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1: You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of
Is a Christian not allowed to get upset when someone says their God doesn't exist? Don't people of other faiths get upset when their god is
2: You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved from lesser life forms, but you have no problem with the
Biblical claim that we were created from dirt.
I know plenty of Christians that don't believe in evolution and none of them feel dehumanized or insulted when evolutionists say that humans evolved
from lesser forms of life. They just feel that the evolution theory is silly.
Also, being Christian doesn't not necessarily imply not believing in evolution. Many Christians believe that evolution may have played some role in
3: You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem with believing in a Trinity god.
I've yet to meet a Christian that's laughed at polytheists.
To equate the Trinity to polytheism though shows not even the simplest understanding of what the Trinity is.
4: Your face turns purple when you hear of the atrocities attributed to Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehova
slaughtered all of the babies of Egypt in 'Exodus' and ordered the elimination of ENTIRE ETHNIC GROUPS in 'Joshua' - including women, children,
I know that I'm going to catch flak for this, as the Nephilim were already mentioned, but the "ethnic groups" that were "wiped out", when you
take the Bible at face value weren't exactly human.
5: You laugh at Hindu beliefs that defy humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem in believing that the
Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.
Christians wouldn't think the Hindu and Greek stories are true because they don't necessarily believe those gods necessarily exist. (There are some
Christians, like myself, that believe that such stories may actually hold such truth, due to the Nephilim having come and impregnated women.)
Now, the Holy Spirit allowing Mary to conceive has nothing to do with God actually having relations with Mary.
If you have a problem with the idea of Jesus' death, burial, resurrection, and ascension, that's something between you and God. If it didn't
happen, all those that were against Jesus and his teachings had to do was bring forth his bones after three days.
6: You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically established age of Earth (4.55 billion years), but you
find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by pre-historic tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that the Earth is a couple of
Not all Christians are Young Earth Creationists. I'm not for example. Many others aren't either. I believe that the Universe is 13 billion years
old and the Earth is 4.55 billion years old.
The Pentateuch says that it was more or less dictated by God to Moses. Yes, Genesis says that everything was created in six days. According to whose
time though? Science has discovered that time is affected by where you're at. It's entirely possible that the days that are mentioned are from
God's point of view. (This in fact, is what the ancient Jewish rabbinc sages believed.)
7: You believe that the entire population of this planet, with the exception of those who share your beliefs - though excluding those in all
rival sects - will spend eternity in an infinite hell of suffering. Yet you consider your religion the most tolerant and loving.
Well, it's not our choice as to who goes to hell and who doesn't. God has said that the only way to him is through Christ. Christians are called
to preach that message and love our neighbors as ourselves in order to show Christ's love. Yes, some aren't as good at this than others. None the
less, in the end, it is your
choice as to what you're going to do with the Gospel Message. God has warned you, and Christians continue to
warn you today. At the Final Judgement, you'll have no excuse. You were warned.
8: While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some person rolling around on the floor
'speaking in tongues' may be all the evidence you need.
Not all Christians are Pentecostal/Charismatic. As the trend has been so far through this post, I'm not. Not all Christians are, only a very small
group. Many Christians, like myself, do believe that the sign gifts have a purpose for today. I'll go on to say to that the "speaking in tongues"
that we all know is not
what is shown in the Bible and the Charismatic Movement isn't even remotely practicing the gift as it should.
9: You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered prayers. You consider that to be the evidence that prayer works, and
you think that the remaining 99.99 % failure was simply the will of God.
To quote Mark Driscoll, "Every prayer is answered; the answer is either yes, no, or wait."
Where does this .01% success rate come from? Left field?
10: You actually know a lot less than many Atheists and Agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history, but still call yourself
Wouldn't that actually be a sign that someone may not actually be Christian?
You wouldn't call someone a Buddhist that thought Buddha meditated under a palm tree, would you?
What I love are the non-Christians that think they know more about Christianity than the Christian, but refuse to listen to what a Christian may say
about something because it contradicts what the person already believes (i.e., that the First Council of Nicea had anything to do with the canon of
the New Testament.)
ETA: Not everyone that claims to be Christian is. Not everything that non-believers think defines what it means to be Christian really defines
Christians or Christianity.
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