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The tendency for some believers to impose their beliefs and judgement on others, under the guise of "spreading the good news". Religion is nothing more than puffed up superstition. Human faith is powerful, organized religion is the codified exploitation of faith.
Usually their shoving it into your face.... or how judgmental they can be. Many christians think you have to believe what THEY believe or you are wrong and will burn in hell for it. Their are many different religions on this planet..... it is quite possible that every one of them is wrong. Most christians do not want to hear that though.
-Them being hypocrites and not following what they preach to others. -Them dismissing everybody else's opinion and just thinking that people MUST accept theirs. (AKA: shoving their opinion in other people's face.)
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Many Christians are kool, the ones that walk the walk and don't go around spouting off how great they and their Jesus are. But the ones that are willfully ignorant about science or haven't found a way to fit science into their worldview, the ones that demand everyone must obey their moral code, basically the ones that love their bible more than the god it's meant to praise, those Christians turn me off and ruffle my feathers.
So many people will claim to be a Christian, but very few are really "followers of Christ." What's the big difference? Well-one is someone who is merely using the title for convenience and to be part of the club, while the other is really committed to changing their life in a major way. If it wasn't hard enough to have to identify real "followers of Christ," here is some more bad news. Even the "Christ followers" are a messed up bunch as a whole. Just know that if we were perfect, we wouldn't need the fixing that Jesus Christ offers us in the first place. When we give our lives to Christ we are forgiven, but it takes all of a lifetime to become more like Christ. We'll need your patience. (cont in comments)
as far as christians themselves,I think it's often the attitude of knowing more and better. or smug replies,such as "I'm not perfect,just saved". they might think it explains their outlook. but the implication behind it is. you have to tolerate my know it-all attitude because my bumper sticker has just explained it. also,the belief that only they deserve paradise,because,"see I can prove it,it is written in a book whose content was chosen to back my belief",that isn't objective proof of any thing. in spite of what I say here,please,don't misunderstand me. I too, am a person of faith. but it's true,when christians feel free to casually say"you're going to hell for eternal punishment,and I'm not!" it has a tendency to rub the wrong way. as for religion,many folks confuse the religion with the action of some of the adherents. they'll say something along the line of,"I hate the religion because they are all a bunch of hypocrites that go to that church! they don't realize the mistake they've made. as an example of the opposite,I don't dislike all christians or everything about christianity. but,only because anything to do with humans,I don't believe should be painted with a broad brush. i hope i was able to give a clear reply.
For me it's the, "You have to live by my rules and beliefs" attitudes. They have shoved it down everyone's throats in the way of passing laws based on superstitions. A good example is in the 20's and 30's, Soda fountains (many of you younger ones may not know what that is) were not allowed to serve Ice Cream sodas because the Christians believed it to be a sin to partake on Sundays (the birth of the Ice cream Sundae).
Blue Laws (which are being done away with now) limited what could and could not be done on Sundays because Christians felt it a days everyone should be in church. In S. Carolina until about a year ago you couldn't even shop at Wal-Mart on Sunday until after noon.
As for religion, its because they don't like large sets of organized rules. I am the same way. I HATE religion. As for Christians, it is because some of us do not follow the Bible and are to easily swayed by the temptation of this world. This makes them think that they don't want any part of that. I pray for all of my fellow Christians who have swayed away from Christ.
Their rudeness, acting like they're better than the unbelievers. I see people like this in my own church, (I think that's why I don't really go anymore.) I'd much rather study God's word at home. But there are those that are kind and loving, would give you their last meal, won't "preach" to you, but will just be the hands and feet of Christ.
Some shove it in your face like Neanderthal said haha. Some are nice like they're supposed to be. Christians are supposed to be like Christ. But some apparently think that Jesus forced people to be like him. I'm a Christian that used to shove it in people's faces. But then I read all the stuff I wrote and it made me look like a huge jerk! True Christians are awesome when you get to know them!
Since losing my faith anyway, it always seems remarkable to me that Christians don't think change is a good thing. The fact that their Bible remains unchanged, even in the face of insurmountable evidence to the contrary-- they take this a sign of its strength. And they try to claim that because science adapts as it learns more, it is deeply flawed and weak. So, they're backwards? Maybe?
For me it was the lying, stealing, raping, murdering, torture, greed, hypocrisy, and general evilness that drove me away. As well as the blatant disregard for facts and logic, and relying totally on an old fairy tale book, full of everything stated in the first sentence.