User in /r/Christianity claims that the backlash against the "religious freedom" bill is evidence of anti-Christian hate. /u/corathus59, who lived through Jim Crow, shows up and lays down some common sense.

I'd be more inclined to disagree with you if every time I share my experiences of Catholic school I get downvote brigaded by Reddit's Christian brigade. Then there are the constant claims that the Dark Ages never happened, that prominent non-believing scientists were actually Christian (Einstein, Paul Dirac, etc.). Having been raised in an extremely Christian environment, I believe the way Christianity is practiced today is the problem. It's exclusionary, focused on nitpicking , it targets children and "confirms" them when they're young so they can be emotionally guilted into sticking around later, and it tries to revise history - even here on reddit - to suit the church's purposes.

My feeling as an ex-believer is, if Christianity really isn't the problem, then there should be no shortage of vocal believers standing up for Christ's ideals (treat each other the way you want to be treated) in the face of prejudice and violence. Yet time and time again when the worst possible hatred is being spewed by Christian authorities, people either go along with it or turn a blind eye. This applies to homosexuality, interracial marriage, the persecution of science, and the holocaust.

While I agree there are many good-hearted believers, if you faith is used as an excuse for bigotry and violence again, and again, and again, the burden of proof is on you to demonstrate its worth, not on the rest of the world. Christians in America take this attitude with modern Islam, but I also believe it should be applied to them. If it's a religion of love, why do so many follows - including major leaders - reject it's key tenants in favor of cherry-picked bible passages?

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