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Abused By and Because of The “Christian Right”

[This is the first part of the email I quoted from in the prior post.]

I’m a fellow Christian who talks to a lot of people about my faith. I’ve had conversations with many atheists, Jews, homosexuals, and agnostics, and I take a lot of emotional abuse from a lot of non-believers because of what they “think” Christianity is about.

Every one of the non-believers I’ve had the opportunity to talk to, without exception, attacked me for being part of Christianity, which they more or less feel is a fascist organization out to squash the freedoms and free will of Americans, a religious faith that teaches hypocritical values, with it’s main belief being the social war waged on homosexuals (and abortion).

An amazing thing happens when I bear up under the initial attack for being Christian and explain to the people I talk to what Christianity is really about. They begin to treat me with respect and sometimes with a little time will even express an appreciation for my devotion to my beliefs. Once most of the people I talk to learn what Christianity is really about, i’m no longer abused, but treated with some degree of respect.

Over time, I’ve become a little numb to emotional attacks. I expect it and deal with the anger toward Christians by non-believers pretty well.

Recently, though, I’ve been talking online with other Christians – many from what we call “the religious right”. When certain topics come up, they inevitable learn of my “leftist” leanings, which I believe protect God-given freedoms and God-given free will, as well as protecting the rights of the poor and needy to be helped.

Within the past few days, I was repeatedly attacked and called names by other Christians from the right, who view my leftist leanings as protecting abortion, encouraging homosexuality, and believe it or not, promoting welfare for people who should be able to stand on their own two feet.

Last night, one fellow Christian called me “an unorganized, grab-assing (?), piece of sh–. Another angrily told me that I was going to hell for not embracing “true Christian beliefs”, and another angrily called me “Godless”. One even called Christians from the left “abortionists”.

I am completely devoted to scripture. I love Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. My entire life force is about love for my faith and obedience, though I often fail. My thoughts are most often with and about God and His agenda, what’s in His heart and His desire for mankind.

I’m used to taking harsh attacks from non-believers, but this attack from conservatives truly wounded me. My own Christian brothers and sisters in Christ attacking me with a lot of hate.

I think what actually hurt me the most was the hurt that Christ must feel that his children are doing this to one another.

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  • I am a member of a board that covers a wide range of topics;some serious debates and some not so serious. Teh posters come from all aspects of society and from many beliefs including antagonism towards Christianity. I have sadly seen the same attitudes and beliefs about Christians on that board. We are looked upon as facists who are out to control the lives of all Americans and enforce or brand of morality upon all. Like the original post, I gently point out that Christianity is a matter of choice, not imposition. Unfortunately I have little to defend in the actions of many of the Christians in the news. Some of our fellow Christians have forgotten the call to love and have taken upon themselves the judgement role that is reserved for God alone.

  • I’d say that the sender of this e-mail now knows why “atheists, Jews, homosexuals, and agnostics” feel Christianity “is a fascist organization out to squash the freedoms and free will of Americans”. For Christianity’s sake, one can hope that these right-wing “representatives of God’s love” may someday learn what the sender’s Christianity is really about.

    BTW, grab-ass is a military term, roughly meaning “to clown around or act foolishly, usually when among one’s friends”.

  • See, what they dont understand is even though we believe abortion is wrong, Jesus tells us not to interfere with the government. So Christians should protest abortion but if the government says its ok then you must abide by the law. The reason Jesus told us not to accumulate riches on this earth is so that we are able to get up and walk away from that country or society when that happens.