This is comedy gold.
Outraged words? I think you understated the nature of the words that you chose to use in that post of yours.
I don't agree with what Sunset claims to do, but I definitely don't think it's as bad as what you wrote, precisely because of the standards to which you hold yourself and the fact that you call yourself a Christian. This may be news to you, but to a non-believer like me who knows nothing about Christianity apart from the "gentle, sweet and mild image" that my friends present to me, a person who claims to be Christian shouldn't be sprouting the kind of vile hatred - yes, it is hatred - that you directed at Sunset. What's this thing about turning the other cheek? I know nothing about Christianity, so please educate me.
Why don't you read what Jesus did in the Temple with the money changers. Not a lot of cheek-turning there. Destroying scripture is as low as it can get.
I'm not here to educate you. Ask your friends about Jesus. Or read the Gospels. He demands total obedience, not this wishy-washy Christianity in vogue nowadays.
It's not Christianity according to you. My boyfriend doesn't think my best friend's version of Christianity is Christianity. So what? They both believe in the same God, as do you. And you know what? I way prefer their saccharine version of Christianity than what you've portrayed it to be in this thread and on this forum.
The only "version" that counts is the one that's backed up by scripture. Otherwise it's just whatever anyone pleases. Truth cannot be so fickle.
Sure. But Catholicism is a form of Christianity, is it not?
I don't know anything about Christianity except for some random hymns and information that I picked up from my friends. Catholics and Christians, however, essentially (note this word) believe in the same God, do they not?
No, it isn't. It's false Christianity posing as the real thing. It's in many ways more dangerously deceptive than a crazy cult.
Don't worry, it's not just Christianity that I'm not convinced of. I grew up in an extended family that practises a form of Taoism. I don't believe that either.
What makes you think I care?
I can definitely accept that you're an intelligent person. This is why it befuddles me, to say the least, that you're capable of saying the things that you do. See, I don't have a problem with your faith; why should I? It's none of my business and what you choose to believe doesn't affect me one bit. It does agitate me, however, when I see people like you directing hatred and judgment towards those that don't share your belief system. This is my fundamental problem with religious people, no matter of what faith. It breeds intolerance, which leads me to this...
Pretty much speaks for itself, does it not?
What a morass of cliches. "Belief system," my own business, judgment, intolerance blablabla...
Hate means not telling hell-bound sinners they're going to hell and instead deluding them that it's all OK. It's not my "hate" that they need to deal with, it's God's wrath against unrepentant sinners.