Now, do those of you who are Christians agree with the sentiments in the article?
Actually it doesn’t matter, your opinions don’t matter. Why? Because you aren’t being heard.
Look at it this way. The people quoted in the article above are ‘journalists’ they are writing articles and saying things that you (as a Christian) may not agree with. But they are speaking. You aren’t.
Yes, everyone knows that the majority of Christians are very nice and don’t agree with the majority of teaching of the Bible or their church. The majority of Christians are very quiet, normal people. Many Christians are actually very intelligent people and useful members of society.
But they aren’t the Christians that people hear about.
The people who write these articles are the ones people hear about. Newt Gingrich, Bill ‘you can’t explain that’ O’Reilly, and Pamela Geller are the people representing YOUR religion to the rest of the world. And let’s face it these people are insane and liars.
There is a fairly popular internet meme also going around, “You’re a Christian and therefore can’t be trusted.”
All Christians should be ashamed of the actions of their fellows… from people like Pam Geller to the current Pope. What does it say about your religions when you can’t trust the people who are the mouthpieces of these religions to say things that are true? It doesn’t say anything about the religion, what it says it that the people speaking for you are liars and scum.
Think about that a minute, if you are a Christian. Do you agree with Bill O’Reilly that science is wrong about almost everything, including the fundamental laws of physics? Do you agree with Pam Geller that Muslims in America do not have the same rights as Christians? Do you agree with the Pope putting a pedophile in charge of the investigations into pedophilia in the Church?
I know I’m babbling here, but this is important.
Atheists think all Christians are insane mainly because these kinds of people are your spokesmen.
So what do you think about this? Do these people really speak for you? Do you agree with them? If not, then why are you allowing them to speak for you?
Your religion is being shown in the worst possible light by people like this.
- Do you hate Muslims?
- Do you hate atheists?
- Do you hate gays?
- Should all of these groups have the same rights and privileges as you do?
- If not, why not?
- If so, why aren’t you speaking out against the Christians that do hate these groups and want tokill them.
Things like this are difficult to express, which is why I’m not a journalist I guess. But this is an important concept and it is fundamentally hurting the Christian Faith. Non-Christian groups see Christians as dangerous, insane, liars because these are the type of people who are speaking for you.
I totally agree that the same kind of argument could be made for Muslims and atheists (though I have never heard of an atheist wanting to murder someone, much less for not being atheist). But that’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m talking about Jesus ‘turn the other cheek’ freaks wanting to shoot people who don’t agree with them… considering there are some 35,000 sects of Christianity, it’s pretty surprising that they haven’t killed each other off.
Anyway… thoughts for the day…