There’s a thread in the Pit, from a guy who saw this bumpersticker about a certain Christian belief, which he finds disgusting and self-righteous. Another thread, a while back, was posted by a gay man who was sick of hearing music containing traditional Christian themes on his radio station. If you read the SDMB with any regularity at all, you will find on various posts at various times, several jabs at Christianity, or Christians, by all kinds of people who at any other time seem to be preaching tolerance and acceptance and freedom of speech and so on. Whew.
Which leads to my thread. Isn’t it true that Christian Bashing, bias, or intolerance against Fundamental Christianity, (anything you want to call it)is the Last form of Politically Correct, or acceptable Prejudice? Aren’t Fundamental Christians, all lumped together and judged on the deeds of the more infamous professing Christians like Jim Baker, or Jimmy Swaggert or Rev. Falwell.
Acceptable things you can say about Christians, said about gays or minorities or cultures, whoever, will get you a “warning” or a “label” on this board and in real life. Think about it. You can call a Christian anything you want to on this board, and no one will think twice about it. And no, I’m not into to gay bashing, extolling racism or whatever you’re thinking right now. I just want to bring out an observation. After all, aren’t Christians just people who believe in a certain way of life, just like any other group of people.
And don’t tell me that Christians bring it on themselves by being pushy and intolerant, because believe me baby, EVERYONE is preaching SOMETHING. Many are trying to force something on you that you might not neccessarily want to hear.
So what’s it gonna’ be, tolerance for everyone, or just people we agree with?
OK. I’m done. Go ahead, rip it apart.