Quote# 123080

[Note: The original poster has since had a change of heart. –shy]

Recent experience has proven that tumblr is so backwards, it’s actually every bit as risky to come out as Christian here as it is to come out gay anywhere else. I’ve literally gotten multiple messages calling me brave for it. Why should it be brave? What’s up with tumblr’s rampant christophobia?

Don’t get me wrong, I really appreciate the encouragement. My followers are the best! But coming out as a Christian and being honest about my beliefs, even the unpopular ones, shouldn’t be risky.


katemarie999, FishBones and Other Nonsense 20 Comments [12/27/2016 8:41:55 AM]
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John

Porn for jesus!

12/27/2016 8:53:12 AM

Mister Spak

" But coming out as a Christian and being honest about my beliefs, even the unpopular ones, shouldn’t be risky. "

How about coming out as muslim? Or trans? Or socialist? Or white supremacist?
Should any of those be risky?

12/27/2016 9:46:25 AM



Probably actually true on Dumblr

12/27/2016 10:03:22 AM

Tallyho

Please provide proof in context.
I. E. You weren't a total twat about it.

12/27/2016 10:20:50 AM

farpadokly

It isn't actually "risky" unless you mean by "risky", "being slightly less popular on some websites".

12/27/2016 10:26:02 AM

Skide

As in risking bodily harm? As long as all you do is talk of course you don`t deserve such a reaction but then it would be hard for anyone to respond with physical aggresion to your views seeing as the whole thing took place on tumblr.

Now when it comes to contrary opinions and people hating you for your beliefs... I do too. I won`t wish bodily harm on you, I won`t even try to silence you unless what you`re trying to convey is literally:"see these people not like us over there? Get`em!" but I hate you and will continue to do so as long as you and all your kind, everyone who would rather control what others do instead of excisising their own mental discipline, who subscribe to your particular crutch. Not because it`s a crutch, because it`s made of na old machinegun with half of the ammo belt dangling from the sideslot stil and from time to time it randomly fires off, so to speak.

12/27/2016 10:36:42 AM

Zachski

@2001741

Which part of "Dumblr"? It's not even close to a monolithic entity, there's hundreds of differing groups.

12/27/2016 10:38:37 AM

Kanna

Uh oh, there's a knock at your door. Don't answer! Hide behind the sofa, quick, and pretend you're not there.

12/27/2016 11:15:55 AM

Psycho Tits

Are you facing fines, loss of liberty, loss of family, or torture?

No? You're not risking anything beyong that some halfwits on Tumblr call you names. You are, like, just soooo BrAve! [What the fuck happened to all my happyfaces?]

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhghhhh!!! Ahooogod; the madness...the utter madness.

12/27/2016 12:51:08 PM

breakerslion

Whatsamatter? People asking you if Jesus is gluten free? Can you take communion and whistle at the same time? You're so brave for putting yourself in the way of such powerful mockery! Remember, every time a taunt stings, an angel stubs its toe!

12/27/2016 1:07:33 PM

Shepard Solus

I can believe that such a thing could draw negative attention there, though I question whether it was "I'm a Christian" that drew people's ire or "[-X-] is/are evil and should be punished by the state because 4,000 years ago some ancient desert nomad heard voices saying so in their head after several hours of baking under the sun with too little water". I've seen on multiple occasions what can happen to the blogs that noisier groups don't like, at any rate, so I know the mobs can get out of hand at times.

12/27/2016 3:44:23 PM

Jamaican Castle

You know, the wonderful thing about Tumblr is that you could just leave. Or, if someone's giving you shit, you can just ignore them. Now, I won't say there aren't any gay people in that situation (there are plenty, especially on Tumblr), but there are many in the other situation, where they have no escape from their potential tormentors.

If it's too much, katemarie, you could just go to AIG or something.

12/27/2016 4:23:19 PM

Thinking Allowed

Don’t get me wrong, I really appreciate the encouragement. My followers are the best! But coming out as a Christian and being honest about my beliefs, even the unpopular ones, shouldn’t be risky.


Because coming out as per normal of what a majority of Americans claim isn't risky. Coming out as LGBT where you could face ridicule and harassment, being disowned by family and friends, loosing your job, and being assaulted or killed is.

12/27/2016 8:16:31 PM

Zachski

Well, you see, katemarie999, that's the thing...

Christians congratulate each other all the time on being brave enough to come out because they perceive the world to be against them.

It's a classical persecution complex.

Meanwhile, we've got actual evidence of gay people, black people, etc. being persecuted.

It's like Rome complaining that they're being oppressed by Jewish people, and how it's risky to come out as Roman.

12/27/2016 9:09:40 PM

Malingspann

"tumblr is so backwards"

It's more like rlbmut?

12/28/2016 4:50:27 AM

Azereaux

Well, they're right, it shouldn't be. But it is Tumblr. Name a group, and someone there uses that group for target practice...

Burning dumpster of the internet.

As long as you aren't obnoxious about it, be you.

12/28/2016 7:10:35 AM

Doubting Thomas

I’ve literally gotten multiple messages calling me brave for it.


Yeah right. Literally "multiple" messages.

Look, you're not brave to announce that you're a Christian in a country where it's not only the predominant religion, but people are constantly encouraged to join that religion. You want to see how brave you are, go to Saudi Arabia or Iran and announce to everyone that you're a Christian.

12/28/2016 7:16:06 AM

agentCDE

So... it was so risky that... a few people patted you on the back and you suffered no other consequences?

12/28/2016 4:56:38 PM

Dyz

"Why should it be brave?"

It's not. Those people calling you brave have a persecution complex.

12/29/2016 3:41:36 AM



Having people question your beliefs and believe differently is not nearly as risky as coming out gay. The latter has had families throw their children out, disown them, send them to gay camps, etc.

12/30/2016 7:11:30 PM
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