reply to post by oliveoil
We're referring to all of your denominations and sects. For most of us, the problem is people who profess to be Christians but cannot live their own
faith. Don't think that we are ignorant of the tenets of your faith just because we are not members of your church.
I do not believe that you are rejoicing, nor being exceeding glad (see Matthew 5:10-12). You want to attack us with your faith, but you are unable to
live it yourself. This is the crux (pun intended) of the matter for most non-believers. In your zest to defend your religion, you have exemplified
the very characteristics that non-believers have come to find disgusting in people who profess to have faith. Your failure to adhere to the standards
set in your religion while simultaneously judging the rest of us is what we loathe about you.
Our big problem, again, is when you clearly don't live your faith but claim that you do, then attack us for our lack of faith. It's when you don't
clothe the poor as you are instructed. It's when you don't feed the hungry as you are instructed. It's when you don't comfort the sick or help
the homeless, and still affix the label of Christian to yourself. That is what we hate. We hate your duplicity. We hate your lie. The last time we
did any of those things is irrelevant. We aren't commanded to do so. And no one in their right minds, regardless of whether they believe in the
divinity of Christ would hate you for actually living a good life.
As for your little tangent about your ties to Judaism, I actually laughed out loud at that. Your close ties to the people who killed your lord and
savior are *hilarious* (and befuddling) to the rest of us... Especially when we have seen how so few of you are actually capable of forgiving
Originally posted by oliveoil
FACT: America is a Christian country and was founded on Christian Values.
That's an opinion and you know it. Again, when people claiming to be Christians *LIE* despite being commanded to be truthful, we lose even more
respect for you. What is a fact is that our country was founded on principles of religious freedom, and the only people who don't remember that tend
to profess a belief in one of the three major Abrahamic religions. The rest of us take note of that sort of thing.
Also, out of curiosity, how do you think Jesus would feel about his father's name on America's favorite idol (money)? Do you think he appreciates
the pathetic lip service that we pay to the supreme creator by tossing him a shout out on a quarter?
While I do have a problem with *some* Christians (namely those who cannot seem to live their own faith, though I dearly love the ones who can), it
does not follow that I have some implied problem with America as a result of that. Your statement on this is so unbelievably unfair. It's like
saying that if I have a problem with Eskimos, I have a problem with ice cream. Your line of reasoning is insulting. And saying infuriating things
like that is yet another reason why non-believers don't respect you.
And so what if I do have a problem with America? I'm not allowed to disagree with America because I live here? I may not have agreed with
everything my parents said or did throughout my life, but I love them tremendously, and I would never wish for different ones.
Your OP is actually the perfect example of the problem that we have with you. If you can't see why, then I feel sad for you. I can only hope that
one day you come to find actual faith and comfort in your own religion. If you had it, you'd never have written the original post.