A way of thinking centered around rules and restrictions created by an unseen entity who is said to have unimaginable power. This is a philosophy based on fear. One's fear of contempt causes an individual to behave in a desired and dictated fashion. This "desired" way of life is dictated by mortals, men and women, people who should have no authority on propriety. Those that are needy, or find themselves in a rut, or a slump of sort, commonly gravitate toward this institution searching for a crutch to help curb the bitterness of reality, to give them an out. These people are known as "Christians." These Christians feel that by decieving themselves into believing that there is a higher power, a reason to it all, and that there is someone out there who will, after all is said and done,love them, they should reach some sort of peace with themselves and the world around them. Unfortunately, no peace is ever attained. Doubt constantly plagues their minds, causing them to delve deeper into this pretend world of promised deliverance. This is an organization where the lost, weary, and broken can congregate to collectively search through practicing preordained ceremonies said to
bring one closer to this "higher power." All of which is conducted in vain, because what they ultimately seek is their shared thirst for acceptance.
Christianity is no more than a mere crutch with no solidity, or legitamacy to take hold of.
Christianity is Lacking the validity that one might seek before entrusting his or her own well being.
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... yeah, makes perfect sense.
Christianity is, in fact, a religion.
A religion that would have made sense had it not been for the nature and character of its followers.
Some of the most violent wars and genocides during the last 2000+ years can be blamed on the spread of Christianity.
What killed 90% of North America's native people.
Christianity is genocide!
Christianity is monotheistic religion which worships one patriachal all-powerful God. The Holy Book of Christianity is the Bible, from the greek word Biblios, which translates to 'Book', although technically the Bible is not one book but indeed 66 books.
There are many different denominations of Christianity, and it is incredibly hard to estimate how many Christians there are in the United States because there is no common belief on what defines a Christian. The most liberal view of everyone who says they are a Christian being a Christian would place the figure around 75%, whereas the considerably more conservative belief that anyone outside your own denomination is not a Christian can place the figure as low as 0.1%.
Denominations sprout from the original idea of Christianity because some phrases from the bible contridict each other, and thus to harmonise this people say phrase A is literal whereas phrase B is symbolic. However, one group might say A is symbolic, but another might say B is symbolic. Thus, there are now hundreds of different denominations preaching slightly different versions of effectively the same source material.
Unfortunately, as Christianity is the 'big' religion of the Western World, it gets a lot of negative press. However, like all groups, Christianity has the best and worst among their number. The Christians who get the most press are the ones who give the stereotypical image of never doing anything wrong, and sitting on streets shout 'RE...
A religion; the practitioners of which should try to exhibit Christ-like characteristics. Sadly, many people proclaim themselves Christians do so because of their parents or friends. Many of them do not exhibit Christ-like characteristics, but rather the opposite. They sin knowingly and then criticize the rest of the world for not being Christian. If we'd all step back and look at the big picture, we'd notice that many religions practice the same principles. Just Coexist.....Coexist...
I'm a Christian, and I'm guilty of most of the aforementioned transgressions. I suck, but I'll try to get better...
The most followed piece of fiction ever written. A fairytale to explain to people what man can't explain and provide them with comfort by shielding them from the truth.
Christianity blinds you.
A pyramid scheme based on a philosophy that was fairly progressive 2000 years ago. It has been rendered obsolete by modern scientific understanding largely due to its inability to resolve its inconsistencies through intelligently-applied critical thinking. It now serves as a means of deterring social and political advancement and as a tax on the gullible.
The christian-controlled majority in congress voted to withdraw federal funds to help support financially disadvantaged infants, reminding the public that the babies will go to heaven.