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Religious Persecution Stamp by AnScathMarcach Religious Persecution Stamp by AnScathMarcach
It's the top excuse for anyone who harasses and puts down Christians. I'm not sure if they're denying it out of spite, or if they're really that blind.

per·se·cute transitive verb ˈpər-si-ˌkyüt
1: to harass or punish in a manner designed to injure, grieve, or afflict; specifically : to cause to suffer because of belief
2: to annoy with persistent or urgent approaches (as attacks, pleas, or importunities) : pester

Definition of PERSECUTION
1: the act or practice of persecuting especially those who differ in origin, religion, or social outlook
2: the condition of being persecuted, harassed, or annoyed

And they all refuse to acknowledge how frequent and popular it is. It doesn't matter if Christianity is the 'most popular' religion. Seriously, when was the last time ANYONE insulted homosexuality (at least without getting away with it)? And yet people still complain about it and bash us for being the cause.
I rarely go a day, or a week at the most, without being bullied for my religion or seeing someone else be bullied.
Actually, I take that back. It's not bullying. Bullying implies that you're picking on someone just for the heck of it because they're an easy target. This is legitimate hate, where people WANT to hurt us, WANT to take us down, and WANT to kill us.

And to think these same people turn around and tell me I'm overreacting because "nothing's wrong", and that me trying to speak out against it like this is judging and bigotry.

But heck, what am I trying to pull off by speaking out? I know it will never stop and it will only get worse. The bright side, however, is that any negative comments or replies will only be proof of my point.
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Jinxiwillow Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Okay reading through comments on this one is ugh...Sounds like a war lol. I wish I understood religions :/ I belive in God, but have not set releigion because no one can sit down with me.. Or make time even at the church to meet with me...It's highly annoying. Should I just become atheists at this point start burning bibles in the parking lot? Would someone even listen then? I hate asking friends about things because most of them dont even know what they are. What the heck do I do :(
~One confused kitty....
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LazyCatLady Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*PLUS,sorry I didn't mean to add a face
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LazyCatLady Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
FYI,you aren't being executed or persecuted.
I have met many Christians,Catholics and Jews;plus I am an atheist and we get a long just fine. Although there are a few selected people that belong to said religion that will be disrespectful and talk about their religion to others who don't share their views and basically say it's the truth or use their religion as an excuse to be homophobic and tell people they are going to hell because they don't share the same views as them.
I mean,it's not the religion but some people give it a bad name.
Thus,said disrespectful people claim to be persecuted or some shit.
You have posted some disrespectful things publicly  such as objectifying pro-choicers and saying "why does science have to say their is no god?" FYI science was funded by atheists. 
Maybe that is why some people  think it's aye okay to come at you.
There is nothing wrong with being religious,it's just the way you present yourself
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Calypsoeclipse Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Religious persecution is actually one of the biggest forms of persecution. Not in America, but on a worldwide scale, it's terrible.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice stamp...and Princess Luna avatar! :D
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AnScathMarcach Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually the avatar is my OC, Genesis: [link] but thanks anyway!
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oops! Mea Culpa! :D
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Kelsey-Kat Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
If you want to stop persecution based on religious belief, you have to fight it in every belief and non-belief. That means you have to fight against persecution not only of Christians, but Jews, Muslims, Atheists, Satanists, etc. WHen doing this, you usually want to start with the most persecuted group. Statistically, in the USA, the most persecuted and hated group is atheists, they're more hated and less trusted than rapists and murderers. When you instead choose to talk about fighting for the ceasing of persecution against one of the most celebrated and least persecuted group, obviously people get suspicious of your motives, logic, and prejudice. Its reasonable.
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AnScathMarcach Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Typical. I'm not allowed to fight for my beliefs unless I fight for everyone, completely blocking out the spark. I still have yet to see someone put down an Atheist for their beliefs these days and get away with it, just like I pointed out with the Homosexuals group. Same with every other group you mentioned. Jews still get some hate, I assume because we both technically worship the same God, but I stand by their side too. Hatred of Christians is the ONLY acceptable form of hate left in America and the internet.

Point proven.
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Kelsey-Kat Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
That's completely untrue. You have no proof for those statements, but I have proof to back up mine. Only 45 percent of Americans say they would vote for a qualified atheist presidential candidate, and atheists are rated as the least desirable group for a potential son-in-law or daughter-in-law to belong to. A majority of American's also say that an atheist is at least as likely to commit a crime as a rapist, and that they would feel as uncomfortable having a rapist watch or teach their children as an atheist. [link]

"Typical. I'm not allowed to fight for my beliefs unless I fight for everyone, completely blocking out the spark."

Yeah, that's called equality. Not to mention, if everybody only fought for their own rights, we'd all be minorities and wouldn't make a difference when we all work together towards what's best for everybody, we become majorities and create change.
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