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The actual cause was that Christianity was illegal before 312. Constantine made it legal in that year.

It is still legal, but in many places such as in Canada and I think in some places in Europe, preaching unadulterated Christian doctrine, contrary to the political PC, is illegal.

My observation is that we are everywhere devolving to the point that Christianity is fine as long as each individual Christian is willing to sacrifice to the PC God.

In other words, you can privately believe whatever you want as long as you publicly agree to the pagan consensus.

Earlier Christians died in refusing to do this.

Secundulus, Christian Forums 44 Comments [12/21/2008 7:12:49 PM]
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Not this shit again...

12/21/2008 7:19:06 PM

Thinking Allowed

Citation needed please.

12/21/2008 7:20:45 PM

MozMode

Ummm...no.

12/21/2008 7:23:34 PM

t3h_fuhr3r

"In other words, you can privately believe whatever you want[...]"
As long as you stop bitching about everything in public? Sounds good to me.
Also, I don't think you'd get very far preaching slavery and other lovely bits of the OT anywhere.

12/21/2008 7:23:36 PM

Grigori Yefimovich

Do you even know where Canada and Europe are?

12/21/2008 7:25:46 PM

solomongrundy

and I think in some places in Europe, preaching unadulterated Christian doctrine, contrary to the political PC, is illegal.

We have an Established Church in the UK with Bishops automatically given a seat in the House of Lords. It may be batshit insane (as most of the Bishops are) and totally undemocratic but there are enough checks and balances in place to make sure the system generally works.

There were some....who resisted...

12/21/2008 7:32:24 PM

Eden

Well, would you want that some fanatical islamists in western countries are allowed to publicly state that all christians should be exterminated, or that Nazis are allowed to publicly say that Jews are subhumans, everything just because these people believe so?

That´s what you would get if everyone would be allowed to publicly preach what he believes ;)

So even you profit if people have to obey some social rules concerning the things that you publicly say/preach ;)

12/21/2008 7:47:47 PM

a mind far far away

After his rant about how christians are supposedly persecuted in the west, he says this: Earlier Christians died in refusing to do this. But you are not being killed for your beliefs. This should tell you that you don't have it that bad. When the government decides that christians need to start moving or dying, then you can bitch about being persecuted.

12/21/2008 7:55:33 PM

Old Viking

No, Christianity was not illegal before 312. Christians were considered one group of overzealous whackadoos among many. No, preaching unadulterated Christian doctrine (I shudder to think of what you may mean by that) is not illegal in Europe. You can do it at church, in the home, in facilities rented for the purpose. You can also do it in public, but most people will politely ignore you. And far fewer Christians were martyred in Roman times than you whiners lay claim to.

12/21/2008 8:48:21 PM

Psittacosis

Hey, I've been to Canada. They have churches all over, and televangelists on cable TV, and everything.

12/21/2008 8:51:29 PM

Thammuz

"Earlier Christians died in refusing to do this."
Earlier christian died in refusing to worship the emperor...

12/21/2008 8:54:33 PM

John

in some places in Europe, preaching unadulterated Christian doctrine, contrary to the political PC, is illegal.

You can preach anything you want. What gets you into trouble is physically acting on it by doing things like kicking people out of your church.

12/21/2008 8:55:29 PM

Giveitaday

Translation:
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!PC!!WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!Pagans!!!WHAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!Persecution!!1WHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

There is no "pagan consensus" there's just all the pagan practices, cerimonies, and holy days that christianity co-opted. And what's your point anyway? Doesn't your own "holy book" tell you not to pray in public or make public displays of how pious you are? Does it not tell you to pray in private, with no one else around?

12/21/2008 9:03:47 PM

WMDKitty

And yet your own "Messiah" told you to keep it to yourself, to pray in private, and NOT TO FORCE IT ON OTHERS. We can all see just how much you value Christ's message...

12/21/2008 9:05:31 PM

rw23

It depends what you mean by "preaching unadulterated Christian doctrine". I can't speak for Canada but I can speak for one island in Europe.

If you stand on your soapbox at Hyde Park Corner and yell "Kill the Muslims! Kill the niggers! Kill the queers! Kill the abortionists! Kill the adulterers!" you can be pretty sure that you'll end up spending a night in the cells. Even (or perhaps especially) the local Christians would queue up to pelt you with rotten tomatoes before the coppers arrived to cart you off.

Being England, of course, it would be an orderly queue. It's only right that everyone should have a fair chance to mock the nutter.

12/21/2008 9:18:44 PM

Rallymodeller

Never actually been to Canada, have you? there's a Baptist church, a big one, three doors down from me.

12/21/2008 9:20:19 PM

Mrs. Antichrist

I live in Canada. Preaching the bible here is definitely not illegal... judging by the five churches that are within walking distance of my home, and the hundreds of other churches within city limits (probably more like thousands). Our own prime minister has publicly spoken out against gay marriage, we have plenty of right wing nuts who insist that homosexuality is a sin, and so on. I've seen plenty of crazy guys walking around down town, yelling shit about god and the end times. I live in Calgary, though, so take that as you will.

Our hate crime laws are a bit over-the-top, though, to be frank, but the cases of people being charged for making prejudiced statements generally involve antisemitism, not Christian homophobia.

12/21/2008 9:45:01 PM

atrasicarius

I assume by "contrary to the PC" you mean not going around shouting at gays and atheists that they're going to hell.

12/21/2008 10:17:48 PM

DCoke

I live in Canada and I can tell you that, sadly, t'is not illegal.

12/21/2008 10:23:37 PM

Jay-Sus

There's a church in my Canadian town that loves sponsoring Africans to come to Canada. The only thing the ones being sponsored have to do is abandon their culture and convert to Christianity.

12/21/2008 10:39:59 PM

Grigadil

...As long as you publicly agree to the pagan consensus.

The consensus is more along humanist lines, as the truly moral religions, sects, philosophies, etc., have humanism in common.

12/21/2008 10:41:00 PM

Darwin's Bullfrog

It is still legal, but in many places such as in Canada and I think in some places in Europe, preaching unadulterated Christian doctrine, contrary to the political PC, is illegal.

Hey, I live in Europe. Let's test that theory out.

Fundy Bullfrog writes; Hey kids! You may think that paganism is cool, but it's really Devil worship. If you are a so-called "Wiccan", or a Muslim for that matter, you are going to burn in Hell for eternity. Oh yeah, and God really hates homosexuality as well. All you queers will burn too. Jesus loves you!

Now, let's see if the thought police come and boot my door in. I'm waiting...

12/21/2008 10:42:36 PM

Papabear

I think he's right in that in some countries public spouting some of the most vile parts of the Bible is regarded as hate-speech... as it should be.

12/21/2008 11:18:40 PM

Pule Thamex

Hi everyone. If you are not a right-winger, stay well away from religious fundamentalism. Because the fundamentalists are all right-wingers.

Specially since Jesus is anti right-wing.

12/21/2008 11:42:12 PM



"It is still legal, but in many places such as in Canada and I think in some places in Europe, preaching unadulterated Christian doctrine, contrary to the political PC, is illegal."

Basically the only thing that is illegal here is telling people to go hurt/kill other people. So "KILL TEH GHEYS ANT KILL TEH MOOSHLIMS" is not allowed.

12/21/2008 11:55:08 PM
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