I liked Jesus. He seemed kind and compassionate and enjoyed associating with the people I associated with the party crowd. His people were moral Nazis, and they had really strange rules. Once you said the prayer-thing asking Jesus into your heart like, what does that even mean???
Once you nailed the latter list then you and God were on good terms. Oh, and never struggle. Never doubt. And never have deep issues. The problem was, every Christian I met sucked at being good. They just happened to be really skilled at covering it up and looking pretty externally. I happened to be the guy that wore my train wreck on his sleeve, so I never fit in. You can get online at any point and read about large mega-church pastors covering up sexual abuse cases. Or rape charges. Or abuse.
Or systemic racism within the four walls of our churches.
Us vs. Them mentalities. And the overall view held by Millennials that Christians are judgmental, bigoted, and hypocritical. After all that? When I was 27, I met two men who forever changed the way I viewed Christianity. Both were covered in tattoos, occasionally used swear words, and liked beer.
All the things I had been told growing up that got you kicked out of Club God they seemed to be doing. And honestly, it confused me. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate.
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