With most Christians and/or Christian organizations:
They are pushy, overbearing, and stick their noses where they don’t belong. Like in politics and the lives of people outside their congregation. You want to know why I have a problem with it?
Because 90% of the things they are railing against have little to no effect on their church or its members. Don’t believe me? Go HERE and scroll down the page of articles. Read the headlines. And then realize why so many people like myself are disillusioned and disenfranchised with the modern church.
I grew up in the church, so please understand where I’m coming from. I have no problem with preachers telling their congregations that homosexuality is wrong and that they shouldn’t smoke marijuana. What I do have a problem with is when churches actively work to restrict people OUTSIDE their congregations from engaging in activities that they don’t agree with. Like this:
The Mormon, Christian, and Catholic churches spent MILLIONS of dollars to make sure this lovely little gem passed congress, and they are pumping even more money into it now that its been challenged.
My question is this:
Whatever happened to separation of church and state? Whatever happened to the laws that should protect against NON-PROFIT (which many of these churches claim to be) organizations being able to finance campaigns like this? And most importantly, why are these organizations even doing it in the first place?
Telling people they are going to hell doesn’t work. Actively working to make sure they are treated as second class citizens doesn’t exactly warm them to your cause. All it does is alienate them and make you look like the bad guy in their minds.
And I should know. It’s for exactly these reasons that I left the church in the first place. And why, even though I’d like to go back, I probably won’t.