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    Why?

    Why is the first reaction to anyone who criticises a religion - particularly Christianity - is "You hate Christianity," or some variation thereof? I mean, Christians consistently criticise homosexuality, yet they get offended if it is even hinted that they are homophobic, or hate homosexuals. Why would criticism of religion be any different?

    Fair warning, any response that is an attack of the poster ("You know you hate Christians", etc) will simply be ignored. Honest discussion only welcomed.
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    The religious, especially Christians, are programmed to believe in their own persecution as a rule. It's good for business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin Tetsuro View Post
    The religious, especially Christians, are programmed to believe in their own persecution as a rule. It's good for business.
    Given the absolute similarity in the words of nearly every Christian when their religious presumptions are challenged, I'm tempted to agree.
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    Because they feel threatened. (same thing goes with homosexuality).

    I'm not defending it, but that's the truth.
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    I was a Christian long enough to see that it's part and parcel of how Churches do business, to make the crowd believe that the second they leave the building they are under attack from any and everyone. The pastor likes to whip em up into a good lather right before he sends around the tithe plate. Smart business move, but more than a little slimy for my tastes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnflesh View Post
    Because they feel threatened. (same thing goes with homosexuality).

    I'm not defending it, but that's the truth.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin Tetsuro View Post
    I was a Christian long enough to see that it's part and parcel of how Churches do business, to make the crowd believe that the second they leave the building they are under attack from any and everyone. The pastor likes to whip em up into a good lather right before he sends around the tithe plate. Smart business move, but more than a little slimy for my tastes.
    I think you, and John are, basically, talking about the same thing. John is making an observation of the emotion that "Joe Christian" is feeling, while you are illustrating how the church leadership encourages that feeling of fear, and persecution.

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    I notice a whole lot of "They", and not a single "I", or "we". Seems the Christians here don't feel the need to explain their positions, so we're just left with a lot of speculation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    Seems the Christians here don't feel the need to explain their positions
    I'd say that's an accurate description of Christians, yes.

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    They sell fear. It's their product. In order to avoid Hell, join our church and we will show you the way...for a price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    Why is the first reaction to anyone who criticises a religion - particularly Christianity - is "You hate Christianity," ...
    Perhaps because you say a lot of hateful bullshit about Christians.

    Last edited by zaangalewa; 3rd February 2018 at 06:27 AM.

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