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Originally posted by K J Gunderson
No, that was not what I was saying. I am not justifying discrimination or saying people that do it are not wrong. I am saying that there is no reason that .3% of the population should even be heard by 72.8%. Why should such a small number of people even matter to such a large number? If one person in this entire state opposed me...I am pretty sure I could carry on.
Originally posted by Yissachar1
Christians are discriminated against and 'treated with disrespect', senior bishops warn
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Senior bishops today claimed Christians in Britain are being 'treated with disrespect' while followers of other faiths are dealt with more sensitively.
The six bishops and Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, said the 'apparent discrimination' against churchgoers was 'unacceptable in a civilised society'.
In a letter to The Sunday Telegraph, the bishops point to the case of Shirley Chaplin, a nurse who was banned from working on hospital wards for wearing a necklace with a cross.
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[edit on 28/3/2010 by Mirthful Me]
Originally posted by K J Gunderson
That just leads me to ask who is at fault for that majority being so invisible?
Mostly though, if religion is such a personal and private thing, then why is it so reliant on a necklace in this case?
Originally posted by Benji1999
Well, I think the majority being invisible is a good thing, so no-one is at fault, because they don't need to be visible.
Religion is a personal and private thing, but people have the right to express their faith and religion through clothing, jewellery and anything else they wish to without being discriminated against because of the particular religion they are representing.
This case, I think, is a bit of a red herring because it's more likely health and safety regulations than any kind of discrimination against Christians.
However, the letter sent by these Christian leaders are in relation to a general attitude and other incidents where Christians are treated more harshly or discriminated against, while followers of any other religions are treated with respect and are not singled out for their religion.
I am not a Christian, although I do have Christian friends, so I can kind of see this discrimination taking place, but it's very subtle in a lot of cases.
The point is that if people don't like religions or don't have any time for religious people, then at least they should have that attitude across the board, rather than single out any one religion to discriminate against.
Really though, people should be mature and civilised enough to respect all religions - even if it's not their cup of tea, or even if they think the whole notion is a bit silly - it's merely a matter of civility and respect, which I think both religious and non-religious people should be afforded in equal measure.
[edit on 29-3-2010 by Benji1999]
Originally posted by nycfrog27
reply to post by K J Gunderson
b/c she's been rambling on about how muslims are being mistreated and such. This is off topic. I am sorry if I offended you, I meant no disrespect. I am just tired of the degredation of Christianity and how we believe in [insert negative remarks here]. It's offensive. It seems like some members demand our attention about their feelings on their religions/subjects, all the while degrading mine. How is it right to do this?
Originally posted by Milleresque
Surely, as Christians, they could just FORGIVE those who "sin" against them, or better yet...turn the other cheek and quit complaining.