I've noticed that it's become increasingly popular lately to not only criticize, but to ridicule, mock and even antagonize religion and religious people. I started wondering a few weeks ago, why, in our hyper-sensitive, politically correct society, are things considered intolerant or discriminatory, except when done or said to a religious person? There's an episode of South Park for example, where one of the characters says, "Christians are retarded!" and I just thought to myself, 'if you changed the word Christian to African-American, suddenly that episode would be banned and the entire production company behind the TV show would be sued until bankruptcy.' Why is it that the only two groups that seem to be exempt from the political-correctness mandated show of respect are Mexicans and religious people? It seems really hypocritical that society will go out of its way to find something to claim is racist or intolerant towards some groups of people, but at the same time allow anything, no matter how offensive, to be said about others. This thread will probably be closed down for being too controversial. I feel that if that happens, it would just further my point: the thread is offensive to some, so it gets shut down, whereas multiple pointedly anti-secular threads still float around freely on this site. I apologize if this post seems to be impatient or otherwise unpleasant in nature; hypocrisy is just one of the things that sets me on edge.