yeah, it's been a while. But I can't help myself here.
Just popping in to say, Mr. R.H., that your religeon is -not- being persecuted.
What? it's not!? All this bad stuff happening and it's not?
No, it's not.
People are stupid. People are going to find reasons to hate other people for things they consider foreign, or different. No matter the religeon, no matter the race, no matter the sexuality, _somebody_ is going to find a reason to dislike you for it.
For christians, or anyone else, to think this is a focused and concentrated thing, makes me laugh a little bit.
don't get me wrong, I think you're right in that people can come down hard on religeon.
Maybe it's because of how hard religeon has come down on other people lately. But the people that do that, I can't honestly consider "religeous", they do so little to follow what they're being taught.
And the decent people suffer because the stupid people refuse to do so much discuss intellectually with people they see as being outside their moral sphere.
To the point...perhaps the whole issue would be addressed better by recognizing and attacking the fact that, when people in general get to feeling like they're _right_, completely and irrevocably, they turn into downright little monsters.
Then you have Jesus in a piss bottle on display in the art gallery.
Homophobia: The irrational fear that gays will invade and re-arrange your furniture against your will.