honestly nonchristians are not that oppressed. i’m really only talking about western white ppl who are new atheists or pagans or some bullshit right now, as you may notice these people are the quickest to drop a christians-have-privileges-over-me bomb.
i honestly see a lot more “privilege” in the…
If you took the time to read through the #atheism page, among the standard posts regarding atheism, religion, and science, you’ll also find stories of what’ve happened to people when they either came out or identified as atheists, some lost their connections to their families, some have been kicked out of their homes, some have been made into social pariahs, all because of what we are.
However, your post is about the alleged nonexistence of Christian privilege. I will remind you that in sociological terms, “privilege” is an advantage or preferential treatment given to people in a set group, usually unbeknownst to them.
So let me ask you, when the president ends a speech with the phrase “…and may god bless America.” Do you have to wonder which god they meant? No, because it’s automatically assumed that they are referring to the Christian God.
When you read a newspaper, you’ll see headlines reading “Islamic Terrorists Arrested.” but never “Christian Abortion Clinic Bombers Arrested.” Why? Because it is assumed that everyone in the US is Christian unless otherwise specified.
When testifying in court, the default item to swear in with is a Bible, and anyone who wishes to swear on the Constitution or a Book of Law has to request to do so in advance, again, because it’s assumed everyone in the US is Christian.
These are only three examples of Christian Privilege, but you can rest assured that there are many, many more. It’s all around the country, and the very notion that you think you can talk down to us for criticizing your beliefs demonstrates it more clearly than any of the other examples I’ve listed above.