originally posted by: NthOther
When Have You, Personally, Ever Been Persecuted or Oppressed by a Christian?
Not by 'a' Xtian, but by MANY!
Xtians have been persecutors and murderers and thieves throughout their history!
Yes, I have had my fair share of personal experience!
And history stands for the global experiences!
Your "cherry-picked strawmen" are completely (Faithlessly) self-serving and irrelevant!
So, in answer to your question;
Another question that I just answered seems quite relevent;
Paraphrased; "What is so offensive when someone shares their faith?"
To which I responded;
It is clear that you do not know the difference between 'beliefs', and 'Faith'.
Perhaps I can help alleviate your confusion (if not your ego);
'Beliefs' are a pathologically symptomatic infection of the imagination, the ego! Vanity! Pride (the only 'sin')!
The most commonly observable and consistent 'symptoms' are the constant need to 'defend' (Egos R Us), to 'validate/feed' and to 'propagate' (spread
There are many symptoms, but just those three are particularly resented because they must be performed in 'other people's faces'!
One 'deliberately' sallies forth to spread his 'beliefs' (infect) to each and every person not already infected with your particular strain!
And the 'believers' relentlessly persecute others (gays, atheists...), and that, too, seems to be resented by the persecuted!
And any healthy person!
'Faith', on the other hand, is an unconditional Virtue of unconditional Love!
The 'symptoms' of unconditional Love are;
True, unconditional Love is ALWAYS recognized by It's unconditional Virtues; Compassion, Empathy, Sympathy, Gratitude, Humility, Charity (charity is
never taking more than your share of anything, ever!), Honesty, Happiness, Faith...
This is NEVER resented, but it is as rare as hen's teeth in Xtiandom!
Sharing the Faith is any act of unconditional Love!
Proselytizing, and 'Jesus Loves you-ing' all over the place is empty words coming from "whited sepulchers", vain tinkling of brass...
All vanity and ego!