Christians Have ALWAYS Been Hypocrites
Lambchop brings us some knowledge on the TRUE CHRISTIANS™ post:
People lost their patience years ago with this bickering [about who is and isn't in the club].
Yeah, like nearly two thousand years ago:
"Christians, needless to say, utterly detest one another; they slander each other constantly with the vilest forms of abuse, and cannot come to any sort of agreement in their teaching. Each sect brands its own, fills the head of its own with deceitful nonsense..." - Celsus, 2nd Century CE critic of Christianity
But it gets worse! All this bickering and infighting leaves the thoughtful observer scratching his/her head:
"What do the christians say? They say, "First believe that the person who tells us these things is god's son... Now if these beleivers confess Jesus and others confess someone else, and if they all together have the slogan "Believe and be saved, or damn you," what is to happen to those who really do want to be saved? I mean, which path are they to follow, since advice of the same sort comes from all quarters? Are the ones who crave salvation to throw dice in order to find out where they should turn?" - Celsus again
This same Celsus had other pithy observations, to wit:
"God does not inflict correction on the world as if he were some unskilled laborer who is incapable of building something properly the first time around; God has no need to purify what he has built by means of a flood or a conflagration (as they teach)."
"So too their fantastic story-- which they take from the Jews-- concerning the flood and the building of an enormous ark, and the business about the message being brought back to the survivors of the flood by a dove (or was it an old crow?). This is nothing more than a debased and nonsensical version of the myth of Deucalion, a fact I am sure they would not want to come light."