posted on Jul, 30 2014 @ 05:30 PM
a reply to: HarbingerOfShadows
You know... I remember when I was young (40-45 years ago) my parents told me that VERY few people (even so-called Christians) would actually
understand what it means to follow Christ and make it into heaven. With Christianity being the biggest religion in the world, I can believe this to be
true. The majority of those who call themselves Christian have nothing to do with Jesus' teaching. Many are hateful, vengeful, holier-than-thou,
judgmental and generally non-loving people.
I agree with Akragon, if today's "Christianity" actually represented the teachings of Christ, I could almost call myself a Christian. But it
doesn't. It's more of a political party than anything else.
I don't blame the writer of the article for wanting his religion back.
Truthfully, I don’t blame people who assume that if you’re Christian you’re anti-LGBT, anti-abortion, anti-real equality, anti-other religions
and pretty much anti-anything else that one small but loud subset of Christians find offensive or threatening.
It's entirely fear-based. I don't think it's a small sub-set, though. I think it's a majority. And they are ruining the good name of Christianity,
just as the "bad" Muslims are ruining that religion (as Loam alluded to).
I used to support religious freedom, but since the Hobby Lobby decision, I have decided that if THAT represents religious freedom, I don't support
And when they accuse us of being un-Christian (and they will), we must stand strong and tell them, “You no longer get to own that word. You have
used it and abused it and crucified it on crosses of hate, greed, power and control. We are taking our religion back – way back.
I'm very heartened to read this article. I KNOW there are true Christians out there, but they're not trying to deny other people their rights.