I think it was Ghandi that said he would become Christian when he met a real Christian. Unfortunatly there are people that are royal hipocrites. I myself have found that at times have fallen very short of being true to myself. Please remember we are all human so we make mistakes. Those that do it on purpose you can see through the crap and to who they are. Try to see the one's that do the best they can to be as Christian as possible. We are out here and not all like you described. Take care and Blessings to you!
You bring up a very good point and I hope that people see this. Your actions speak much louder than your words can. There are those religious people that are very career oriented and will do what they think they have to do to get where they want to go. It's sad that you have run into some of the worse examples of Christianity. I'm sorry for that too. You are most certainly right - to go through the motions and not really mean it is harmful and self-serving. To some people it is about where you can get to and how fast you can get there. I've taken 5 years to get to where I am now in the Roman Catholic Church and seen many bad examples to follow. However, I have also seen some good examples and not necessarily Christian either at times. It looks like you have seen them too. It's great you can see through the bad and find the good people. All I can say is hold tight to the good people in your life and let the others go. Arguing with them only makes them worse.
Well, seems to me you have a good handle on what is right and what is wrong. :) I am happy to see that you know the difference between those that just say and those that try their best to do what is right.:) As for your friend: I understand what your saying and your right - practice what you preach goes much further than a confused and misguided direction of your actions. :) Take care and God Bless!
I hope so. Thats why I need Christ. He already knows I will fall short. But I will keep trying to be the man he hope's I will become.
Or try much harder. I can only speak for myself. What I do wrong on a constants basis I do not do blatantly. But every day I know I need to pick myself up and try again. That why I ask for forgiveness, I/We need too. As for other I can NEVER judge them. I do not live there life or understand there beliefs.
Hardly any Christians even know what Christianity is. The same for most religions.
There is much truth in this.
Can you be? I don't think that's the real question but WHY are they? People have ideals and most can't live up to them. They also can't admit it.
That's the problem with man made religion, not like their is another kind. With no greater voice telling people they are doing it wrong, they can pretty much do as they please, and start another sect/denomination if they choose. Justifying anything.
To be a proponent requires only words.
I would suggest that those professed Christians are simply that, professed Christians. I tend to give those who attempt at any level to practice any positive religion a bit of slack. No sense in throwing out the baby with the bath. At least they make an attempt now and then.
I've seen plenty of that as well.
Sure, you can respect the objecives and goals, the way they conduct themselve, but not want to do it yourself