Originally posted by Lord Of Pie
Why do christian pastors preach a message of hate? Of ignorance and intolorance? I am an atheist, i have read the bible, and i always got the idea that Jesus preached tolerance, generosity, and the persuit of knowledge. When did the flock stray?
It depends on the preacher i suppose. You are quite right, Jesus did not preach a message of hate. He was an emotial man, just like us, and yet he only once got angry. I think any preacher that preaches a message of hate is rather deluded.
I presume you have heard of Desmond Tutu, the South African minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner? He really is a very loving and Godly man. I suggest you read his book "God has a dream". 'Tis a good read, whether you are Christian or non-Christian, and it helps to put in perspective what being a Christian can and should involve.
My minister gave a sermon on "not worrying" last Sunday. It was nice.