Over the past several years there has been a very real assault on Christianity in this country. No, we are not being killed or tortured for our faith like brothers and sisters in many countries around the world, but some want us silenced. Silenced in subtle and not so subtle ways. The biggest venues used against Christians seem to be criticism, hatred, argument, ridicule and elitism. I pulled these quotes from the comment sections of several stories that I have read on the internet in various newspapers across the country. The articles which are being commented on are obviously religion based stories. The overwhelming anger and hatred is stunning.
Here are just a few quote examples that I've come across:
"God needs to be removed from our currency and religion needs to be removed from our politics. I never really thought too much about god being on our currency until about 6 years ago, when I realized a group of unstable people had hijacked the term Christianity. Religion and/or God should be a personal choice and experience. And because not everyone is a believer and the currency is for everyone, there is no reason god should be on money."
"...keep your religion out of the public schools. The only ones who want to hear about it are like minded individuals. These thinly veiled excuses to proselytize are expensive to the taxpayers and only serve to further alienate people from your dying mythology. If you want your kid brainwashed send him to one of the christian schools."
"The reality of morality, virtue and honor is much more than a pledge. <discussing God in the Pledge of Allegiance> But that reality doesn't always square with the general society's reality....
Frankly, it's the same kind of judgment I make if someone continuously tries to convert me to any religion. F---you. "If only people would read our constitution.
"We, here, in this country, believe in the separation of church and state. But try telling that to the less rationale, hallucinating bunch."
Or take a look at these article titles:
*Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays
Not Saying Merry Christmas is like Denying Christ and Denying Christianity
*Atheist Group Files Lawsuit Against Prayer at Presidential Inauguration
*Giving Up on God
These are just a few samples of the many things that can be found on the internet. What do you see?
Tomorrow I will be writing about America's history, with quotes from our leaders about God.