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"religion is bad" is how secular Christians (atheists/agnostics of Christian background) avoid acknowledging the power that Christianity has and the way this power is used against people of every other religion.

this is at best... but it's also often how they end up actively participating in the same enforcement of Christian power over other religions

palestine 

palestine 

palestine 

@kittybecca v negative version of this was a college atheist display about "dead gods we all consider dumb&fake now". They included spirits from African-diaspora faiths, and a sacred ancestor of a N. Australian people who still refuse to share their stories with white ppl, because of how we act.

I calmly and kindly pointed out that they were celebrating mostly Christian genocides of cultures/believers ancient and current. Only got defensive reply. >:(

@kittybecca this is off topic from antisemitism but I was shocked by the thoughtless Victorian-colonial attitude, also the "atheism" that saw the gods (that they ostensibly *only* see as cultural artifacts without inherent reality) and not the suffering involved in forced conversion/the cultural diversity destroyed.

@nerdsorrow not off topic at all; i was definitely not just talking about antisemitism

@kittybecca side note: the same dynamic exists with Jewish Israelis calling "religion is bad" while focusing their criticism on Islam and often doing little against the crazy control the Rabbinate has over their own actual lives

religion, christianity, colonialism 

religion, christianity, colonialism 

religion, christianity, colonialism 

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