Originally posted by TONE23
Fortunately this is probably a minority of actual christians ...but unfortunately they seem to have the biggest mouths
Siiiigh...I wish I could tell you you were wrong. What's sad is that those with the big, hypocritical and offensive mouths are the ones that get
media coverage, while those who go day by day, speaking loudly but practicing what they preach, are ignored because we have this fascination with
people falling from their position. We love to hear about failures, but not successes. Just watch the news; if we enjoyed good news more than bad,
news agencies would report it to increase their ratings. Instead, we like to see others suffering or screwing up.
Can anyone name ANY other religion that goes out to actively convert people to their religion.. besides Christianity(in all its sects)?
Islam, Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Gnostics, New Agers, Atheists, Evolutionists, Gaia worshippers.
My point is that these groups have ALOT of resources and can easily tip the medias viewpoint so that the "Christians" are the ones being "
When in reality it is these groups that do more of the attacking then anyone IMHO.
Whew, I can disagree with this point, though! There has been a semi-silent war over our culture for the past 50 years. Slowly but surely, America's
culture has been ripped away from what it had been, morality changing, principles shifting, aspirations adjusting. In the 80s, Christians started to
speak out against this movement vocally. However, conmen saw opportunity in this, and we had the huge televangelist scandal that gave all Christians a
black eye, broken nose and knocked out most of our teeth. It has only been recently that Christian leaders are stepping forward again and changing
this silent culture war into an overt one. The big difference between today and the 80s, though, is that these leaders are
they're preaching. There are, of course, a few exceptions, and we all slip at times, but overall, there is a solid Christian base (solid meaning
non-hypocritical) out there fighting this fight. As a result, the media and the cultural opposition have had to use a different tact in discrediting
the movement: victimization. Look at this thread, and even your statement. Christians aren't the victims, we are, and they're being mean. We're
just trying to make everyone happy, and these mean Christians keep wanting to hurt people's feelings by saying things like there's right and wrong
and stuff. It's like the two kids sitting in the back seat of the car. One keeps moving into the other's space, poking them quietly, and being a
pain in the butt...Then the other reacts, and the first feigns shock at this sudden unwarranted outburst.