to those poor Christians in other countries, it is just as wrong and it is the kind that the stamp is talking about: bullying and stereotyping.
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Silversepiroth Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
I would like to preface my point by saying that I am a Libertarian Christian.

With that being said, I feel like it should be up to the churches and other religious bodies should be allowed to decide who they will and will not marry. Marriage started with religion, it should stay there. Any and all tax breaks/hikes created by marriage should be cancelled, and if they really want to, the state level government can allow civil unions with the primary guidlines being that there can't be multiple ones attached to a single person of either gender (unless their planning on getting rid of polygamy laws) and if either member is suspected of abuse.

Secondly, I have no issues with Christianity and religion not being taught in schools. According to the Bible anyway (I don't know about other schools of thought,) it is the parent's responsibility to teach children how they should act anyway. What I take issue with is expelling a four year old because she prayed at lunch while allowing a Muslim child to carry a knife into school (that actually happened, look it up.) If you don't want religion in school, that's fine. What gets under my skin is allowing one to be raised to such a high (and somewhat falsified) standard, while all others are banished from even being discussed in school unless it's for the sake of gut punching said religion.

Lastly, do you want to know WHY Christian ideology has shaped domestic policy? It's because our Constitution is founded on it. Even the people who were fiercely against the very idea of God realized that the Bible provided a decent guideline on how not to dick over others while not letting the future government dick over the people (doesn't work very well if the government just ignores the Constitution, but C'est la vie.) THAT BEING SAID, I can safely say that I personally have not seen any of these cries of persecution in my life. Calls of being treated unfairly? Yes. But life isn't fair, it's about making your position known, having a reason for it, and standing your ground. 

Aaaand, now that I've gotten people on just about every other side undoubtedly upset at me, I'm going to shut up now.
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Corvus-the-Snark Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Amen
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Silversepiroth Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
I mean, if you look back realistically at history, the whole reason government got involved in marriage in the first place was because of race. It was to prevent the "cross-breeding" of the skin colors. We have developed well beyond it, so at this point the only reason it still has a hand in marriage anymore is because it's another way to maintain control. 

The church kept marriage licenses and mortician reports before then. If people are going to be buried on land owned by the church anyway, why not allow them to maintain it again? The Federal Government has its fingers in affairs that it was never intended to have them in. Our government was designed only to mediate in international affairs, protect our ability to live (e.g. make sure water and food isn't poisoned in some way or another,) and, in the occasional matter, dispense justice, but even that was only in extreme cases. 

Going back to the whole tax cuts thing, did you know that under our Constitution, income tax is illegal? Yup, the only thing government was supposed to get its money from was export taxes and the like. Of course, our Founding Fathers never thought that the government would get so large, or create programs that relied on forcing people to pay for them to survive, like Medicare. Our Founding Fathers expected us to be charitable to one another, and it would've sorted itself out. Interesting fact about government programs, for every dollar private companies make, 70% of it goes to charity. Only 30% of that same dollar given to government actually goes to those programs that would help people. The American people are by and large the most charitable people on the planet. We cannot, however, afford to be charitable when our government taxes the ground beneath our feet, charges us twice to get food, and even takes a part of the money that we earned with the sweat off of our brow.
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Corvus-the-Snark Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Governments: we can't live without them, but it would be nice if we could
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MuteKrocodil Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well Christianity is one of the most,if not the most,popular and dangerous religion out there.
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