I'm not a member of the Christian Coalition (don't even know what membership constitutes), but that cartoon is pretty dishonest and demeaning if you ask me. I wonder if that individual who created it had used a Muslim, some other religion, or maybe an ethnic group such as African-Americans, simply because one of their leaders made a stupid remark
, how it would have been accepted? Does that then mean that it is representative of ALL? Hardly. Yet it just seems acceptable to malign believers in this country, and characterize them as this cartoon does....mindless fanatics waiting for their marching orders to kill.
Lets see how many Christians are gonna answer the call. People will be waiting a long time.
Can anyone show me evidence of where Christians in this country have organized into groups/causes who have adopted and initiated violence, murder of the innocent, violent opposition to government, and destruction in order to exert their beliefs?
I'm not talking about some lone nutcase, such as a Eric Rudolph, who committed the atrocities he did and them claims it was in the name of God- or this Phelps character who perverts the Bible to preach hate against homosexuals. They are fringe nutcases, and are no way representative of Christians in this country as a whole. And If one would examine Rudolph's religious beliefs, they'd see they weren't biblical or Christian (regardless of what he says). We, as Christians see that - many can't.
Christians, as a whole, may oppose such political "hot button" issues as abortion and gay marriage; but we have never, nor would we ever, condone the methods used by someone who feels God is calling them to violence.
We can differ and offer up our views in protest with having to do so. And we've done a very good job at upholding that principle.
We don't need violence when we win via the ballot box.
And even if/when we lose, we never resort to violence in retaliation.
What abut those groups on the far left that use such tactic and disregard for life when supporting their causes such as the environment and animal rights? Does that mean they are representative of everyone on the left/liberal?
But even more importantly - when someone does do something like this, and then use the Bible/Christianity as their reasoning - they are immediately condemned by evangelical Christians - not approved of or accepted.
I haven't talked to an evangelical yet who hasn't stated that what Robertson said wasn't wrong and way out of line. They are embarassed by these types of comments by people of prominence. Many are now even offering apologies for his actions, as it does not represent their views, and more importantly, those of Christianity as a whole.