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It started when a nice guy hundreds of years ago pretty much said, "Hey guys, maybe we shouldn't be assholes to eachother." For this, he was nailed to a tree.

However, everyone didn't seem to be able to understand "Be nice" so they made up a ton of reasons why he said this.
Eventually this was spun out of hand and one question led to another.

Eventually it started being used to give reason to biggotry. Such as hatred twords gays. When the real reason that these christians hate gays is simply because they are different from them.
It was mainly used to squeeze money from followers (similar to Sceintology). And to gain more followers the christians decided to smear other religons, like Saitanism, to have more followers and more money.
They did this by naming the guy they blamed everything on Saitan, putting their nonsense holidays on the same days as other holidays, and even taking over the holidays of other religons (like Christmas).

Today it is used for, the mental controll of the population of America, stealing money from it's followers, making hate laws (no gay rights), making yourself feel better than everyone else because you belive the story about the cosmic jewish zombie who is his own father, etc...
There are too many christians on the interent.
"No, I'm pretty sure it was Christianity that started WWII."
by GalenTheWorldeEater February 05, 2011
 
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Christianity is a monotheisic religion that originated from Judaism. There are many denomiations of Christianity and every one of them is different. You have the up-tight Baptists, The guilt-ridden Catholics, the laid-back Methodists, and the very loose Episcopals (my denomiation). It is pretty ignorant to say that all Christians are close-minded and/or hateful. This is untrue for true christians are accepting and try to be loving like Christ.
Examples of the denominations of christianity:

Baptist Prayer-"Lord Almighty, I have sinned badly and please spare me from eternal damnation!"

Catholic Prayer-"Our Mother of Perpetual Sorrow, I am a terrible sinful person, I know i deserve to burn for stealing my neighbor's garden gnome, Please Forgive Me!"

Methodist Prayer-"Well, Let's see here, I sinned pretty bad so how about we just forget about it and star off new."

Episcopal Prayer-"Oh yeah, I'm sorry i passed out on the street after winning the tequila contest. Also, I think I should add a MY BAD for punching George in my drunken rage but George was annoying the hell out of me"
by Jadali April 27, 2008
 
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First of all, Christianity is not only a religion, it's a relationship. In spite of all the hyposcrisy, stereotypes (as well as truths), and blame, this special faith has proven to be a lending hand when all else fails.

True Christians actually do not Bible-beat you or shun you for not believing in what they do. They may feel sad, worried, or guilty, but they won't turn their noses and walk away. They believe in spreading the Word of their faith, but a true Christian won't attack your ideals and morals if they contradict the mission. Christianity is about open doors and opportunity; the gate to heaven is never closed. The signs are right there in front of your nose every day of your life, and Christians only want you to see them. When you may be struggling in life, it is the role of Christians to allow you to seek shelter and to realize that you indeed have someone to turn to who will always be there for you will never stop caring about you.

Also, true Christianity is not stupid and ignorant. It doesn't have to butt heads with science; it can co-exist and agree. Part of the faith is the ability to be open minded and use logical reasoning, such as realizing the Bible contains many symbols and metaphors that represent the overall message. Jesus Himself often spoke in parables; to take them literally would completely alter the symbolism and meaning of the moral of the story (Sadly, this is a common case). As Christians, we don't necessarily know for sure which stories are parables or not. For example, there are two different stories of creation in the book of Genesis. One involves the creation of the earth and universe in seven literal days. the other actually suggests that humans were made from the dry, waterless ground. (Genisis 2:1-9) So which one do we believe? Arguing over which one is "true" has tragically split the religion unecessarily when the overall picture of God's creative design is the most important part. Even evolution has been considered by some Christians to factor into the creation at some point.

So if you are struggling, searching, or realize that something in your life may be missing, just remember that there is a friendship right there, whenever you are ready to give it a try.
Girl: "I've been so depressed lately. I'm struggling with my decisions, my family, and my weight. I've considered suicide before, and sometimes I feel like I have nowhere to go, and no friends to turn to."

Other Girl: "Have you considered Christianity?"

Girl: "Yeah, but aren't they gonna hate me for my messed up life?"

Other Girl: "Well, I know of someone who may help. Look around you. He's right here; He's been with you this whole time."

by Opendoor April 19, 2007
 
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The largest religion in the world. Christianity contains many sects, and it teaches that there is only one God, and that his is Jesus Christ who's people were the Jews and he was sent to die on the cross to forgive mankind’s sins, so that we may go to heaven by believing in him. Teaches to love your enemy and seek peace.
Christianity is the largest religion in the world. It teaches that Jesus Christ is the son of God and died for our sins on the cross and came back up from the grave to ascend into Heaven. We need only believe in Jesus and his sacrifice to get to Heaven, as it is the one true way. Teaches to love your enemy and seek peace.
by Travis March 06, 2005
 
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1. A religion with both teachings of good and evil, yet has been responsible for the majority of the world's evil in the past 2,000 years.
2. A religion whose followers refuse to practice what Jesus Christ teaches.
3. A fairy tale, contradictory in and of itself, written in four contradictory plagiarized versions, of a peasant born to a "virgin" woman who cheated on her fiancé with a deity, was raised by her and a carpenter, grew up to be a magic teacher who did magic acts, died on a cross as a scapegoat for nothing he had done wrong, and rose from the dead as if nothing ever happened.
4. The belief that a cosmic Jewish zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree. Makes perfect sense.
1. Christianity may have been a good religion to begin with, but was perverted by many of its followers when they committed various acts of stupidity and evil.
2. Many Christians today are hypocrites.
3. The Biblical stories, especially Christianity, will one day be sorted into the mythology section along with the ancient Roman and Greek myths, and maybe along with the fairy tale sections.
4. Christianity sounds like a stupid religion if you summarize it like that.
by Kiss My Ass, Religion June 12, 2010
 
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The belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree...
Person1: I attend a pseudocannibalistic ritual every Sunday.

Person2: You must be a follower of Christianity.

Person1: You are correct.
by anonymous January 15, 2008
 
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A religion which, according to its holy book, the bible, began over 2000 years ago.

It has for a long time been the most commonly followed religion in the world, mostly in the west and parts of Africa.

Recently, there has been a decline in followers, mostly in the west, due to a lot of anti-Christian material in the media - for example, controversies surrounding homosexuality, and in the US, the Westboro Baptist Church.

The truth is, even as a non-Christian, I know that in a nutshell, the bible teaches pretty much nothing more than to love one another and to have a fulfilling life... contrary to what a lot of people say; it being nothing but made up gibberish. True, most of the stories in the bible are made up, but those stories are used mainly to interpret many unanimous Christian beliefs.

Sadly, many modern Christians face a lot of prejudice due to what the media portrays them to be. Most Christians just want to live a fulfilling life and don't wish to impede their beliefs on others.
I don't follow Christianity, but at least it isn't as bad as Islam.
by Politically incorrect February 28, 2013