Originally posted by knightmeister
Most of the time in this forum I find myself observing false assumptions about Christianity.
You are talking about your understanding of Christianity with is probably less than 10% equivalent to most other people claiming to be Christian. Just because you dont know very many Christians doesnt mean they dont exist.
I find that 90% of the time most of the things that Atheists don't believe about God , I don't believe and most Christians I know don't either.
What I dont believe about God: Everything except that he dosnt exist. I dont see how we can be agreeing up to 90% here.
Whether it's notions of God punishing people in hell for wrong doing or the idea that God thinks of humans as perverted and sinful , it's often the same.
This is a central message of much Christian preaching. Whether they are right or wrong you cant be claiming that people who preach this are few and far between.
There seems to be little understanding that Christianity has been grossly missrepresented over the years or that it has been used by ugly, manipulative power bases for their own ends.
So either most Chrisitains are actually ugly manipulative power bases or the are simply wrong. But dont blame the athiests for this, blame your fellow Christians.
My father was an Anglican priest and I was brought up Anglican so yes I think I can claim to know what at least one Anglican Christian believed or did not believe and quite a lot of what the Anglican Church says Christians should believe.
Either our assumptions are not false, or there are lots of Christains telling lies out there, or you dont consider them Christians.
You should also consider selling us your version of the secret decoder ring so that we can see how the Bible can be reinterpreted to avoid that whole Hell is punishment concept.
You may also need to convince some of your fellow Christians on this site.
"The God I believe in is not the god you don't believe in" CS LEWIS
I like CS Lewis but since I dont believe in any God, his (and yours) are neccesarily included.