"People Like This Do Not Exemplify Christianity"
Elizabeth Dewar - Letter to the Editor
Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013 11:09
I would like to have a word about the infamous South Patio evangelists from a Christian perspective. There are Christians who believe that "fire-and-brimstoning" people into Christianity is the best way to go, for example, our "beloved" south patio evangelist. People like this, and I repeat this for the need of absolute clarity, PEOPLE LIKE THIS DO NOT EXEMPLIFY CHRISTIANITY.
Westboro Baptist Church style, up-in-your-face attitudes, judgmental accusations, screaming sermons, guilt-provoking condemnations, and public torture of humanity itself is by no means any will of what Christianity is about. I hate to "Antoine Dodson" everyone, but seriously, the best thing you can do is to just stay away- plug your ears, play music through your headphones, scream the theme to Fresh Prince whilst running across campus to get to your classes and LEAVE THIS GUY ALONE. He is not worth your time! Christianity is about loving those even if they don't believe in Christianity. It's about making peace, PEACEFULLY. It's about acceptance and being non-judgmental.
I know that a big complaint about Christianity is that it is full of hypocrites; and it is. To quote my old youth pastor, "We have room for one more." In fact, there is not one Christian who isn't one. Why? Because WE ARE HUMAN AND SCREW UP TOO! Like when I am driving behind slow Cookeville people and I blow up and drop the F-bomb approximately 37 times before realizing it. I don't know where I would be if my pastors and leaders had judged me for that kind of stuff! And I know they don't because they have probably done the same thing before. So please, please, please, don't let the way this guy is portraying Christianity as hateful because it can't be farther from the truth.