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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 10:53 PM

When Christians are their own worst enemies

(CNN) -- For all of the rhetoric about Christianity being under attack in this country, oftentimes it feels no one does a better job of hurting Christianity than the people who call themselves Christians. Especially after a national tragedy.

For example, after the September 11 terror attacks, Jerry Falwell blamed the ACLU, as well as feminists, gays and lesbians, for lifting God's veil of protection.

After Hurricane Katrina, Pastor John Hagee said he believed God caused the largest natural disaster in U.S. history to stop a gay pride parade in New Orleans.

Bodies were still being recovered from the 2010 earthquake in Haiti when Pat Robertson said the country was struck because it made a "pact to the devil."

And just this weekend, as the nation is trying to heal from the theater shootings in Aurora, Colorado, Jerry Newcombe, a spokesman for the evangelical group Truth in Action, took time out of his day to inform mourners that some of their loved ones were going to hell.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/24/opinion/granderson-christians/index.html?hpt=op_t1

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 11:03 PM

1. The lack of grace and compassion would be appalling in a Satanist

Never mind people who call themselves followers of Christ.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 08:08 AM

2. Yeah

when you're right, you're right.

These instances all make me really angry.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 09:11 AM

3. We often are.

Militant Atheists are a breath of fresh air compared to some of the folks one encounters within the Church. And of course they always go looking for a media outlet when they make their proclamations.

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