Where Are All The Dead Christians?

It’s that time of year again. Christian’s believe they are persecuted while they spend their money on themselves instead of helping the needy. Children are starving to death around the clock, but it’s important to them to argue that they are persecuted. War rages on several continents yet the supposed attack on their holiday is news worthy. I don’t think they actually know what their ‘christ’ tried to teach them. If they lived those lessons they’d be a much more tolerable bunch.

Yet, here we are, once again. People arguing for the defense of their deity. As a non-believer I’d simply like to see some credible evidence to show they have standing in this argument. That is, I’d like to see where they are harmed. Personal feelings do not count as standing. There must be evidence of harm.

The harm principle holds that the actions of individuals should only be limited to prevent harm to other individuals. John Stuart Mill articulated this principle in On Liberty, where he argued that, “The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others.”[1] An equivalent was earlier stated in France’s Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789 as, “Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else; hence the exercise of the natural rights of each man has no limits except those which assure to the other members of the society the enjoyment of the same rights. These limits can only be determined by law.”

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The rightfully free expression of thought does not cause harm unless it can be shown that by promoting one line of thinking it does harm to individuals who do not hold this line of thinking to be true.

It is at this point we can postulate that Christians claiming harm by the supposed ‘war on Christmas’ is in fact harming other religions at this time of year. Any standing that they have holds true also for those of other religions and those of no religion. Deductively, we can reason that the supposed war on Christmas (religion) is nothing of the kind, in any sense. It is simply expression of thought which is not in agreement with Christianity. If this supposed war gives the Christians legal standing then they have legal standing anywhere a mosque or synagogue is erected. We can also reason that the supposed war on Christmas is nothing more than a ploy for theocracy that benefits Christians. This in turn is in violation of the Constitution. By this I reason that the very phrase ‘war on Christmas’ is both heretical and unconstitutional. It is self defeating in its arguments.

All of this is said without yet even defining the meaning of the word war: a state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state.

Where are the dead Christians? If there is a war, can we go ahead and start killing them?

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  1. It’s ironic too, as the Bible doesn’t even support a winter birthday for Jesus.

    • Irony is celebrating his supposed birth by ignoring his teahings

  2. Crying persecution is one of the few lessons from their holy book they actually follow. How many “you will be persecuted for your beliefs, but stand strong” verses are in the New Testament?

    It’s just one tactic in a long list used to deflect criticism; keep them from ever having to actually think. A persecution complex is almost a right of passage for them. As if they feel their religion is validated by persecution whether it is actually happening or they have to make it up.

    • I think you’re right about the right of passage and I know it validates their religion if they feel persecuted. Spot on.

    • Lucy Walcott
    • December 24th, 2014

    Never understood the War On Christmas. Nobody is trying to abolish Christmas. Nobody at all. Or at least nobody that I have seen. Christmas isn’t about Jesus, it’s about consumerism, and it was a pagan holiday. The only things Atheists are doing is claiming that Christians do not own Christmas…. these people make my head hurt

    • You are having the same reaction i do

  3. I agree 100 %! Superficial pagan Holliday. I believe in God but not that one. God is positive energy. Laws of the universe cannot lie. I’m sure you have watched “The Secret? ” https://m.facebook.com/thesecret?refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fthesecret

    • I have seen the secret and wasn’t impressed. I don’t think there is any magic to life, it just seems that way.

      • Once again, I didn’t like everything it the movie. I just took what I needed and left the rest. I don’t have to agree with everything; however, I do agree with you in that, some parts of it seemed to unreasonable.
        I take what works for me and give back positive energy.
        HAPPY NEW YEAR!

        • Happy New Year!

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