I’ve discussed this horror cliché in the past, but certain points need amplifying in the wake of the Roseburg, Oregon shooting. Some reports say that the murderer deliberately targeted Christians for death, though this is unclear. Witness accounts can be undependable.
Months later, I told my younger brother this story and asked him if he makes anti-Christian jokes, or any religious jokes at all, and he told me no, of course not. In fact, neither of us know any fellow Jews who do that. No doubt there are some. Many. Lots. But we don’t and don’t associate with the ones who do. You want to make religious jokes, have at it. I’m not against it. I’m just not for it.
Nor do the anti-theists go after Hindus or Buddhists. And, most notably, none of them go after Islam, which in its purest form is the most anti-science, anti-woman, anti-Enlightenment system of belief on the planet. The reason why anti-theists don’t attack Islam is simple: unlike fundamentalist Christians, fundamentalist Muslims will try to kill you for disrespecting their beliefs.
Like I’ve said before, it’s no longer daring or cutting edge to portray Christians as deluded, hypocritical fools and priests as deviants in cassocks. Attack my faith, if you’ve the courage to do so. Attack Islam, if you’ve any courage at all. Me, I’m done with that sort of fiction.