Christians are basically nice people who are just a bit deluded. The right, of course, has its own conflicts between Trump partisans and Trump opponents, culminating in Cruzs non-endorsement. Hillary drama at the Democratic Convention this week seems to be something new. Other times its negative exoticization, treating them as cartoonish stereotypes of evil who are more funny or fascinating than repulsive. But the Nazis and Japanese mostly got along pretty well. Whatever else you were trying to discuss, eventually it would turn into a religion. Meanwhile, the conflict between the Nazis and the German Jews some of whom didnt even realize they were anything other than German until they checked their grandparents birth certificate is the stuff of history and nightmares. The Tibetans arent just wise and noble, theyre a foil to our overly materialist society, or an example of how religion can be based on reason instead of faith, or whatever. Then everyone mostly agreed Bush was terrible, studies came out showing religion was on the decline, evangelicalism became so politically irrelevant that even the Republicans started nominating Mormons and Donald the mythical man-month essays on software engineering 1995 Trump, and people stopped caring so much.
Tim O'Neill is an atheist blogger who specializes in reviews of books on ancient and medieval history as well as atheism and historiography. A few years ago, I wrote: I want to avoid a very easy trap, which is saying that ingroups. Outgroups are about how different you are, or how hostile you are.
I have yet to meet anybody in person (other than my patients) who supports Donald Trump. I predict (50 probability) that the progressives most carefully bubbled and separated from any actual threat from Republicans which disproportionately ap world history ccot essay prompts includes politicians, journalists, and other opinion-makers will start treating the Trump-voting classes more like Tibetans. To the fundie-raised atheists it was real, it was a hot war, these people were monsters; to the secular-raised atheists, religious people were just kind of wacky in a problematic way, like the North Koreans, and nobody in America lives their life in a state. Is it just me, or maybe a function of the places I hang out / used to hang out? (and of course this blog has been pushing a similar line for reasons that are probably not completely ahistorical or divorced from general trends) People are starting to treat Trump voters and Brexit voters as interesting and worthy of respect, which means theyre not really. There are social advantages for me of taking either side, and I could reasonably take either side without people looking at me like I went to work stark naked. I saw something that seemed very similar during my time interacting with movement atheists. In a purely social context they start to seem more like cartoonish and distant figures of evil, rather than neighbors and coworkers. My guess is that this sort of thing is only going to become more common.
And I remember a lot of people who seemed to genuinely believe that religion was like the #1 problem in the world, maybe even the only problem in the world because it was the root cause of all of the others. Ehrenreich-style leftists focus on critiquing Hillary instead of Trump either within or outside of the context of supporting the Sanders campaign.