So many emotions.
My current pleasant surprise is that people are realizing that not all of Islam is behind all if the recent hubbub, but a non-peaceful, misguided splinter fringe.
Why can’t these same folks realize that other religions are the same way? When I say something is Christian, I mean it as a compliment… some folks I know use it as an insult. It’s really a small, misguided percentage of the whole who claim to be Christian, too. They’re not all Pat Robertson… many more are kind, giving people that are quite tolerant, working to make the world a better place.
1.Professing belief in Jesus as Christ or following the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus.
2.Relating to or derived from Jesus or Jesus’s teachings.
3.Manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus; Christlike.
4.Relating to or characteristic of Christianity or its adherents.
5.Showing a loving concern for others; humane.
[Middle English Cristen, from Old English cristen, from Latin Chrstinus, from Chrstus, Christ. See Christ.]
that’s from the dictionary…nowhere is it mentioned as slang for “intolerant, or judgmental” at all.
for the record, I don’t like Jew as a transitive verb, either, but that is in the dictionary. ugly, offensive term.
Hey, want to know a personal philosophy of mine?
It may seem harsh to some folks. I’ve mentioned it before.
Take care of local problems / interests first. If there’s a hungry person on your street, feed them before sending rice five cities, countries or *continents* over. I don’t feel that I’m being selfish in that thinking… it saves resources, and can help far more people in the long run.