abelcainsbrother wrote:You may focus on all the times Christians were wrong,but you're overlooking how wrong non-Christians were.
If Kurieuo had asked me about non-Christians I would have addressed non-Christians, but he didn't, so I didn't. Make sense?.
I did ask you for your comments and appreciate your reply.
Just watched Jesus Camp last night and it some way it reminds me of why I just didn't like churches for a while, although that isn't saying much about my dislikes. It's too hard to go into here before I start my work day, but I just saw some heat against you and wanted to thank you.
While I didn't like churches growing up, in other ways, it makes me thankful of the evangelical pentecostal baptist church I did find a couple years ago, that I had good experiences, before I stopped attending due to changes of circumstance. Such had quite a good balance, probably in large part due to the many different pastors and leaders.
If you look up "unsafe churches" there are whole generation of these Christians arguing and defending their not going to church, because they're not emotionally safe. Understand some have been through
and been hurt by other Christians in churches via all the church games that go on. So it's like a raw nerve, and a lot is normally people being people rather than anything necessarily Christian.
So the sensibilities of some here may not be because such are annoyed by being "caught out" and an "ohh, you got us pinned!
" right? I mean if that was your intention or something the like. Rather, to some it's seen as a rather low blow. If you'd actually been hurt in churches, then you'd have a different level of understanding about how such can raise a lot of pain.
The idiosyncrasies seen and which you've encountered in some others, really has little to do with Christ or his teachings, and more to do with people and perhaps theological veins they're attracted to. There's more things going on in the film than just the characterisation of "Evangelical Pentecostals". I'm hoping to give a more detailed analysis of such things because I think it is good to get into.
As for your own experiences with such Christians... I wouldn't be surprised if those who screamed the loudest when you poked your stoker into the fire, that such actually drowned out you hearing any Christian voices of reason.