30+ Examples of Christian Privilege — Everyday Feminism

Just a quick share today. I’m super busy with appointments and breastfeeding!

My friend RavynStar shared this link on her FB last night. I found myself nodding in agreement and feeling frustrated with the status quo. Who knows what religion, if any, my daughter will embrace, but it’s annoying to think that she may have to deal with the same issues that I do as an adult. I’m not keen on “bashing Christianity,” but there’s a difference between that and constructive criticism about the culture surrounding most forms of Christianity in America. People who practice this religion are privileged. Just raising the question of who is and isn’t privileged can be a huge provocation to some people, but I’ve always found it a fascinating, if complex and often dangerous, topic. To make any progress in this area, we of minority beliefs need to reflect on the ways we are not as privileged. I didn’t even think of some until reading the list!

First take a look:

30+ Examples of Christian Privilege — Everyday Feminism.

Now, rather than sit around and complain about Christianity, how can we in the Pagan and/or Polytheistic communities react in a way that is productive and positive? How have other minority beliefs made strides in the right direction?

6 thoughts on “30+ Examples of Christian Privilege — Everyday Feminism

  1. Two bronze statues: a bronze tree and a bronze wolf. The essence of the two statues are the bronze, the difference between them is their forms, the tree and wolf. To see the world in its essence and forms is to understand how to deal with religions of all kinds. At the core of all religions are their common essence, though they take many forms.

    1. I really love that metaphor! Thank you for your insight. I definitely agree – despite our beautiful differences, our religions do share a lot of common ground too. We should try our best to focus on those and build bridges for sure.

  2. I live in San Francisco, and LBGT Pride is this weekend, so I’ve learned a lot in the past few days about Harvey Milk. His overarching message to the gay community was to come out, come out, come out. The only way for us to be accepted is for us to be common. It also minimizes the sense of ‘otherness’ when you present yourself. “Yup. I’m Pagan. Would you like some Solstice cookies?”

    This song frames it pretty well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9H9Fi4Qcus

  3. [Greets, D.D. Saw this on the ever present web. Just sharing it.]

    Harvey Milk Stamped “Out” Forever !

    The Obama Cabal is behind universal GAYety with a “forever” postage stamp glorifying Harvey Milk, a Jewish homosexual predator “attracted to boys aged 15-19,” according to WikiAnswers! (Also see Wikipedia.)
    Global gaydom was even predicted by Jesus (see “days of Lot” in Luke 17 and compare with Genesis 19).
    And the Hebrew prophet Zechariah (14th chapter) says that during the same end-time gay “days” ALL nations will come against Israel and fulfill the “days of Noah” at the same time (see Luke 17 again) – a short time of anti-Jewish genocide found in Zechariah 13:8 when two-thirds of all Jews will die.
    In other words, when “gay days” have become universal, all hell will break loose!
    The same “days” will cause worldwide human government to collapse in just a few short years! For the first time ever there won’t be enough time for anyone to attend college, have a family, enjoy retirement, etc. It will also be the last time anyone like ObabaBlackSheep will be able to keep pulling the wool over our eyes!
    One final thought. The more we see gays “coming out,” the sooner Jesus will be “coming down”!
    For more, Google or Yahoo “God to Same-Sexers: Hurry Up,” “Jesus Never Mentioned Homosexuality. When gays have birthdays…,” “FOR GAYS ONLY: Jesus Predicted…,” “USA – from Puritans to Impure-itans!” and “The Background Obama Can’t Cover Up.”
    (PS: HOMOgenized Milk has been honored by Gov. Schwarzenaggravator as well as Pres. ObabaBlackSheep.)

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