Recently, I wrote an article about my personal feelings about the mocking of Christians that took place during the Easter holiday.
Easter is one of my favorite holidays. From the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which means our sins are forgiven, to the so-called pagan traditions like pastel eggs, giant bunnies, chocolates, gift baskets, and the church pageantry of Easter hats, hairdos, and frilly new dresses. (Yes, I do understand what’s meant when it’s said that Easter is pagan, and that’s it’s about other things.)
I should clarify. My feelings are twofold. While I feel mocked and ridiculed as a Christian (as if there’s something wrong with believing in God (because he’s supernatural) and in the historicity of the Bible, I also feel a certain way (pain, anger) when God is ridiculed. This is because I believe in God and that he died for not just me, but you too.
Why Is It Acceptable To Ridicule Christians?
I saw this a lot on Easter Sunday.
Either way, I was caught off guard by the responses to my article, in which I basically said we should be respectful and tolerant of all people and religions — including Christianity and Christians. What’s wrong with that?
First of all, there were dozens of responses. I was not expecting that. I got close to a thousand views. I also was not expecting that. I was expecting around 20 views…if that…
This is how I felt like a white male…
People were accusing me, me personally, of genocide, religious persecution, the Holocaust, the extermination of homosexuals, slavery (even though I’m Black), the murder of “witches,” the destruction of cities, and many other atrocities. So, my initial reaction was defensiveness. I, me personally, didn’t do any of that. I was not born, and how could you possibly blame me???! What sense does that make??? Furthermore, I have no privilege as a Christian. What are you talking about???
So, since I did not want to feel like a defensive white male, denying white privilege, I had to unpack what was being said to…