Shock Poll: Growing Number Of Americans View Christianity As Extremist

News Image By Michael Snyder - End Of The American Dream Blog March 02, 2016
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Are you a religious extremist?  For years, world leaders have been endlessly proclaiming that we need to eradicate "extremism", but what actually is "extremism"?  

Many would point to the ISIS jihadists over in the Middle East that are beheading people that dont agree with them as examples of religious extremists, and I think that very few people would argue with that.  But our politicians (especially the liberal ones) rarely use the term "Islamic terrorists" anymore.  Instead, they tend to use the term "religious extremists", and that has a much, much broader connotation.  In fact, if you are a Bible-believing Christian, you are probably included in that category.

Most Bible-believing Christians would never think of themselves as being similar to radical jihadists in the Middle East, but that is precisely how many of their fellow Americans very them.  The Barna Group has just released a shocking new study which found that 45 percent of all "non-religious" Americans believe that "Christianity is extremist"...

The perception that the Christian faith is extreme is now firmly entrenched among the nations non-Christians. A full forty-five percent of atheists, agnostics, and religiously unaffiliated in America agree with the statement "Christianity is extremist." Almost as troubling is the fact that only 14 percent of atheists and agnostics strongly disagree that Christianity is extremist. The remaining four in ten (41%) disagree only somewhat. So even non-Christians who are reluctant to fully label Christianity as extremist, still harbor some hesitations and negative perceptions toward the religion.

Even more troubling is what the study discovered about how the general population views specific religious activities.  There has been a tremendous shift in society, and behaviors that were considered to be completely mainstream a few decades ago are now considered to be extremism.

Are you ready to take a test? Look over the Barna infographic that I have shared below very carefully.  Have you ever participated in any of these "extremist activities"?&

What Makes Someone A Religious Extremist - Barna Infographic

If you have ever participated in any of the activities listed in category 1 or category 2, you are a "religious extremist" according to most Americans.

Of course every single one of the behaviors in category 2 would potentially apply to me, so I guess that would make me an extremist according to this definition.

This is where our society is heading.  Of course "Christian extremists" are not normally put into prison in the United States quite yet, but hatred toward our faith in rapidly rising in society.  Church attendance is dropping like a rock, the Christian faith is relentlessly mocked in movies and on television, and incidents of hostility toward Christians have doubled over the past three years.

And the truth is that even the federal government and the military are rapidly turning against Bible-believing Christians.  For example, the slide that I have posted below comes from a U.S. Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief that described Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of "religious extremism"...

Religious Extremism - U.S. Army Training Materials

Once this came out, there was a huge uproar and some people got into trouble over this.  But it should be exceedingly alarming to people of faith that U.S. military personnel were being trained that evangelical Christians are on the same level as the Ku Klux Klan.

And of course this is far from the only example of this phenomenon.  In fact, Christians have regularly been described as "extremists" and "potential terrorists" in official U.S. government documents since the day that Barack Obama first stepped into the White House.

The following is an extended excerpt from my previous article entitled "72 Types Of Americans That Are Considered Potential Terrorists In Official Government Documents"&

Below is a list of 72 types of Americans that are considered to be "extremists" and "potential terrorists" in official U.S. government documents.  To see the original source document for each point, just click on the link.  As you can see, this list covers most of the country...

1. Those that talk about individual liberties

2. Those that advocate for states rights

3. Those that want to make the world a better place

4. The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule

5. Those that are interested in defeating the Communists

6. Those that believe that the interests of ones own nation areseparate from the interests of other nations or the common interest of all nations

7. Anyone that holds a political ideology that considers the state to be unnecessary, harmful,or undesirable

8. Anyone that possesses an intolerance toward other religions

9. Those that take action to fight against the exploitation of theenvironment and/or animals

10. Anti-Gay

11. Anti-Immigrant

12. Anti-Muslim

13. The Patriot Movement

14. Opposition to equal rights for gays and lesbians

15. Members of the Family Research Council

16. Members of the American Family Association

17. Those that believe that Mexico, Canada and the United States are secretly planning to merge into a European Union-like entity that will be known as the North American Union

18. Members of the American Border Patrol/American Patrol

19. Members of the Federation for American Immigration Reform

20. Members of the Tennessee Freedom Coalition

21. Members of the Christian Action Network

22. Anyone that is opposed to the New World Order

23. Anyone that is engaged in conspiracy theorizing

24. Anyone that is opposed to Agenda 21

25. Anyone that is concerned about FEMA camps

26. Anyone that fears impending gun control or weapons confiscations

27. The militia movement

28. The sovereign citizen movement

29. Those that dont think they should have to pay taxes

30. Anyone that complains about bias

31. Anyone that believes in government conspiracies to the point of paranoia

32. Anyone that is frustrated with mainstream ideologies

33. Anyone that visits extremist websites/blogs

34. Anyone that establishes website/blog to display extremist views

35. Anyone that attends rallies for extremist causes

36. Anyone that exhibits extreme religious intolerance

37. Anyone that is personally connected with a grievance

38. Anyone that suddenly acquires weapons

39. Anyone that organizes protests inspired by extremist ideology

40. Militia or unorganized militia

41. General right-wing extremist

42. Citizens that have bumper stickers that are patriotic or anti-U.N.

43. Those that refer to an Army of God

44. Those that are fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)

45. Those that are anti-global

46. Those that are suspicious of centralized federal authority

47. Those that are reverent of individual liberty

48. Those that believe in conspiracy theories

49. Those that have a belief that ones personal and/or national way of life is under attack

50. Those that possess a belief in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism

51. Those that would impose strict religious tenets or laws on society (fundamentalists)

52. Those that would insert religion into the political sphere

53. Anyone that would seek to politicize religion

54. Those that have supported political movements for autonomy

55. Anyone that is anti-abortion

56. Anyone that is anti-Catholic

57. Anyone that is anti-nuclear

58. Rightwing extremists

59. Returning veterans

60. Those concerned about illegal immigration

61. Those that believe in the right to bear arms

62. Anyone that is engaged in ammunition stockpiling

63. Anyone that exhibits fear of Communist regimes

64. Anti-abortion activists

65. Those that are against illegal immigration

66. Those that talk about the New World Order in a derogatory manner

67. Those that have a negative view of the United Nations

68. Those that are opposed to the collection of federal income taxes

69. Those that supported former presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin and Bob Barr

70. Those that display the Gadsden Flag (Dont Tread On Me)

71. Those that believe in end times prophecies

72. Evangelical Christians

Are you starting to get the picture?

There is a systematic attempt by the radical leftists that dominate our society to demonize Bible-believing Christians.  They want to portray us as "religious extremists" that are just as dangerous as ISIS is.

Given enough time, they would not just come after us with words.  Throughout history, we have seen the same thing happen with so many other groups.  First they were marginalized, then they were demonized, then they were criminalized, and then ultimately they were marked for elimination.

If you are a Bible-believing Christian, you need to get ready for intense persecution, because it is most definitely heading our way.

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