Each time the holiday season rolls around again, you begin to see those same things as years past: bumper stickers and Facebook sentiments urging people to "Keep the Christ in Christmas."
It is tiresome, this sense that not properly saying the right word or phrase, in their mind, is tantamount to launching a war on Christmas or, more generally, Christianity itself. Lost on them is the actual lessons from Jesus of neighborliness, or loving and treating others as you would like to be treated yourself, and of the irony that they are up in arms because of what they perceive to be slights.
Given that suspicion of Muslims in particular seems to be the flavor of the moment following the Paris attacks, then the San Bernardino shootings, and finally Trump's call for a ban on all Muslim immigrants from entry into the United States. Suddenly, there is widespread fear of Muslims in particular, and the pro-fundamentalist Christian sentiments are in full force.
Many people who feel themselves to be Christians feel as if they are being persecuted. And so, I thought this would be a good time to publish a post from a couple of years ago, which for some reason, I never did get around to publishing.
Here is Rachel Evans, with a test for those who feel themselves persecuted:
The Muslim Test: How To Expose The Hypocrisy Of The Religious Right AUTHOR: JUSTIN "FILTHY LIBERAL SCUM" ROSARIO AUGUST 9, 2013