You often hear people say that Christians are closed minded because of our beliefs but I think that's an unfair thing to say and actually closed minded itself. Just because you don't agree with someone's lifestyle doesn't mean that you hate them or fear them, and to love someone doesn't mean that you have to agree with everything they do, believe or say.
Hi! First, I would like to say that just because my name appears in the con section, doesn't mean that I believe Christians are close minded. Let me explain. Cristianity itself is not closeminded but most Christians are. Christians are taught at a young age an art that I would like to dub the "auto-preaching method" where the preacher shoots out a steady flow of specific words that contain no personal view of the individual but rather a criteria that was previously created by someone else to serve the single purpose of getting a point across. The fact is most Christians have expectations from the individuals who hear the Word, that they should accept it regardless their belief. I appreciate the actions of Christians who share the Message of Christ with people, but the pace at which they jump from person to person creates annoyance rather than appreciation. James 3:1Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be jugded with greater strictness
It's hard not to agree in a way with what you're saying since sure there are Christians that can probably come across as annoying with their messages to others but I do think that in todays society it's not a bad thing to hear more messages of faith and about the life and works of Christ. A lot of our country is turning into the "anything goes" mentality and putting feelings above morals in my opinion. Not saying anything should be forced or that it should be overbearing but the messages coming from those that would oppose a Christian message is just as annoying and often times stronger right now.
Consider the huge number of Cristian denominations that currently exist and their wide array of interpretations concerning the Word of God. It's sad and unfortunate that their fabricated interpretations create heavy debates even within the Cristian community, about what certain sections in the Bible could mean. I ask you if all the Bibles in the world were thrown into the ocean, who would produce the Bible again? Nobody. Because they don't even agree about what the Bible is now. Cristians are so closeminded amongst themselves that this negative practice is being implemented outwardly on the Non-Christian community. With all this confusion around the concept of "true Christianity", it's difficult for Non-Christians NOT to label Cristians as closeminded. This all boils down to one thing, Spiritual Maturity. Romans 12:2 "And be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is good and what is acceptable, perfect and will of God :)