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I've seen some women get very defensive about their christianity and use all caps and emphasis on the fact that they will defend their God and their religion. I'm curious as to why you feel that's ok considering that the Apostles and Jesus himself never took a defensive stance against any kind of attack (verbal, physical, ect). I'm not judging anyone here, I have a genuine curiosity as to why you feel you are obligated to defend God or christianity in an angry way. I would appreciate no attacks from christians (or non-christians.)

Do you think we should defend ourselves as Christians? (when being verbally attacked)

  • Yes

    47%
  • No

    23%
  • Other

    29%
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MrsHart6
Submitted by at 10:41 PM on Dec. 21, 2008
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Do you think we should defend ourselves as Christians? (when being verbally attacked)

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MrsHart6
Submitted by at 10:41 PM on Dec. 21, 2008
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  • MrsHart6
    Submitted by   at 10:42 PM on December 21, 2008

    I have to add here that I'm most definately not attacking the christian women here, being a christian myself, so please don't take this poll as such. I am simply curious :-)

  • justanothe...
    Submitted by   at 1:00 AM on December 22, 2008

    I'd like to say that the people I see doing that most are usually the ones that take simple disagreement as being attacked. You say you don't believe in their god and they get all up in arms. Say you personally think of it as myth and they freak out and start "shouting" at you.
    Funny thing is that kind of behavior just turns a non-believer off to their cause even more. No surer way to get people to tune you then to yell (which, in case anyone didn't know...typing in all caps is considered yelling on the internet).
    Just saying.

  • stvmen88
    Submitted by   at 8:57 AM on December 22, 2008

    The only time I get really defensive is when someone calls my Lord and Savior, my Heavenly Father names. Now, ok, I know, God doesn't need me to defend Him, but He's done so much for me,and blessed me in so many ways, I just can't help myself. I also tend to get defensive when I'm told I'm "blind",or a "sheep", or "stupid to believe". I would NEVER tell someone else that about what they do or don't believe,and if I did, I'd be drummed off Cafe Mom! Oh,and the sheep comment, isn't an insult, by the way. Jesus is the Good Shepard,and I'm more than happy to be one of His sheep!

  • saphire_ey...
    Submitted by   at 9:25 AM on December 22, 2008

    I see no problem with defending ones beliefs. Some moms (on ALL parts of the spectrum) get rather belligerent. But, being blatantly mean then getting called on it is not being persecuted...and I get sick of seeing some moms do that. Regardless of who you are, if you are mean to me...then I am going to defend myself...doesn't mean I have anything against your faith.

    Although there are times when I think picking ones battles is a good route. Being mean just because someone has different beliefs doesn't get anyone anywhere.

  • saphire_ey...
    Submitted by   at 9:27 AM on December 22, 2008

    Also, defending ones beliefs goes both ways. We should all be able to defend our beliefs.

    Then again, it would be nice if people were just nicer to each other in general...

  • MrsHart6
    Submitted by   at 9:45 AM on December 22, 2008

    justano "Funny thing is that kind of behavior just turns a non-believer off to their cause even more."

    I know what you mean here. I was an Athiest for the bigger part of my life and was so irritated with christian people trying to beat me over the head with their bible. I surely didn't want to hear about their beliefs, I didn't even want to get to know them personally. There is definatley an irony in someone telling you that you have to be a follower of Christ when they themselves are not modeling Christ's behavior.

  • SabrinaMBo...
    Submitted by   at 10:12 AM on December 22, 2008

    Never known one that didn't

  • julianjord...
    Submitted by   at 12:46 PM on December 22, 2008

    Why are non-Christians voting yes on this poll?

  • anime_mom6...
    Submitted by   at 12:54 PM on December 22, 2008

    I see absolutely nothing wrong with defending one's beliefs as long as it's done respectfully. However, recently I have see a few women who are just plain evil in the way they treat non-Christians. I don't see that as being very Christian at all. The funniest thing about those people is that they claim to be "saved." I just don't see how it's possible to have been saved and then turn around and act so rudely toward people. That makes no sense to me at all.


    And julianj, why can't non-christians vote yes? I'm sure many believe in everyone's right to defend their beliefs. I think they would just prefer it be in a respectful manner.

  • jaimie175
    Submitted by   at 1:36 PM on December 22, 2008

    Some of the Christian denominations are seriously, dangerously repressed. I'm not kidding. You can really see it coming out in their anger and hatred.

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