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Why are so many people afraid of the Christian religion?


Jesus teaches love and compassion. Christianity teaches the Ten Commandments. So what is so frightening about the Christian religion that makes people attack those who believe? Is it the pagan level of society today? Is it lack of education in God's doctrine? Is it the immoral factions pressing for equality? What do you think is the problem in today's society?

 

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    Peeples 3 years ago

    Agreed. No point in me answering. This said it perfectly!


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 3 years ago

    Gabriel, True that! My son Gabriel gets it at 3. That love part is what I know of as God. That religion part is ho hum, boring. We love what is good. We try to shun what is bad. I believe in you. Please believe in yourself.


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    MysticMoonlight 3 years ago

    Well said.


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    glynch1 3 years ago

    Catholicism is not true Christianity. Never has been, probably never will be. Charlatans who preach the "prosperity gospel" are teaching heresy. People fear what they think is Christianity but is in reality another religion devoid of truth.


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    Jim Miles (JimMiles) 3 years ago

    Best answer!


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    LoisRyan13903 3 years ago

    Nice comment but when you mentioned about Creation science I had to laugh because a lot of public schools teach evolution as a fact when it in actuality is a theory. I heard of creation sci but don't know much about it


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    taburkett 3 years ago

    Psalm 40:4

    Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.


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    glynch1 3 years ago

    I see no point in using vulgar language to get your point across. Every believer is responsible to proclaim the good news. If you have truly led thirty people to the Lord, they did come to Him "by accident." You should know that.


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    Jim Miles (JimMiles) 3 years ago

    This sounds like a very reasonable, evidence-based, thoughtful reply based upon observable phenomena we all have experienced. Now, cue irrational superstition-based responses based on Iron-Age era pre-scientific mythological texts. 3...2...1...


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    glynch1 3 years ago

    Christianity not only teaches "love and compassion" but truth and holiness as well.

    True Christians do not oppress anyone; they offer rational, biblical arguments that "gays, atheists" and radical feminists do not accept and cannot answer.


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    taburkett 3 years ago

    Evil begets evil when moral individuals sit back and do nothing to make a difference.

    Positive morals must be taught everywhere if society is to advance rather than regress further.

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    glynch1 3 years ago

    Jesus said He is the only way to God. If He is God, then all other paths lead to destruction, not to life.


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    MysticMoonlight 3 years ago

    Agree! Great points, jonny.


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    glynch1 3 years ago

    Will "peace, love, and harmony" save your Muslim friends? Whatever happened to the truth of the gospel? Perhaps we should learn and believe the gospel first, then we will realize that they are lost without a saving knowledge of Christ.


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    taburkett 3 years ago

    Evil Individuals campaign under the guise of religion so they can persuade others to follow their evil empire. Those who follow the 10 commandments live through righteous love. Individuals must choose their path. Love is the straight alley.


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    taburkett 3 years ago

    1 Timothy 6:20

    Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge,


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    taburkett 3 years ago

    1 Timothy 4:15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 3 years ago

    This is just too harsh. And over generalizing. But too true to. It is hard to be Christian and not tell others how to be Christian. So we slip up. Then we should repent. Love one another is the only acceptable Christian doctrine.


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    Deepes Mind 3 years ago

    I totally agree with this statement. Christianity is supposed to be an all inclusive religion that is open to all people that want to be part of it. Unfortunately, some Christians want to make it sctrictly exclusive tp ensure that only they get in.


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    taburkett 3 years ago

    2 Timothy 2:16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. 17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene.


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    glynch1 3 years ago

    Jesus claimed to be the only way to God; His resurrection proved His deity. He said the gate is narrow that leads to eternal life. Paganism and witchcraft are on the broad way that leads to destruction. Christians must speak the truth in love.


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    glynch1 3 years ago

    Two to three hundred years ago (the early 1700s and 1800s) most Americans still took a high view of Scripture; we were a biblically literate nation. We sought to win others to Christ because we saw unbiblical religions as false, yet we did not hate.


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    glynch1 3 years ago

    Where did Jesus say that each of us has access to our own spiritual guidance? If you refer to "the kingdom of God is within you," you are misinterpreting Him. He was talking to Pharisees--people to whom this saying does not relate.


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    glynch1 3 years ago

    Although I would not doubt that some KKK members are horribly misguided believers, I seriously doubt that many of their members are true believers in Christ. Painting a caricature of Christians as black-hating warmongerers is not constructive.


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    Kate Rolands (CroftRoan) 3 years ago

    I agree with you Credence2.


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    glynch1 3 years ago

    How is telling someone the good news of redemption "pushing my religion on anyone else"? If you truly believe the gospel is the truth, you should want to share this treasure with everyone you know. God has given you the right/responsibility to do so.


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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 3 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages.

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    A Happy Man 3 years ago

    Religion is not always inherently about faith in the power of love and compassion.


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    taburkett 3 years ago

    Those that do believe know that God is love. And, that if we live in love, then God is in us and delivered through us. Society is composed of evil that man does because they do not live in love. For the upright walk blameless while the evil does not


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    glynch1 3 years ago

    True Christians have committed "hate crimes" against homosexuals? Can you provide an example of such a hate crime?


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    taburkett 3 years ago

    Psalm 32:10

    Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him.

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    taburkett 3 years ago

    Morality is maintained by the individual. When immoral is substituted for this maintenance, society is degraded. When immoral is exposed to children, society degrades exponentially. Truth is-freedom exists-demons destroy-God repairs. Bless Morality.

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    taburkett 3 years ago

    Psalm 119:106

    I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.

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    glynch1 3 years ago

    You have not provided all the facts of the case--only your side of the story. If these folks had accusations against you, they should have followed Scripture (Matthew 18).

    They probably would not have allowed an unbeliever to serve in the church.


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    LoisRyan13903 3 years ago

    Very well said. it's true about some Christians therefore they assume all Christians are like that


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    glynch1 3 years ago

    Can you give me an example of such people? Why would they defend Him if no one were attacking Him?


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    watergeek 3 years ago

    Hopefully it will remain. I think it's quite good.


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    CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

    Are you accusing me of being an unbeliever? That's how your comment to me came across.


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    taburkett 3 years ago

    Moral Christians protect others who cannot protect themselves. Some call this fighting but it is simply a level of protection required to oppose the tyrants that attempt to control others. The USA tyrant politicians control through welfare slavery.

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    taburkett 3 years ago

    Ecclesiastes 3:16

    And I saw something else under the sun: In the place of judgment—wickedness was there, in the place of justice—wickedness was there.


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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 8 months ago

    Taburkett's question was answered numerous times, but he was unable to open his eyes to the "truth" he was seeking. Inner truth. Instead it was self-deception, ego and ignorance. Pathetic but he's left HP. Others have replaced him. Same old....

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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 3 years ago

    Puritanical and simplistic. No substance to your opinion as I see it. You demonstrate one more reason that people are afraid of christianity.... many practitioners do not present intelligent discussions.


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    Jim Miles (JimMiles) 3 years ago

    Are you saved by grace through believing and faith, or by obeying God's law?


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    taburkett 3 years ago

    Brent, you imply that bigotry and judgment is rampant in the Christian faith. Yet much of the intolerance stated by Christians reflects intolerance to immoral acts. One cannot truly follow the Christian doctrine if they support immoral activities.

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    taburkett 3 years ago

    abusive authority occurs when evil adults invade the normally safe church. it becomes enormously vindictive when the elders do not recognize the invasion. when this happens, your tale of despair occurs. I pray daily that you are blessed with love.

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    glynch1 3 years ago

    While "Turn or burn" communicates truth--one must repent or one will spend eternity in the Lake of fire-- it exhibits a wrong attitude toward preaching the gospel; it shows no love for the sinner. Christians must learn to "speak the truth in love."


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    taburkett 3 years ago

    2 Peter 2:10 This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the flesh and despise authority. Bold and arrogant, they are not afraid to heap abuse on celestial beings;


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    taburkett 3 years ago

    The lack of personal responsibility to support moral actions has led to the degradation of society. Man can never make immoral equal to moral unless society becomes immoral. Society is growing more immoral each year as demonic activity expands.

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    glynch1 2 years ago

    If you truly loved Christ, then you would turn from Hinduism. Jesus is the only way to a truly personal God; He demands total allegiance.

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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 21 months ago

    The simplistic idea that christianity holds the key to morality I reject, 100%. All I see in support of that idea is ignorancy, superstition and religiosity.


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    glynch1 3 years ago

    Definitely not the largest. In fact, they are probably a small minority whose conversions are suspect.


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    Jim Miles (JimMiles) 3 years ago

    With your logic (telling stories and behaving well equals proof that Jesus is God), why not believe in any of the other thousands of religions out there, such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Mormonism? You don't understand the word "proof".


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Christianity's Position on Issues: Do most followers take a "live and let live" position?

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    LoisRyan13903 3 years ago

    Then again how may Christians have been persecuted and killed by people of other religions? The same with the cults-such as Jim Jones-that claim to be Christian and have mass suicides? Good comment though


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    taburkett 3 years ago

    Individual responsibility is not taught in schools. Schools teach tolerance to immoral acts and rejection of moral principles. That is why evil is growing within the schools. That is why kids follow the path of immoral tolerance. Judgmentalism - not.


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    glynch1 2 years ago

    Lighting candles does not please God; only repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord will get you to heaven.

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    Alan (jonnycomelately) 3 years ago

    Ok, Sir, Friend... interesting comment, thank you. Looking at 5 words you have used, when applied to human ethics is negative: lust, greed, arrogance, guilt, ignorance. Yet in terms of animal survival instincts can have a positive origin.


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    taburkett 3 years ago

    Nothing is perfect, but those that follow Jesus Christ are saved.

    James 5:16 For this reason, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous person is powerful in what it can achieve.


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    glynch1 3 years ago

    To which group of "Christians" do you refer? I know of no true Christians who wish to kill (that is, murder) people they don't like.


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    taburkett 3 years ago

    You are correct. It is not the religion but evil people that create the fear. Love of thy neighbor is what is taught. But greed and despair cripple the masses who deny this. Jesus Christ provides the way for Christians.

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    Jim Miles (JimMiles) 3 years ago

    Matthew 6:1 "Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven."


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    Jim Miles (JimMiles) 3 years ago

    Or, the premise itself is based upon insufficient evidence. Look at the suffering in your world. Your higher being controls that? Then it is not worthy of your worship.


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