13 years ago
Anonymous

Is this typical Christian behavior...?

After an argument with a Christian over euthanasia- I said to it that because she would not have the same merciful regard for a suffering human as she would for a suffering animal I wished her loved ones to suffer to see if she would change her stand. And it was because of people like her I don't like Christianity. This being her response: From: JustMeHere Subject: You Message: You are a sick miserable human being....But because I am a Christian...I will refrain from calling you the nasty names you called me...and the evil you wished for my family....You must live a sad life...and the ONLY living thing that will show you an ounce of attention is an animal....Really sucks huh?? I pity you....May God have mercy on your soul...that is if he can scrape the scum off of it.... Is that typical Christian behavior? The reason I ask is I really don't live around a place that has a lot of Christians so I don't have to interact with them. But I am truly beginning to believe they are all the same. They are just as miserable as the rest of the world, no?
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13 years ago
Anonymous
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Yes. I love it when Christians fight over who can be more superficial
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13 years ago
Sarah
I am a Christian myself and I can honestly say no. It sounds like she is either a really horrible person, or THOUGHT you were insulting her families and misunderstood. Either way, belief in euthanaisia is a delecate issue and if she believes that only God has the power to take away life then she might think you are just as wrong as you feel she is. But that's beside the point. Christianity is about love and forgiveness and i don't think that she is displaying Christian behaviour, that is actually just a bad side of human nature I'm sorry to say. But please dont judge all Christians the same way, because it's the same as any race of people, religion, even where they work. People within a group will act differently and you shouldn't judge everyone by their "catagory".
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13 years ago
Frank
No, all Christians are not like that, even when provoked in the way that you provoked her. However, Christians are human beings just like all other people and we all have our breaking point. Perhaps your outburst regarding her family hurt her more than you could understand. If you said exactly the same things to someone else it might bring a different reaction. Her attitude to euthanasia would be linked to her Christian beliefs. If you are not a Christian you will view this subject very differently.
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13 years ago
start 6-22-06 summer time Mom
she was mad @ you for what you said & I can understand that, but her reaction was not a very good one, she should of calmed down, thought things out & then answered you . I, a Christian would of answered you like this: The Lord created humans & animals so we are to love both. I may love the people I know more then I love an animal that I don't know, but I would still care for both since the Lord created them both . Not all Christian all mean/nasty, so please don't judge us all based on her or others that were not kind to you. as far as what you said about her family that was wrong & we should all treat each other the way we want to be treated, how would you like it if someone said that about your family ?
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6 years ago
elva
From what I have seen on here, there are a few that apparently have been taught Scripture "correctly" - book by book, verse by verse, precept upon precept; then there are those who have been taught whatever they have, and it is baffling how some can read Scripture and yet misquote, or worse, be repetitious in answering Q's on YA ( there is a few that use the copy/paste, which is against what God commands re: being repetitious in ones' speech ). That is about the only "typical" behaviors that there are, at least when it is in reference to Christians
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13 years ago
Truthteller
When we are beside ourselves, it is to God, and when we are sober, it is for your sake. She apparently was beside herself, and perhaps should not have let the discussion go on too long. We as Christians may make mention of what is right and wrong according to the will of God when asked; yet we ought never to debate it, because we know that God´s will never changes, whether people like it or not. So after she had informed you that self murder is a sin which cannot be repented of, she should have left it at that. By the way, renaming self murder with a more friendly clinical name, is of no effect in that it is still self murder.
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13 years ago
Sorrow Free
This is behavior typical for a human. Typically, any person would be hurt by the things that you said. If you are only here to attack people's beliefs, you should be prepared to face emotionally charged people. Hurting people is a poor way to try to prove your point. To some, being right is more important than other peoples' feelings. Edit: She is a sinner. She is going to slip up. She hasn't got accustomed to the idea of some nonbelievers setting up traps and laughing and accusing when a person falls. I was gullible too. It took me longer than normal people to recognise it because I have asperger syndrome.
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13 years ago
John r
Christians are sinners like everyone else. Should she have responded that way? No.Was it to be expected that she would? Yes.We are just people and can be ******* just like anybody else. But on the plus side ...at least she did ask that God have mercy on you. BTW John S, Those Clowns at Westboro Baptist Church might claim to be christian,but they are a long way from it. Added: Yes those are Christian principles, But we are just people who screw up like everyone else. If we didn't we wouldn't need Christ.
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13 years ago
Bella
I will say that you were incorrect for your statements... but even if someone wished that on me or my family, i would never react that way, and i know none of my friends would. (We're all Christians) Please do not let one person decide your opinion of ALL Christians. If i were in her situation, i wouldn've responded to your comments. I would just start praying for you. As i will do for her as well even now. anyway, i'm not miserable! I LOVE my life, i have everything i need! Anything else extra is just a blessing! Good luck to you! I'm praying =)
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13 years ago
Mr.kool
No it is not, and never should be. She maybe just got frustrated with the confersation and obviously blew a cap. Now being a christian does not mean you are perfect, it just means you accept God's gift of salvation through his son Jesus Christ. I hope this helped answer your question.
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13 years ago
Ray E
No, that is not typical Christian behavior. As I've said on here many times, we as Christians\Catholics should be consistent on our beliefs and teachings, and the number two Christian teaching is loving one another, as you would love yourself. It seems you struck a nerve with this particular person in your conversation with them. We as Christians are taught of suffering and the many disturbing things of the world and are instructed to take them in stride and to help those who are in similar situations where possible. Hopefully, you're future encounters with Christians, will be more pleasant and more typical of what Jesus challenges us to be.
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