Actually, if you listen to the fundamentalists/evangelical Christians, especially around Christmas and especially where church/state separation is concerned, they, too, have the victim mentality. Anytime they are not allowed to have their government assist them in spreading their beliefs, they insist they are being attacked. However, it does seem to work. Try to buy a beer on any Sunday in most communities.
Last time I was denied the right to buy a six-pack on Sunday, the clerk plucked the beer from the register and put it behind her, saying very smugly, Ã¢â‚¬Å“you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t buy this on Sunday.Ã¢â‚¬Â I replied, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The American Taliban is alive a well in this state (it was Kansas). I guess IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll just have to drink my Vodka today. The look on the clerkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s face was priceless.
The unexamined belief is not worth believing.
Hey thats good Hobbes. I was born in Kansas and still remember when Vern Miller was the Attorney General. He forbid airlines to serve alcohol when thye flew over Kansas. Its still embarassing.
In Ireland, you can’t buy booze on Good Friday (the friday before Easter). It’s one of the biggest drinking days of the year. Everyone just buys in a lot of booze on the Thursday and has house parties.
Wait wait wait, when have Christians asked the government to spread their beliefs for them? All they’ve asked for is to be left alone. After all, even in the small country school in my area, the teachers are allowed to wear crescent necklaces and Star of David necklaces but are strictly forbidden from wearing crosses. By taking issue with this, am I asking the government to spread Christianity? Hardly.
Doctorwhy says: When have Christians asked the government to spread their beliefs for them?
Answer: Frequently. The fact that Christmas is a government holiday is a prime example.
There is a peculiar kind of irony when Jesus is the one saying this. What with Christians playing the victim all the time. I know Muslims. They do not claim to be persecuted nearly as much as Christians I know.
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