I like this article. I must admit that I’ve pretty much stopped telling people I’m Christian for just these reasons. I believe in LOVE…not in the hate that the loudest groups of Christians profess.
I don’t like telling people I’m a Christian.
It’s not that I’m ashamed of being a Christian; I’m not – at all. It is just that the word “Christian” comes with so much ugly baggage.
Telling someone I’m a Christian means I must immediately follow it up with, “but not that kind of Christian.” It’s like saying, “Yeah, sure, these are some mind bogglingly ugly suitcases, but I’ve got the coolest stuff on the inside of them. No, really, I do.”
It’s just not worth the effort; and, frankly, I’m tired of lugging these ugly, heavy things around.
Truthfully, I don’t blame people who assume that if you’re Christian you’re anti-LGBT, anti-abortion, anti-real equality, anti-other religions and pretty much anti-anything else that one small but loud subset of Christians find offensive or threatening.
It completely makes sense. It’s why I don’t want to use…
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