Today, while browsing the internet, I came across a comic (which you can find here: img151.echo.cx/img151/2760/believerscomic5et.jpg )
This actually gave me a puzzling question: Are Christians imposing their beliefs on people in such a way that it makes people angry?
To answer this, I want to put the question out to everyone who comes across this page – have you ever talked to a [educated, polite and street-smart] Christian about their beliefs, or have any of those Christians came and told you to believe in their God?
I am picky about saying an educated, polite and street smart Christian, simply because there are many people who call themselves Christians, but really do not know what they believe (uneducated), cause arguments rather than discussion (not polite), and generally don’t know how to interact with people about their faith (not street smart).
In my encounters, there are a few different types of people I have shared my faith with
- Other Christians – I go to a good amount of churches, and am able to talk to people from different Christian backgrounds.
- People who have been hurt by the church – either there has been a really bad teaching, or there has been abuse towards that person.
- People who have had the Bible shoved down their throat – generally kids that grew up in a Christian house and had no choice, and were more-so forced into their beliefs until they moved (or were kicked) out.
- The group of band-wagon riders who have not been influenced by the church in one way or another, and simply do not care.
The group I hear the most complaints from about Christianity is the last group, and they tend to be generally uneducated about Christianity (or misinformed by hearsay rather than asking someone who is informed about Christianity).
I just want to leave you with another question – why is Christianity under attack? (this is a thinking question, not an “I, Alex, do not know the answer” question)