I watched some of the “March For Life” reporting on Mike Pence’s speech when I another speaker, Bishop Vincent Matthews Jr. He was spouting normal pro-life rhetoric, but there was a term he used when talking about religion. He said our country is full of “Christophobes.”
I had never heard this term before, so I Googled it. Urban dictionary has a couple of definitions for it:
“One with an irrational fear or hatred of Christians. Sometimes practised by people who think they know everything.”
“Describes many atheist idiots who think that Christians are inhuman monsters, racists, misogynists, and homophobes.”
I guess this means that they think atheists are the bigots. They live their lives in fear, so they hate people who are different. We don’t believe in their God, so we must hate people who do.
I have to admit, there are some Christians out there who are dangerous. There are many good Christians as well. As an atheist, I get uncomfortable when there are rabid Christians preaching at me. However, I don’t hate all Christians. Many people use that word the same way we use the term Islamophobic to describe people who hate Muslims.
We don’t need any more hateful terms being thrown around.
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