Atheists, Faith Is A Simple Test: To Find Out If You Are Teachable?

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  1. Nwolfe35

    Nwolfe35 Well-Known Member

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    So you have one data point. Not even close to indicating a trend
     
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    It also would seem that it was more anti-prolife than anti-Christian.

    I find it interesting that Christians consider themselves to be unfairly persecuted. I am sure that just like any group, they have gone through their share of bad treatment.
    What interests me is how the tables turn when Christians have the helm.

    Like we often hear about how Christians were fed to the lions in Ancient Rome but what we don’t hear as often is how after Christianity became the majority and official religion of the empire, they actively persecuted Pagans.

    The narrative is supposed to be “look at us being persecuted, it’s a sign that we are gods people” but to me it just speaks to how large groups of people treat smaller groups of people. It speaks to how people tend to demonize other groups they don’t belong to. It’s more about human group psychology than it is about anything else .
     
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    True. In fact, when Catholics had control the implemented multiple inquisitions, torturing and killing people because they didn't agree with Catholicism.

    And, when Protestants had the lead, they went after Catholics.

    So, it's not just about Christians v. Muslims or pagans, or whatever.

    There is serious reason for a strong division between church and state.
     
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