Would you call yourself a christian?
If I was a christian I would not dare call myself a christian because it can make people think of ignorant, bible thumping hypocrites who have nothing better to do than to believe they are god themselves and have a right to judge the everyone who does not believe exactly what they believe.The most horrific judgement and condemnation I have ever received in my life seems to come from people calling themselves christians. Even if I was a christian I would not want to call myself a "christian" because it means that I am taking sides with religious hypocrites who are not the "salt of the earth"
You, obviously, have so little understanding of meaning of "Christian".
Based upon your post, I have little evidence, to suggest, that you even understand, the term, " salt of the earth"...............
Some people have more intellect, than they do sense..............are you in this number?
Sometimes, but, I prefer to say "I am a believer in my Lord Jesus Christ" What you say is true a lot of times. Sometimes I am ashamed of those who call themselves Christians but obviously are not. I can not answer for them except to say, that I am sorry, they are not acting Christ like and that is what it means to be a Christian, to be Christ like. Many people think that because they attend a church or do some other kind of religious activity they are a Christian. You can live in your garage for years and years and you will not turn into a car. You can go to church for years and years, and you may not ever become a Christian. So for now I will say, “I am a believer in my Lord Jesus Christ.”
You definitely make some good points and you're completely right. So called "Christians" are some of the meanest people I have ever met. But that's what not what being a Christ follower is about.
This is very true that some get the high and mighty, holy rolling, bible thumping character traits after years of merely going to church. But in actuality no one can judge anyone. Jesus most definitely did not. If you think about the people he associated with the most they weren't your high class people. He hung around a handful of fishermen and an ex prostitute. Definitely not the most glamorous or normal of careers.
I was actually discussing this with a friend of mine a few weeks ago and I actually said "The biggest thing that turns people off toward Christianity are Christians themselves."
I'm sorry that you have mainly had encounters with faux Christians. We're not all like that.
I am a born again Christian. You make the mistake of judging others. You make the mistake of judging others according to generalities formed by you, not about what you know about that Christian. You have already pre-judged me without even knowing me and according to you, I am hypocritcal, judgemental, ignorant, and according to you I am supposed to think I am God. You could never be farther from the truth. Walk a mile in my shoes, before you judge me wrongly.
I don't call myself a Christian I say I am a believer or Child of God, the world is to call us a Christian...
whoisbid seems terribly confused, along with OutsideTheLines. Calling oneself a Christian does not make that person a Christian.
onegoodwoman and Dave Matthews have it right.
nope. I'm a proud former-christian who is now a proud atheist. I'm thankful that I escaped.
The definition of a Christian is not actually defined well, except you believe and follow Jesus Christ.
I do get you on your statement that some of the most judgemental and condeming people tend to call themselves Christians.
I grew up being taught to follow the 10 commandments and this was being a Christian. I do follow them today. One of the commandments is to not judge. So one would assume if someone is judgemental towards others and condemn them for anything they do would make them not a "Christian"
I myself, would not judge anyone for any reason. I live my life in a very calm, caring sort of way.
By my definition, I am a realist, I follow the commandments, I would say I consider myself to be know as a Christian through my actions. I am not a self professed Christian. We are taught, it's not what we think of ourselves that make us who we are, it is the light we send out through our actions that make us who we are.
I have found, by following the commandments it makes my life easier. They are a great group of rules no matter what your faith might be.
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