A. In the USA: A dangerous political movement dominated by right-wing conservative extremists and fanatics who use religion as a smoke-screen to intimidate, manipulate, control and hurt people and our government. They are bent on destroying our democracy and replacing it with a theocracy to have us live much like an oppressive country such as Iran where people have few if any rights and laws are dictated by religious leaders. They bully mainstream politicians much like gangsters to do their bidding and frequently take tirades when they don't get their way and make threats like in the Terri Schiavo case.
B. Describes an organizaton of usually mentally unstable social terrorists or fascists who try to dupe people into believing they only are following the will of god to justify their atrocious actions. They seek to take away your civil rights or deny them to you by manipulating the Republican party, through special legislation in Congress, amending state and federal constitutions, by manipulating the courts or pushing for ballot initiatives to decide your rights when all else fails. Their tactics and goals are much like the Nazi party's in Germany during WWII in regards to the Jews except they can't get away with mass murder here or establish concentration camps for groups they marginalize and detest. At least not yet.
C. Something that oppresses and marginalizes. Something that is intolerant. Something that imposes itself on your life like it or not. Something that is often in your face and shoved down your throat. Something that typically shows little if any compassion, love, respect or care for people that are different.
D. A religion whose followers mistakenly think they can invoke as an excuse to justify their actions against other people. They arrogantly believe their faith in itself trumps anything else including your privacy, civil rights or saftey. It's followers often use select bible passages to hurt others and justify their obnoxious behavior!
E. A religious movement of fanatics that thinks it can justify bombing abortion clinics or gay bars and killing innocent people in the name of faith much like a Muslim may think their faith justifies sucide-bombings that kill innocent people for different political reasons. They often like to scapegoat people. They pretend to fight for democracy while actually doing everything in their power to destroy or undermine it. They want people to be tolerant of them but refuse to tolerate anything or anyone that they claim is against their religious beliefs.
Everthing is Black and white to them. There is no compromise. They often try and justify their actions as freedom of religion and free speech while doing all in their power to stifle the free speech of people that disagree with them.
Christianity threatens our democracy by its followers attempts to replace it with a theocracy of the religious elite.
The Neo-nazis, KKK and militia men call themselves followers of christianity and use it to justify the horrific acts they commit against racial minorities, Jews and gays.
Hitler said he was like Jesus, a messiah of christianity fighting against the communists and Jews in Europe and the world. He subsequently murdered millions while many church leaders including the pope looked the other way to appease the Nazis and keep their power.
The fanatical christian preacher and his followers callously picketed the funeral of a gay man that was murdered holding up signs that read...GOD HATES FAGS and SODOMITES BURN IN HELL...all while the dead man's family and friends looked on in disgust and disbelief. A fine example of christianity and its compassion for others.
Christianity is responsible for the deaths of many people often women burned as witches who threatened the male-dominated hierarchy of the church!
Jews and Muslims who refused to convert or were accused of practicing their relgion in secret after converting to christianity were frequently tortured, forced into exile or murdered!
Homosexuals were frequently murdered by the church. Burning them at the stake was the typical form of execution because of the intolerance, ignorance and lack of compassion of christianity! The Knights Templar were murdered by the Pope and a European king for practicing homosexuality but in reality the murderers feared their power and wanted their gold!
The belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree... yeah, makes perfect sense.
Christianity is, in fact, a religion.
A religion that would have made sense had it not been for the nature and character of its followers.
Some of the most violent wars and genocides during the last 2000+ years can be blamed on the spread of Christianity.
What killed 90% of North America's native people.
Christianity is genocide!
Christianity is monotheistic religion which worships one patriachal all-powerful God. The Holy Book of Christianity is the Bible, from the greek word Biblios, which translates to 'Book', although technically the Bible is not one book but indeed 66 books.
There are many different denominations of Christianity, and it is incredibly hard to estimate how many Christians there are in the United States because there is no common belief on what defines a Christian. The most liberal view of everyone who says they are a Christian being a Christian would place the figure around 75%, whereas the considerably more conservative belief that anyone outside your own denomination is not a Christian can place the figure as low as 0.1%.
Denominations sprout from the original idea of Christianity because some phrases from the bible contridict each other, and thus to harmonise this people say phrase A is literal whereas phrase B is symbolic. However, one group might say A is symbolic, but another might say B is symbolic. Thus, there are now hundreds of different denominations preaching slightly different versions of effectively the same source material.
Unfortunately, as Christianity is the 'big' religion of the Western World, it gets a lot of negative press. However, like all groups, Christianity has the best and worst among their number. The Christians who get the most press are the ones who give the stereotypical image of never doing anything wrong, and sitting on streets shout 'RE...
A religion; the practitioners of which should try to exhibit Christ-like characteristics. Sadly, many people proclaim themselves Christians do so because of their parents or friends. Many of them do not exhibit Christ-like characteristics, but rather the opposite. They sin knowingly and then criticize the rest of the world for not being Christian. If we'd all step back and look at the big picture, we'd notice that many religions practice the same principles. Just Coexist.....Coexist...
I'm a Christian, and I'm guilty of most of the aforementioned transgressions. I suck, but I'll try to get better...
The most followed piece of fiction ever written. A fairytale to explain to people what man can't explain and provide them with comfort by shielding them from the truth.
Christianity blinds you.
A pyramid scheme based on a philosophy that was fairly progressive 2000 years ago. It has been rendered obsolete by modern scientific understanding largely due to its inability to resolve its inconsistencies through intelligently-applied critical thinking. It now serves as a means of deterring social and political advancement and as a tax on the gullible.
The christian-controlled majority in congress voted to withdraw federal funds to help support financially disadvantaged infants, reminding the public that the babies will go to heaven.