(Closed) Hypocrites are not just in the Christian church

posted 6 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think the big problem with Christianity is that it is an evangelical religion and, particularly in the USA, Christians seem to try to press their beliefs on others in a way that can actually be somewhat rude. 

As for your belief being based in facts, no one’s religious beliefs (and that includes atheism) are based on genuine evidence. Religion is based on faith and stories (or a lack of belief in those stories). Whether you believe those stories is entirely your own choice but it doesn’t mean that others choosing not to believe those stories are wrong.

As for your comment about religion and evidence, there is NO evidence to back up ANY religious belief. There are stories. That’s it. I’m not saying that means that you shouldn’t believe, but please don’t think that you’re better than a Jew, or a Muslim, or a Hindu because you believe a particular set of stories and they believe another and certainly do not try to “convert” them!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Where’s my 10 foot pole? Not touching this one!

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Um, first of all, people pointing out that some Christians are hypocrites isn’t the same thing as saying that ONLY Christians are hypocrites. You’re reading into the statements.

Secondly, the bible is basically hearsay written down hundreds of years after the events in it may or may not have happened, and has been manipulated at will by people in positions of power (kings, etc) for thousands of years. As a scientist, you’ll have to excuse my scoffing at the idea of the bible being “fact”. Faith is called FAITH, and not SCIENCE or FACT for a reason.

Every religion has some vague representation of approximately the same theories – a higher power, a moral path to follow, etc. I feel sorry that you can’t take a step back to see that your faith is based more on what was presented to you as “fact” by your social group in your geographic location….it’s pure chance that you’re a Christian.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@unruhka:  People don’t have a problem with Christians.  I think they have a problem with Christians who judge them or tell them that there is something wrong w/them BASED on their beliefs. 

That being said, I am Christian.  But I respect other people’s choices and beliefs. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

There are hypocrites outside the church, yes. There are hypocrites everywhere. 

But…. oh boy. I’m not even going to respond to the rest of this… 

@greenviolets:  Agreed! 

Post # 9
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5958 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Hyprocrites are a plague on every group, that is a fact, Christianity does not have the patent on those….I think the main problem for me when it comes to Christian based advice on this forum is that for one thing, the lessons gleaned from Biblical tomes do not translate well into modern society and lifestyles, so it’s nearly impossible to offer advice with a Christian spin that doesn’t inadvertantly sound pious and judgemental.  Secondly, unless religious advise is specifically requested or the post in question is in the religious category, it’s unsolicited and unnecessary and only gets people riled up.

This is a forum geared toward women supporting each other, and anything viewed as an attack on one of our Bees is usually met with vehement response, regardless of intention, it’s unfortunate that your upset, and I am sorry for that, but take a look at the other side.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I don’t have a problem with Christians.  I do have a problem with Christians who try to force me to live my life in accorance with their Christian beliefs, and/or those who assume that I am not a Christian because I am ignorant and/or morally bad.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@crayfish:  I completely agree. That math analogy is so flawed.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@unruhka:  I speak out about my faith, and every single time I get harsh criticisms, hateful talk, and people just plain telling me how stupid I am to believe in a “fairy tale.” 

The reason we say stuff is because we care, even if what we say doesn’t seem that way, even if what we say seems judgmental. 


Can I ask, what exactly are you “saying” or “speaking out about” in these instances? 

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