Thursday, May 10, 2007

Remind me...

Would someone please post something to remind me that not all Christians are intolerant jerks?

Even CC the usual defender of conservatives needs it sometimes...

CC

8 comments:

PeaceBang said...

Um... you can say something funny and irreverent about Jesus/prayer/Communion and I won't get mad. Promise.

There's one!

Earthbound Spirit said...

There are lots of different kinds of Christians, I happen to know a good number who are not only NOT intolerant jerks but are very accomodating to a non-christian UU - They're called my seminary classmates.

Chalicechick said...

See? I knew they were out there...

CC
who is having a rough night. Ignore her.

PG said...

My friend Jen, who is a Christian and has spent the last decade or so working on behalf of people with HIV/AIDS. When she's in the U.S., she's doing public health work and running fundraising marathons; when she's not in the U.S., she's helping orphans in South African and Cambodia. And she is so much fun -- loves to dance, and she's the one who got me to go on my first (and so far only) camping trip.

People like her completely humble me. I think that's what the Episcopalians have in mind when they say that instead of directly evangelizing, Episcopalians should live in such a way that people approach *them* to find out what has made them so joyful.

Z said...

Repeat after me: "Not all Christians are intolerant jerks. Not all Christians are intolerant jerks. Not all Christians are intolerant jerks." Did that help? :)

No? It is hard for me too. But then, I read Spong, the author of Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalists. I haven't met a born-again or fundamentalist that couldn't be described as a "jerk." But, not all Christians are fundamentalists.

kim said...

I used to have a friend who was a Catholic nun. She was 24 and a hoot. I called her Sister Silly. (Her name was Sister Sylvia Marie.). When we went to an Earth Fair together she greeted the booth full of Hindu nuns as long lost sisters -- she said they were the same as her; "fellow religious" was the phrase she used. She seemed to think that a nun is a nun -- if you have dedicated your life to God, it didn't matter what you called God.

Jay said...

Maybe you could check out Into Great Silence, the documentary about an ascetic [that actually sort of minimizes it!] monastery in the French Alps. It's an awfully compelling film, and the monks don't come across as at all intolerant.

Of course, they're silent for about 99% of the film. ;-)

Really, it's a great film. Highly recommended.

Robin Edgar said...

Well if it will make you feel better CC I will hereby acknowledge that not *all* U*Us are intolerant jerks. . .