Well has far as Christianity goes our doctrines condem hate. So others who are claiming to be Christians but acting in a non Christian way should define me? Does that make sense? Why not generalize all races? There are "white trash" caucasions so therefore we should all be considered so? Are blacks all "thugs" because of the ones who are? Do you know the figures of how many claim to Christian to the the number of people who attend Church every Sunday and Wednesday? Their is a huge margin of error there. By The Book your not a christian because you go to church. You have to be saved and if your saved you will be at church when church happens and you will exhibit Christ like values. If you see someone not behaving this way chances are they are Christian in name only.
You may be athiest but if the Devil was real do you think he would not want a great many deal of "decievers" out there to smear the Christian name? Don't even get me started on "placebo" Christians which are the ones whom you all have a problem with. To understand this you have to read the book and find god yourself.
I will not defy Jesus before you all, because he will defy me before God if I do.
Thats all I got, sorry for bad grammer I'm not a writer, God bless
Since this is the only response since my last response that ISN'T just a pure shot at me filled with name-calling or a criticism of me on a personal level, I will respond.
Your comparison to me grouping willful subscribers under the title of "Christian" to grouping all races is not a fair comparison. People can choose their religions, not their race. See, there are 30,000 different sects of Christianity alone, all with differences that range from how salvation is achieved, what exactly hell is, etc. There are the 3 main sects of Islam that I know about as well (I don't know as much about Islam, but I am sure those 3 main sects are broken down further into specific denominations as well). I have accepted (I believe in this thread, but it may be in the "village idiots thread") that the moderates ARE NOT like the fundies. I understand the difference. The problem is when we jump on the fundies, some moderates get pissy about it. mav and I discussed this a bit. If you're going to call all white people white trash or all black people thugs, that is simply not fair. Just as if I call all moderates fundies or all fundies moderates. It is demonstrably false. However, calling all hardcore Star Wars fans nerds...well, they fit the bill. Calling all religious fundamentalists a harm to society...well, they fit the bill. If you're not a fundamentalist, you shouldn't be concerned. Mav put it well (again, may be in the other thread), and I am paraphrasing here, any moderate who gets bent out of shape when fundies are criticized is probably just a fundie who doesn't want to accept the title. Again, that's a rough paraphrased statement, but I believe I got it basically right.
Differentiating "true" Christians is tough. The way you define a "true" Christian may be (and I assure you, is) different than how somebody else defines it. To me, anybody who tells me they are a Christian and believe in the Christian concept of god, well, I believe them. Just like if somebody tells me that they believe I'm a pretty good guy, well, I believe them. Just like if somebody tells me they believe I'm a pretty shitty guy. Well, I believe them. I have no reason to not believe them. If they say they are Christian but also believe in the teachings of Islam....well, I no longer believe them. They are contradicting both beliefs at that point. Do you see my point here (I realize I went on a bit of tangent here)? It's just a No True Scotsman fallacy.