Atheist: Okay to Disparage Christians, But Islam Off-Limits Because…

An atheist professor said that it’s acceptable to criticize Christians but not Muslims, because he does not “fear” retaliation from Christians.

“I would say two things,” Zuckerman said. “I know what keeps me from critiquing Islam on my blog is just fear. “I’ve got three kids,” he said. “So I know I can say anything about Christianity or Mormonism, and I’m not living in fear, which is a testament to Christianity and Mormonism, and that’s wonderful. Thank you. “I would never write the same kind of stuff that I do about certain religions – Judaism, Christianity, LDS, whatever – as I would about Islam – just straight up fear,” Zuckerman said.

 

In America, the secularists scream loudly anytime someone practices their Christian faith in public.  Yet, these same atheists are strangely silent when it comes to speaking out about all of the human rights atrocities perpetrated by radical Muslims in the world.

Why is that? CNS News has the answer:

An atheist professor said Tuesday that it’s acceptable to criticize Christians but not Muslims, because he does not “fear” retaliation from Christians.

“I know what keeps me from critiquing Islam on my blog is just fear,” Phil Zuckerman said at a discussion on religious liberty at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. “I’ve got three kids.

“So I know I can say anything about Christianity or Mormonism, and I’m not living in fear, which is a testament to Christianity and Mormonism, and that’s wonderful. Thank you,” said Zuckerman, who is a self-described atheist and professor of secular studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif.

So, there we have it.  Atheists feel safe around Christians; so much so they feel free to condemn the faith.  However, when it comes to Muslims, atheists are scared to death to speak up for fear of reprisals and violence.

This revelation speaks volumes of both the Christian and Muslim faiths.  CNS News provides more details:

“I absolutely agree that it is okay for those on the left to critique, mock, deride Christianity, but Islam gets a free pass, which is so strange, because if you care about women’s rights, if you care about human rights, if you care about gay rights, then really Islam is much more problematic – sorry to paint Islam with a huge brush – and much more devastating,” he said.

“As an atheist – where on planet Earth is the death penalty meted out to atheists?” Zuckerman said. “It’s only in, I think, 24 Muslim countries.

“Where have human rights flourished the most? In Christian nations,” he said.

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