It's funny how you religious nutters always claim
Fantastic opening shot, MG, automatically classifying any religious person as 'a nutter'. Makes me love those 'open, progressive super-liberals ' like you even more.
Christian bashing? Where in the Western world does this happen? Gay bashing, yes, but Christian bashing? Never heard of that.
Maybe you should go out more? As the saying goes “Don’t insult religion – unless it’s Christianity.” One suspect it’s because Christians can be expected to “turn the other cheek” rather than riot or burn the house down. Newspapers don’t greet major Buddhist festivals with claims Siddhartha Gautama was a cokehead or open Ramadan by saying Mohamed was- (do NOT fill in this blank) but look for any positive press about , let's say, pope's visit somewhere? No way.
Have you forgotten about the Crusades, Witchhunts, the hunt for Heretics, limitation of lots of rights of those who think different, the hostility towards ppl of different religions - a fact where the Christians can learn a lot from the Muslims in fact? Arabs were tolerant towards Christians, a tolerance that wasn't repaid by the Christians.
History belies the notion that religion was primary cause of the most significant causes of human bloodshed, including both world wars, China under Mao-Tsetung, the Soviet Union under Stalin, and Cambodia under Khmer Rouge (to name but a few).
The immense social advances brought about by the emergence of the Christian church are too easily forgotten. Concepts of equality, mercy and true charity were spread from the teachings of Jesus throughout the Mediterranean world and beyond by the first disciples. Also too easily dismissed are the myriad organizations and charities that bring comfort and aid around the world in the name of God.