Beware of "Sinful Christians" (opinion and invitation)
I was reading a personal passage/account on Christianity in which Katheryne Applegate sort of criticizes today's "common" Christian. I found it interesting because she talks about how today's "common" Christian denounces any other views that are different from theirs. And she also pinpoints the question of what is exactly the "right" Christian. She says: "Rather, the problem comes when Christians are proud and unloving—even cruel—toward those who think differently, whatever the issue. This points to a deep spiritual problem...It’s all too easy to find Christians doing or saying very un-Christ-like things, often in the name of God or his Word. If Christianity is true, my friend wonders, why is it so hard to figure out what 'Christian' looks like?" And then she quotes from the Bible sort of saying that people who say "I love God" and then despises their next door neighbor is a hypocrite because that isn't "loving God." That is one of the reasons why I decided to be a spiritualist. I decided that I wasn't welcomed in the parish of my hometown because people always gave me judging looks of "what is she doing here." And it was all because I was the only person in that neighborhood that dressed different. I didn't feel welcomed in the house of God. I realized I rather find God on my own. I can't even enjoy a talk or criticism in the messageboards of True Blood without having someone saying a homosexual sex scene shouldn't be seen or how awful that Degrassi is showing a transgender character because they shouldn't exist. When it comes to a debate on homosexuality or abortion there is always somebody using short Bible quotations to support their opinion. It just makes me think: Didn't God also say in the Bible "love thy neighbor" or "judge and ye will be judged?" If people actually read the Bible by books (as in Genesis or Exodus) and discussed and reflected they wouldn't be saying those type of responses. (And I don't read a Bible either but I do have a book on the theories of theology so I am basically more informed). It seems to me today's Christian is of an ignorant type. What do you think?What are your personal accounts on religion?