With so many people out there hating Christians, you'd think Christians might be inclined to, I don't know, look into that. Why
do they hate us? Oh, maybe because we act like jerks, and USE ALL CAPS ALL THGE TIME (spelling error left on purpose) to display our displeasure, and call them names, and tell them we hate them, that God hates them and on and on goes the list. Maybe Christians should stop doing these things.
Johnny Christian Boy: "Oh, but the Bible says we will be hated."
Me: Yeah, so? The Bible also says we'll be faced with trials and tribulations of many kinds, I don't see a whole lot of you voluntarily lining up for that or trying to bring that on yourself. Better to be hated for doing good than doing evil (1 Peter 3:17).
Susie Q Christian Girl: "But they're going to go to hell if we don't tell them!"
Me: You told them, and guess what? They still don't want to be a Christian! Why do you think that is, hmm?
Mr. Christian Pastor Dude: "Jesus said..."
Me: *cuts him off* Love your neighbor (Mark 12:31)? Think of others more highly than yourself (Phil 2:3)? Look to the interests of others (Phil 2:4)? Speak with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15)? Be gentle as doves (Matt 10:16)? Are you doing any of these?!
Ms. Church lady: "I do love them, I am thinking about them. That's why I have to tell them to stop being homosexuals or they will go to hell!"
Me: And how's that been working for ya? How many people have actually come to Christ via that method?
Back to Johnny: "What matters is that I am obeying God."
Me: Obeying God how? God said to make disciples (Matt 28:18). How do you plan on doing that if you've already made them hate you (and every other Christian by association)?
Did anyone ever stop to think maybe they should take a page from Jesus' book? (haha, literally even) He was kind, loving, understanding, hopeful, gracious, a friend, a comforter. Not this scary man waving a stick around screaming about hell and what sinners they all were. He talked about hell and he talked about sin, but he never singled people out in public forums to discuss their private sins (except for the religious leaders, of course, who were abusing the poor lay people in such ways).
Every Christian says they wish they lived in Biblical times. Guess what? You got your wish! We're overflowing with hypocrites! Line up, pick your sides: would you rather be a Pharisee or Saducee? I hear they've both got rockin' jerseys!
Christians: How do you justify the way you treat non-Christians? Non-Christians: Am I totally off-base here? Do you hate us for what we believe or how we treat you?