It is never ok to say that God is santa clause for adults. Just do not even go there.
It is OK to say that. The only thing that’s not OK, is your support of censorship and oppression. You can’t tell me what to say and what I’m allowed to say. Santa Claus is a superstitious belief that issues rewards or denial of rewards in response to good behavior. It’s a superstition taught to children. How is that not exactly like God?
I completely understand and respect that not everyone has the same religious beliefs or any at all, but why would you phrase it in that way.
To show you that your belief system is based on a series of logical flaws and environmental conditioning.
That is what you call religious discrimination whether you think it or not.
No, discrimination prevents an individual from equality in either society or the law. If I said Christians couldn’t eat at my restaurant or black people can’t play on the playground or homosexuality should be a crime, that’s discrimination. Telling you your ideas are wrong isn’t discrimination. If it were, there would be no truth. I bet you call your math teacher discriminatory for disagreeing when your answers are wrong. There is an objective truth and I assert your belief about god isn’t part of it. That’s not about discrimination. That’s about challenging indoctrination.
If something similar was said about any other religion then there would be uproars, but because it’s about christianity it’s fine to say what you please.
Bullshit! I say the same thing about the phoney baloney religions of Islam, Scientology, Mormonism, New Age weirdos, people who believe in karma, ancient greek, ancient egyptian mythology, gozer worshipers, Orthodox Jews, Voodoo and other island religions, witch-burning snake-juggling faith healers, living gods, etc, etc, etc. What do you think makes your ancient, unjustified belief more accurate than any other religious belief? What makes it more real than Zeus or Allah or Santa Claus?
I’m proud to call myself a Catholic and a believer in God, so i don’t really value it when people are offensive towards my religion.
You don’t value it? Does this sentence have meaning?
But something about that comment really really annoyed me.
Maybe it’s how accurate it is?
I never use the Santa Claus comparison simply because I think it’s cliche, but I truly can’t say that it is not a just comparison. The significant difference is the amount of ancient writings devoted to God, but all this really says is that the Christian God has had a Santa-Claus-like following for a lot longer.
Also, I would imagine that very, very few people have been killed in the name of Santa, and that Santa is thus represented unfairly in the comparison.
At worst, the Santa comparison might be described as rude, but there certainly is nothing discriminatory about it. It may hurt your feelings, but as atheists were formerly murdered for their lack of belief and are still demonized daily, my worry for your coming across a comment comparing God to Santa does not rank high on my list of things that will cause me lack of sleep.
No one is being persecuted for being Catholic, OP. You can find a Catholic Church in every community (using the term loosely). No one is asking you to hide your Catholic beliefs because society deems them inappropriate or dangerous. No one is calling you a Satan worshiper. Most of all, no one and I mean no one is calling you a terrorist for daring to be Muslim and practice your faith openly. No one is attacking or murdering you for being your faith. No politician is going on a Catholic witch hunt to make sure you get out of the US. So please shut the fuck up, no one is oppressing you by challenging your faith. Jesus fucking Christ.
Oh my god everything illbeshooting4myownhand said (emphasis mine)
ok religious discrimination rant time
right now at this very moment i am in the lobby of my dorm witnessing two people fighting and using bible verses to back up their side.
they actually have their bibles open
IT’S TIME TO D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-DISCUSS OUR BELIEFS
I ACTIVATE MY SPELL CARD, MONSTER REBORN
JESUS WILL BE REVIVED IN THREE TURNS