posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 10:51 AM
I have a theory, that the driving forces behind all the negativity and vitriol in American politics comes from 2 distinct groups: the younger
generation atheist crowd and the elderly conservative Christian crowd.
Younger atheist are almost always militant in their beliefs, and can never be told that their wrong. From the gay rights agenda, to evolution's
preeminence in society, to more socialist tendencies, etc. These younger generations did not grow up in a time where they had to parse their words, as
long as the group your attacking isn't "on your team". My parents are atheist, I am not, but they would never dream of the utter disrespectful
language said by our youth towards "the other team".
The elderly Christian community is just as much to blame however. Many in this community pick out extremely minor details within the bible, such as
gay marriage, etc. (anti-abortion I think is justified though) and knit pick on these insignificant issues. Jesus never once mentioned gays or really
even talked about social issues. Jesus was sent to save ALL people from the gayest gay to the loneliest murder and everybody in between.
These end up using the same tactics, demonize and divide. Elderly Christians wrap themselves in the bible and on the mantle of "religious freedom";
and young atheist wrap themselves in the oppressed minority mantle. The sooner we can BOTH just grow up and respectively agree to disagree the