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The Christian "Bashologist"

Updated on August 31, 2012

Christian bashing: Harshly criticizing, defaming, hating and violently attacking a person, group or subject with extreme prejudice because of their Judeo-Christian faith. That definition about sums it up…in a nutshell. But, if one digs further they’ll find it’s a much deeper subject. Perhaps those learned individuals guilty of Christian bashing should be called “bashologists.”

But, all levity aside, the topic has become deadly serious. Christian’s the world over are being slaughtered by the thousands for no other reason than their choice of religion. The reasons for the intense hatred of Christians, is a perpetual question having many facets.

But if something isn’t done quickly about our rights to freedom of religion, guaranteed by the Constitution, the same thing may well be taking place on our soil. On the other hand, Christian bashers might love to see that.

Christians have been hatefully informed believing in Jesus Christ is “silly,” “idiotic,” “stupid,” “ignorant” or a host of other similar adjectives. The question arises, is this childish name calling based on fact or emotion? There’s no need for true Christians to ponder the question since it’s a moot point. Jesus Himself told his followers they would be hated by the world centuries ago. Therefore when such attacks occur, true Christians “turn the other cheek.” Of course, it usually gets slapped too.

Bashers all too quickly point out Christian’s human frailties. And therein lies part of the answer. All have fallen short of the glory of God as the Bible teaches. That includes those who do the bashing, maybe more so. One doesn’t see headlines about Christians applauding when a homosexual is severely beaten or an abortionist is shot to death.

Christians are often also told they’re living in a fairy tale world or fantasy land. Well, many have visited Disney’s Fantasy Land and although a few fairies, as well as a few homophobes, have been spotted milling about the word is out…it holds no resemblance to the situation today. Christians are being subjected to waves of hate crimes, most of which is frequently overlooked by the mainstream media.

However, it’s not the first time a religion has undergone such trials. Remember, the holocaust? Of course, there are some who choose to believe it never happened. In any case, there’s no question it’s happening now. In the United States bigotry against Christians is running rampant, along with the murdering of innocents.

Rev. Fred Winters, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Maryville, Illinois, was tragically shot to death at his church recently. Perhaps many don’t know about it since it was woefully under reported. If this had happened at a Mosque or Synagogue there would have been an immediate hue and cry for "hate crime" prosecution. But, because it only involved a Christian, little attention was given to the incident. Following are a few more examples the mainstream media didn’t see fit deserving of more than a few sentences or paragraphs:

• Sept. 1999: Seven young people shot and killed at the Wedgewood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX, during a prayer service for teenagers

• Oct. 2003: A woman shot and killed a pastor, her mother and herself at Turner Monumental A.M.E. church in Kirkwood, GA.

• March 2005: A man killed seven people after opening fire at the Living Church of God in Milwaukee and opened fire.

• April 2005: A 27-year-old shot and killed at a church in College Park, Ga.

• Feb. 2006: Two killed at Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Michigan by a man who later killed himself.

• May 2006: Four were killed by a man at Jesus Christ Church in Louisiana.

• Oct. 2, 2006: A man in Lancaster County, Pa., killed five girls and then himself at an Amish school.

• May 2007: A confrontation between police and a man at a Moscow, Idaho church left three dead, including one police officer.

• August 2007: A man opened fire in a Missouri Micronesian church. A pastor and two churchgoers were killed.

• Feb. 2009: A man committed suicide at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif.

It’s obvious Christian bashing is alive, well and on the rise in America. Because of attacks like these, the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission (CADC) was organized. Their goal is to create a national organization that will aggressively respond to anti-Christian bigotry.

To learn more about the CADC’s activities concerning anti-Christian bigotry and hostility visit: www.christianadc.org

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      John Young 5 years ago from Florence, South Carolina

      Hey eHealer, have ya met Faith Reaper?

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      Deborah 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      Hey JY, people who hate aren't even worth a title, much less a name. It's awful, and so many people do hate in order to feel superior. They have such little self esteem that they need to hate or hurt others to feel safe in their little and twisted minds. I believe everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and their own lives. Thanks for a great hub.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, He did, and it is simply because of His great name. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      John Young 5 years ago from Florence, South Carolina

      It only matters if God hears you. There will always be those who hate you for your religion. Jesus said so. The odd thing is I don't see it being directed towards Buddha, Allah, etc.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      A Big Amen on this one, and yes, of course, true Christians. This is such a great well-written hub full of many truths and I appreciate you so much for writing it. We, as Christians really do need to make our voices known and heard! Everyone else is shouting from the roof tops, so why not us. God bless you. Voted Way Up to the Heavens In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      John Young 5 years ago from Florence, South Carolina

      The article, of course, was referring to true Christians.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Very controversial indeed, but don't forget about the crackpots out there that burned The Koran just to show that they could do it. Back in ME, there was a pastor named Buddy Frankland who despised gays and made sure that they knew it. I'm not saying that all Christians are like that, least of all the real ones. Sadly, I just wish that we could all get along and stop trying to hurt each other, no matter what religion that we choose to be a part of.

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      Lynn S. Murphy 5 years ago

      This is so true and Christians need to stop being the silent majority. Up and interesting as you've written very well on a truly controversial subject that needed to be written.

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