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Sunday, March 6, 2011

"Why are _____ so....."

Earlier this week, on Experimental Theology, Richard Beck blogs about pastor Phil Vaughan's "Gracenomics" sermon series at Southeast Christian Church in Colorado.  In one of his sermons, he asks people to Google the phrase "Why Are Christians So..."  Google has an autocomplete feature which shows you the most popular searches.  If you Google "Why Are Christians So..." you will see the following:


Ouch.

You may think that this would be the same for all other belief systems.  However...



The internet, however, wasn't as nice to Muslims (so... scary, mean, mad) or Hindus (racist, upset with Avatar(??)) or Atheists:


Still.  It stings a little bit, but looking at a LOT of people who go to Church and wag fingers and condemn you to hell.... I totally understand. 

3 comments:

  1. My next door neighbor committed suicide two nights ago. In my parents' church this morning, she was mentioned in the sermon as an example of what happens to people when we "don't pray hard enough for their souls". Implying that 1) it's somehow other people's fault she committed suicide and 2) that she's obviously in hell now because of it.

    There's a high price to pay for ignorance, but Christians are rarely the ones who pay it.

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  2. HUH. Fascinating! Thanks for pulling that.

    Also... upset with Avatar?? lol.

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  3. It makes me so sad that Christians have such a terrible reputation. Part of me thinks its just cause the religion is so predominant, our bad apples will be more numerous than other religions. But we could be putting a better face out there.

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