Greeting Brothers and Sisters - I’ve recently separated myself from an online forum which has plentiful Christians, or so they say, that have no problem at all insulting others (atheists, agnostics, or other Christians) when they don’t agree with them.
These insults run the range from just snarky up to but excluding profanity (profanity is against the rules).
I now consider myself under recovery from participating in this site;)
The insults for Jesus crowd used common day insults all the way up to but EXCLUDING profanity which is banned.
About a week into being active in this forum I made an OP entitled “Would Jesus be ashamed of the insults typically allowed in this forum?”
This led to what I’d call a firestorm of criticism and attacks from Christians with statements like Jesus had no problem insulting others as He insulted the Pharasees and Sadducees. Many would make statements (and these are Christians mind you) that “they would insult anyone they like whenever they like if they saw a reason or even if they didn’t have a reason.”
I personally think I am well rid of that forum as it was beginning to infect me with what I call an un-Christian like attitude.
I’d like to have feed back from others on this and also any scriptural quotes (I have read the Bible several times but I am no way qualified to search for such things) that would argue for or against this behavior (although I’d be surprised that anyone could find scripture to support it."