Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The War on Christianity


I constantly hear about the war on Christianity.  However, this is a part of the Christian mindset.  It seems that Christians see persecution everywhere.  Forced to give out the morning after pill, it is an assault on their morals.  Forced to give a marriage certificate to a newly married gay couple, it is an assault on their religious morals.  Say Happy Holidays rather than Merry Christmas, you are now starting a war on the "birth date" of their lord and savior. 
Have you ever noticed that a straight white Christian can say any hair brain comment, and be defended, yet when some gay person, minority, atheist, or none white Christian makes a similarly offensive comment all hell breaks loose.  Speaking about a war of comments and actions, let’s being up some Football, sadly my team failed to make the cut this year, but talk about someone failing to make the cut, let’s talk Tebow.  An extremely overrated player who just can’t hack it, yet we are all subjected to the cries of how good he is.  He isn’t, just compare his stats to his draft class, or even to those who started at the same position in their rookie year.  But what makes him so good, a fan favorite, it is his unabashed love of Jesus.  But moving away from Tebow getting Tebowed by God, let’s talk about some other things.  Pharmacists refusing to fill the morning after pill, due to moral reasons.  Sure, some of them are not Christian, but I bet you the majority are.  Abortions, I can point out statistics that show a drop in crime rates across the board 20 to 30 years after abortion became legal in the US, but a cluster of cells has more rights than a starving child.  Gay marriage (my shout out to Larry), what is the problem is two guys or two gals want to get hitched and spend the rest of their lives in wedded misery?  I mean they can’t have a higher divorce rate than most Christian conservatives.   Then there is all the other bigotry, racism, xenophobia, homophobia blame shifting, and poverphoba that Christians engage in.

There is a war happening today, but it has been spun, changed to make it appear that those who are responsible are now the victims.  There is a constant attack against anyone who is not Christians.  It is just a continuation of the Crusades.  Yes, there is a war, but it is not what most would expect, and sadly, no matter how often a Christian says, “I am not waging a war against others” you are.  When you see bigotry, racism, homophobia, or someone abusing the position they are given in a church or from others within your faith, and you say nothing, you are silently accepting their actions.  Every time you see something wrong within the world, and say nothing, you are condoning it.  Silence is taken as compliance, it is seen as compliance, and it is compliance.  This is the war of Christianity, it is fought against all who are not Christian, no exceptions, if you are not Christian there is a war being waged against you, you might not see it, you might ignore it, but it is being fought.  I am going to leave you with a quote and a list.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.”  Niemoller 1946

Here is the short list.

1098 CE
1000000 Jewish and Muslim men, women and children murdered under the orders of Pope Urban II.
1232 CE 100000 “heretics” murdered in the first Inquisition.
1400-1800 CE 30,000 to 50,000 (estimates as high as 9 million) women murdered for being witches worldwide.
1568 CE 3 Million former Christians, they were drowned of burned alive.
1942-1943 CE 300,000 to 600,000 Jewish people burned alive in Croatia.
1950-1970 CE 80,000 murdered in Vietnam, plus 2,000,000 died fighting the US installed leader of the country.
1994 CE 1 million Tutsi and Hutus, turned over to the Hutus militia after seeking the protection of Christians.  These people were brutally murdered in front of the missionaries.


 This does not include those murdered by racists, it does not include homosexuals murdered by Christians, it does not include anything dealing with the Native Americans.  I also did not discuss the number of children molested by men of authority within the church, nor this little gem which I recall occurring just before I left Pineville (http://www.wvnstv.com/story/18828954/a-wyoming-county-pastor-caught-in-prostitution-sting).  He went before his congregation, blamed the under-aged hooker for his actions, and to my knowledge is still preaching away.  So hide your head in the sand, claim that your religion has changed, it is better now.  Ignore what you see as wrong, become a soldier on the war by your own silence.  Just remember we (all non-Christians, homosexuals, transgender, etc.) are different now, we will not continue to allow ourselves to be pushed down for your religious preferences, so you can proclaim God is on your side.  You can chose to be Christian, but we can chose to fight back when you step on our liberties.