Comments on: Pope Benedict decries growing Christianophobia in Europe http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/12/16/pope-benedict-decries-growing-christianophobia-in-europe/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Scott-K http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/12/16/pope-benedict-decries-growing-christianophobia-in-europe/comment-page-1/#comment-28412 Wed, 05 Jan 2011 11:54:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=18842#comment-28412 @SyteR – Perhaps you missed this part of the article: “He said Christians were the most persecuted religious group in the world”

As to ridicule being equivalent to prejudice… Satire is a form of ridicule. Satire is perfectly acceptable in a free society. Plenty of people make an honest living as satirists…

Are you saying all satirists are prejudiced, or just the ones who poke fun at your faith?

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By: SyteR http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/12/16/pope-benedict-decries-growing-christianophobia-in-europe/comment-page-1/#comment-28390 Sat, 01 Jan 2011 17:38:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=18842#comment-28390 @Scott-K – You alone have used the word “persecution” on this page. Neither the article, nor other commentators have used it.

Prejudice is being discussed; and yes, ridicule is prejudice.
Prejudice is “an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.”

Midddlewave’s post illustrates very well the ill-informed prejudice against Christians that is so rampant in Europe and in the U.S.

Aggressive ridicule not tolerated towards other groups– religious, racial, gender, or other– is tolerated towards Christians.

http://sytereitz.com/2010/12/christianop hobia/

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By: Middlewave http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/12/16/pope-benedict-decries-growing-christianophobia-in-europe/comment-page-1/#comment-28294 Thu, 23 Dec 2010 00:44:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=18842#comment-28294 This should be put in perspective. What that creep in a frog refers to as “christianophobia is: the fact that they are not allowed anymore to cheat and abuse (on the european taxpayer’s expenses). And further that they ought to be subject to civil law just as any other human being. Their imaginary friend up there might tell them it’s ok to be criminals. But Europeans are done with it.
There just one step left: make an end to the funding of this criminal organisation by euro govs. That then will be the end of them. AT LAST.
We tackled fascism and communism, this is just another abberation of humanity (admitted way tougher to crack)that needs to be dealt with on our way to enlightenment. The rest of the world will follow some 200 years later as always I suppose! Apparently some are only just now learning that the world is not flat!

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By: Scott-K http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/12/16/pope-benedict-decries-growing-christianophobia-in-europe/comment-page-1/#comment-28249 Mon, 20 Dec 2010 13:32:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=18842#comment-28249 Nonsense – Nearly every business in North America is closed for your holidays. There is a tax-exempt church on nearly every corner. Christians of various denominations go door-to-door trying to convert people across the continent.

Persecution does occur in places like Saudi Arabia and Iraq, but to say you are persecuted in the western world is ludicrous. I hate to break it to you, but ridicule is not persecution.

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By: SyteR http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/12/16/pope-benedict-decries-growing-christianophobia-in-europe/comment-page-1/#comment-28214 Fri, 17 Dec 2010 21:58:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=18842#comment-28214 The Pope is right — anti-Christian prejudice is rampant.

Not only in Europe, but in the U.S. and in my home town of Madison. So much so, that I have a blog category “Don’t diss my Church” — http://sytereitz.com/category/catholic/.

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