Why is it cool to hate on Christians these days in popular culture?
How did it become cool to down Christians for their views and then also stand up for Muslims for everything? I don’t mean that being Muslim is bad, but rather, basically, the Old Testament is Holy to both religions. I just don’t understand popular culture anymore.
I guess that depends on what you mean by "hating on Christians". Is it hating on Christians, for example, to take a stand and disagree with them? Is it hating on them to debate them? Is it hating on them to remind them of the separation of church and state, and file lawsuits when the laws are not upheld? I don't see a great love of Muslims in America - and the fallout after 911 was pretty bad for them. Yet this country maintains a freedom of religious practice, as long as other laws are not broken in the process.
As an atheist, I see a lot of hatred FROM Christians against homosexuals, Muslims, Pagans and many other beliefs (or lack thereof). I see outrage when an atheist has the audacity to apply to put a "happy winter solstice" banner along with a nativity scene at a government building. I see Christians ask me why I need to flaunt my atheism just by wearing a necklace with an A on it (the ones that are aware of what it is) while they simultaneously display their gold crucifix or their Jesus fish bumper sticker. It seems to me that a lot of Christians desire (and in many cases DEMAND) preferential treatment, and look down on those that desire for that special treatment to be reigned in. As an atheist, I don't stand up for Muslim beliefs. I don't stand up for Christian beliefs - but I DO stand up for their right to have those beliefs, as long as they do not try to make laws based on their own version of morality or force others through legal means to adhere to what they think is acceptable.
For example: When the Duck Dynasty controversy first hit the news, Christians were up in arms, saying that Phil's freedom of speech was being infringed upon - but they want to squelch free speech when they don't agree with its contents. They want to be given the right to discriminate according to their religious beliefs, but are outraged when they are legally obligated to face the consequences. What I see is a lot of hypocrisy - and not a lot of honesty.
I don’t mean disagree, I mean deride. Disagreement is completely kosher, in fact, I often disagree with Christian doctrine but I don’t call them hick/redneck idiot for thinking they are going to heaven when the text disagrees with that doctrine.
I don't run around calling Christians names. I respect the person and their right to their own beliefs, but that doesn't mean that I have to respect the beliefs themselves. Beliefs do not have feelings to get offended.
maybe its hatred in the same wy you mean you see hatred from Christians towards the things you mentioned. i see most christians simply taking a stand, disagreeing or debating, then being called names. unfortunately its ok to do. not so with others.
Yeah. No one is really sure about any of this because people change all the time. Blame popular culture for influencing the masses. Still, I think that 'Christians' have had their share of giving everyone else 'the business' on their religious beliefs to I think they need to get some of that back. Especially the leadership.
I don't know anyone who personally hates christians, but i do know people who hate muslims because they are all categorized by the actions of a few. As i suspect is the same reason some people (dislike) and (distrust) christians.
The greatest reason for people to dislike (disapprove) of Christians is their innate belief that they have the right to judge others and control the lives of people who do not believe as they do.
Christianity (was) all about love, acceptance, helping the needy, and not judging others. Today the loudest of that cult, voices hatred, intolerance and bigotry toward anyone who does not believe as they do.
But, i do have hope for their redemption with the new Pope's ideas of being more understanding , humane, tolerant, and non judgmental.
And other cults and/or "religions" might take an example of these new and "radical" ideas as well.
All sensitive beliefs/alignments are mocked in popular culture. It's just that Christians aren't used to it. They've been the majority for so long that they forgot what real persecution is. (Like getting burned alive for your beliefs.) I think the more pertinent question Christians should be asking themselves is; why are we such easy targets?
People 'hate' on the extremists who freak out about nativity displays. They don't hate on the Christian who is working in a soup kitchen. Which person do you want to represent Christianity? Because the extremists are your loudest ambassadors. It's the same reason that atheists have the stereotype that they're mean; because the extremist atheists are usually jerks.
Could it be a Bilderberg Group thing? Or is there another group of psychopathic elite who get together and decide what Time magazine, WSJ and CBS all talk about?
Conspiracy? I laugh when people think conspiracies have never happened. They happen every day, from the raid on the cookie jar in the kitchen to manipulation of the news media to sway public opinion about the next "great" war.
Dismissing Christianity and promoting Muslims, Buddhism and Taoism seems to be the new "in" thing, these days.
It makes me wonder if the same psychopathic elite may have funded Christian Fundamentalism to make Christianity seem so much more bizarre to nonbelievers. Just like the Rockefellers funded unnatural medicine back a hundred years ago. Big Pharma is largely based on Big Oil (petrochemicals) for a very big reason. Petrochemical drugs are fairly good at maintaining diseases, but horrible at curing them. And that's good for the corporate bottom line.
Polarizing the public is part of divide and conquer. Demopublicans and Republicrats are exactly the same party, but with different symbols and different non-essential programs. Both hold to the same essential programs of the Corporate Party.
Curious how far they've gotten in 200 years.
The lunacy of Christian Fundamentalism can be cured by a spiritual reading of scripture. There is a biblical timeline that is compatible with those of science, but the Fundamentalists have too much ego invested in their current dogma. A little humility could cure their problem, but the Rockefellers and Rothschilds of the world are fanning the flames of ego and discontent. They want war. It's lucrative and it helps them gain even more power.
When the country is split between Christians and atheists, they will fan those flames, too.
Polarization as a tool is the key to understanding what's going on. Playing ego like a symphony is part of the picture.
Because peaceful harmless people make easy targets for those too cowardly to criticise others who will fight back.
Well I don't think is cool. But I thing I know for sure Christians. never force anybody to accept their religion . They are the most open minded when it comes to religion
Because people are basically bullies.
Remember when you were told to 'stand up to bullies' as a kid?
Christians end up just complaining when they are mocked. That just welcomes more bullying.
There was an 'art' (snigger!) piece called Piss Christ and the lefties creamed themselves 'appreciating' it. Christians just complained and whined. Lefties rejoiced and applauded the 'artist'.
On the other hand, someone drew cartoons of Muhammad. Worldwide, muslims rioted and killed people left, right and center for years, most recently in France (Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack). Lefties spoke out against the artists, encouraging all and sundry to be more respectful of other religions.
To recap - most people are bullies and bullies are cowards. They will try to railroad you into their way of thinking until you stand up for yourself.
Please note: I do NOT advocate violence. The aim is to stop the violent terrorists so there is free speech, not support terrorism because of the cowardice of the masses.
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