All I know is that there are different movements from the Christians out there that we are seeing now a days. Me living in Canada you wouldnt see Christians protesting about anything, or if they do it would never be as big as the ones in the states.
I was raised with 2 loving Christian parents. I guess I would have to call myself a Christian seeing that I was baptized and believe in Jesus. However, curiosity always lurks around my head since I was little and I've questioned about many things whether be it general life or what people believe. I've never ever went up to someone's face and they are going to hell because they aren't a believer. Nor would my family do that at all despite of them being really religious.
The problem I'm seeing now, especially in the states, Christianity wise is that they are using their beliefs as a tool to stop anything that will go against with what they believe is wrong. They claim that they are doing it in the name of "God". But how is it so that they are certain that this is truly what the Bible is all about? Especially when they've ignored a lot of passages that pertains to not judging people and loving one another??? I'm actually sad that there are many people out there today believes that the Christians in the states pretty much defines what Christianity is today.
I have atheist friends and they are great people. They know what I believe in and they have no problems with it nor do I have any conflicts with their position and thoughts. I don't see any kind of sign from God nor do I feel obliged to convert them. Because it's fucking wrong. For the past few years I've simply learned the philosophical parts within the Bible that can actually help me or anyone on a daily basis and most of it have nothing to do with imposing people with what you believe, it deals more with self reflection, finding yourself and dealing with issues, people or yourself. There are passages that also helps you how to be happy and ignoring all the negative things in life, in the most simple way. Which is an important thing because now a days, I know enough people who are depress because they don't know who they are nor do they know where they are. So they turn to anything that has to do with hurting themselves, mentally and physically. I'm not saying only the Bible does btw. All religion have some kind of philosophical content in them. And they all can be helpful and interesting.
At the end of the day, as a Christian I do believe that the government shall not have any kind of religious system being implemented. I have no problem with the gays whatsoever (as long as they respect me of course). Abortion is no problem for me especially if the person would die due to health issues with having to have a baby. However I do feel like abortion is one way to escape your own responsibility and mistake... especially when you know what the consequences are
I love everyone equally whether you white, black, yellow, (purple??
) Hell, I'll even love thy enemy or even someone who is very disrespectful to me. It just causes less problems for me if I keep thinking it that way. Other wise I might as well end up in Jersey Shore and have beef with everyone else just because it's somehow entertaining for the masses...