(I understand that everyone doesnt hate us. This is to those that do.)
We believe that Jesus died on the cross to save us from OUR sins. He didnt have to but he did anyway. (And it is in history, in case you were all wonderin)It is true that some people do things in the "name of God" that are horrible and say that God made them do it, that is not true, and that is what gives christians a bad name. Those people are not christians, they just want someone to use as a excuse for doing something bad.
You hate us because you say that we think that we are better than you, which is completely 100% untrue. The Bible says that we are to consider everyone above us, and be humble (see below). If you have never met a christian like that then you have never met a true follower of Christ.
Another reason you hate us is that you say we condemn everone who doesnt believe in God, true christians do not do that. There is something that the world needs to understand, there are people who call themselves christains, and then totally dont act like it. And then there are christians who follow God, and his word. The latter do not condemn people becuase who are we to condemn when we are just the same as you?
People who have posted definitions say that we are boring. But fun isnt..., drinkng,smoking,having sex,partying,playing gory games and watching gory movies all the time. Isnt is true that after you do that for a while you start to feel empty, bored and like you are wondering around without cause? Those things begin to control you, (you who say nothing controls you). And that sounds boring to me. I have a cause, I have a life, and I do not appreciate being cursed for my beliefs. I love God and I am not ashamed to say it nor will I ever be.
If you would like any more info, ask a friend if you can visit thier church, just to see if I am telling the truth. Or watch the Passion of the Christ by Mel Gibson, everything in that movie is true, that really did happen to Jesus. But in real life, it was worse for him.
Another thing, if your friends harass you for wanting to go, just think about what kind of friends they are. What kind of friend would want to control you? You say you are going to do what YOU want to do, and no one can tell you otherwise. We are the same, people tell us otherwise all the time. They harass us, degrade us, hate us, even kill us. But we will never back down, we are part of the army of the unashamed. And no matter what you have done, where you have been, what you have said, you can be part of it too. We will accept you. We do not hate you. We do not condemn you and we do not think we are better than you are. We do not save ourselves by anything we do, God saved us. And he can save you too.
Find a good church (which takes some visiting), find a youth group, and get plugged in. You will be amazed about how much you didnt know about us.
True christians follow this...
Philippians 2:3 (New Living Translation)
New Living Translation (NLT)
3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.