Other than scoff, smirk, and snigger, I have no other reaction to the "poor, persecuted" majority religion of the United States.
By the way, I'm a Quaker, a denomination which has been historically discriminated against and openly persecuted, dispossessed, exiled, tortured and hung by the neck until dead -- BY OTHER CHRISTIANS, the fuckers. (For those of you who haven't already been bored to tears by my repeated suggestion to look up the Boston Martyrs
, please look up the Boston Martyrs
Recently, because I'm one of those intellectually curious, bleeding-heart social liberals, or something, I happened to look up the Sami people of Scandinavia. (You may know them as the Laplanders, or Lapps. Apparently, it's considered derogatory.) HOLY FUCKING SHIT! Those people have been royally fucked over, their important religious artifacts (rune drums) seized and burned wholesale by authorities, their women force-sterilized, their children snatched from their homes to be wards of the state educated in Lutheran schools. Not that long ago, either. These atrocities were practiced right through most of the 20th Century! By Swedes! By Norwegians! By Finns!
The article in Wikipedia
totally shredded my respect for Scandinavians and their supposed reputation for social justice.