10th June 2012

“A majority of young people in America describe modern-day Christianity as judgmental, hypocritical and anti-gay. What's more, many Christians don't even want to call themselves 'Christian' because of the baggage that accompanies the label.”

Adelle M. Banks

6 Responses to “10th June 2012”

  1. archaeopteryx Says:

    I’d like to think this is true, but that’s just my wishful thinking. The quote’s author writes for a journal called “The Religion News Service” and may be looking at the world from an entirely different viewpoint!

    (When searching the web for details about Ms Banks, I was directed to a website for Progressive Christianity. I followed it and got this message: “Whoops! Looks like you’ve hit a dead end.”)

  2. Xhim Says:

    I’m one of those who am not entirely comfortable with the label “Christian.” So many so-called “Christians” ignore the basics of what Christianity has historically meant, in fact live in blatant opposition to it, and aren’t bothered in the least. I prefer “follower of Jesus” because it is more explicit. One major problem with that, however: way too many syllables!

  3. Atheist MC Says:

    I prefer “follower of Jesus” because it is more explicit. One major problem with that, however: way too many syllables

    and way too many interpretations I suspect.’It’s not really very explicit (although I guess I know what you mean in a hippy, sandals and beardy sort of way) because Jesus never spoke for himself and the examples we have of him second hand are contradictory. I guess you follow the Jesus that you hope he was and ignore the difficult bits of the Bible?

  4. Xhim Says:

    I’m not sure what you are getting at, AMC. The “many interpretations” are more the stuff of friendly fireside debates. I’m not kidding when I say I have friends of all doctrinal varieties, and wonder about people who ostensibly agree with me on doctrinal issues. No, the people who concern me are the ones these quotes are always pointing out: the pedophiles and hate-mongers, etc. Whether or not sanctification is a crisis or a process is not the deal breaker. Picketing funerals with signs that read “Thank God for Dead Soldiers” is.
    BTW, I never could grow a decent beard. I did wear sandals and bell-bottoms, tho.

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