if you hate christians for "hating" gays when most of them dont, arent you just as bad as them? think about it. most people that attack christianity are stereotypical. judging all christians by the acts of extremest.
The major difference with Christianity, though, is that Christians believe that Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was born around the year 0 (while most scholars now believe the date could have been a couple of years later), was and is divine. The story behind Jesus is that God, the loving, caring, creator of the universe, saw that the world was slowly sinking into it's own evil, and sent his only son to save the people, by offering himself as a sacrifice to cleanse the sins of the people of the earth. This form of sacrifice dates back to early Jewish practices, except that instead of an innocent human, animals were sacrificed to please God and beg for forgiveness.
There is no doubt that Jesus Christ did exist, as three major world religions do make references about him, only in differing ways. The Jews think he was a prophet, not the Messiah (perhaps because his teaching went against many of the things that Jews originally thought), the Muslims think he was a prophet, but that he had little significance besides the fact that he was a wise man, and the Christians think he was divine.
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Its based around the principle that God sent his PERFECT son Jesus (which there are 3 entities of the one God: God the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit) to die for the world which is sinful. The idea is that you have free will, so you choose if you want God in your life.
Masses of people think that Christianity caused all these wars and man-made chaotic genocides, but most of the time, Muslims have had done most of the dirty work.
The free will part is what makes the most sense because you don't HAVE to become a christian, its a choice and no one has anything to lose. God is all love, and everything happens for a reason, pain and suffering only build your character.
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 ...