why does everyone hate christianity so much?

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t*r

Trad climber
Galilee
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 13, 2009 - 06:57pm PT
christmas - jesus is born, we get presents

easter - jesus dies, we get candy

what's the problem?
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Apr 13, 2009 - 07:04pm PT
We just don't like "Christians" who do-do onto others.
apogee

climber
Apr 13, 2009 - 07:05pm PT
I don't hate religion or the concept of Christianity, it's the people who proliferate it, evangelize it, bastardize it, kill in the name of it, and otherwise ram it down the throats of everyone around them that irritates the sh*t outta me.


Aside from that, it's great!
t*r

Trad climber
Galilee
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 13, 2009 - 07:09pm PT
don't waste time answering my rhetorical question. in case you guys didn't notice, i'm being facetious :P
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Apr 13, 2009 - 07:11pm PT
this thread will get more responses than the TR I just posted...

just saying
t*r

Trad climber
Galilee
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 13, 2009 - 07:13pm PT
don't yell at me. i totally bump for TRs
PP

Trad climber
SF,CA
Apr 13, 2009 - 07:16pm PT
Because we had to go to church when we were kids.
t*r

Trad climber
Galilee
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 13, 2009 - 07:17pm PT
oh, and when i do my own trip reports, or someone starts an appreciation thread for me, i've noticed that a bunch of people who i always bump for never even reply to any of that stuff. and i'll still bump theirs. so whatever

i'm just posting today cuz i couldn't go ride my gay tray all day
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 13, 2009 - 07:21pm PT
Are we supposed to love christians, but hate christianity? Or love christianity, but hate christians? Religion is so confusing.
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno
Apr 13, 2009 - 07:28pm PT
"I don't hate religion or the concept of Christianity, it's the people who proliferate it, evangelize it, bastardize it, kill in the name of it, and otherwise ram it down the throats of everyone around them that irritates the sh*t outta me."

Apogee nails it. Add to that, that Christianity has slaughtered and enslaved more people in history than any other entity....

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 13, 2009 - 07:29pm PT
Communisim has it beat by an order of magnitude or so.
apogee

climber
Apr 13, 2009 - 07:31pm PT
TGT, I doubt that very seriously, but it would be an interesting comparison.
sportcamper

Trad climber
gunx
Apr 13, 2009 - 07:33pm PT
Personally, I think it is that t.v. show about .. The Duggers?, 18 and counting... that is making me cringe...
Hankster

Trad climber
Eldorado Springs, CO
Apr 13, 2009 - 07:36pm PT
Nothing wrong with praising anything you want. In AA you can consider your "higher power" your coffee cup.

To me, it's just organized religion that I can't stand.

Caylor
mt10910

climber
Apr 13, 2009 - 07:37pm PT
CRUSADE
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 13, 2009 - 07:40pm PT
It's the organization that's the problem. I'm a Catholic by birth and now by choice, but I'm the first to admit that the church has had some really less than stellar moments.

Even if we presume that God is perfect, people are from it. As long as they're the ones running the church, whether it be large or small, it's only going to be as good as the person(s) running it. It's kind of like family. Some of them may be really f-ed up, but you love them anyways.

Few things in this world are perfect. Organized religion is a perfect example of that.
t*r

Trad climber
Galilee
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 13, 2009 - 07:46pm PT
my grandma's church is fun. the pastor gave us champagne on easter!
bwancy1

Trad climber
Here
Apr 13, 2009 - 07:49pm PT
Because of the christians.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Apr 13, 2009 - 07:51pm PT
Nefarious, Jesus who never started a church or a religion said, to love your enemies....bless them that curse you.

I ask over and over why and what is the point in grouping people under one umbrella we are all different. I try hard not to give people labels. If you do often you don't get to know the individual who may be a pretty terrific person and have some great gifts to offer.

The Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition..... don't think that's what Jesus had in mind. :D Jess sayin', Lynnie
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Apr 13, 2009 - 07:51pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZF5uQfpbDs

Meanwhile, I think I'll try out TR's Gramma's church
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