reply to post by sacerd
That is all well and true, but God didn't create us all equally tolerant, wise, understanding, kind, smart, ect. This being said no matter what
religion or organization you choose to look at the people who happen to be members will not all act the same. Just because a man/woman is Christian
doesn't mean that in some twisted way they will not view Oh, lets say racism as being ok. And they will usually find some piece of Scripture to twist
in order to back thier claim.
Anyway, see God gives us all our own streangths and we all have our own weaknesses.
Romans 12:3-8 For I say, trough the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but
to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same
function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.Having then gifts differing accourding to the grace that
is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith: or ministry, let us use it in our ministering: he who
teaches, in teaching :he who exhorts, in exhortation: he who gives, with diligence: he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
I know it's a bit long but I wanted to show you the point. We all have faith and streangth in an area that God gave us. Some Christians shine in
many, some are average, and some don't shine at all. You see if you were to meet me in every day life and never brought up the subject of religion
you wouldn't know that I am Christian. I don't wear it on my sleeve, I don't go around preaching to people (reguardless of the impression this post
gives), I don't make it a habit to rescue kittens out of trees
, or pretend to be someone I'm not infront of other Christians. I'm actually
the loner type, a drinker, smoker, and I love a good fist fight. I'm so far from perfect it's not funny. I'm imperfect and I'm very aware of it
(not proud). Yet when it comes to important things my faith shows through.
I guess the point is that there is no mold for Christians, Freemasons, Muslims, ect. (which ever religion or organization you examine). There are just
people that come with there streangths, weaknesses, and lifes baggage that makes them who they are and defines them and how they conduct themselves.
[edit on 24-4-2008 by lazy1981]