Mahatma Gandhi once said “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” and I find myself agreeing with him more and more as the years go by.
I do not like Christians. They are arrogant, annoying, proselytizing, overly judgmental, condescending, argumentative, racist, sexist and homophobic.
Christians would reply (as they have done over and over again) that they are being misunderstood, treated unfairly or persecuted.
They fail totally to see how they persecute everyone who does not align themselves with their beliefs.
I was raised in a “Christian” church. I was taught the Bible..I went to a Bible college and received a Biblical degree.
I no longer call myself “Christian” as that term has no more connection to a Christ-like way of life than does the word jackass.
I can recite cherry-picked verses with the best of them, but frankly what is the point? If I don’t ACT and LIVE a Christ-like life then what, honestly, is the point?
I find far more honorable, CHRIST-LIKE people in faiths other than Christianity.
I can hear some of my Christian followers thinking “we’re not all that way” or “hey, Suze, that’s not fair to lump all of us into one hypocritical bag”……
and they are correct. It isn’t right, and it isn’t fair…but is that not EXACTLY what “Christians” do to people of Muslim faith? or no faith?
Take that log out of your eye, my friends.
Am I a hypocrite? yes, I am…I have to work at NOT being one.
Am I judgmental? that would be a huge “well, DUH! of course”. Again, I have to work at that fault each and every day.
It occurs to me that if all those who call themselves Christian and say they follow the Bible would just shut up for a few minutes and LOVE they’d have a lot more people wanting to hear the “word”.
But they refuse to do that. It takes away from their ability to be better than everyone else.
It is impossible to judge while loving…..it is impossible to come off as an arrogant SOB while loving.