Again, to you. I am not exaggerating.
I mean no offense to you but I view all symbols of religion, though to be fair, moreso christian because that is what I've been exposed to the most, as oppressive symbols that denote a belief system that has historically wanted to eliminate people like me.
So no. It is not an exaggeration at all.
That is not to say I view all Christians as Nazis. I judge each individual on their personal merits, not on what they believe. The symbolism itself though is something I do not like to view or have in my presence if it doesn't need to be.
However I'm respectful of other people's beliefs even if I am against the belief itself. I would never throw a fit if I went to someone's house and they had a Bible on the coffee table or a crucifix on the wall. I have family that have both and they have every right to have anything in their home they wish.
However if I was given either as a gift, I would either give them away or get rid of them as I do not want them around me.
I've gone so far as to throw away a perfectly good blanket because it was mislabeled and instead of having pictures of cats on it, it had a depiction of the virgin mary. I refuse to have such symbolism in my own home.
You think I am being pedantic but I am not.
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