A friend of mine has deep concern about “Christians” acting like The Taliban. A valid concern, if a little overstated. He’s a great guy, so I made what I hope was a polite comment on one of his posts. In the interest of integrity, here is what I said:
I hope it isn’t rude to post this on your wall.
My belief system (The New Testament) is badly misunderstood.
I may not kill, force my beliefs on another, the government must be agnostic, and not Christian, and I am to love those who disagree.
Christianity, properly understood, isn’t dangerous to anyone’s way of life.
Historically, though, it’s an absolute tragedy when we Christians get sucked into political issues. We aren’t good at it. All the crimes committed by Christians over the years were due to Christians playing politics, which I oppose.