Why Do People Not Like Christians?

Why do people not like Christians?

That’s a question I thought about while reading When People Forget God, Life Is Impoverished by Ted Baehr.

The post was lamenting peoples’ lack of belief in the god of the Bible.

Maybe people don’t believe in God because they don’t want to be like the people who do, I thought.

With words like these, I believe Ted Baehr is doing a poor job of witnessing:

  1. “Christianity, a form of ethical monotheism, is superior to all…non-Christian or anti-Christian worldviews…” (What’s Your Worldview?)
  2. “…most feature films often require stereotypes, even negative ones, to tell a good story…they appeal only to narrow-minded bigots with an ax to grind, whose mental faculties and hearts have been poisoned by their sinful misanthropic prejudice.” (Movieguide’s review of There Will Be Blood.)
  3. “…Adolph Hitler and his National Socialist demagogues… The pro-abortion, pro-gun control leftists in Hollywood are the rightful heirs of these socialist monsters.” (Movieguide’s review of Runaway Jury.)
  4. “Naturally, [Roger Ebert] was also obviously attracted to the steamy sex scenes in MONSTER’S BALL. He also apparently didn’t mind ogling the naked breasts of Halle Berry, who plays Leticia (he got to see similar sightings of a voluptuous nude black woman in BELOVED, it should be noted)…” (Words that have been changed in Movieguide’s review of Monster’s Ball.)
  5. “…THE COUNSELOR has no heart, no moral courage, not much intelligence or wit, and no honor. Also, there is no Wizard of Oz to lend it any of those things. Except, perhaps, for the obsequious, phony pseudo-intellectual elitists running the news media and America’s critic organizations, who like to insert redeeming qualities and artistic value when there are none.” (Movieguide’s review of The Counselor.)
  6. “Bill Murray sounds like every loony leftist National Socialist politician. His sycophants do a perfect job of creating an aura of National Socialism, or liberal fascism with a happy face. He may remind many viewers of another politician currently running for president.” (Movieguide’s review of City of Ember.)
  7. “Regrettably, a new wave of Christian media courses sends vulnerable children to movies with corrosive, corrupting immorality and philosophy so that the children can talk to their peers about them.” (The Key to Real Media Wisdom.)

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4 thoughts on “Why Do People Not Like Christians?

  1. Jesus: You snakes! You breed of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to Hell?” Matthew 23:33. Oops! Jesus here sounds like the “judgmental” young man pictured above. Of course, Jesus did say in John 7:24, “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” jesus would fail the man-made tests that Timothy continues to erect in posts like this. Making righteous judgments, as we do in our reviews of THERE WILL BE BLOOD, CITY OF EMBER (which has a message opposing totalitarian, socialist government and tyranny), RUNAWAY JURY, and our articles on media wisdom and worldview (which defend our viewpoints, showing why they are intellectually and factually superior and show why other viewpoints are lacking [after all, isn’t that what a Christian supposed to do?????]). We are doing nothing that God, Jesus or the writers of the Bible don’t often do as they defend biblical faith and values. “Flee from sexuality” is a biblical command. Christians shouldn’t make excuses for such sinfulness.

    1. “jesus would fail the man-made tests that Timothy continues to erect in posts like this.”

      Since you are not Jesus, can you say with certainty what Jesus would do? No.
      Do I believe that Jesus would be less than pleased with how Movieguide has been witnessing? Yes.
      But my belief is just that: A belief. Not a fact.

      “[after all, isn’t that what a Christian supposed to do?????]”

      A Christian is supposed to speak the truth with love. (Ephesians 4:15)

      Not to beat the dead horse that is my dislike of your review of Monster’s Ball, but saying that Roger Ebert enjoyed ogling breasts doesn’t strike me as “loving.”

      Why? Because:

      Are you a mind-reader? Or, did you talk to Roger Ebert about why he enjoyed Monster’s Ball? I’m guessing not.

      So: Since you don’t know Roger Ebert’s mind, how can you presume to say why he liked Monster’s Ball?

      It also strikes me as, frankly, stupid, that you can’t seem to understand that a person can like a movie with graphic sex and nudity for reasons that don’t have anything to do with the sex and nudity.

      For example: I like Watchmen. That is a movie with explicit nudity and sex scenes. But the nudity and sex scenes could be edited out and I’d still think it was the best superhero movie ever.

      “We are doing nothing that God, Jesus or the writers of the Bible don’t often do as they defend biblical faith and values.”

      Jesus never said “I’m the Son of God! Who are you?!”

      You, on the other hand, once said this to me: “…I’m entitled to my opinion, as an expert with a graduate film degree [where’s yours?]!!!”

      My point is: Jesus didn’t feel the need to puff himself up and you, if your words are anything to go by, do.

      So, you are doing at least one thing that Jesus wouldn’t do.

      “Christians shouldn’t make excuses for such sinfulness.”

      In a movie, there is a difference between portraying sin and condoning sin.

      Many of my favorite movies are R-rated. I don’t like them because they show sin — I like them because they show the consequences of sinful behavior.

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