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Why is Christianity so hated?

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posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 04:51 PM
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reply to post by VinceP1974
 


I wouldn't say I am looking for a scape goat or that I am a bigot. I never said I hated modern Christians or Christianity in general. What I am getting at is what I have observed throughout my life. If any thing, I would hope the people that say they are Christians would follow the gospels and try to adhere to those teachings in an earnest way. They know what's right and what's wrong. I feel sorry for the ones that say they follow a specific religion yet do nothing in observance of that religion. They ought to become atheists or change their beliefs. Why live a lie? I am not bigoted to any religious denomination and I feel all have redeeming qualities for mankind. I hope I answered your question, Vince.


[edit on 22-8-2009 by Jakes51]




posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 04:55 PM
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Originally posted by JJay55
Ah but Islam has declared war against the West. In a clear message on 911 war was declared according to religion. The message follows all the proper religious protocol with an initial warning, a follow up of negotiation, and a clear declaration to finish the job of destroying the enemy... which is the West.


*ggg* no islamist would have been able to do this...there was nanothermit in the gamearea (and some stupid looking by president bush).....

yes we have to destroy the enemy! I'm christian and tell you this very exactly! god is love and the enemy is all bad in you and you and you...and for me the enemy is in me....the rest is warnings and such stuff for others because of knowledge and experiences.

stay in love if possible for you.



posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 05:14 PM
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Venus in Furs

Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girlchild in the dark
Clubs and bells, your servant, dont forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart
Downy sins of streetlight fancies
Chase the costumes she shall wear
Ermine furs adorn the imperious
Severin, Severin awaits you there
I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears
Kiss the boot of shiny, shiny leather
Shiny leather in the dark
Tongue of thongs, the belt that does await you
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart
Severin, Severin, speak so slightly
Severin, down on your bended knee
Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
Taste the whip, now plead for me
I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears
Shiny, shiny, shiny boots of leather
Whiplash girlchild in the dark
Severin, your servant comes in bells, please dont forsake him
Strike, dear mistress, and cure his heart.
Velvet Underground
 
OT? No. Stormdancer777 posted a quote to encapsulate her/his opinion. This quote says human sexuality is far far more complex than Christianity would acknowledge.



posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 05:18 PM
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Christianity is a bundle of pagan symbols, beliefs, and rituals.



posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 05:45 PM
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Please forgive me for jumping ahead to reply to Stormdancer 1st. I hope, considering the piety we've been discussing, you understand

Yeah, I agree, most bleating we hear from Christians is unsubstantiated opinion, repeated from barely understood sources, often out of context in the 1st place & as often barely relevant in the current context. Worse, when any of it's questioned, all we get is scripture. As if some words have more authority than others merely by dint of having been written in a particular book, ie we're not supposed to use our critical thinking on certain texts because they're perforated... er, I mean holy.
Mate? Seriously, I'm concerned for you. Especially considering some other responses here. "Be strong, fight to the end, etc."
The wisest man I've met told me "Your weakness is your strength."
WTF? Yeah, me too. But he explained: in knowing & admitting our weaknesses freely, we rob others of the opportunity to manipulate them without openly admitting to being deliberate users.
I'm 41, my life's had its ups & downs, so I do know despair. U2U me if you think it might help.



posted on Aug, 22 2009 @ 06:13 PM
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Originally posted by VinceP1974

Originally posted by Jakes51 I'm pretty well resigned to the fact all Christians can do is ACT like they know it all, and cover their shortfalls with 'piousness'. It's classic- if you cant wow them with facts, then smother them in Bull Schnitzel.
I have resigned to the above stated fact as well. The hypocrisy in modern Christianity is just soul-numbing. Christians lie, cheat, murder, wage war, steal, covet their neighbors spouses and goods, and the list goes on . . .
Originally posted by VinceP1974

So in other words, you're a bigot looking for a scapegoat?
So in other words, you're an angry person looking for a fight?

Bigot
–noun a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion.
Origin:
1590–1600; < MF (OF: derogatory name applied by the French to the Normans), perh. < OE bī God - by God

dictionary.com
Amusing that you should accuse someone who has described their own experience, & thus substantiated the conclusions they have drawn from it, with a word which was originally coined to describe exactly the kind of religion-inspired numbskullery you have just exhibited.
Really, if you cant debate the person, @least think about how to discredit their ideas without making yourself look stupid.

[edit on 22/8/09 by Bunken Drum]



posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 07:04 AM
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Here's an example of hate:
www.latimes.com...
"He and his daughter, Dina, live like refugees, switching apartments every few months, not wanting to get close to neighbors. Gohary's life has been threatened, his dogs have been killed, and it's been suggested that he's insane or possessed by spirits.

He is a man this Muslim nation cannot fathom: a convert to Christianity.

"Islam is the only thing Egyptians are 150% sure of. If you reject Islam, you shake their belief and you are an apostate, an infidel," he says. "I can see in the eyes of Muslims how much my conversion has really hurt them."



posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 07:28 AM
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That is a sad story where a man and his daughter can be a prisoner in their own country by those they have kinship with. However, they chose a religious leaning of the minority and walked away from Islam. Apparently, the man and his daughter have their reason for the social shift from the status-quo and remain resolute amid the threats of persecution. I commend the father for standing up for what he believes in. As you stated, JJ, this is pure unadulterated hate. It's scourge to modern civilization and is an unwelcome throwback to the Dark Ages.



posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 09:10 AM
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No hatred here. Just not interested.

But you asked a general question, so here's a general answer.

One of the doctrines of Christianity is to 'spread the word'. Here in lies the irritation with many people. If we are secure in our own beliefs we do not want someone preaching at us. Anyone who gets in my face and tries to make me one of the flock just plain irritates me. I just want to be left alone and free to believe as my heart tells me.

So, basically, worship the way you want but stop trying to force others to the same. If Christians didn't have that whole 'spread the word' ideology, things would be great.



posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 11:20 AM
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Question- How strong should someone be before they just give out? How about a cancer patient- who's entire being is used to fight the cancer- It's mean and cruel to tell such a person at the point of death to 'not give up, and fight, be strong'

WITH WHAT??????


There's nothing to fight with. There's no strength left, and Christians, instead of helping, sit back, smirk and tell you "Don't worry- Nonexistent Deity will GIVE you strength'. It's just another tool in their toolbox of irresponsibility. As someone who has fought, and tried, and done all he can do- it's been a losing battle of epic and truly horrific proportions. I have been spit on and laughed at, all in the 'name of god'. Women have been especially cruel in that respect.

And ya know what- I will have both Christians AND women jump all over me and telling me to either go to hell, or I am headed in that direction- And not a single one will even DARE look at how they act and think. They will all be perfectly happy- safe and secure in knowing their god supports them.

Amazing.... simply amazing.



posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 11:30 AM
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It is a good sign that people are more and more seeing through these marketing scams. In the past, social religion served a very valuable purpose. It helped to reinforce the concept of being a good person and facilitated social order. But this was not because the leaders were noble. It was because they new that that angle would sell and people who are degraded tend to either be competitors or poor funding sources or allies in the deception. They don't want a world full of allies, they have no use for poor funders (so they put them on welfare or in prison so the good funders can pay their way) and they don't want competition thinning out the profits. Of course, the noble qualities where their to make things look good, while behind the scenes where always a host of criminal activities. Today, pandora's box is open and all manner of nonsense is taking place. But along with it is a more genuine awakening which is being handled in the most merciful manner possible.



posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 11:51 AM
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Originally posted by Violet Sky
No hatred here. Just not interested.

But you asked a general question, so here's a general answer.

One of the doctrines of Christianity is to 'spread the word'. Here in lies the irritation with many people. If we are secure in our own beliefs we do not want someone preaching at us. Anyone who gets in my face and tries to make me one of the flock just plain irritates me. I just want to be left alone and free to believe as my heart tells me.

So, basically, worship the way you want but stop trying to force others to the same. If Christians didn't have that whole 'spread the word' ideology, things would be great.


Autowrench:
I totally agree with you Violet Sky, this is the big problem, isn't it? For me, I don't care what a person's religion is, whether they wear a cross or a pentagram, or a Star of David, or a "Jesus Saves" tee shirt. that is their business, and theirs alone. I am very secure in my "faith," my "beliefs," both relative terms, but I know what I know and I will not be turned by a self styled preacher in a shiny suit with a hangman's noose about the neck called a tie.
I always say a little prayer when I come across these folks...."Jesus, please protect me from your followers."



posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 04:50 PM
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Originally posted by Violet Sky
No hatred here. Just not interested.

But you asked a general question, so here's a general answer.

One of the doctrines of Christianity is to 'spread the word'. Here in lies the irritation with many people. If we are secure in our own beliefs we do not want someone preaching at us. Anyone who gets in my face and tries to make me one of the flock just plain irritates me. I just want to be left alone and free to believe as my heart tells me.

So, basically, worship the way you want but stop trying to force others to the same. If Christians didn't have that whole 'spread the word' ideology, things would be great.


LOL. No one is forcing you to do anything. And if you were secure in what you believed in , it wouldn't bother you that someone was advertising something else.

I work in Downtown Chicago, I can't stand those idiot Greenpeace and The Greens and Amensty International volunteers passing out pamphlets and doing surveys , asking for money, etc.. . yet I would never in a million years besmearch them for their right to engage in such things.

In a Free Country people will try to influence their fellow man , as it should be.

You should be grateful you live in a country where this can happen and not in one where it is forbidden.



posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 04:57 PM
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I really do understand what you are saying. I have also been around people who sin every night of the week, gossip and backbite all through the week, and then show up on Sunday, as a deacon or choir member, etc., acting holier than thou. It's unfortunate, but there will always be people like that. I just try to pray for them and ask Jesus to help them see that what they are doing is wrong. It's really what is in your heart, Jesus knows our hearts and our thoughts! Please don't let it make you bitter. There are many good people, also!



posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 05:03 PM
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I have a VERY simple answer.


Because it is often used as a crutch, or justification..

" Im sending US soilders to DIE in the name of Christandom!"

Sound familiar?


Why is this belief hated? Look at all of the pandamonium it has created! Look at all of the people who tell others...


"Your going to HELL because you dont believe in MY version of GOD!" (verbatim)

You think a religion that is contradictory and based from falseness is to be liked and praised? I dont think so.

ANYTHING, that teaches me to hate other ideas, or to ignore other concepts, or teaches me a closed mind... Any group that burns books, or people, just becuase they dissagree (IE: Astrologists, evolutionists)
INSTANTLY becomes enemy # 1 for me.


OH! This is comming from a raised christian, so dont play any of that "you dont know what your talking about" B.S.
Been there, done that and didnt like it.



posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 06:52 PM
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Originally posted by WarMind
I have a VERY simple answer.


Because it is often used as a crutch, or justification..

" Im sending US soilders to DIE in the name of Christandom!"

Sound familiar?


Actually no. Figment of your imagination.





Why is this belief hated? Look at all of the pandamonium it has created!


So do you also hate Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Islamism, Fascism?



Look at all of the people who tell others...


"Your going to HELL because you dont believe in MY version of GOD!" (verbatim)

You think a religion that is contradictory and based from falseness is to be liked and praised? I dont think so.

ANYTHING, that teaches me to hate other ideas, or to ignore other concepts, or teaches me a closed mind... Any group that burns books, or people, just becuase they dissagree (IE: Astrologists, evolutionists)
INSTANTLY becomes enemy # 1 for me.


I've never seen anyone ever teach that Christians should hate those people. So you're making that up to.

Telling someone they're going to hell is just them expressing their view based on what the Bible says. They are not sending anyone to hell. Plus if you don't even believe in it, who cares.

When a Muslim tells me I'm going to hell, I promise you, i don't lose sleep over it.



OH! This is comming from a raised christian, so dont play any of that "you dont know what your talking about" B.S.
Been there, done that and didnt like it.


You don't.



posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 06:59 PM
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Originally posted by VinceP1974

Originally posted by WarMind

OH! This is comming from a raised christian, so dont play any of that "you dont know what your talking about" B.S.
Been there, done that and didnt like it.


You don't.

Because you have not experienced what he has, does not make him false.

You may as well call both him and I liars, because I experienced the same damn thing until I finally escaped the dogma that is Christianity.



posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 07:00 PM
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More than just a single man and his daughter. Islamic law states that no one can convert to Christianity. It's the law and the penalty is death. This is run by the government in 57 countries.



posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 07:10 PM
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Originally posted by Misfit

Originally posted by VinceP1974

Originally posted by WarMind

OH! This is comming from a raised christian, so dont play any of that "you dont know what your talking about" B.S.
Been there, done that and didnt like it.


You don't.

Because you have not experienced what he has, does not make him false.

You may as well call both him and I liars, because I experienced the same damn thing until I finally escaped the dogma that is Christianity.



You were told to HATE people? do you agree with him that US Soldiers are sent to war in the name of Christendom?



posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 07:13 PM
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Originally posted by VinceP1974

You were told to HATE people? do you agree with him that US Soldiers are sent to war in the name of Christendom?


Yes I was, and yes I do. It was, afterall, a Christian Pres Bush that labeled this current fiasco a crsuade.



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