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Atheists are not only a small minority with little power or influence, but they are also the most despised and distrusted minority in America. This makes them unlikely oppressors of Christians, a majority standing behind the levers of power in society, but this is what many Christians believe. They insist that there is a cabal of godless atheist secularists trying to marginalize Christians and Christianity. These feelings of alienation are genuine, but their target for blame is inaccurate.

 

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March 6, 2007 at 2:38 pm
(1) John Hanks says:

Nationalism and commercialism are the real enemies of all religions and philosophies. They are the real threat to atheism and christianity, which has always leapt into bed with the state.

March 19, 2010 at 11:39 pm
(2) Stef says:

What myth, and where do you get your numbers? “Christians” by definition believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that He is God, that He saves us from Hell, and that He offers us eternal life. Sadly, the majority of church-goers are atheists–they don’t believe in God, because they don’t believe the words of Jesus Himself. The Evolution myths, and those who believe in them, directly conflict with the Bible and seek to “discredit” the truth; likewise, atheists are not content to believe that there is no God, they feel the need to preach their belief (just as the Christians preach theirs). “Militant” atheists and Christians can not “agree to disagree”–each will try to “save” the other. As to the “Christian majority”–it’s a lot smaller than you think.
(If Christians are behind the “levers of power in society” then why is abortion legal, but prayer in school is not?)

March 20, 2010 at 2:16 am
(3) fauxrs says:

Who told you prayer in school is illegal?

March 20, 2010 at 7:31 am
(4) Austin Cline says:

What myth, and where do you get your numbers?

What numbers?

Sadly, the majority of church-goers are atheists

Prove it.

atheists are not content to believe that there is no God, they feel the need to preach their belief

Except that atheism isn’t a belief.

As to the “Christian majority”–it’s a lot smaller than you think.

Then provide some numbers.

(If Christians are behind the “levers of power in society” then why is abortion legal, but prayer in school is not?)

1. Prayer in school is legal.

2. State-written and state-mandated prayers are not legal and there’s no reason why Christians would necessarily want such prayers.

3. Abortion is legal, but it’s unavailable in more than 80% of all counties in America.

4. Not all Christians want abortion to be illegal.

March 22, 2010 at 4:14 am
(5) Ned says:

So, Christianity is being marginalized, but the people who encourage marginalization aren’t out to destroy Christianity?

March 22, 2010 at 5:32 am
(6) Austin Cline says:

So, Christianity is being marginalized, but the people who encourage marginalization aren’t out to destroy Christianity?

Perhaps if you read the article, you’d realize that it’s not marginalization to be denied the power to marginalize others. Christianity isn’t being marginalized, it just isn’t being privileged anymore.

March 26, 2010 at 6:32 am
(7) Austin Powers says:

>Christianity isn’t being marginalized, it just isn’t being privileged anymore.<

Yeah baby.

Thats whats happening here.Christianity isnt being privileged anymore,its becoming more and more ok to speak your mind even when being a non believer.The "oh thats very naughty" stigma doesnt exist so much anymore

That may seem like non believers are preaching,when for so long faithful folks have been used to non belevers having to be totally silent about not believing.

April 1, 2010 at 3:37 pm
(8) Dave Y says:

The simple fact is that xians can’t except the fact that their being thrown into the “they’re just nuts” catergory.

the fact is folks, the church has lied to you about every thing for a lot of generations, and that fact is coming to light at this time.

its not the worlds fault that you feel like your being made fools of, thats the churchs fault, they filled your heads with these lies, and then leave you to fend for your selves rather then fess up that they’ve lied to keep you from wondering about things so you could be good little slaves for the church and the nation, well the slavery is just about over, its time for you folks to learn how to be free in the world withput your slave master and his overseers.

January 19, 2013 at 12:09 am
(9) ArizonaMildman says:

Somehow Christians seem to think that them not being allowed to cram their beliefs down everyone else’s throat is a matter of them being “attacked” or persecuted. That is ridiculous. Most Christians seem to be so narrow minded and self centered that the thought that they are only able to see things one way never occurs to them. One person I know talked about critical thinking. If you are raised to believe that you already have all the answers and if you just follow “these rules” then you are always right, then you never develop the ability to develop critical. This is where your other question about the story of the Garden of Eden comes into play. The only moral they wanted to that story that makes no sense, is that if you don’t do what we tell you that God wants you to do, then you could be banished from “our society” and become a pariah. Then you are another heathen sub human shell of a human being that has no intrinsic value like we wonderful Christians who are so full of the sunlight of the spirit (A.K.A. EGO). The garden of Eden story is a threat just like telling children to be good or Santa Clause won’t bring you presents. This was a story told to Jews wandering in the desert to get them to be afraid to not do what God told them because under those circumstances, being banished could be fatal.

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