Why do people hate God?
I sit very often trying to figure out how people could possibly hate God, the notion of God, God's Word, or God's people.
I have heard arguments that God's people are full of evil, yet I wander where they get that information from. The last time I checked it was Christian people who have funded the Hurricane Relief effort the most. It was Christian people who funded the Tsunami Relief the most, and it was Christian people who everyday are packing there cars to go and assist in being onsite at the scene of the tragedy.
I sit and wander just how much money the Atheist organizations send, or the Muslim organizations send to help. I am not stating that they don't do anything, for I am sure that they do, but I will remind Muslims that it was Christians who helped the most in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, and not the Muslim countries who are in the region.
So where does their bitter feeling towards us come from.
I sit and wander what it hurts to have the words "Under God" listed in the pledge, or on money, or why the "Ten Commandments" pose such a threat.
What exactly have we done to offend so many people?
Well here is what I have come up with: People don't want to be told that murder is bad, because murder is protected in personal rights. People are offended when told that there is a God who will judge them some day, and the ones who are offended are the same ones who detested their parents growing up for telling them what to do. People are offended when told that sex outside of the realm of marriage is bad, yet they don't seem to care that the huge majority of criminals come from relationships that fit exactly that truth. People are offended when told that the truths that are given in the Bible if lived by, would produce a perfect world, because a perfect world to them is one to which they can do as they please.
If these aren't true I would love to hear just exactly what people hate about us.
Then there is God's Word. I asked a guy I was communicating with to show me one place to which produced evil and I was given the story of Noah and the flood, but the last time I checked that whole story was about God cleansing the Earth of evil. So how could that fit? For all you out there who hate us Christians I still would love to know what evils are supported by the Commandments that we have been given by God to abide by. Is the notion of loving your neighbor as yourself a bad principle? Is the command to Love your enemies as yourself a bad principle? Oh maybe it is the passage that deals with serving others before serving yourself that bothers you the most. I just don't get why they hate us.
What bothers me the most is not that they hate me, because Christ said that the world would hate us just as it hated Him, but rather that people could actually detest God. How could one detest God. I have heard the statements that God is arrogant, and selfish, yet even that doesn't make sense to me. I thought that by accepting Christ, I am an heir to God, and a child of God. I thought that the reward was to share all of the great things God possesses with Him when I die. Surely many people who hate God, aren't so satisfied with their current lives to reject paradise. What could anyone hate about God?
The only thing that I do understand is that if there is anything to hate about Christians, it lies in the fact that we still disobey God's commands. Outsiders love to talk about the hypocrisy of Christians. Outsiders love to site the fact that there have been people who have done horrible acts while using the Bible as a cover for them. The way I look at it is that those who do horrible things and use the Bible as their defense are just as crazy as the person who used a Hostess twinkie as his defense. It doesn't add up. The truth is that the Bible in no way encourages evil actions. If followed people see in Christians the love that God has for them. So maybe the reason people hate God, Christians, and the Bible is based on our poor representation of what our faith is all about.