A Random Thought on Some Christians Who Aren’t Acting Very Christian

by Mike on March 19, 2013

in Religion

I was just reading some of the threads over at Free Republic and stumbled upon a comment by Freeper ThinkThenPost (Comment #12) that was so spot on I just had to share it.  It’s a quote about religion by some guy named Emo Phillips that humorously, yet sadly captures many of the attitudes currently out there in the blogopshere and Twitterverse.

I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said “Stop! don’t do it!” “Why shouldn’t I?” he said. I said, “Well, there’s so much to live for!” He said, “Like what?” I said, “Well…are you religious or atheist?” He said, “Religious.” I said, “Me too! Are you christian or buddhist?” He said, “Christian.” I said, “Me too! Are you catholic or protestant?” He said, “Protestant.” I said, “Me too! Are you episcopalian or baptist?” He said, “Baptist!” I said,”Wow! Me too! Are you baptist church of god or baptist church of the lord?” He said, “Baptist church of god!” I said, “Me too! Are you original baptist church of god, or are you reformed baptist church of god?” He said,”Reformed Baptist church of god!” I said, “Me too! Are you reformed baptist church of god, reformation of 1879, or reformed baptist church of god, reformation of 1915?” He said, “Reformed baptist church of god, reformation of 1915!” I said, “Die, heretic scum”, and pushed him off. — Emo Phillips

That’s not to say that fidelity to the teachings of Christianity isn’t required if you’re a Christian, it is.  But I also think a little Mark 12: 29-31 would go a long way.  Just sayin’

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