Stand Up, Do Something
Posted by tungtide on July 29, 2008, 12:38 pm
Richard Wade, one of the authors at Hemant Mehta’s Friendly Atheist site has written an excellent post on why the Christian population is seen as accepting the views of the loud-mouthed minority in their ranks. It’s because there are not enough people standing up to denounce these sorts of actions.
For instance, why aren’t you picketing outside The Christian Action League of North Carolina and other institutions of faith-based hate in every city? When atheists protest such things they’re dismissed as, well, atheists. If six Christian churches did the same protesting wherever it occurs it would be big news.
It is as much the responsibility of the believers as it is of the non-believers to stand up for justice and equality. Whether I believe in him or not, whether he was fictional or not, Jesus preached a message of tolerance, acceptance, and equality. This message is supposed to shape the actions of Christians and the way they interact with the world.
And Mary called me a hater :-)
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