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haha, also generally they base their thoughts about us based on a bad example, so a hypocritical Christian begets all of us to be hypocrites. Also they tend to discriminate the Jewish culture and the catholics based on person and not on faith as well, so its not just Christians getting a bad rap, but the general poppulas think all religions or ones of Jesus/God are invalid if not wrong in some way or another. but then again that can be said about many religions of the world, i myself am irritated at the fact that Christianity is labeled a religion but thats another time another discussion.
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haha, also generally they base their thoughts about us based on a bad example, so a hypocritical Christian begets all of us to be hypocrites. Also they tend to discriminate the Jewish culture and the catholics based on person and not on faith as well, so its not just Christians getting a bad rap, but the general poppulas think all religions or ones of Jesus/God are invalid if not wrong in some way or another. but then again that can be said about many religions of the world, i myself am irritated at the fact that Christianity is labeled a religion but thats another time another discussion.


Oh so true....Do any one remember the damage, Jim and tammie & Jerry Falwell did to Christans in general.
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cryolyger wrote:

haha, also generally they base their thoughts about us based on a bad example, so a hypocritical Christian begets all of us to be hypocrites. Also they tend to discriminate the Jewish culture and the catholics based on person and not on faith as well, so its not just Christians getting a bad rap, but the general poppulas think all religions or ones of Jesus/God are invalid if not wrong in some way or another. but then again that can be said about many religions of the world, i myself am irritated at the fact that Christianity is labeled a religion but thats another time another discussion.


Oh so true....Do any one remember the damage, Jim and tammie & Jerry Falwell did to Christans in general.


I haven't heard this before, please enlighten us, well at least me sir Ratman...
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Jim and Tammy Fay (Jim mostly he just got Tammy to cry on TV asking for money). He was missusing money donated to his org. I was wrong about Jerry it was another TV preacher (I have sined and Crying on TV) who comited adutry. They Both happen the same year and gave TV preachers and christans a black eye. I still hear about it, when talking to non-christans. Alot of good Christan shows that did not missuse donations had to drop be cause they could not raise the money. The one I liked at the time Good Night Alive could not come up with the money for its sataligt link and by end of the year had stopped showing. No one on that show was getting paided as far as I know. All were voleners.
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1. To a lot of church-goers, Christianity is either coming to church on Sundays, paying tithes, singing songs, listening to the pastor talk for a while, then going home and just doing whatever the rest of the week or getting saved and baptized and then having a one way ticket to heaven, no matter what else you do. To most outsiders, Christianity is seen as stupid, judgmental, or "gay".

2. Everyone around here knows that anyone can convert to Christianity, but for some reason, they have this crazy unspoken belief that once you get saved, you have to be around other saved people that are the same race as you. For example, there are black churches, white churches, Korean churches, etc. everywhere, but, as saddening as it is, finding a church that just has people of all races worshipping together and learning and teaching the word of God is impossible.

3. There are a lot of Christians around here (but most of them are baby Christians). There are some Muslims, Buddhists, Jews and Hinduists as well, but the majority is either Satanists, Hedonists, or atheists.

4. The majority of Christians at my church are what you would call Sunday Morning Christians. That's about as much detail as I'll go into.
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4. The majority of Christians at my church are what you would call Sunday Morning Christians. That's about as much detail as I'll go into.


A, all too true
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Area you live in: During the school year I live in New York City . During breaks I live in Kansas.

What is Christianity perceived to be in your countries or culture?
In Kansas where I grew up it thought of as the bedrock of society. Life revolves around church for many people and there is a simple joyous faith many people possess. In New York people are exactly the opposite. Religion is mocked and thought as an atavism which needs to be eliminated. I am a Math/ Biology major and nearly all of my professors and my classmates think religion in for idiots. Funny story....My professor told us to look to our right and look to our left. "One of you will fail this class", he said. "If you need to find out who it is ahead of time I can ask the class how many of you are religious". Organic chemistry prof BTW.





Image Has Christianity being a 'Western religion' closed its doors to other groups of other nationality, ethnicity, races? Or how open do you think this is


No, the Christians in both areas where I live are very inclusive.




Image What kind of religions are existent in the place you live?
More than I can name here.



Image In your society, in your opinion, do you think people are particularly religious, or mainly participating in religious activities as part of a ritualistic event, without much thought of what it really means?
The religious people I know are very sincere.
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haha, also generally they base their thoughts about us based on a bad example, so a hypocritical Christian begets all of us to be hypocrites. Also they tend to discriminate the Jewish culture and the catholics based on person and not on faith as well, so its not just Christians getting a bad rap, but the general poppulas think all religions or ones of Jesus/God are invalid if not wrong in some way or another. but then again that can be said about many religions of the world, i myself am irritated at the fact that Christianity is labeled a religion but thats another time another discussion.


I know it's hard to accept the fact that Christianity is labeled as a religion, but the fact is that it has all the elements of religion--three mainly. You have the subject (worshiper), the predicate (worship), and it's object (God). These simple elements make Christianity a religion. The same is true of all other so-called non-denominational churches who say it's a "relationship." The truth, however, is still a relationship of worship. I find these simple replies by evangelicals to be pejorative propositions, mainly because it reduces God to a mere person we talk to. God is not simply a mere person we talk to. He is God, holy, majestic, sovereign, etc. We ought to reverence His name and His being. I think the best answer about God as an ontological being is surmised in the Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 4:


Q4: What is God?
A4: God is a Spirit,[1] infinite,[2] eternal,[3] and unchangeable,[4] in his being,[5] wisdom,[6] power,[7] holiness,[8] justice, goodness, and truth.[9]

1. John 4:24
2. Job 11:7
3. Psa. 90:2
4. James 1:17
5. Exod. 3:14
6. Psa. 147:5
7. Rev. 4:8
8. Rev. 15:4
9. Exod. 34:6


Anyone who says that it is only a relationship needs to reevaluate his or her faith.
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hey most people claim that buddhism is "a way of life" haha i don't see why christianity can't be "a relationship"...lol I'm just messing with you guys
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Why can't He be one and the same? He is sovereign and our Father, He is King and Lord, and the one we run to in times of need. He is...God... He is beyond boundaries and labels. Calling Him just one is hindering his awesomeness.
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Please forgive me for not presenting so much facts, being a bit housebroken person as I am.

What is Christianity perceived to be in your countries or culture?
Nothing more than the main religion perhaps. That is, if you blur out the line between Christians and Roman Catholics as most of the latter do.

Has Christianity being a 'Western religion' closed its doors to other groups of other nationality, ethnicity, races? Or how open do you think this is
Very, very open. In fact, we even had a homosexual come along even for once. Ethnically and racially closed, it is not. The overseas missions are more than enough proof--at least in our church.

What kind of religions are existent in the place you live?
In our locality, most individual is Roman Catholic, while there are those Christian denominations (mainly Baptists and Born Agains) which unfortunately suffered the lower percentage.

In your society, in your opinion, do you think people are particularly religious, or mainly participating in religious activities as part of a ritualistic event, without much thought of what it really means?
The latter most probably.
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What is Christianity perceived to be in your countries or culture?

Just another annoying religion that is invading their culture and minds of the young.


Has Christianity being a 'Western religion' closed its doors to other groups of other nationality, ethnicity, races? Or how open do you think this is

Christianity hasn't closed it's door to anybody. There are chinese christians, korean christians, japanese christians, indian christians, arab christians, south american christians, north american christians, so many from every nationality, ethnicity and races if you must think that way. If god created man in his own image then no matter how we look (oriental, aryan, black, white, brown) GOD will always look like US, wouldn't he? To say it is a western religion is probably not so opening to others who are from the eastern side of the world. Jesus wasn't white, was he? N E ways, the good news needs to be spread more and more. Being open to all is the only way.


What kind of religions are existent in the place you live?

Every religion man has been able to think of.

In your society, in your opinion, do you think people are particularly religious, or mainly participating in religious activities as part of a ritualistic event, without much thought of what it really means?

This is a good Question. There are people of both catagory and their number is huge. There are those who believe and devote 'em selves to the thing they believe in, whole heartedly(even though it may not be the right thing) and there are those who are just doing it for the sake of it. Both groups of people, needs to hear the Good news and accept the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. This may or may not happen. BUT wait I think I fall in those groups of people too even though I call my self a B.A christian.

calling one's self B.A and believing in it is really tough thing, I think.


Most of the time I feel bad, really bad about my self. BUT when I am around christians I feel good and I like it.

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: Has Christianity being a 'Western religion' closed its doors to other groups of other nationality, ethnicity, races? Or how open do you think this is
Christianity a western religion!!! No it is more of a eastern religion. It started in the mid-east, its roots are in a eastern religion (Judaism). Why its viewed as a western religion is because the pepole it was first opened too rejected it (Jews a eastern group) but, the pepole of the west were more open to it. So it spred west warded but, its roots are still in the mid-east
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