In Christianity just like other theistic religions, there are no objective standards to determine "true" tenets and doctrines. The New and Old Testaments are open to interpretation by whoever, is reading them. So who's to decide what constitutes moderation or hateful extremism?
You really nailed it. Even though the number of religiously unaffiliated people is supposedly growing in the U.S., Christian privilege is still way too prevalent..
Many atheists who professed non-belief at any early age were not well received by their families and their communities especially those in which they were far and few between . No doubt this led to noninterest in or withdrawal from involvement with organizations and social groups in which the majority was overwhelmingly and unreservedly theistic, In turn this experience may have to a reluctance to bother with joining or forming groups of any kind, even with other atheists.
I don't have any proof of this hypothesis. .Personally, I came to be a non-believer as an adult, Yet I can imagine what life must be life for young people who are atheists and who haven't come out due to fear of ostracism, or for those have and have met that very reaction and how in turn that can have a lifelong effect against being a joiner..
It seems to me that the yellow brick road to Christian nationalism in the U.S. starts at the support for Christian privilege and the belief that America was founded as a Christian nation. .
Too bad that English pronouns are not gender-neutral, unlike those in other some other languages such as Tagalog, the main dialect her in the Philippines. It would sure save a lot of controversy.
Thomas himself is a disgrace to the SCOTUS. As he evidently did with Dobbs, he's in effect stated that he's already made up his mind regarding how he will decide future cases involving personal freedom rather then being willing to evaluate each one on its own merit. He's not fit to judge a pie eating contest let alone serve as a Supreme Court Justice.
Yeah, that pretty well sums up the difference.
This post could almost been written just as easily in the late 1960's, accompanied by Bob Dylan's song "The Times They Are a-Changin.".. Alas that era along with the social and political transformation change which it could have wrought faded away. And so began the march backward to the conservative era beginning in the 198i with the start of the Reagan era, and it's been downhill since then..
The rethugs may have lost a battle with the defeat of Trump in 2020. But that may be just a temporary setback, as he and his fundy Christian cohorts still have an ironclad grip on the GOP and on the Supreme Court with apparent overturn of Roe V. Wade.
Many (most?) entertainers and politicians put themselves in the spotlight because their egos crave fame and attention. Too bad for them if they don't realize that the public is also going to criticize the stupid things that they say and do as well..
Also, what's particularly disturbing is the increase in incidents of threats of violence ("I know where you live") by parents against school board members who advocate COVID mask and vaccine mandates.