this IS NOT bashing anyone or any faith. It's a question based on an observation. Persecution isn't being disagreed with, it isn't someone who has an issue with yr faith or sexual orientation. Persecution is maltreatment based on a difference - b it faith, sexual orientation, skin colour etc. physical + emotional abuse etc. Yet in the last few days I've seen several comments that accuse others of bashing them claiming 'victim' etc,when people were merely disagreeing or saying something they disliked + didn't agree with (but not personal) - why r people seeing persecution where there's none?
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Understood. I did actually mean here in Hubpages, but double standards are awful. can you post some links to those rulings - I'd like to take a read. However, the Religous Freedom Bills are an example - when rgt to discrim is denied, they cry persec
Jacqui, How is it that you haven't heard about this stuff on the news? It's happening in the USA all the time. I have not run across anyone on HP claiming persecution.
I'm not in the USA so I don't watch yr news. I see it here a lot. Claiming bashing of something when merely disagreement, coming across as victim in conversations where a statement is made, and misinterpreted.read comments from pop Q+A lately....
Thanks for that well thought oh answer. Makes a lot of sense. Unfortunately, the 'sorry, wasn't meant that way' often doesn't get heard even if said. I've had to go as far as 'hey, there is no persecution here, it's an opinion/thought'.
Except what you describe is disagreement, not persecution.
Just as when those same types of questions are asked of atheists is not persecution, but disagreement. And both sides are guilty of doing the same thing here.
Maybe you're right. . Interesting verse, thanks!
Nice! There is an occassional piece of biblical wisdom that resonates. Although there is probably an equal and opposite piece of wisdom that will also show up from the same books.
I've also noticed people who are the most fanatical about the Bible and quickest to criticize others know the least. It is easy to quote Bible verses against them!
I know, right. Tonight we are fighting over free will (again), and someone is saying that a rapist has free wiil, but won't answer why a 4 y.o. child would Not have free will to choose NOT to be raped and killed. Her f.w. doesn't matter?
In the early 1990s, when I lived in Silicon Valley, I used to listen to Family Radio. They would have these sound bites called, "Freedom UnderFire", about Christians losing their rights in the US. I never knew what they lost - but what about 2011???
As a Christian, I do not revel in being persecuted. Another translation of that verse: The wicked are edgy with guilt, ready to run off even when no one’s after them; Honest people are relaxed and confident, bold as lions--taken from The Message.
Good to hear Loli. It seems however, here and elsewhere, that often when someone is denied a right to discriminate against another, they claim persecution. Also, I've seen a few here lately who seem 2 misinterpret as bashing whn disagreed with.