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Why are Christians so hard to get along with?

Discussion in 'Ethics & Morality' started by Satt, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Jakihe

    Jakihe A Light in the Darkness

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    Some good points
     
  2. Satt

    Satt Senior Member

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    Really? One of my long-time friends used to be a christian and is now a Satanist. It was never discusting to be friends with him and his wife before, so why should it be any diffrent now? Saying "Ewww" isn't very nice when talking about ANY person. BTW, I live in the bible belt. (Headquaters of the Church of God if that tell you more precicely)
     
  3. Satt

    Satt Senior Member

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    He is a priest in the Church of Satan.

    The Church of Satan is an organization dedicated to the acceptance of the carnal self, as articulated in The Satanic Bible, written in 1968 by Anton Szandor LaVey

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  4. DontTreadOnMike

    DontTreadOnMike Eddaic Literalist

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    Yep, I've been friends with real life vodoun practitioner for years. Not exactly a satanist but still "icky" to Christians. Even back when I was a fundy she was a great friend. She's never been anything but kind and generous and has never been fake like you were describing. (the only thing you have to be careful of is to make sure she doesn't steal a lock of you hair while you aren't paying attention ;) )But when I was at church, everyone was on eggshells around each other. Everyone was either afraid that they would accidentally reveal something about themselves that would be considered sinful, or they were constantly looking for chances to prove their Christ-like-ness by quote scripture our offer unsolicited advice based of scripture.
     
  5. DontTreadOnMike

    DontTreadOnMike Eddaic Literalist

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    Ah so he's not a theistic satanist then. They're more like humanists with rituals designed to creep out and offend Christians. Funs stuff :thumbsup:
     
  6. Satt

    Satt Senior Member

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    Well, I do think that Christianity is WAY too de-centralized. I REALLY wish there was ONE "Christian" church and that was it. Also though, I think it has a lot to do with fear. So many Christians seem to walk on eggshells because they are afraid of being human. There seems to be this Christo-Platonism around that thinks that Spirit=Good and Body=Bad. I don't buy into that. We were created the way we are. If Jesus really died to make us free, than by God, let's be free.
     
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    Cabal New Member

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    Fulfilling the great commission, perhaps.
     
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    Yup, know exactly what you mean.

    I put it down to there generally being more judgementalism among Christians than among other groups. Just results in everyone putting on a front.

    That, and the phrase "I don't know" seems to be a four-letter-word to a lot of Christians.
     
  9. Hakan101

    Hakan101 Here I Am

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    Many people are still learning things on their path to Christ. However, it should be noted that part of our understanding and faith in God is that we recognize we cannot know everything, it is simply a fact of life. However, because God is the one that knows everything, we can put our faith in him, so we do not have to worry even if there are things we do not know.
     
  10. Beanieboy

    Beanieboy Senior Veteran

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    Forgive me for starting out with a quote, but that seems to be one of the few things that such brand of Christians will listen to:

    John 13
    31When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified and God is glorified in him. 32If God is glorified in him,c God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once.

    33“My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come.

    34“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”


    This say that all men will know that someone is a disciple, by the way that they show love. A song I sang as a kid was, "And they'll know we are Christians by our love."

    But that isn't how you know them. You know them by their insistence to teach, but refusal to learn, which is hypocrisy.

    They seem false, as if wearing a mask. Jesus was very approachable to everyone.

    They are quoting Scripture to you, even though you aren't a Christian. Would it make sense for a Muslim to quote the Quran to an atheist?

    If your experience is anything like mine, they offer the threat of hell, rather than the joy of simply knowing God. They demand that you repent, as if they want you to admit to them that you are bad, and will focus on sin, but will downplay the importance of love or ignore it all together, with is a contradiction of the most important message of the bible. They will exalt themselves by condemning you, something Christ said not to do, because it angers and offends God. They will believe themselves forgiven by God, but not forgive others, something that is warned of in a parable. They will see you as an enemy to conquer and convert, rather than a brother or sister in the human family. The demand that you listen to them, but refuse to listen to you, your beliefs, and really contemplate and respect them.

    So, why is it difficult? They are living like Modern Day Pharisees. The Pharisees used the law to burden and control people, while they didn't follow it themselves. They enjoyed being thought of as holy before men. They looked down on "sinners" and didn't even acknowledge their presence, thought some people unworthy to even worship God or worthy to have their prayers heard.

    Jesus didn't get along with them either. It's not you.
     
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