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Agnostics, Atheists, Skeptics: Help us Christians out!

Ok non-believers, Here's your chance! I am genuinely interested in what BEHAVIORS among Christians truly offend or irritate you. I'm not really interested in biblical inspiration, theology, and belief systems here. "Free-will/Predestination", "Creation/Evolution", and "biblical inspiration/made-up-stories" have been done to death, and I don't really want to discuss those issues in this topic. I mostly want to know what attitudes and actions on the part of Christians, really rub you the wrong way. I will not argue: Biblical accuracy, the existence (or not) of God, or church history here. I also won't dispute your individual experiences with "church people". To be honest, I just want to know how to be a better person. So keep the comments: nice, to the point, and constructive. I will give all genuine criticisms a fair shake.

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lemonie7 years ago
Since Gorfram has been so kind to bump this:
Thinking that a few people with instruments and good intentions can form a 'band' worth listening to, not always the case. I don't want to hear "we've got a bass-guitar" another time...

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skunkbait (author)  lemonie7 years ago
Haha! I'll have to agree. The concept of "entertain 'em, then hook 'em" has always offended me.
And, while "God gave rock and roll to us", metal belongs to Satan - don't go there please.

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skunkbait (author)  lemonie7 years ago
I don't think metal belongs to Satan. Boy Bands, Hip Hop, and Pop-Country?- That's a different story.
Ah too true. You reminded me of Bill Hicks' routine there... L
skunkbait (author)  lemonie7 years ago
Bill Hicks? Wow, that's old-school! BTW-I think his parents still live near where I work.
He may have used a lot of "cuss-words" but the guy had a philosophy and a sense of humour. I won't repeat the Pop-star and Satan routine, but you understand it well-enough.

(lifted from web-site)
"....I had a vision of a way we could have no enemies ever again, if you're interested in this. Anybody interested in hearing this? It's kind of an interesting theory, and all we have to do is make one decisive act and we can rid the world of all our enemies at once. Here's what we do. You know all that money we spend on nuclear weapons and defense ever year? Trillions of dollars.
Instead, if we spent that money feeding and clothing the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded... not one... we could as one race explore outer space together in peace, for ever."

Some kind of religious theme there?

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Camisado7 years ago
The one thing I absolutely hate about Christians is that some of them try too hard to force their beliefs upon other people. Before I moved to the Ciputat forest, I have had around 4 Christians (two work individually, the other two seem to be a couple of some sort) trying to convert my family. Heck, the couple was so dang persistent, they followed my lil' bro right into his room and dissed his Muslim views. He cried out loud so I immediately barged into his room and I have to go so far as to point a bamboo sword that just happened to lie in my brother's closet (yes, he studied the sword, although he never did excel on the subject) at their heads. Not a particularly pleasant experience, but yeah, I kinda felt great that I "taught those annoying Christians some manners".

Don't get me wrong, I have no problem whatsoever with the initial beliefs of the religion itself, but those converters are too dang annoying. I believe what I believe and you believe what you believe. Is it so gosh-darned hard for those converters to leave it like it is?
Gorfram7 years ago
(this topic just doesn't have enough replies, right? :)

Behaviors among Christians that truly offend or irritate me:

  • Being so all-fired eager to save my soul (or fill their quota, as it sometimes seems) that they forget that "No" means "No."
  • Similarly forgetting that "I will have nothing to do with religions that proselytize," means "I will have nothing to do with religions that proselytize."
  • Disregarding all civilized mores about personal boundaries upon learning that I have never undergone the ritual of baptism. If God wants to accept me as one of his own, he will (or already has). Your desire to get at my forehead with a drop of water is not only spiritually meaningless to me, but deeply offensive and personally invasive.
  • The wholesale insistence on the "No man comes to the Father but through Me" thing. If Heaven is run like some kind of Country Club (so that "you've got to have a membership card to get inside"), then it's not anywhere I'd want to spend enternity.
You did ask.
Being so all-fired eager to save my soul

Do you suppose they're collecting interest on all those souls they have in savings?
Because my savings account, at least, is paying me crap-all.
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