Christians are the kindest, most generous people I’ve ever known. And I know many Christians. Unfortunately, these friendly people are having their identity damaged by a growing number of mentally unstable individuals who believe that the only requirement of Christianity is self-proclamation. Between brags about their faith, the latter type practices behaviors that would make Jesus roll in His Heaven. I am here to tell you that these types of people are not Christians. They are Crazies.
I am not a Christian, but I am here to defend them because real Christians are wonderful role models for society. The Christians I know emulate who they believe Jesus Christ to be. After all, how else did a guy that claimed to be the son of God end up with such a large following? Was it by promising threats? Was it with bullying and name-calling? Was it because He was a scaremonger? No. That is what Crazies do.
It’s been a while since I last practiced Christianity as nowadays it seems this religion has more hostages than followers, but the stories I learned from the Bible in the first 26 years of my life are still very familiar. I am aware of the teachings and practices of Jesus Christ, the religion’s namesake; and Christianity, after all, is mirror the teachings and practices of Jesus Christ.
If you need help determining what Jesus would do, allow me to provide examples of what he wouldn’t do:
Jesus wouldn’t force His beliefs on others. However, Crazies believe that the value of their faith is diminished if the rest of the world doesn’t believe like they do.
Jesus wouldn’t bully others who are different. Unfortunately, Crazies like name-calling because it makes them feel superior.
Jesus wouldn’t make threats if He didn’t get His way. Crazies revel in retaliation.
Jesus wouldn’t cherry-pick verses from the Bible to promote his personal rationale. Crazies only follow the ones that better suits their agenda. This not only makes them a Crazy but a hypocrite, too.
And finally (no commentary necessary):
Did seeing Jesus say such terrible things make you uncomfortable, mad, and/or offended? If you have the slightest capacity for empathy, you may understand how I feel when I’m assaulted by a Crazy’s belief. So do me a favor and think about it. If your church sings “Onward Christian Soldier” more than “His Eye is On the Sparrow” and/or your minister preaches more about what is wrong with the world than what you can do to be a better person, you may be receiving and exemplifying the wrong message and hurting others more than helping them.