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Whenever I join forums, I am always surprised by the strong anti-Christian sentiment many of the people have.  Is it because "free thinking, open minded, strong willed" people think that Christianity is some sort of intellectual trap, a crutch, an escape?  Or is it something else?  I was simply wondering what people's stance is on Christianity, and their reasons for it.

If you find an Atheist in your neighborhood,

TELL A PARENT OR PASTOR RIGHT AWAY!

You may be moved to try and witness to

these poor lost souls yourself, however

AVOID TALKING TO THEM!

Atheists are often very grumpy and bitter and will lash out at children or they may even try to trick you into neglecting God's Word.

Very advanced witnessing techniques are needed for these grouches. Let the adults handle them.

Very advanced techniques? Ouch.

Mr. Gruff rocks. I made an LJ/DJ icon out of him. Click on his head a few times - he recommends some Ayn Rand! ROFL! And don't miss clicking on his coffee cup and belt either.

I was simply wondering what people's stance is on Christianity, and their reasons for it.

My stance on christianity:

I have nothing against christians. I have nothing against anyone. I'm always trying to analyze why people have the beliefs they do, as opposed to arguing why the beliefs they have are wrong. And yes, to a degree I think that all beliefs are a "crutch" including science. (I realize that sounds absurd but I don't want to explain it in this particular thread)

We create beliefs to rationalize our desires. We accept beliefs when they fit with our desires. Emotions govern more of our thought patterns then we might be willing to accept, but what you and I believe to be "reality" might be nothing more than a desire to fix a hard-on, feel loved, or deal with being afraid of death...

We accept with our emotions, and organize what we accept with our logic.(in that order)

If someone really hates christianity, its usually because the christian ideology conflicts with their emotions. (ie. being told to turn the other cheek, when your whole life you've been beaten up, kicked down and spit on, etc..)Unfortunately, God's word isn't always good for everybody, but we all try to make it through this life the best way we know how. Some of us refuse to believe anything, some of us fuse together opposing beliefs, some of us agressively hate anything that doesn't fit with how we feel, and some of us just play dead, and pray to God we wake up in our beds.

      

"some sort of intellectual

some sort of intellectual trap, a crutch, an escape

In a flippant and sarcastic mood I would say that of all religions  ;)

More seriously though I think a lot of people are drawn to alternative livestyles as a reaction to their perception of the shortcomings of convention.  And in a wholesale effort to be different for difference's sake they'll reject anything percieved as the norm without much relfection. It's not so much the religion itself that they are hostile toward but what the religion represents to them.

What Christianity means to people depends on their personal background. A lot of the time the people I see railing against Christianity in general terms are really rebelling against the authority structure set up by their parents and/or community.

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