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Old 05-17-2019, 05:22 PM
HMS Irruncible is offline
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Do you think they are good people because they are Christians, or are they good people who also happen to be Christians?
If someone tells me that they do certain things because their religion demands it, then the religion gets the credit (or blame).

I am a thoroughly lapsed Christian but I know if you follow the literal teachings of Christ then you practice mercy, forgiveness, compassion, generosity, etc. Many people who call themselves Christians reject all of that and choose to focus entirely on things in the Old Testament that have nothing to do with Christ - vengeance, domination, retribution. So even if they call themselves Christian I don't blame the religion for that, because it's not Christianity.