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Anonymous asked: Does it annoy you about Christians that say, "Not all Christians are like that, we respect gays" etc, because if they don't follow everything in their sacred text, why bother following any of it?
I’ve often wondered what kind of mind state can make someone say “I believe I know what God wants and has handed down to people, I’m going to follow it…..half assed.” What is the point? It has to be people following things simply for the sake of tradition or ego. It is one of the reasons I sometimes respect the fully religious more than the moderately religious in some ways. At least the fully religious have the convictions to really stand behind their beliefs, the moderately religious will often just turn to it when it is convenient for them or do it for social image. It is quite frustrating.
Besides if someone says “not all Christians are like that…” is this really news to anyone? Is anyone shocked to find out that not every single Christians is an idiotic bigot? That adds nothing to the conversation. Perhaps instead a Christian should say “I’m sorry some people use faith to justify their own hatred.” There is no need to tell me that you aren’t like those individuals, but those individuals worship the same god as you. If anyone wants the imagine of Christianity to be “cleaned up” it will be easiest for a Christian to do it, that is what they should be working on. Instead they are only driving further divides in their own religion, calling those that do hold on to the much older small minded view “not real Christians”. All the while not even realizing that they aren’t “real Christians” either. They’re more rational than that.