Ever notice that the people who talk the most about Jesus Christ are the people whose opinions and positions on nearly every issue directly contradict the teachings of Jesus Christ? Maybe my mother was a radical (she never thought of herself as such, and neither did I), but she pretty much taught me that the teachings of Jesus took precedent over everything else in The Bible, and that the rest of The Bible was there for historical perspective.
That’s why I bump heads with so many Christians. I don’t see the “Christ” in their brand of “Christian”. You can talk the talk all you like, but if you don’t walk the walk, your opinions on any issue are worthless. And if you can call yourself Christian, but still think poor people are lazy, underpaid people are undeserving, sick people should just pray, and that anyone who isn’t Christian should not have an equal seat at the American table, you, my friend, are not a Christian. You’re a fair-weather fan who bought the jersey. And yes. We’re going to bump heads.
In summation, my problem with most Christians is not, as is often insinuated, that I haven’t read The Bible or learned the teachings of Jesus Christ. My problem with most Christians is that I HAVE read The Bible and I studied the teachings of Jesus Christ since I was a kid, and I don’t see anything recognizable as “Christian” in their self-important rants, political delusions, and general apathy toward their fellow human beings. However you may take this, it’s not a judgment. I don’t love you any less. I just don’t accept your bullshit. You can tell me you’re a cheetah all you like, but I won’t believe it until I see you top 40mph on foot. ;-)