teen queen wrote:
i mentioned the horrible case where the handicapped 11-year-old girl in pakistan was arrested for disrespecting pages (they're just pages) of the koran, and the whole village mob turned up against her, and started burning christian homes.
me 'dont you think it;s scary? this whole islamic mob mentality? look at Egypt'...'
him 'no, i find all fundamentalism scary, especially those christian websites you look at, it makes me feel sick to my stomach'.
But... 'i dont want to discuss it anymore, please dont mention any of your islam hating again, you are so scewed in your world veiw, i think your christian fundamentalists are just as bad'.
there, that is the big lie exposed; christianity is just another crazy religion, they're all as bad as each other. it's not true !
Lord, please help, let them see that our relationship with jesus is nothing to do with hate mongering religious lies. Make us channels of your peace. Keep us sane, and strong. All of us who are getting accused of craziness, or worse. In Jesus' holy name.
With all respect, I can sorta see where your husband is coming from. Don't get me wrong--I'm on your side :-) Let me explain what I mean.
Just as in any other human grouping, there are always going to be the folks that take things to the extreme. Our Lord loved people when He walked the earth as a man, and loves them always. However, He despises sin. Unfortunately, some groups of Christians take this and skew it a bit (some a lot), and hate the person who commits the sin. Yelling vitriol at someone because they are caught in the sin of **** is quite similar to hate; the tongue reveals what lies in the heart. Hate is murder in the eyes of God. Granted, this type of behavior falls all along the moral scale, from not so bad, to atrocious (in human eyes). The events that you mention are on the "icky" side of the scale, of course.
Christians have done things (and continue today) that are equal on the human moral scale as the things you've mentioned. We might distance ourselves from those Christians mentally, and rightly so, but the point is this: the people of the earth (not of God) will not see the distinction. They are blind to it, because the light is not in them. These types of Christians are very, very public (often making the news), so this is often what is seen by unbelievers. How sad! Not every Christian is this way, but every other Christian takes the blame for those that are like this.
I don't know if this is the case with your husband, and I'm not saying it is. I'm just saying that society today will happily equate fundamentalist Christians with the folks who did the things you mentioned here, because it seems to be the same to them. As we get closer and closer to the end, it will become more and more like this in society.
I do love your prayer, very much. I dearly wish for this, as well, but I can't help but wonder if this won't happen on a large scale until the Tribulation. I really do think that we're just too close to the end; the darkness is spreading quite rapidly now. We need the Light of the World to come, and come quickly, before the light we carry can no longer be passed on.
Anyway...just my thoughts. Again, I mean no offense.
You're not alone, sis. My husband also thinks I'm crazy, but I can see why he thinks that, as he's an unbeliever. I pray for comfort and peace for you!