I saw the following entry on a Yahoo group list and thought re-publishing it here would be a good way to kick off the week. I could have written this myself and it could have been written about me as well. I’m sure many of you reading this could say the same.
“Christians are probably the worst behaved people in the planet.
No matter how much you support one eventually they will make you pay! Christians turn on each other quicker than criminals do! We are judgmental abusive and unforgiving. Even when you try to do something kind for a brother in sister in Christ your motives are questioned, your past is rehearsed, your future lamented. In the end I have never seen anyone else treat each other as badly as Christians treat each other.
Most of my stress, pain and anxiety come from the hateful, judgmental and abusive comments of other Christians. My Buddhist friends do not treat me that way. My atheist friends treat me with respect. My Jewish friends are loving and caring people. But a majority of the Christians I know are better at back stabbing than at charity; better at arguing than exhorting; better at burning bridges than building them. It seems the more someone learns and studies the less Christian they become! It’s amazing to me to see this.
I try to support someone, but for some reason I use the wrong words and get attacked for supporting someone!
I try to keep people from spreading lies about me, but doing so is abusive I guess.
I try to point out the chain of hurt that a group is visiting on others, but I am being a bully by doing so.
Being stabbed in the back by friends is common in this Christian community and I have had the joy of experiencing that several times this week.
Why would I even want to call myself a Christian in this environment”?
I say a hearty Amen!