Originally posted by TheSkipper
Good point wib, and if I may add to it...
Many of these Christians freely admit that good behavior will not get a person into heave or any closer to God yet they want to pass laws that require even non-christians to "behave" like Christians. What is the bloody point of that?
Well I have an opinion, but that's certainly all it is.
I think a lot of Christians simply believe they're "right". That they have found the answer to all of life's many questions and problems and they want everyone else to follow suit. They definitely think their way is the best way to live. So why can't everyone else just do the same?
In fairness I believe a lot of christians that share their faith and try to impose their values on others really believe they're helping. They believe they're doing the right thing and they seem genuinely confused when the rest of us tell'em to take a hike.
They just don't seem to understand that everyone has to find their own path in life, it can't be forced upon us. We all need to make good choices and bad. We need to stumble and fall and pick ourselves up. I don't want all of the answers in life. I don't want life to be simple. Hell I even like the fact that so many things in life DON'T make sense.
So to answer your question skip - IMO Christians believe they have the answer. They want to share it. They want everyone to follow the same path they've chosen. And they're completely amazed that the rest of us just can't see what they see.
Unfortunately they can't put all of humanity into one nice, big box.
EDIT: I'm not throwing all christians into one group by the way, nor any other religions for that matter. Everyone is different and many Christians do an awful lot of great work in this world, and they do it without forcing their way of life upon others.