posted on Dec, 18 2012 @ 07:45 AM
Why do Christians want so badly to think they are persecuted? Why is it when their beliefs are examined with a critical eye, they throw around
accusations of hate, and act like they are being "attacked"?
I've been accused of "hating Christians" and "spreading anti-Christian bias" several times on this board, on one occasion for providing some
historical analysis of early Christian history (which included nothing hateful at all), and on another occasion pointing out that Muslims often have
more reverence for Jesus Christ than many Christians do. I've noticed this kind of persecution complex occurs in many corners of the internet not
Why do you people want so badly to be persecuted? Is it because Jesus predicted all of his followers would be, and now you need make sure that
prediction is fulfilled so it retains its credibility? Is it that you think being persecuted gives your belief system more validity? Or do you
honestly believe you should be able to declare certain things to be true without anyone being allowed to question them?
Sure, there is real persecution in many places in the world, especially in Islamic countries. There are places where Christians (along with atheists
and all non-muslims) are jailed and sometimes even killed. That's real persecution. But being made fun of or critiqued on the internet while you're
posting on your iPad in your mom's minivan at the McDonald's drive through on your way home from youth group is not persecution, no matter how hard
you try to make it out to be.
And can we please put to rest the conspiracy that Christianity is about to be criminalized and stamped out by the government or whatever? Christianity
is a multi-trillion dollar commercial industry; no way are the elite going to give up their biggest cash cow. The world's number one most popular
religion is not going anywhere any time soon. In most places in the world it's growing rapidly; in China it's even beginning to be accepted into the
So can we please end this victim mentality already? When a topic regarding religion in general or Christianity in particular comes up, I'm going to
provide my thoughts, critique, and analysis in a manner that I believe makes the most worthwhile intellectual contribution to the topic at hand. It
may not be something you personally agree with or want to hear, but that doesn't mean I "hate" you or am "attacking" you. Your beliefs are not
immune to criticism.