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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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ChakatBlackstar Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Is there a stamp for Christian's persecution complex?
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
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.
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.
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.
Chiminix Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Because beheading journalists and infidels and crashing passenger planes into crowded buildings is nothing compared to refusing a gay couple cake.
Corvus-the-Snark Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And if you believe this your a total moron
LookAtMyLittlePoneh Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Atheist and Leftie here. I won't attack anyone unless they attack my right to talk about atheism  and/or start slandering me and claiming I obviously have no morals and can go around killing people as I please with no remorse whatsoever. Worst argument ever because the fact that I don't believe in a deity proves close to nothing about my actual character/actions.

I think that people trying to censor religion is just as silly as trying to censor people like me, (I'd NEVER go full mouth-foaming rant on someone saying Merry Christmas to me, so stupid lol) so you do have a point. However people tend to badmouth Christians when they bash a belief system I think because people in that religion are unfortunate enough to be involved in the most popular religion at this time, so it's bound to be the scapegoat as annoying as it is. It's easy for people. Also I've noticed that there's a lot of Atheists (like moi) who have come from Christian backgrounds, so some of them tend to be bitter towards anything Christian (usually the new ones).
fightking Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I hate no man for the god he worships. I hate the man who thinks all need worship his god.
Panhead13 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Le gasp? You had the gall to support Christmas during the holiday season? For shame!

Anyway, sarcasm mode aside, it's true. Christians seem to get all the flak. You never see skeptics try to prove Mohammed wrong. They just try to deface Christ.
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