posted on Feb, 8 2014 @ 09:59 PM
A Christian is, as the name implies, someone who believes that Jesus is the Christ, or Messiah, that was prophesied by the Jews and documented in
their religious books, including the Christian Old Testament. That is all that the name means. Technically speaking, a true Christian should follow
all of the tenets the religion lays down, however, Christianity also recognizes that people aren't perfect. They make mistakes. They are supposed to
be able to ask for forgiveness for their mistakes, and then they are supposed to make a genuine effort to avoid those mistakes in the future.
Many times I have heard people deride those who claim to be Christian for something they did that was not very nice. That doesn't mean the person is
not a Christian. If someone knows enough to accuse a Christian of not acting Christian-like, how is it that they believe it is okay for non-Christians
to do the same types of things? Otherwise they wouldn't call out a Christian for doing something, or they wouldn't specifically mention that aspect.
They would simply tell the same thing to anyone, Christian or not, and wouldn't bring their religion into it at all. But the real reason people do
this is because they are, probably subconsciously, attempting to validate their own non-belief, or are attempting to validate their decision to reject
religion, by pointing out how "bad" religious people act.
No matter that everyone basically does the same types of things. They try to hold the religious to higher standards than anyone else, since, as I
said, they wouldn't call out just those people, or wouldn't make it a point to call out their religion.