I think there are usually two groups of Christians out there - the true Christians, who actually practice the principles outlined by Jesus - and the ones mentioned here, who seem to have many hypocritical ideals. I encountered both last year on a conspiracy / end times / prophesies messageboard I was a part of. The ones yelling the loudest about how "Christian" they were also were the ones acting the least like a true Christian, treating other messageboard posters in disgusting ways. They were also the ones advocating Bush for his anti-abortion stance, while failing to acknowledge the Iraqi cluster bombs killing hundreds of children. When I tried to explain to them how that contradicts, a few of them went beserk, like robots who could not understand the message coming in because it wasn't in their programming. Very crazy, nasty bunch. They were more like masqueraders. The true Christians on that messageboard were the opposite, you know, actually behaving the way one would envision a Christian to behave. For me, the experience was a crash course in "Christianity" versus Christianity. Like all groups, Christianity has been infiltrated by masqueraders who have corrupted it over the eons and who continue, in this day and age, to give it a bad name. Probably because the true message of Jesus is a dangerous one indeed for the dark forces. Gotta jump in there and corrupt it and send it awry.
I usually try to make a distinction between those who are acting like insane hypocrites and those who are true Christians, since it's not fair to label them all across the board like that.
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