In every group of friends to which I have belonged, there has always been that one person who I shall dub the "pity-whore." This is the person who never stops complaining about how shitty their life/relationship/job/school work/WoW Character is and expects that everyone around them cares. A lot of times they also have this sort of "no one gets me and my complexity" attitude. Now I'll admit, a little sympathy from those around you feels good every once and a while, but the pity-whore is extreme.
So how does this relate to Christians? Well, imagine if you will the world's religions as a big group of friends. Islam is the overemotional one that flipsthefuck out anytime anyone teases them (and may possibly go on a killing spree some day). Judaism would probably be the wimpy friend that got kicked around a lot but will go on to be really powerful. Scientology would be that weird kid that no one really liked but he was in the group because the other kids felt sorry for him. Well I could go on making analogies for religions, but Christianity would be the pity-whore friend.
Why? Because Christians are ingrained with this sense that they are the world is out to get them. Any challenge to their faith, and its because the world hates God and Christians. For example, attempts to remove the Ten Commandments from courthouses have caused prominent Christian leaders to declare "this is a war against Christianity by the left" and not simply an attempt to make things fair and achieve separation of church and state. They claim they are not being allowed their religious freedoms. They do not want religious freedom though, they want religious dominance. Can you imagine what would happen if a group of Muslims tried to get the Five Pillars posted in a courthouse?
Christians believe they are a minority in a secular, hedonistic world with a one-way ticket to hell. Even my own boyfriend (who is Lutheran) said something to me once along the lines of "my faith gets attacked by the world every single day." Now I'll give it to the Christians that trying to live "a good Christian life" in materialistic, sexed-up America is a challenge (as a former Bible-pusher, I can say this with certainty), but Christians need to step back and see they are not a minority, but a very powerful majority in the U.S. Their influence has seeped into politics and public schools, and they threaten our freedom to believe and think as we please. American culture may lack Christian ideals, but the stuff that really counts is full of them.
Now at the risk of sounding like the pity-whore friend, it is the atheists who are the real hated group. But do we bitch and moan? Some of us, probably. But for the most part, we just want logic and proof to govern our courts and classrooms, not one group's fairy stories.
P.S. If you are interested in the Christian Right's push for religious domination in America, read Michelle Goldberg's "Kingdom Coming." It will scare the godless shit right out of you!