[quote="BornAgain2010, post:1, topic:293760"]
what is the major factor that makes non-Christians hate Christianity?
is it differences on doctrinal issues, or is it that they (non-Christians) are more inclined to hedonism, ignorance, inability to grasp religion logically (that part I can actually sympathize with...to a point), they dont get back enough from they put in, people are selfish, lack of will, what is the major reason why people cant stand Christians nowadays?
I dont mean this in regards to conversion, just general attitude towards each other. I really would like to see some fences being mended in this senseless culture war.
I think its ignorance, lack of will to educate themselves (who WANTS to take the time?), hedonism (people arent accustomed to the joy that sacrifice brings or the satisfaction of serving), and fear. I think alot of people are afraid of what they'll have to give up or turn away from in order to serve Christ and his Church.
I think those are the main reasons. If not, those are certainly the prevailing philosophies of society.
Im not 'calling out' non-Christians or agnostics or atheists. Im just trying to understand why people now days are so militant when it comes to villifying Christianity?
I can only go by how my personal experiences have been with "some" Christians. I emphasize the word "some" because I do have some Christian friends who don't necessarily speak out on what I know they are thinking. However, as a result, our relationship seems to be a "caring" and "respectful" one :)
I, along with every other Baha'i friend or acquaintance that I know, share NO animosity towards Christians. I do find some of the Christian community's interpretation of the Bible baffling, however, there can be no doubt that the Bible is the Word of God.
I point you to two threads about the Baha'i Faith, who's Founder, Baha'u'llah, claimed over 100 years ago to be the Return of Jesus, in the glory of the Father, and heralded the Day of Resurrection.
In the first thread:
.....you can clearly see that there is no animosity from the initial poster (a Baha'i), but just look at the responses from Catholics.....all based on absolute false impression of the Baha'i Faith. So I ask YOU, actually, why so angry, why? :)
The second thread, starts with aCatholic trying to "break down" the Baha'i Faith. Why would anyone awnt to "break down" a religion, which is clearly based on purity, love, reciprocity and cooperation. Why so angry, why?? :)
Lets not get into how many times I have been labelled the "unredeemed", or "hell-bound" on this forum, and by Catholics outside of this forum. If the Holy Spirit manifests itself through the Church (and the Church being the body of Catholic believers), then I must say, I cannot understand how it can be so, given the "unloving" nature it can sometimes manifest itself in the deeds and words of it's adherents.
I love Christ, I would sacrifice my life and soul for Him :thumbsup:
Some of His most stalwart representatives though...........
God bless :)