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I can't believe some people....

I was defriended by someone on my list just because I put a "narrow minded" comment on the meme.... here's the thread that came before my recent reply that I'm posting below.... http://www.livejournal.com/users/skrain_bodak/237497.html?thread=468153#t468153

How come it is that everyone else but Christians can be "open minded"? Why is it that Christians are always "narrow minded"?

I may not be good word wise in describing what I'm thinking now but why is that? Why is it that if you're not Christian or even an extremely weak one, you're cool and okay and open minded and accepting....

...but when one at least tries to be even a little devout and says "Jesus said that He is the only way" and that "Homosexuality is wrong..." and starts quoting scripture about it and saying that "God hates the sin and not the sinner" then that person is called "narrow minded" especially when I said that Buddhists and Taoists need Jesus??

Another thing is that why is it that when someone is respected and yet when that someone voices a Christian comment/opinion, then the person is narrow minded and intolerant? Christianity is actually quite tolerant especially compared to other belief systems such as North Korea's Juche, Islam, Communism.... Yes, Ismlam is intolerant...pure Islam is. They prclaim that "If you believe in any other god than Allah, then you must die."

Yet Christianity is being attacked and ridiculed because it's not "open" and is accused of forcing that belief down other people's throats...I didn't try to force intentionally anything....but I think it's more like the "There is only one God and there's none other, and there's only One Way" thing that is being attacked. All others with few exceptions are like "You can worship our way but it's okay to worship other ways" like Buddhists and Taoists and Shintoist who all intermingle their beliefs with each other b/c they believe you can practice more than one religion.

Anyway if I had hurt you, then I appologize and am sorry that you feel you have to remove me. :(

I wasn't even trying to be stereotypical or demeaning...what about needing Jesus is demeaning? He is such a cool guy.

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skrain_bodak
Oct. 9th, 2005 01:11 am (UTC)
Exactly my point... :D
I'm glad you commented the way you did, in fact I was quite afraid that I would be getting more people on my list defriending me and leaving comments that they would also defriend.

But...*blush*...if you had noticed over time, I'm not really that much devout. If you compare me to _bp_rose and chatted with us both you'd see right away how much more devout she is than I.
_bp_rose
Oct. 9th, 2005 02:47 am (UTC)
Re: Exactly my point... :D
wow.. that is such a compliment ^_^
i can't really take credit as it's only the Holy Spirit working, yet it's nice of u to point me out.
violeteves
Oct. 9th, 2005 12:30 am (UTC)
Eh, someone once defriended me because my posts are "too angry." It bothered me at first but then I realized, hey, I'm not a journalist. I take crap from people all day, and my LJ is my place to vent and say whatever I want to say. I could say communism is golden if I wanted to, because this is America, and as of now it's a free country.

So if someone doesn't share your opinion, and isn't open-minded to accept things they don't agree with, don't waste energy trying to explain it to them.
star_tigress
Oct. 9th, 2005 01:04 am (UTC)
I agree with your views. I've been called narrow-minded or intolerant because of what I believe in, even by my own family a while ago (which hurts the most).

*sighs*
xxalyoop42xx
Oct. 9th, 2005 01:06 am (UTC)
How completely immature.

I can understand disagreeing with someone's opinion, but de-friending them over it shows a lack of maturity. You don't un-friend people in real life just because you disagree with their opinions.

Geez. LJ makes me shake my head sometimes.
_bp_rose
Oct. 9th, 2005 02:43 am (UTC)
You don't un-friend people in real life just because you disagree with their opinions.

lol! you hit the nail on the head :)
(Anonymous)
Oct. 9th, 2005 02:30 am (UTC)
Let's say something like this...If anybody who was my LJ friend of any religious leaning said things like "The ***(people not of my religion) need to be saved" "** is the only way" or "Homosexuality is wrong", I would probably take them off my LJ's friend list too if I wasn't a close friend or something to begin with, because I wouldn't feel comfortable being LJ-friends with somebody who had such fundamentally opposite views on things that I consider important from mine.

Why don't you try asking your ex-LJ-friend if he/she would have done anything different if you'd said the same kinds of things and you weren't Christian, for instance? He/she would probably say that he/she would have done the same thing if you'd been a (insert different name here), I would think.

M
_bp_rose
Oct. 9th, 2005 02:52 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness this post is so good! I get so sick of ppl pulling that WEAK line of intolerance/narrowminded @_@ give me a break! You said everything on point, organized, and hmm.. it's odd.. what's that girl feeding you? you really seem to be identifying more with Christ, which is such a lovely thing. Don't give up, the devil brings opposition to make us turn away from our Lord. But like you said Jesus is such a cool Person, He is amazingly our Friend, Savior, Guiding Light and Lover of our Soul all in One... anyone not willing to even know Him is MAJORLY missing out.
violeteves
Oct. 9th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
Is that Rinoa from 8 in your icon?
nvr_existed
Oct. 9th, 2005 01:14 pm (UTC)
How come it is that everyone else but Christians can be "open minded"? Why is it that Christians are always "narrow minded"?

That's not true. :( I'm sorry to hear about that someone who defriended you. Maybe she/he was just too offended by what you said. It's not about people being "open-minded" or "narrow-minded", I think, it's about feelings. You would be offended when people call Jesus crazy, useless and a piece of trash would you? IT's not exactly what happened between you two but you get the point right?
wesangel
Oct. 9th, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC)
yeah I hate those hypocrites. They're the ones being narrow-minded, by stereotyping us. >:/
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skrain_bodak
Oct. 10th, 2005 01:23 am (UTC)
did you see the full entry below this with the meme?
sleepybluekitty
Oct. 10th, 2005 03:26 pm (UTC)
dude, you start stating the truth to people who aren't recognizing it and they don't want to hear it. Jesus said that and now you're seeing the proof. That person has got to be narrowminded and in-experienced anyway if they have never heard that. I also wonder what kind of Christians he has been in contact with to have never heard that.
jesssmiles2042
Oct. 10th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
People sucks ): ~HUGZ~

Jess
hisprophet
Oct. 11th, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC)
Do not be angry.

Those who are not Christians are resentful of those who are.

For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things? For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.

2 corinthians 15-17
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