How a Few Nice Atheists, Some Nasty Christians & a Celebrity Pastor Came Together to Remind Me Why We Fight

Last week, three seemingly unrelated blog posts reminded me that there are good guys and bad guys in every faith tradition. And while we can’t stop strangers from stereotyping us (and thinking badly of God) because of the behavior of a few vocal Christians, we can’t give up the fight either.

…As a Christian, I often disagree with other Christians about some non-essential doctrine, but the examples listed here go beyond a simple difference of opinion about predestination or infant baptism. Each of these examples illustrates the mixture of righteous anger and sadness felt by loving, reasonable people when their faith is not portrayed as loving and reasonable, but as spiteful and oppressive…

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