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originally posted by: NthOther
Of course no one is going to say they hate Christians, but it doesn't matter what they say (Christians would be wise to remember this as well).
It is evident through their actions. The people who made threats on the pizza shop hate Christians, but they won't say it. The people who constantly berate and trash Christian beliefs at every opportunity hate Christians, but they won't say it.
The nature of the tree is evident by its fruit. But hate isn't chic, so you won't get any public admission of it.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
You can pretend like you are fighting for the underdogs all you want here, but the facts are that Christians are the most numerous religion in the world. Plus they have been running the 1st world for the better part of a millennium. They aren't underdogs by any stretch of the imagination.
The people who made threats on the pizza shop hate Christians
The people who constantly berate and trash Christian beliefs at every opportunity hate Christians
IMHO there is a very fine line between hating the faith, and the practitioners. I define myself by my faith, so anyone who hates what I believe, might as well hate me.
originally posted by: snowspirit
I don't hate them, hate is a strong word. I don't particularly like it though, when they look down on others that are not "Christian enough".
To judge others means that the person judging is putting themselves above the person they're judging.
originally posted by: Astyanax
General answer on topic: very few people hate Christians in general. But there is a certain kind of Christian that is hated: the sanctimonious, holier-than-thou variety who is constantly trying to spread his 'gospel' and forever making moral judgements about other people's lives. Such people are deservedly hated.
You people are hilarious. Replace "Christians" with any other group, and see how ridiculous you sound.
"I don't HATE gay people, I just don't think they should be allowed to be gay."
"I don't HATE black people, I just think they shouldn't be allowed to vote."
The further you are willing to go to deny someone else their rights because you don't agree with them, the more of a hypocrite you are.
I've seen people suggest that Christians should have their children taken away from them by the government on this very forum.
I've also seen it suggested that Christians should be exterminated, because the world would be a better place without them. If that isn't hate, what is?