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05 Jul 2005

Chat: To the Non-Christians and Christians :) re:18395
I occasionally peruse the CS site and glance over the replies and statements made. I always find it so odd how the Christians are the first faith to be attacked AND judged by non-Christians. I find it equally perplexing how ‘non-Christians’ try to justify their behaviour and it makes me wonder, do they really know what a Christian is?

A Christian is a follower of Christ. Christians STRIVE to be Christ like. Sadly, most people base their perception of Christianity on what they perceive it to be like without really having fully investigated or experienced this Truth. Their perceptions are often based on the dogma of the church without ever having truly experienced Jesus. Being a Christian does not mean always getting what you want, for Christ knows what is best for us and provides accordingly if not exceedingly! Christians are NOT perfect and NEVER reach perfectionism, for that honour is to our God alone.

Just as one can open yourself up to all evils when dabbling with mediums and clairvoyants, remember that ANY STATEMENT made AGAINST CHRIST AND HIS FOLLOWERS IS ALSO NOTED, and recorded. Upon Judgement Day you are the one who will have to ‘please explain’ for martyring any of Christs’ servants.

Is it really such a difficult thing to respect that other people are Christians?

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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

With all due respect, I think what you are noticing is a response to what many readers perceive as being a Preaching approach, and a judgemental approach towards people who are either not Christian, or not Christian in the same way as the preacher. So it is a response to a manner of speaking which makes OTHERs feel attacked and judged, not anything I have noticed which starts as an attack or judgement of Christians as such.
What I do not notice, is any tendency for Jews, Muslims, Hindu and members of other religions, to quote their own equally sincere religious beliefs as a solution for other people's problems. And some of the "Christian" originated comments are not always likely to be seen as respectful to people with different beliefs, even different Christian beliefs.
It should be acceptable to any reader, when someone, discussing a problem, mentions that their specific religious faith has been valuable to them --- we are each of us something of an expert in ourselves. But when we suggest that OUR religious beliefs are right ( in a way which implies that others are wrong ) and a solution to other people's problems, we are potentially treading on toes, and must accept it when this gives rise to resistance or anger.
Interesting selection of new nickname, as Ruth
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