So here I have culled the checklist down to only those things which I think are so indisputable that even Bill O'Reilly wouldn't deny it. Obviously you don't want to link "War on Christmas"-believers to this blog -- but feel free to copy-and-paste this link, without credit, to anybody who asserts that Christmas is under siege.
Things that Christians can say that no other religious group in the US can:
- I can expect to get the day off for my faith's holidays in almost any job.
- I can easily find books, in virtually any bookstore, accurately describing the beliefs and practices of my faith.
- I can go into a non-specialty store and find decorations specific to my faith's holidays.
- I can go into a non-specialty store and find greeting cards specifically designed for my faith's holidays.
- I can go into virtually any music store and find music pertaining to my faith and my faith's holidays.
- I can easily find various paraphernalia -- bookmarks, T-shirts, bumper stickers, coffee mugs, jewelery, etc. -- that pertain to my faith, my faith's symbols, and my faith's holidays, in numerous non-specialty stores.
- I can put up decorations around my house and in public view pertaining to my faith's holidays without worrying that people will judge me negatively or think I am "weird."
- I can easily find a group to worship with and carry out my faith's rites and ceremonies.
- I can easily find spiritual counseling in my area from someone who shares my faith, often paid for by health insurance.
- I can easily find support groups and charities organized by people of my faith.
- I don't have to worry that someone will tell me my faith isn't a "real" religion.
- I can easily find holiday specials on TV that depict people celebrating my faith's holidays.
- I can expect the media to try and accurately portray my faith's views on any political matter.
- I can walk onto any campus in the country and find a group dedicated to my faith.
- I can be pretty sure I won't cause a huge controversy or a moral panic if I try to open a community center for my faith.
- In virtually every election I have voted in, at least one and often both of the major candidates share some variant of my faith.
- The majority of Americans identify with some variant of my faith.