I have a standard. If you claim to be a christian and you TRY to live by Matthew 25:32-45 I give you respect for your beliefs. HOWEVER if you cross the street to avoid the homeless guy and then state how you are good people because you go to church and say you are good because you have a nice home and new car and fine jewelry I will give you scorn.<quoted text>
My original comments were not in defense of teaching Christianity or any other religion in school. My original defense relates to the continued name calling and bashing of Christianity. Do you need to agree with me? No, of course not. I also am not required to agree with you. I have said this numerous times. You have every right to believe in whatever you wish and as strongly as you wish. I really don't care what you believe. I DO care when you attack religion and Christianity. I do not attack you. I am not trying to force anything on you, but I will defend what I believe in.
A true story, I was riding a bicycle for exercise and stopped to rest on a bus stop bench, in front of Cape Coral First Baptist church. I was there for about 5 minutes when the police car pulled up and they started giving me a hard time. When I proved that I am not homeless the police officers told me that the GOOD people in the church did not want BUMS sitting on the bench (on public property, not church property) so I had to move along. When I got home I called to file a complaint against the officers and was told that the church PAYS for SECURITY. Guess that country club does not want any one who does not drive a caddy