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Debate Score:68
Arguments:45
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Are Christians or Non-Christians receiving discrimination in America?

America was founded as a country of religious diversity (conservative christians need to get used to that.) The majority of our founding fathers were deists not christians, some were even non-theistic but only 3 were christians! In the last two centuries Christianity has become a social norm in the establishment. With the modern atheist movement speaking out discrimination followed, in a poll atheists were described as the least trusted minority in this country despite being the most peaceful group in the country. Following the attacks of 9/11/01 muslims have been dramatically feared and as a result treated pretty harshly even with the fact that the majority of muslims are NOT terrorists! After all of this can you still say that there is discrimination against christians?

 

Non-Christians

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Christians

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3 points

You copied my topic. That is so insanely not cool.

But Non-Christians do.

Thanks a lot buddy...

Side: Non-Christians
libertyFTW(213) Clarified
1 point

Well your question was based on the problems religious ideologies caused for this country, while my question was more based on discrimination, but if you feel I ripped you off I really did not mean to LOL!

Side: Non-Christians
2 points

Well, you took it and you expanded it. For that, I tip my hat.

Side: Non-Christians
2 points

What kind of question is this? Obviously both. Non Christians, who strongly support their side or just oppose the other side discriminated against Christians, and vice versa.

Side: Non-Christians
libertyFTW(213) Disputed
1 point

Thats not necessarily the definition of "discrimination" it is more complex than that. Discrimination is societies persecution of victims, not simple opposition. Black people opposed what white people did during the civil rights movement of the late 50s/early 60s does that mean black people were discriminating against whites? HELL NO!

Side: Non-Christians
Quocalimar(6470) Disputed
1 point

What do you call discrimination? The definition calls it the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things based on yada yada, you know the rest. When people are treated unfairly, be that as being turned down from a job opportunity or mocked and shamed on a social media site, that is discrimination. No one group is being discriminated against.

Side: Christians
libertyFTW(213) Disputed
1 point

That's not necessarily the definition of "discrimination" it is more complex than that. Discrimination is societies persecution of victims, not simple opposition. Black people opposed what white people did during the civil rights movement of the late 50s/early 60s does that mean black people were discriminating against whites? HELL NO!

Side: Non-Christians
2 points

Non-christians. No one really fucks with christians because they outnumber everyone else in America .

Side: Non-Christians
1 point

Finally somebody else understands!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: Non-Christians
2 points

How many presidents have been non-Christian? What's a phrase in the Pledge of Allegiance? What's written on the coins? What kinds of songs are sung in public school choirs? Which institutions receive tax payer money and are exempt?

I'm sure the answers to these make it very clear.

Side: Non-Christians

Both sides are total hypocrites(because both sides attack one another) but I'm going for non-Christians because their usually the ones who get attacked. Then again lately non-Christians have attacked people who are Christian but its still mostly non-Christians.

Side: Non-Christians

I think non-Christians are facing the discrimination but not persecution.

Side: Non-Christians
3 points

Christians we can't even celebrate our own religious holidays like Christmas and Easter with out some atheist bitching about a manger scene or star on top of the town Christmas tree of even just the fact that we call it Christmas oh sorry but THAT'S THE NAME OF THE FUCKING HOLIDAY no wait sorry OUR FUCKING HOLIDAY IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT GO MAKE YOUR OWN HOLIDAY AND LEAVE OURS THE FUCK ALONE. On top of that you can't even mention god in school these days now I'm not saying every child should be made to pray but let those who want to do it FUCKING DO IT in elementary school I once got suspended for praying before I took a test ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME FUCK YOU ATHEISTS.

Side: Christians
Quocalimar(6470) Disputed
2 points

Why don't we admit both sides are taking heat. You can't celebrate publicly, well neither can Satanists. Everyone is being discriminated against because everyone has an opinion on which side is right, and neither side wants to give an inch.

Side: Non-Christians
2 points

I can agree to that---------------------------------------------------

Side: Christians
2 points

Yeah you are technically right about that I just feel Atheists are taking more heat and people like warrior think that Christians are taking more heat, but this still makes for an interesting debate.

Side: Non-Christians
libertyFTW(213) Disputed
1 point

First of all I should point out the hypocrisy Christians have when they bitch about our signs that say you KNOW it's a myth this season celebrate reason when they are the fuckers putting up their damn billboards that say "attention atheists and their lawyers, anti-god is anti-AMURIKUN!!" In some states atheists can not legally run for public office THAT IS A DISGRACE!! And is unconstitutional! Nowhere in the separation of church and state does it say that kids can not fucking pray the ones that told YOU not to are complete assholes! These fucking Christians won't only fuck with atheists oh no the right wing christian politicians have to take shit a step further and fuck with gay people,Muslims and people that just want to have fucking sex!

Side: Non-Christians
warrior(1854) Disputed
2 points

Atheists actively seek out ways to fuck with is I've put up with their bull shit my entire life. You know maybe those billboards wouldn't be up and maybe those states would allow you to run for office if you would stop being such thin skinned Pricks and let us have our fucking beliefs.

Side: Christians
3 points

All groups will receive discrimination. .

Side: Christians
1 point

I agree, it quite often depends on which country you're in. From the sounds of things it appears that discrimination on religion mainly happens in the United State.

Side: Christians
Sitara(11088) Clarified
2 points

It does happen in the US, but it happens other places too. Many liberal American lovers like me are fighting for civil rights.

Side: Non-Christians
1 point

Yes, I'm not sure, but I'm pretty confident that this debate refers to America.

Side: Christians

Christians are being discriminated against by atheists. Today's atheists aren't content on just being atheist, but are pro-actively seeking out Christians to throw insults at them. No true Christian would ever insult or judge anyone for their beliefs.

Side: Christians
libertyFTW(213) Disputed
2 points

Christians have said that you can not be moral without being religious! Also there are some states in this country where it is illegal for an atheist to run for any kind of public office. Have you ever seen that billboard that says "anti god is anti American, anti American is treason, traitors led to the civil war?" now they think we caused the civil war just because they don't like us (sigh) unbelievable!

Side: Non-Christians
Axmeister(4317) Disputed
1 point

"Christians have said that you can not be moral without being religious!"

Likewise, atheists have said that you cannot be intelligent without being atheist.

"Christians have said that you can not be moral without being religious!"

That is just in the United States, think about the recent dictatorships where Christians have actively been persecuted.

Side: Christians
Thewayitis(4071) Disputed
0 points

I know all about the laws in these states constitutions. For the most part these laws are not enforced, except in cases where the person running for office publicly declares they are atheist. (Don't ask, don't tell.) Do this and the world would be a better place.

As I stated, no true Christian would go after another human being. There will always be some radical group trying to cause trouble, just a fact of life. Mark Twain said, If some one goes after your name, ride out the storm. Don't feed it with a response. (paraphrased)

Side: Christians
1 point

In America being a Christian is a struggle. People will always discriminate against you. Atheism is the trend now so Christians will face discrimination.

Side: Christians
libertyFTW(213) Disputed
1 point

How is Atheism "a trend" if 77% of Americans are Christians? According to a poll Atheists are the most mistrusted minority in the United States! I think what you mean by "trend" is increased popularity, I think all you want is for Atheists to be in the minority for the sake of a Christian majority so you can be content.

Side: Non-Christians
OddHannah(313) Disputed
1 point

How is Atheism "a trend" if 77% of Americans are Christians?

You do know most of those "Christians" aren't true Christians and don't live a Godly lifestyle. They just do whatever and think Jesus is okay with it. So they call themselves Christians. That is why it is a growing trend. Almost 96% of the youth leave the faith so the numbers are growing.

According to a poll Atheists are the most mistrusted minority in the United States!

Mistrusted? May I see this poll that claims they are mistrusted? Because us Christians are frowned upon greatly.

I think all you want is for Atheists to be in the minority for the sake of a Christian majority so you can be content.

I don't even see why you would claim or think that. Atheism doesn't affect my lifestyle. It doesn't change anything for me. Some of my close friends are Atheists. They don't care and I don't mind. It isn't a big deal. I will be content with whatever people choose.

Side: Christians
1 point

Even on the internet there are thousands of "memes" surrounding Christians. If there were athiest hate memes, everyone would be like "whoa not cool." But everyone thinks its funny with Christians.

Side: Christians
libertyFTW(213) Disputed
1 point

This is my opinion but Atheism is more popular online than Christianity but in the real world it is the other way around.

Side: Non-Christians
1 point

Christians are the ones being discriminated against. If we put up a manger scene there's always someone putting up a fuss. (even though it's OUR holiday...CHRIST-mas. People are trying to force us to put gay people into positions of LEADERSHIP in our church. But if we dare say anything about those outside of our religion, we are seen as heartless, horrible, unruly, not understanding, and discriminatory.

Side: Christians
1 point

Christians have the overwhelming majority of power in this country at all levels. When you put up a manger on public property, you have to share that space with other religions. That is the exact OPPOSITE of discrimination. You still haven't provided a citation for your claim that a church was forced to accept a gay priest, so could you provide that please??

Side: Non-Christians