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2014-02-08 08:31:54 PM  
Yes, elsewhere in the world, Christians are assaulted, beaten, and murdered because they are Christians.

In America though?  Not so much.
 
2014-02-08 08:36:09 PM  
Restrictions, harassment, and intimidation towards people who practice their religion increased in every major region of the world in 2012 except the Americas, with Christians the major target...

I don't think being told to take your crèche of public property counts as "oppression"  Sorry, American Christians/FOXtards....NOT YOURS!!  Move to Afghanistan, then complain - I might believe you
 
2014-02-08 08:39:08 PM  
Also, only kind of:

www.pewforum.org
 
2014-02-08 08:40:14 PM  
Humanity: thinking of new reasons to hate each other since 0
 
2014-02-08 08:45:10 PM  

meat0918: Yes, elsewhere in the world, Christians are assaulted, beaten, and murdered because they are Christians.

In America though?  Not so much.


^This.
 
2014-02-08 08:47:00 PM  

nmrsnr: Also, only kind of:

[www.pewforum.org image 640x412]


Isn't it great when others and 'folk religionists'(never heard that phrase before)get lumped together and dismissed as identical in their obscurity.
 
2014-02-08 08:47:21 PM  
i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-08 08:47:39 PM  
Good. My efforts are paying off.
 
2014-02-08 08:48:19 PM  
Definitely on the rise in the US too.
 
2014-02-08 08:49:34 PM  
Maybe I live in a bubble but I have never seen Christians oppressed or heard Christians complain about being oppressed. So you get this then. img.fark.net
 
2014-02-08 08:49:58 PM  
The life of a Coptic Christian in Egypt is not the same as the life of a Fatso Christian in Colorado.
 
2014-02-08 08:51:21 PM  

Chach: Definitely on the rise in the US too.


lolololololol

[citation]
 
2014-02-08 08:51:45 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: Isn't it great when others and 'folk religionists'(never heard that phrase before)get lumped together and dismissed as identical in their obscurity.


Yeah, but at the same time a 10-page table with every religious sect known to man isn't really useful in presenting data.
 
2014-02-08 08:51:52 PM  
The best thing about harassing Christians? They're obliged to turn the other cheek!
 
2014-02-08 08:53:05 PM  

Chach: Definitely on the rise in the US too.


Yeah, I know. The other day I sneezed and no one said "Bless You". All I got was a commie "Gesundheit".
 
2014-02-08 08:53:42 PM  
What's wrong with making fun of people for accepting ancient fairy tales as fact?
 
2014-02-08 08:53:54 PM  

meat0918: Yes, elsewhere in the world, Christians are assaulted, beaten, and murdered because they are Christians.

In America though?  Not so much.


I know. Sad isn't it? How come not here?
 
2014-02-08 08:54:04 PM  
Who.

The.

Fark.

CARES?
 
2014-02-08 08:55:07 PM  
This graph is pretty cool:

www.cnsnews.com

As much as we worry about the intolerance in the US, and it is certainly a concern, it's refreshing to see that compared to the rest of the world, we're actually doing really well, and bucking the trend by actually becoming more accepting of different faiths.
 
2014-02-08 08:56:18 PM  

AteMyBrain: Who.

The.

Fark.

CARES?


Fox news
 
2014-02-08 08:56:51 PM  
There is a group that has a 'What does the bible teach us' table set up near the subway. Whenever I pass by it, I think "It teaches us how a violent, ancient goat herding culture saw themselves?"
 
2014-02-08 08:57:25 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: This graph is pretty cool:

[www.cnsnews.com image 420x473]

As much as we worry about the intolerance in the US, and it is certainly a concern, it's refreshing to see that compared to the rest of the world, we're actually doing really well, and bucking the trend by actually becoming more accepting of different faiths.


Ah, this must be what that guy meant by persecution of Christians being on the rise in the US.
 
2014-02-08 08:58:42 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Chach: Definitely on the rise in the US too.

lolololololol

[citation]


As posted by TuteTibiImperes

It's actually gone down
 
2014-02-08 08:58:56 PM  
To be a Christian in another country where you are the minority and the majority tends towards hardline fundamentalism is to expect to be marginalized and harassed. It goes with the territory.  Yet it's when Christians (in particular, fundamentalists and hardliners) are in a country where they are the majority and where freedom of religion is sacrosanct that they tend to complain the most about being oppressed.

Someday, religion itself will be the minority.
 
2014-02-08 08:59:40 PM  

Prank Monkey: Maybe I live in a bubble but I have never seen Christians oppressed or heard Christians complain about being oppressed. So you get this then. [img.fark.net image 232x218]


Just because you haven't seen it doesn't mean it doesn't happen.  If you continue to live in the US, Canada and West Europe you probably never will see it.  But, if you think there are places in the world where being a Christian doesn't get you marked for room temperature soon, you are sadly mistaken.

/ not a believer, much less Christian
 
2014-02-08 09:01:24 PM  

Prey4reign: Prank Monkey: Maybe I live in a bubble but I have never seen Christians oppressed or heard Christians complain about being oppressed. So you get this then. [img.fark.net image 232x218]

Just because you haven't seen it doesn't mean it doesn't happen.  If you continue to live in the US, Canada and West Europe you probably never will see it.  But, if you think there are places in the world where being a Christian doesn't get you marked for room temperature soon, you are sadly mistaken.

/ not a believer, much less Christian


Perhaps they should pray harder for their deity to deliver and/or protect them.
 
2014-02-08 09:02:30 PM  
I remembers when G.W. Bush went on over to Iraq and Afghanistan and blew up 3\4 millions christians.

Before that , Saint Reagan went over to Iraq and gave them chemical weapons to kill all them christians in Iran.
 
2014-02-08 09:04:36 PM  

Psychopusher: Yet it's when Christians (in particular, fundamentalists and hardliners) are in a country where they are the majority and where freedom of religion is sacrosanct that they tend to complain the most about being oppressed.


The sad part is, a good many of these folks who call themselves Christians, are opposed to everything Jesus stood for.

Also, this:
http://leviticusbans.tumblr.com/post/23730370413/76-things-banned-in -l eviticus

Ask your favorite bible waving derp-winger, how many of those he's broken.
 
2014-02-08 09:06:42 PM  
That the two most harassed/oppressed religious groups are the two groups whose foreign policy agendas are basically to kill each other as much and often as possible couldn't possibly have anything to do with it, I suppose.
 
2014-02-08 09:06:56 PM  
It doesn't help that Christians keep sending missionaries to places that don't really want them. Most other religions don't do that.
 
2014-02-08 09:07:50 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Chach: Definitely on the rise in the US too.

lolololololol

[citation]


This thread should be enough citation for you.
 
2014-02-08 09:08:33 PM  
Does it count infighting between various Christian sects?
 
2014-02-08 09:15:52 PM  

dragonchild: That the two most harassed/oppressed religious groups are the two groups whose foreign policy agendas are basically to kill each other as much and often as possible couldn't possibly have anything to do with it, I suppose.


Contrary to what I am assuming your position is (that GW is a christian and therefore the head for all christians and he sent americas military on a crusade to champion christianity), GW is NOT god and speaks for himself.  additionally, there isn't anything in the gospel about killing your enemies as much and as often whereas the islamic book kinda spells it out explicitly.  they are two different things
 
2014-02-08 09:17:53 PM  

NobleHam: It doesn't help that Christians keep sending missionaries to places that don't really want them. Most other religions don't do that.


Yeah, Muslims just send bombs.
 
2014-02-08 09:17:57 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: This graph is pretty cool:



As much as we worry about the intolerance in the US, and it is certainly a concern, it's refreshing to see that compared to the rest of the world, we're actually doing really well, and bucking the trend by actually becoming more accepting of different faiths.


Ssssh, don't let the folks that are frightened of a theocratic coup ANY DAY NOW hear you say that
 
2014-02-08 09:20:05 PM  

nmrsnr: Also, only kind of:

[www.pewforum.org image 640x412]


Other includes atheists?  That should be far higher on the list, then...above even Muslims.  In fact, outside of Europe, I don't know of a single country where atheists aren't harassed. They're certainly harassed in the U.S.
 
2014-02-08 09:21:00 PM  

AteMyBrain: Who.

The.

Fark.

CARES?


i would guess the ones that are being oppressed
 
2014-02-08 09:21:52 PM  

bloobeary: Psychopusher: Yet it's when Christians (in particular, fundamentalists and hardliners) are in a country where they are the majority and where freedom of religion is sacrosanct that they tend to complain the most about being oppressed.

The sad part is, a good many of these folks who call themselves Christians, are opposed to everything Jesus stood for.

Also, this:
http://leviticusbans.tumblr.com/post/23730370413/76-things-banned-in -l eviticus

Ask your favorite bible waving derp-winger, how many of those he's broken.


Wow.  Your ignorance is showing.  Leviticus has nothing to do with Christianity.  At all.  In the book of Acts (in the Bible) very early on it is determined that Jesus' sacrifice fulfilled the Old Law (the things found in Leviticus) and Gentiles (non-Jews) who were coming to Christianity were only required to keep the following from the Old Law:  1. abstain from meat sacrificed to idols, 2. abstain from eating blood, and 3. abstain from sexual immorality.

But, by all means, continue your derp.
 
2014-02-08 09:22:49 PM  

GORDON: cameroncrazy1984: Chach: Definitely on the rise in the US too.

lolololololol

[citation]

This thread should be enough citation for you.


This thread is oppressing you?

Well ... okay, then.
 
2014-02-08 09:24:34 PM  
We already knew that.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-08 09:25:12 PM  
I could see that if we're talking the entire world, because there's a pretty big inverse correlation between countries where Christianity is the major religion, and countries where everyone's a complete farkwad who'll kill you for not worshiping their god.
 
2014-02-08 09:25:20 PM  

IlGreven: nmrsnr: Also, only kind of:

[www.pewforum.org image 640x412]

Other includes atheists?  That should be far higher on the list, then...above even Muslims.  In fact, outside of Europe, I don't know of a single country where atheists aren't harassed. They're certainly harassed in the U.S.


They're probably not being represented on this list since atheist isn't a religion and therefor not a "religious group". Though Christians harass atheists about that by claiming that atheist is a religion all the time.
 
2014-02-08 09:25:31 PM  
Is this like that one supposed study that just compiled a bunch of Xtian supremist efforts that were thwarted in court or by school boards and counted that as oppression?

If you're going look in the mirror to carve an "M" in your cheek while claiming you were mugged by Muslims make sure it's facing the right direction this time.
 
2014-02-08 09:26:49 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Where is there any intolerance towards Christianity in this thread?


It's between the lines.  It is not an overt expression of unwillingness to accept views, beliefs, or behavior that differ from one's own.  It is the tongue-in-cheek sarcasm, jabs and apparent disdain for christianity in the thread.

In fairness, I'm sure that most of the people wouldn't limit it to just christianity and would say the whole religious spectrum, but this article and this thread is about christianity.
 
2014-02-08 09:29:00 PM  

Prey4reign: / not a believer, much less Christian


well that is not a farker name & comment combination I expected
 
2014-02-08 09:30:36 PM  

Bob Dolemite: TuteTibiImperes: Where is there any intolerance towards Christianity in this thread?

It's between the lines.  It is not an overt expression of unwillingness to accept views, beliefs, or behavior that differ from one's own.  It is the tongue-in-cheek sarcasm, jabs and apparent disdain for christianity in the thread.

In fairness, I'm sure that most of the people wouldn't limit it to just christianity and would say the whole religious spectrum, but this article and this thread is about christianity.


Sarcasm, jabs and 'apparent disdain' are not oppression. Call me when significant numbers of American Christians are locked up, beaten, harassed or murdered due to their beliefs,

Y'know, like True Patriots did to Muslims, Sikhs, and anyone who looked sufficiently "Muslim-y" after 9/11.
 
2014-02-08 09:33:11 PM  
AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WHO FEEL PERSECUTED SHOULD MOVE OVERSEAS AND ACTUALLY BE PERSECUTED.
 
2014-02-08 09:33:26 PM  
This thread needs more blasphemy.

i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2014-02-08 09:33:40 PM  
Christians:  expect to be strong enough to battle the undying and relentless forces of pure evil but burst into tears over the words of mortals.

Good luck.
 
2014-02-08 09:33:53 PM  

Bob Dolemite: TuteTibiImperes: Where is there any intolerance towards Christianity in this thread?

It's between the lines.  It is not an overt expression of unwillingness to accept views, beliefs, or behavior that differ from one's own.  It is the tongue-in-cheek sarcasm, jabs and apparent disdain for christianity in the thread.

In fairness, I'm sure that most of the people wouldn't limit it to just christianity and would say the whole religious spectrum, but this article and this thread is about christianity.


Snarky comments by athiests and pointing out hypocrisy is a ways off from intolerance, at least IMO.

I'd be flabbergasted about anyone receiving poor treatment for being a Christian in the US unless they did something to bring it on themselves.  Believe what you like and don't try to legislate or force your beliefs on anyone else and no one will give you trouble.

Start to assume that your religious beliefs give you the right to tell other people how to live, or try to force them to live by the moral code of your religion, and you'll run into resistance.

It seems to me then that the best way to eliminate any intolerance or prejudice towards your views is to not try to force them or your rules on others.
 
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