I don't expect this to sink in to a spoiled American punk.
What's your beef with Tide? His opinions seem sincere, compassionate and thoughtful.Your sense of history comes from video games and dope.
Do you resent his joking about Smurfs? The purpose of such implied comparisons with god belief is to underscore what religion looks like to unbelievers. My purpose in suggesting putting "In Smurfs We Trust " on the currency was the same as it was in telling Christians that opening meetings such as those of the Rotary Club with prayers is as off-putting to a non-Christian as Muslim prayers on prayer cloths opening the same meetings would be to them. We still hope (against hope, it seems) that people of faith will try to be unselfish enough to try to see through the eyes of others, and fair enough to treat them as they would like to be treated.
I just read and watched this report of a court order to remove a Christian cross from public property - a national war memorial no less
Watch the video and see the Christians lamenting the judgment, utterly indifferent to the wishes of the Jews and possibly other non-Christians that initiated the legal action. They just don't care about non-Christians or their feelings.
These are the same people who resent "Happy Holidays" because it doesn't give priority to their holiday, and call an attempt at inclusivity a "War on Christmas". I'm sure that the cross issue is also perceived as a War on Christianity.
It's not. It's a war on Christians attempting to assert themselves as special. Those that can be made to see that and who respect the Golden Rule will modify their behavior appropriately. Those that cannot or will not will just be angry and adopt the language of victims.
So yeah, comments about Smurfs and prayer cloths are appropriate, and not legitimate grounds for wrath.