In our diverse world, we often discuss different beliefs and ideas, especially when it comes to religion. Sometimes, these discussions can get a bit intense, and people may say things that upset others.
Let’s discuss 14 of these surprising and controversial statements that non-Christians have made. We’ll look at comments that have stirred up debates and made people want to defend their beliefs.
1. People are Christian Because of How They Were Raised (Not Factual Evidence)
On a popular social media page, we found a comment thread about things non-Christians said that really irritated some Christians. One person in the conversation shared that they really dislike it when people say their beliefs are because of how they were brought up, their traditions, or because it makes them feel good.
Even though they grew up in a family that didn’t believe in God and had a background related to Catholicism, they now follow the beliefs of the 7th Day Adventist group. They want others to know that their faith is based on strong evidence they’ve found, not just because of their family or culture.
2. Christians Twist the Bible to Say Whatever They Want
Someone else in the conversation talked about being upset with atheists. They said some atheists use parts of the Bible to make their arguments, but they don’t actually believe in Christianity.
These atheists try to make others agree with them by talking about Jesus, even though they don’t follow Jesus themselves. This really bothered the person because it seemed like the atheists were being manipulative and not honest.
3. Christians Are Only Moral Because of Their Religious Beliefs
Another person in the conversation said they get annoyed because people often don’t understand why they do certain things. Instead of realizing they do these things because they want to, some people think they do it just to earn religious points.
They talked about how they don’t drink too much and don’t do casual hookups, and some folks wrongly think they do it because of religion, even though it’s just because they prefer it that way.
4. All Denominations Have The Same God
Someone else in the conversation said they disagree with the idea that Jews, Christians, and Muslims all pray to the same God. They think this is not true because these religions have big differences in what they believe, especially about the Trinity in Christianity.
They don’t like it when people say they all believe in the same God because, even though they have some things in common, they are actually very different beliefs.
5. Christian Figures Are a Joke
Someone else in the conversation said they’re angered by mean comments about Christianity. They talked about how people make jokes about Mary and say bad things about priests. Even though some people say these things as jokes, some people really believe them and use humor to make fun of the religion.
6. Christain Stereotypes are True
Someone else in the conversation talked about how people often think Christians are against certain groups of people and are not accepting of them. They said it’s not fair because people are allowed to say bad things about Christians, but they can’t do that to other groups. This person thinks it’s not right that Christians get picked on more than others.
7. Certain Bible Verses Prove That Sin is Fine
Another person in the conversation talked about how they get annoyed when people use Bible verses to justify doing bad things. They said it bothers them because they’re a new Christian, and they’ve learned that some people twist what the Bible says to make it fit what they want to do.
They also noticed that non-Christians often mention a specific Bible verse, 1 John 4:5, to show the difference between people who think in a worldly way and what real faith teaches.
8. The Bible Proves That Christian Beliefs Are Wrong
Someone else in the conversation said they get really annoyed when people use the Bible to try and make Christianity look bad or prove it wrong. They think it’s frustrating because it changes what the Bible is supposed to teach and makes their beliefs seem bad or wrong.
9. Children Shouldn’t Be Forced Into Religion
Another person in the thread became Eastern Orthodox and had a special celebration for their baby after 40 days. When they called their baby an “Orthodox baby” during a family visit and made a joke about it, their mom got worried that they were forcing the baby to follow their faith. This caused some tension because they grew up differently and have different beliefs.
10. Christians Just Use Their Faith for Politics
Another person in the conversation talked about how they get annoyed when certain Christians say they don’t really believe in their faith and just use it for politics. This person thinks it’s frustrating when some people call others who believe differently not real Christians, even if they know a lot about the Bible and theology.
11. Christians Don’t Actually Believe What They Say They Do
Someone else in the discussion said they get really annoyed when people think they know what they believe, even though they’ve been part of their church for a long time and know a lot about their faith, especially in Catholicism. They also don’t like it when people make fun of their religion, which they find childish and hurtful.
12. Christmas Would Be Better Without Religion
Someone else in the discussion talked about their discussion with an atheist friend. The friend liked how Christmas is celebrated in Japan because it’s not about religion, unlike in America where they think religion is added for no reason. They also mentioned how their friend thinks Christmas is connected to Yule and paganism, making it sound more simple than it actually is.
13. Christ is a Joke
Another Christian mentioned that they really don’t like hearing disrespectful and blasphemous things about Christ and non-Christians mocking the Most High. They believe that “jokes” based on lies like this should bother everyone because they go against the truth and the gospel. They think speaking the truth with love is important when we encounter lies.
14. All Christians Are Biggots
Someone else mentioned that it bothers them when some people think that if you’re a Christian, you must be close-minded or against LGBTQ+ people. They imagine that if the tables were turned and they made unfair assumptions about other groups because of their beliefs, it wouldn’t go over so well. To them, it seems like only religious people often face these kinds of unfair judgments.
Tattoos Are a Sin
Have non-christians accused you of sinning for having tattoos?
What does the Bible say about tattoos? Surprisingly, very little.
There’s only one verse in the entire Bible that even mentions tattoos (Leviticus 19:28), and it isn’t as straightforward as it initially appears.
So whether your body is covered in Christian tattoos or you’re considering getting your very first Bible tattoo…
If you’re wondering, “Are tattoos a sin?” or “Can we go to Heaven with tattoos?” this post has everything you need to know.
Protestants Don’t Understand The Catholic Church
Think you know the Catholic Church? Think again.
Despite being the largest Christian denomination in the United States (and the world), much of what people believe about Catholics and the Catholic church simply isn’t true.
Are you guilty of believing any of these 15 Catholic Church myths?
Christians Can Be Judgemental Too
Tired of judgemental Christians? Me too.
But, unfortunately, simply scolding someone online isn’t enough to make all the judgmental haters quit with their biting comments.
Furthermore, contrary to popular belief, the Bible actually says Christians should judge.
Here’s what the Bible says on the matter, why Christians should judge others (at times), and why you probably should too.
Things Christians Wish Non-Christians Knew About Their Faith
Christianity, a globally practiced faith, holds profound significance for its followers. It can also be misunderstood by those who do not practice Christianity, which can harbor some frustrations for practicing Christians.
Recently, on a popular social media page, we found some things Christians wish non-Christians knew about their faith.
Incredibly Common Sins You May Not Know You’re Committing Right Now
Did you know you could be committing sins right now?
As defined by various religious and moral traditions, Sins are actions or behaviors considered morally wrong or offensive. While many people are familiar with the more well-known sins like lying, stealing, or greed, there are several lesser-known sins that people may not realize they’re committing.