Christianity is a joke in general. All the time they are not practicing what they preach. They don't believe in science and are a bunch of bigots. I have no idea what they are really thinking. Do they really believe what they say? Does it matter? They are just a big joke.
People just pick out the pieces that they like. Ooh, I like this one that says to be kind, but I don't want to get married to have sex. But I'll go to church on sundays! Most sundays. Some sundays. I'll go on holidays. Maybe.
But, I SWEAR IM AN AMAZING CHRISTIAN AND I FOLLOW ALL RULES OF THE BIBLE
Right. American Christianity IS A JOKE
In my opinion religion is a joke but that may be beside the point.
No real argument needed. If you understand the word 'hypocrisy' then it's pretty plain to understand. For a nation with so much money pumped into scientific research and progression, it's absolutely unfathomable that people can still believe in intelligent design. It's also unacceptable that schools are allowed to teach such lies.
Totally different in all ways when compared to Eastern Orthodoxy the true originality of Christianity! The only reason Christianity has a bad reputation is because of the Western world used it for their own benefit! Example - the Catholics. Us in the East who are Orthodox i.E Syrian, Greek, Russian, Serbian don't do what you American "Christians" do. Start following the real faith instead of your modernized "Christianity" morals.
Its insane that a culture of modernly advanced people still cling to such an irrational teaching. Many/most religions are partly fabricated, but the fabrications of Christianity have no benefit whatsoever. They are centered around an ego, someone who would never be accepted. Apart from that, Christianity exploits an existent religion. Even if Judaism is at fault, it, like a book which has come out, sort of deserved its own "intellectual rights". Christians are trespassing on someone else's philosophical/psychological territory. Its a false and disrespectful religion in numerous directions.
Old Israel had 7, 8, Nine different rodeos!
Greed re Divine Provided Prosperity and National Safety - was Old Israel's "stumbling stone" over and over and over - it never learned "a nickel's worth - re its History!
Now - this is in regards to HIS 3500 Year Old Israel and not at all referring to 70 year old, Man-made, Phony israel!
The American Church has-done "far worse" than OLd Israel ever thought about cause of the difference in Inventions and Discoveries!
The American Church is not aware of the two different Israels - today! It is not aware that by it's continual blessing of man-made israel that Abraham continually "bombs" America" with terrible curses!
And lastly - The American Church is not aware of the 1962 Engel vs Vitale case whereby The Un-Supreme - Supreme Court "Wrote Jesus" A Bill of Divorcement - From America!
The American Church signed onto This Divorce via its default of not standing up for Jesus! Since - Jesus Has Excused HIMSELF from any-longer BEING American's BENEFACTOR!
The Unknown Truth - Ron Stauffer
Wake up and open your eyes. You are being sold a man created fantasy. How many of you have actually read the Bible? Athiest have, Which is one of the main reasons they became athiest. As a human, You should question everything. Use your reasoning skills and logic to find the truth about the ancient lie of Christianity.
I'm very happy to hear that religion is slowly dying. No more people claiming others are going to die and get virgins, or going to hell when they die cause they don't believe what so and so believes. No more doing the right things for the wrong reasons or out of fear of punishment. Just people doing the right thing because they want to do the right thing because it's the right thing.
Your silly God is too small minded for the size and majesty of the Universe and to quote many others; God is either impotent or evil to let the things that happen, happen. These religions completely devalue the value and purpose of life by making people think they'll be living elsewhere when they die. Sorry. When you die, there's nothing. You are gone and everything that mattered to you is gone. That's it. There's nothing to fear and this is coming from someone who has died twice already. It's like sleeping except no dreams. Are you aware you're sleeping? No. Are you aware you are dead? No.
The most hilarious thing about religion as well is that those people don't believe in the science which allows them to be cured of their damn diseases which they claim is God, it allows them to live to their 70's and helps to keep their Grandma and Grandpa alive after surgery and allows them to communicate over thousands of miles with a phone or tv. Irony at it's best.
Take away all of science and imagine where the world would be today and how ignorant everyone would be. We'd still be fucking burning people at the stake, oh and fun fact about that, Christian people burned the first supposed Witch at the stake who was six months pregnant with a child. Religion is evil.
As a Christian I am embarrassed by the narcissistic attitude of the majority of so called Christians in our country. As one who believes in the holy, absolute person of the Bible, I wish the American church would be silent until it earned the right to speak to the many angry atheists that need to hear about the absolute person that can give sufficent answers to their complaints.
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This atheistic claim that religion is problematic seems silly given the problems caused by atheistic governments, which are among the world's most abusive, oppressive dictatorships. See e.G. China, Soviet Russia, North Korea, and Cuba. A century ago maybe such a claim could be considered, but now it's apparent just how appalling atheistic governments are in oppressing their people and persecuting the religious freedom of others, only in Christian nations like the United States has religious freedom occurred; and that began as a theocratic government designed by William Penn in 1682. The U.S.A. In its original form was called the Province of Pennsylvania and based on the Bible, it designed religious freedom and the Bill of Rights (originally called Charter of Privileges).
Christianity is unique in telling people to love their enemies, do good to those who hate them, forgive those who wrong them, and consider all guilty, including ourselves, before God. It's received a maligned reputation because the Roman Empire which persecuted the early Christians created a false Christianity called Cathoicism to better persecute the real Christians, groups like the Novatians, Montanists, Donatists, Arians, Waldenses, Albigenses, Cathar, Henricians, Paulicians, etc. It's a common misconception that Catholicism did so only after the Reformation, it martyred such Christians as early as the 4th century A.D. The Crusades were actually directed in part at pacifist Christians, look up the Albigensian Crusades.
Much of modern science is based upon the discoveries of early Christians like Newton, Pasteur, Galileo, and Copernicus. There are a lot of problems with American Christianity, but Christianity itself remains a shining example towards which we all should strive.
I someone wanted to believe in Christianity or any other religion that that is their right and should be taken seriously and far from a joke. A religion is not a joke and people should have respect for what other people believe in. If an American believes in Christianity it is no different to a Christian Brit believing in Christianity and they should both be taken seriously.
Christianity in America is very real. It is still alive and well. Those truly seeking God, spreading his messages, and praising him for his miracles exist in every part of America. There are truly good, righteous, God-fear Christians out there. Turn to the Christian Network and take a look for a little while, and you will see faithful people, at real churches, listening to true speakers tell the word of God. The media exploits any Christian who does any small thing wrong because people who are on television are often seen as living the perfect life by most of those who are not on television. However, they too are simply people and everyone makes mistakes. God still says there is no sin too great that he won’t forgive, and there are plenty of Christians in America asking for forgiveness, and making things right.
Christians in America are as serious about their religion and as varied in their beliefs as their religious brethren throughout the globe. They cherrypick their beliefs the same way many others do, ignore or follow the rules that are most meaningful to them just like anyone else, and share the common, unscientific view of the world many others do.
Religion controls a people. Government uses police officers etc. Amend control over the people, but religion makes it possible. A common belief enables a group of people to form, a war to be fought, and a country to function. A typical American Christian believes that it is good to demonstrate gentility toward their neighbors. This brings about a general peace. America needs to be at peace with itself. A religion doesNot need to be extreme in order to be a religion, form a group, and define the path of a country.
If the world wasn't crated by God, then we wouldn't exist. Our universe wasn't created by a big bang because in the beginning was nothing so from nothing can't make anything, so God is the only answer to it, God wasn't created from nothing he is what he is, he is the beginning and the end, the alpha and the omega. Those who appose him are crazy but if this isn't your answer you were looking for then there is one way on finding out if the spiritual world exists.
For centuries religion has provided faith and hope to people who have none. Christianity in America can be quite different than many other religions around the world. Christians in America tend to go to church one day a week, listen to a sermon, then go on about their business for the rest of the week. This can seem quite comical to those who pray daily.
I believe that many so-called Christian leaders in America are a joke, but not the belief that Yeshua is the Messiah, the Son of God. They have totally changed and twisted Yeshua's teachings and ignore the fact that Yeshua is a Jew and did not come to abolish the Torah or the Prophets. This will soon change as this pagan brand of Christianity will not stand when things really get rough. Those who follow this pagan twisted Christianity will fall away from belief in Yeshua because they never understood who He really is or His true teachings. They did not take the Bible as a WHOLE and only went by the New Testament.
I respect the opinions of everyone here, but allow me to disagree with the resolution that Christianity is a joke. Over a billion people believe in it. I admit, it has its flaws, but what belief doesn't. We are limited because we are all just human. You shouldnt be fighting over who's beliefs are better, and some, not going to name any names, fight those who believe in the same thing. Instead, we should be working toward a better future together, both religious and non religious. It's petty arguments that have no answer like this that hold us back. Calm down, folks. Stop hatin. Move forward instead.