Ran across this great comic today:
This comes from a great comic called Life of Bria Comics. There is also this one I found a few a few years back:
They both make the same great point: Some modern Christians act in a way that is not consistent with what a loving prophet would do or want his/her followers to do. While there is a lot of reason to doubt that Jesus even existed but assuming he did would Jesus want people to hate one another? Of course not. There are passages in the bible in which Jesus explicitly forbids hate:
‘Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness.’ Jon 2:9-17
The Golden Rule: ‘Do onto other as you would have done to to you’ Mark 6:31
‘Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you’ Matthew 5:43-44
‘A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.’ John 13:34
There are dozens of examples even within the bibles of how acting with contempt, hate, greed and so on is not consistent with what Jesus would want from his followers. Believers who willfully hurt and discriminate and purposely make the life of other human beings more difficult are, in the blog’s opinion, hypocrites. People like this have no place in civil society and if you read the bible closely no place in heaven either.