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Re: [humanism-174] Fox News’ “War on Christianity”: How right-wing hacks created a sect of victims

From: Mark T.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 2:45 PM

I would agree with the article in that FOX News types have been chief perpetuators of anti-secular hysteria in recent years, but I don't see how they "created" anything. The foundation for the conservative "godless threatening our way of life" narrative was laid long ago.

Also, perhaps the "war on Christianity" is not entirely a myth, but nor is it at all like FOX News etc portrays it. For the past decade or so there has been a concerted effort to swat down religious ideas, along with presenting the atheistic viewpoint. Not by any "secular librul conspiracy", as some claim, but rather the concerted effort has more or less self-assembled for a number of reasons (more coming "out of the closet", more opposition to govt intrusion by religion, more simply having doubts about religion, etc).

But of course, claims of persecution are a convenient way to exempt themselves from having to mount a decent argument in support of their religious ideas!

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