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   100 million Christians: HELP, WE'RE BEING OPPRESSED

10 Jan 2013 08:03 AM   |   15689 clicks   |   Reuters
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Mr. Coffee Nerves    [TotalFark]  
I assumed the article would be about America, where a disturbing minority of Christians look at their brethren being murdered for their faith in places like Syria and Ethiopia and think "That's not *nearly* as bad as we have it here -- why just last week I was asked to stop screaming 'HARLOT!' while handing out Chick tracts in the condom aisle at the Piggly Wiggly!"

10 Jan 2013 07:40 AM
FirstNationalBastard    [TotalFark]  
I wish people would stop killing each other to establish which fairy tale is better.

They all suck.

10 Jan 2013 07:50 AM
Smashed Hat    [TotalFark]  
So the article, such as it is, just talks about how Christians are oppressed in countries where they are in the religious minority? Not really an earth-shattering revelation. God fearing Americans will read it and instead of thinking, "That's horrible, nobody should be treated this way!" they'll say, "See, this is why we have to kill all the Muslims!".

10 Jan 2013 08:00 AM
moothemagiccow     

FirstNationalBastard: I wish people would stop killing each other to establish which fairy tale is better.

They all suck.


They'd find some other reason.

10 Jan 2013 08:06 AM
KrispyKritter     

FirstNationalBastard: I wish people would stop killing each other to establish which fairy tale is better.

They all suck.


this is about governments not allowing citizens freedom of religion, but thanks for trying.

10 Jan 2013 08:06 AM
Slaves2Darkness     

Smashed Hat: So the article, such as it is, just talks about how Christians are oppressed in countries where they are in the religious minority? Not really an earth-shattering revelation. God fearing Americans will read it and instead of thinking, "That's horrible, nobody should be treated this way!" they'll say, "See, this is why we have to kill all the Muslims!".


and Hindus.
and Buddhists.
and Jews.

10 Jan 2013 08:06 AM
lucksi     
A world persecution report that focuses only on one religion. fark you and your sky wizard.

10 Jan 2013 08:09 AM
duffblue     

Smashed Hat: So the article, such as it is, just talks about how Christians are oppressed in countries where they are in the religious minority? Not really an earth-shattering revelation. God fearing Americans will read it and instead of thinking, "That's horrible, nobody should be treated this way!" they'll say, "See, this is why we have to kill all the Muslims!".


I really want to know where you meet these people. Christians are some of the nicest people I have ever met. Hell, even the Jehovah's witnessess are friendly. Methinks you're projecting a little too much.

10 Jan 2013 08:09 AM
LordOfThePings     
"Ethiopia, which is two-thirds Christian, shot up from 38th to 15th place in the ranking due to a "complex mix of persecution dynamics" including attacks by radical Islamists and reprisals by traditional Christians against new Protestant movements."

So some of that oppression is coming from... yep, other Christians. WTG.

10 Jan 2013 08:10 AM
HotWingConspiracy     
Pray harder.

10 Jan 2013 08:10 AM
Mad Scientist     
Come see the violence inherent in the system.

/bloody peasants

10 Jan 2013 08:11 AM
foo monkey     

FirstNationalBastard: I wish people would stop killing each other to establish which fairy tale is better.

They all suck.


Take the ten commandants and remove the three which specifically reference God and how to worship Him. You're left with seven rules about how to live your life and love your fellow man. Toss in the Golden Rule and you've got a solid moral code. Most major religions teach the same lessons. It's just the human element farks it up by adding in the God stuff.

10 Jan 2013 08:12 AM
Kyro    [TotalFark]  

KrispyKritter: FirstNationalBastard: I wish people would stop killing each other to establish which fairy tale is better.

They all suck.

this is about governments not allowing citizens freedom of religion, but thanks for trying.


TIL governments aren't made up of people.

10 Jan 2013 08:13 AM
david_gaithersburg     
Drew,

You almost made it 24 hours without a hate speech/bigot thread. I was becoming concerned.

10 Jan 2013 08:14 AM
karnal     
My wife subliminally oppresses me all the time and you don't hear me whining about it.

10 Jan 2013 08:14 AM
liam76     

Smashed Hat: So the article, such as it is, just talks about how Christians are oppressed in countries where they are in the religious minority? Not really an earth-shattering revelation. God fearing Americans will read it and instead of thinking, "That's horrible, nobody should be treated this way!" they'll say, "See, this is why we have to kill all the Muslims!".


Glad to see how you could turn an article about christian opression and use that to reaffirm your dislike of christians.

10 Jan 2013 08:15 AM
DubtodaIll     
I always love protest signs in foreign countries that are written in English.

10 Jan 2013 08:16 AM
Fuggin Bizzy     

Smashed Hat: So the article, such as it is, just talks about how Christians are oppressed in countries where they are in the religious minority? Not really an earth-shattering revelation. God fearing Americans will read it and instead of thinking, "That's horrible, nobody should be treated this way!" they'll say, "See, this is why we have to kill all the Muslims!".


This.

10 Jan 2013 08:17 AM
Abe Vigoda's Ghost    [TotalFark]  
Ah yes, it's been a few days since a thread was greenlit to bring out all the Fark trolls to bash religion.
If only it could have been combined with a gun thread, and throw in something about the Tea Party.

It could have been a perfect storm.

I shall now leave this tread, as seeing trolls masterbating while furiously posting, makes me nauseous.

10 Jan 2013 08:17 AM
Son of Thunder     

lucksi: A world persecution report that focuses only on one religion. fark you and your sky wizard.


Aren't you precious.

10 Jan 2013 08:17 AM
Jaws75     

LordOfThePings: "Ethiopia, which is two-thirds Christian, shot up from 38th to 15th place in the ranking due to a "complex mix of persecution dynamics" including attacks by radical Islamists and reprisals by traditional Christians against new Protestant movements."

So some of that oppression is coming from... yep, other Christians. WTG.


So true. I've noticed that whenever people wax romantic about how the early white settlers of North America were "fleeing persecution to find religious freedom", they're essentially talking about how Christians were fleeing from other Christians--not from Muslims, atheists or Jews. Talk about selective memory ....

10 Jan 2013 08:20 AM
SkunkWerks     
Oddly enough, it's this sort of story which makes me keep the world's tiniest violin on hand for when Christians in the US complain about "being oppressed" in this country.

10 Jan 2013 08:22 AM
Slaves2Darkness     

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Ah yes, it's been a few days since a thread was greenlit to bring out all the Fark trolls to bash religion.
If only it could have been combined with a gun thread, and throw in something about the Tea Party.

It could have been a perfect storm.

I shall now leave this tread, as seeing trolls masterbating while furiously posting, makes me nauseous.


You sure that is not just the stink from your own sanctimonious shiat that makes you nauseous?

10 Jan 2013 08:22 AM
I drunk what     
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lulz

10 Jan 2013 08:23 AM
Slaves2Darkness     

Jaws75: LordOfThePings: "Ethiopia, which is two-thirds Christian, shot up from 38th to 15th place in the ranking due to a "complex mix of persecution dynamics" including attacks by radical Islamists and reprisals by traditional Christians against new Protestant movements."

So some of that oppression is coming from... yep, other Christians. WTG.

So true. I've noticed that whenever people wax romantic about how the early white settlers of North America were "fleeing persecution to find religious freedom", they're essentially talking about how Christians were fleeing from other Christians--not from Muslims, atheists or Jews. Talk about selective memory ....


That is also the answer to the question of why is the US so religious. I mean seriously a lot of our early founders were the folks who fled or were kicked out of Europe for being too religious.

10 Jan 2013 08:23 AM
MisterLoki     

FirstNationalBastard: I wish people would stop killing each other to establish which fairy tale is better.

They all suck.


Billy Goat Gruff is pretty good.

10 Jan 2013 08:23 AM
I drunk what     

david_gaithersburg: Drew,

You almost made it 24 hours without a hate speech/bigot thread. I was becoming concerned.


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lulz

10 Jan 2013 08:24 AM
Free Radical     
Gays aren't allowed to marry in these countries so why is God allowing this to happen?

10 Jan 2013 08:26 AM
AbbeySomeone     
That editor bears a striking resemblance to Ned Flanders.

/Jesus died
for somebody's sins
but not mine

10 Jan 2013 08:26 AM
wellreadneck    [TotalFark]  

Jaws75: LordOfThePings: "Ethiopia, which is two-thirds Christian, shot up from 38th to 15th place in the ranking due to a "complex mix of persecution dynamics" including attacks by radical Islamists and reprisals by traditional Christians against new Protestant movements."

So some of that oppression is coming from... yep, other Christians. WTG.

So true. I've noticed that whenever people wax romantic about how the early white settlers of North America were "fleeing persecution to find religious freedom", they're essentially talking about how Christians were fleeing from other Christians--not from Muslims, atheists or Jews. Talk about selective memory ....


To be fair, some were fleeing Muslims, atheists and Jews, they just weren't fast enough, hence the boatride over here.

10 Jan 2013 08:26 AM
ModernPrimitive01     
Christians are oppressed in some parts of the world, but definitely not in America where people can't even be elected to public office without pretending to be one.

/atheist

10 Jan 2013 08:27 AM
Marcintosh     

moothemagiccow: FirstNationalBastard: I wish people would stop killing each other to establish which fairy tale is better.

They all suck.

They'd find some other reason.


"Son, everyone needs someone to hate".
oh  .  .  .

10 Jan 2013 08:28 AM
jayhawk88    [TotalFark]  
Damn, that's terrible to think that someone would be persecuted simply because of the religion they follow. Whelp, better go buy some spray paint so I can go deface that new Muslim Outreach Center.

10 Jan 2013 08:28 AM
HotWingConspiracy     

SkunkWerks: Oddly enough, it's this sort of story which makes me keep the world's tiniest violin on hand for when Christians in the US complain about "being oppressed" in this country.


The Knoxville Unitarian Universalist Church might have a legit claim.

10 Jan 2013 08:28 AM
Bubbacus     

duffblue: Smashed Hat: So the article, such as it is, just talks about how Christians are oppressed in countries where they are in the religious minority? Not really an earth-shattering revelation. God fearing Americans will read it and instead of thinking, "That's horrible, nobody should be treated this way!" they'll say, "See, this is why we have to kill all the Muslims!".

I really want to know where you meet these people. Christians are some of the nicest people I have ever met. Hell, even the Jehovah's witnessess are friendly. Methinks you're projecting a little too much.


Yep, those fine folks over at Westboro Baptist are just the nicest people. You should invite them to dinner.

10 Jan 2013 08:29 AM
I drunk what     

liam76: Smashed Hat: So the article, such as it is, just talks about how Christians are oppressed in countries where they are in the religious minority? Not really an earth-shattering revelation. God fearing Americans will read it and instead of thinking, "That's horrible, nobody should be treated this way!" they'll say, "See, this is why we have to kill all the Muslims!".

Glad to see how you could turn an article about christian opression and use that to reaffirm your dislike of christians.


you've already lost nobody cares

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lulz

10 Jan 2013 08:29 AM
I drunk what     

ModernPrimitive01: Christians are oppressed in some parts of the world, but definitely not in America where people can't even be elected to public office without pretending to be one.

/atheist


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lulz

10 Jan 2013 08:30 AM
Smashed Hat    [TotalFark]  
/For the record, I don't hate Christians and I'm not sure how I'd go about oppressing one

10 Jan 2013 08:33 AM
Marine1     

FirstNationalBastard: I wish people would stop killing each other to establish which fairy tale is better.

They all suck.


That's really not for you to decide.

Or anyone. That's the point of all of this. Just let some dude believe what he wants and don't bother him unless he's being destructive.

10 Jan 2013 08:35 AM
Smashed Hat    [TotalFark]  
(boythatescalatedquickly.gif) is what I wanted to post, but the file was too big.

10 Jan 2013 08:35 AM
buckets_of_fun     
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10 Jan 2013 08:35 AM
KimNorth     

Smashed Hat: So the article, such as it is, just talks about how Christians are oppressed in countries where they are in the religious minority? Not really an earth-shattering revelation. God fearing Americans will read it and instead of thinking, "That's horrible, nobody should be treated this way!" they'll say, "See, this is why we have to kill all the Muslims!".


Yes, that's what "G-d fearing Americans" will be thinking.... IDIOT!

10 Jan 2013 08:35 AM
ciberido     

Slaves2Darkness: Smashed Hat: So the article, such as it is, just talks about how Christians are oppressed in countries where they are in the religious minority? Not really an earth-shattering revelation. God fearing Americans will read it and instead of thinking, "That's horrible, nobody should be treated this way!" they'll say, "See, this is why we have to kill all the Muslims!".

and Hindus.
and Buddhists.
and Jews.


The problem is, the Protestants hate the Catholics, and the Catholics hate the Protestants, and the Hindus hate the Muslims.   And everybody hates the Jews.

10 Jan 2013 08:35 AM
Summer Glau's Love Slave     
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10 Jan 2013 08:35 AM
SkunkWerks     

Smashed Hat: /For the record, I don't hate Christians and I'm not sure how I'd go about oppressing one


It's still an "earth-shattering revelation" for people who believe the sun rises and sets in their own asses.

10 Jan 2013 08:36 AM
LasersHurt     

Smashed Hat: /For the record, I don't hate Christians and I'm not sure how I'd go about oppressing one


I think you need a flat board, and a few very big rocks.

10 Jan 2013 08:42 AM
KimNorth     

DubtodaIll: I always love protest signs in foreign countries that are written in English.


It's India they speak English.

10 Jan 2013 08:44 AM
I drunk what     

Smashed Hat: /For the record, I don't hate Christians and I'm not sure how I'd go about oppressing one


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lulz

10 Jan 2013 08:45 AM
Sofa King Smart     
sometimes you're the hammer and sometimes you're the nail...

sometimes the bear eats you and well, sometimes...

10 Jan 2013 08:47 AM
SkunkWerks     

I drunk what: Smashed Hat: /For the record, I don't hate Christians and I'm not sure how I'd go about oppressing one

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lulz


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10 Jan 2013 08:49 AM
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