I completely hate it when I don’t have anything nice, happy or positive to post. All the negativity in this world already sucks and I hate contributing to it. Who wants to read the same negative shit over and over again? I mean, I don’t share the stuff because it’s negative but because I want people to be aware of what the hell is going on as we are in this horrible predicament because people didn’t have the facts or a clue what was/is going on.
But if you look at it, it seems that it wouldn’t have mattered if people had the facts, knew what was going on, or cared. In fact, it didn’t even matter to these people as they wanted a racist bigot leading the country because they are racist bigots. You can say you’re not but if you voted for him you’re okay with these actions, beliefs and ideals which actually makes you worse then them in many people’s eyes.
Yesterday I came across something that made me laugh. It was a meme, which of course is the purpose of memes but this one was funny because it wasn’t meant to be. I’ll give you a few minutes to figure out why this is fucking hilarious. When you are ready, scroll down.
This is funny because it talks about ridiculing, torturing and killing. Now those three things on their own are no way funny. Those are horrible, horrible things. HORRIBLE. But the funny thing is the fact that this is a Christian saying you can do these things to them and they are not going to change their religion.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t it the CHRISTIANS who did these exact things to anyone not of the Christian faith until they CHANGED THEIR RELIGION? What was that one thing that happened where millions of non-Christians were killed because they weren’t Christian?? I know there was a name for it.
I am more than sure that back in those horribly violent times many Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhas felt the same way. Difference being they were actually tortured, killed and before those two they were publicly ridiculed. Christians never suffered this.
Oh sure, the bible says differently but how can we as people (not people of faith, just people) trust a book written entirely by old men? Why should we? Christians sure in the hell don’t follow it.
Now I’m not a complete idiot to think that Christians have never been treated like shit. Early Christians were persecuted for their faith at the hands of both Jews from whose religion Christianity arose and the Romans who controlled many of the land across which early Christianity was distributed. Early in the fourth century, the religion was legalized by the Edict of Milan, and it eventually became the State church of the Roman Empire.
Christian missionaries as well as converts to Christianity have been the targets of persecution ever since the emergence of Christianity, sometimes to the point of being martyred for their faith.
Schisms of the Middle Ages and especially the Protestant Reformation, provoked severe conflicts between Christian denominations persecuting each other.
In the 20th century, Christians have been persecuted by various groups, including the Islamic Ottoman Empire in the form of the Armenian Genocide, the Assyrian Genocide and the Greek Genocide, as well as atheistic states such as the Soviet Union and North Korea. During World War II members of some Christian churches were persecuted in Nazi Germany for resisting Nazi ideology.
In more recent times the persecution of Christians has increased in India according to International Christian Concern. The Christian missionary organization Open Doors (UK) estimates 100 million Christians face persecution, particularly in Muslim-majority countries such as Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
Now from what I can see, or what I can remember, Christians were just killed sometimes, tortured and ridiculed but never given the chance or the option of changing faiths. Which of course Christians were rumored to give others this choice, but what really gets me, is that today, in America where we are “a Christian nation” a Christian posts this meme as if it relates in any way to them. How the fuck could it?? Christians may be teased and taunted, but I have never heard of one in America being tortured and killed.
Maybe, just maybe the people in other countries claiming to be killing for their god (my belief in this is that there is only a few gods, not one major one. I mean if we’re all fighting for god and there’s only one, what does that say about the human race?) aren’t targeting the United States because we’re a super power (ego much America?) but because they believe that we are really a Christian nation and have decided that the crap the Christians did back in the day isn’t just going to go unpunished.
It really would seriously suck to the rest of us if there is why we keep getting attacked. Maybe instead of banning immigrants from coming into this country, we need to get rid of the Christians first.
But, I am just rambling and allowing words to flow. I have nothing against any religion. I don’t judge people by their religion, sex or skin color. I judge (and I use this loosely) people based on who they are. How they treat others not like them. How they treat themselves and of curse how they treat animals. Always on how they treat animals.
Until next time, religious studies are interesting classes to take as long as you don’t get the (and excuse the pun) holier than thou idiot who thinks one religion is the best above all of them. In anthropology we call that ethnocentrism. Which is the deep felt belief that your culture is superior to all others. Being fond of your own way of life and condescending or even hostile toward other cultures is normal for all people. Alien culture traits are often viewed as being not just different but less sensible and even “unnatural.” Ethnocentrism is normal for all people in the world. But do we really need to kill each other because of it?