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What makes so many traditional and fundamentalist Christians so highly condemning and condescending


of atheist and agnostic people?

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Best Answer Christin Sander (ChristinS) says

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Great answer, as usual ChristinS! I totally agree with your logical reasoning and arguments!

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M. T. Dremer says

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 3 years ago

    I am a believer of God myself. I am a New Ager. I was not addressing all religious people. There are religionists who are very liberal, open-minded & accepting of other beliefs. I was only addressing the more dogmatically minded religionists.


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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    CraftytotheCore, I totally agree with you, too: like ChristinS., you are both logically and factually correct. I, too, primarily meet un-Christian-like Christians, though I have been honored to know several true ones who DO always love others.

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Dean Walsh (electronician) says

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    You're right! In church and Sunday school that's what I was taught--further, it was my Christian DUTY to straighten out such "bad" people by enlightening them to Christianity. I never believed or did that, though--it's disrespectful to others!

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Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) says

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Wow! Powerful answer, lone77star! I am humbled at your logic; enlightened, too. I'll re-read this answer many times. I come from the science end of the spectrum, but have room for the spiritual, too. Totally agree with your last line: prophetic!


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Mona Sabalones Gonzalez (grand old lady) says

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    Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) 3 years ago

    Behind "both ways" is ego. Ego wants to be right (first). Ego does not love. Ego is selfishness.

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    Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) 3 years ago

    Good points. Generalities do not help, because they are frequently inaccurate. But sometimes (often?) "sticking to one's guns" is pure ego. Only with humility (the opposite of ego) can a person ever learn.

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Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) says

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    That's what they tried to teach me as a kid, too. I never bought it, thank goodness for everyone! I think it's rude, egotistical, and immoral to think others should believe as you do OR ELSE. ... "never again"--you broke the cycle! Smart--thank you!

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Good perspective--stating a belief or warning rather than necessarily condemning/judging. I like the way you phrased your answer, christiananrkist! Very open-minded, unlike many.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 3 years ago

    I disagree. Gay rights activists and feminists have nothing to do with this question, they are separate issues.


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    Amy Magness Whatley (bipolartist) 3 years ago

    JThomp, I think the same can be said if a question is asked about atheists, paganism, new age, etc. To prove my point, you jumped in here without an answer to the original question, but a condemning, condescending, finger-pointing reflection.


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