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August 28, 2015

Here’s why right-wing Christians think they’re the most persecuted group in America

Filed under: Harm, History, News, Religion — Scottie @ 12:36

A recent Pew study found that white American Evangelical Christians think they experience more discrimination than Blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, Atheists or J

Source: Here’s why right-wing Christians think they’re the most persecuted group in America

excerpt below:

A recent Pew study found that white American Evangelical Christians think they experience more discrimination than Blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, Atheists or Jews.

Really?!

Christianity is the majority religion in the U.S. and many kinds of legally ensconced religious privilege are on the rise including the right to woo converts in public grade schools, speculate in real estate tax-free, repair religious facilities with public dollars, or opt out of civil rights laws and civic responsibilities that otherwise apply to all. By contrast atheists are less electable than even philanderers, weed smokers or gays; Hispanics and Muslims are being told to leave; Jews get accused of everything from secret economic cabals to destroying America’s military; and unarmed Black youth continue to die at the hands of vigilantes.

ALSO….

In the case of Christianity, the theology of persecution serves to give the faithful hope. It inspires persistence in the face of hardship, including the many hardships that life brings on all of us through no fault of our own. But it has also blinded generations of believers to the possibility that sometimes the hardships they face are due not to their faith or evildoers hating Jesus, but to the fact that they hit first. And sometimes the bewildering hostility they perceive may simply be something that the theology of persecution set them up to expect, whether it is there or not.

smart, so very smart, he trained his human and now gets the good food.

Filed under: Animals — Scottie @ 12:18

(photo by detective51)

Aww yiss. “Feels good, it does.”

Filed under: Animals, Love — Scottie @ 12:12

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Trump Supporter Tells US Citizen “Get Out Of My Country” – YouTube

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, News, Political — Scottie @ 12:02

The money needed to raise wages IS there. The choice is being made to keep that money at the top. #FightFor15

Filed under: Economics, Greed — Scottie @ 11:42

lollipopcrumbs:

The money needed to raise wages IS there. The choice is being made to keep that money at the top. #FightFor15

grand accomplishment and he should be honored for it.

Filed under: News, Political — Scottie @ 11:27

Hypocrites… don’t forget what what these people say, it is all about gain for them. Hugs

Filed under: Political — Scottie @ 11:22

The ultimate republican ‘anchor baby’/birther asshole. Benefits personally from immigration, then spends his entire political career fighting to end the rights he had from being given to others.

liberalsarecool:

The ultimate republican ‘anchor baby’/birther asshole. Benefits personally from immigration, then spends his entire political career fighting to end the rights he had from being given to others.

Republican mindset dictates fake outrage regarding equality issues must replace all requests for sensible gun safety debate.

Filed under: News, Political — Scottie @ 11:20

liberalsarecool:

beingliberal:

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Republican mindset dictates fake outrage regarding equality issues must replace all requests for sensible gun safety debate.

post lots of science… I love them. I have a screen next to me that plays news and science YouTube video all day.

Filed under: Atheism, Religion, Science — Scottie @ 11:12

so grand, I wish I could see all of this stuff. Are history of the planet is so cool.

Filed under: Earth News — Scottie @ 11:06

About 400 million years ago, before trees were common, the Earth was covered with giant mushrooms.  Source

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