I've been tagged by Brother Maynard in a meme based on the book unChristian, which is apparently a book about why people don't like Christians.
Here's the scoop:
List four things about Christians: three negative perceptions and one thing that Christians should be known for.
1. Christians are arrogant.
They are so comfortable in their rightness that they often are not able to relate to unbelievers without talking down to them.
2. Christians are difficult.
Ask any waitress. Christians are frequently known for being bad customers. They can be demanding and seem to believe that they are deserving of special treatment.
3. Christians are hypocrites.
It doesn't take watching Christians very long to realize that we fall far short of the ideals we espouse. Perhaps this is related to the first one. If we were more humble in our attitudes, maybe we wouldn't be judged as harshly in our weaknesses and failures.
4. Christians should be generous.
I'm not sure if this is the number one thing, but it is a concrete way to put our love in action. When we are generous with our time, our money, and our attitudes we can begin to exemplify the love we claim to have.
I look forward to hearing their thoughts on this.
Do you like Christians?