Enemies of the Faith

Well, anti-Christian hostility is certainly real, captured by the American National Election Studies, which include questions about animosity toward various social groups. About third of respondents rated conservative Christians significantly lower (by at least one standard deviation) than other religious and racial groups.

The only group to fare worse was atheists, who received low rankings from nearly half the respondents. But while atheists drew more global hostility than any other group, the negative rankings for conservative Christians came from a disproportionate number of white, highly educated, politically progressive, and wealthy respondents.

– “What Christianophobia Looks Like in America”, by George Yancey

When fighting a war, it has always been important to choose the right enemies.

This helps to crystallize the current conflict in our society between conservative Christians and those with hatred towards them. Christians face economically, educationally, and socially powerful individuals who seek to drive them from the public square. Many with Christianophobia are convinced that conservative Christians will drag our society back into the Dark Ages and must be stopped with any measure that cannot be defined as overt religious bigotry.

And that’s why ever-greater amounts of power must be given to the State, to ‘accidentally’ and ‘incidentally’ suppress uppity Christians.

“Oh, if only God’s Voice Those Christians would Just Shut Up.”

I advise you not to shut up – like Our Masters would prefer – but to continue to speak up and act up.

Use your freedoms… or lose them.

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