It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by Xiamara
Of all time no they aren't, right now they could be, I'm going to say the homosexuals are a more likely group of people who are persecuted.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Let's be fair here and reveal everyone's dirty laundry
Muslim genocide of hindus in India (a must read)
Originally posted by Valdestine
Atheists are probably the most persecuted since every religion decided they're the enemy
BAGHDAD — The Bush administration introduced Ahmad Chalabi, the former U.S. ally and perennially controversial Iraqi politician, as a secular, pro-Western Mr. Fix-It who could slide right into Saddam Hussein's old seat.
Instead, he embarrassed the Bush White House with bogus pre-war intelligence, aligned himself with Shiite Muslim extremists and got uncomfortably friendly with Iran.
Now, he's No. 3 on an electoral ticket alongside Iraq's biggest Shiite Muslim factions and his name is cropping up
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Pope calls Christians the most persecuted
(visit the link for the full news article)
Pope Benedict XVI says Christians are the religious group that suffers most from persecution.
He expresses his worry in the Vatican's annual World Peace Day message for the new year. He laments that this year was again marked by "terrible acts of violence and religious intolerance."
Benedict said he is especially thinking of Christians in Iraq, where an attack on a Catholic cathedral in Baghdad in October killed two priests and more than 50 other faithful.
Benedict also decries what he calls "sophisticated forms of hostility to religion," including rejection of religious symbol
I think it is obvious that it is Atheists & Agnostics. This is because they are outnumbered & organised religions are everywhere & flaunted in their faces with in many cases not entitled to reply
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, THE PATH TO PEACE
A freedom which is hostile or indifferent to God becomes self-negating and does not guarantee full respect for others. A will which believes itself radically incapable of seeking truth and goodness has no objective reasons or motives for acting save those imposed by its fleeting and contingent interests; it does not have an “identity” to safeguard and build up through truly free and conscious decisions. As a result, it cannot demand respect from other “wills”, which are themselves detached from their own deepest being and thus capable of imposing other “reasons” or, for that matter, no “reason” at all. The illusion that moral relativism provides the key for peaceful coexistence is actually the origin of divisions and the denial of the dignity of human beings. Hence we can see the need for recognition of a twofold dimension within the unity of the human person: a religious dimension and a social dimension. In this regard, “it is inconceivable that believers should have to suppress a part of themselves – their faith – in order to be active citizens. It should never be necessary to deny God in order to enjoy one’s rights”.
Originally posted by gnosticquasar
reply to post by Xiamara
You do realize that it wasn't today's Christians who did that, but their ancestors? The people who are being killed for their beliefs in non-Western countries today have, for the most part, done nothing even close to committing such atrocities. It's quite disturbing to see someone rejoicing the deaths of others because of atrocities committed by people who've been dust for centuries.
i just want to know when it will be okay to wear an invisibility cloak, so men can't see my devilish femininity. then there will have to be laws against religious people wearing invisibility cloaks. but if ya think about it, that's about the gist of it. they don't want to see or hear you if you're female, thus the head to toe bag of cloth. once the ladies can wear invisibility cloaks, the gig is up! poof.