They are all true Christians
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As a fan of Christianity for a very long time I find their special pleadings amusing, curious, sometimes obnoxious.
So many of them want to be recognized as the 'true Christians,' maybe all.
The deepest entertainment is offered by the born-again who inhabit their own private parts of outermost space, usually in the seventh dimension of self-delusion. We cab all laugh at them when the write about UFOs being piloted by demons or God's Throne being in the center of the Earth. (Well, I should hope you would laugh, otherwise you are hopeless yourself.)
Most famously here in the UsofA are the Fundamentalists. Fundamentalists exist in all sorts of flavors. At the darkest extreme we have the Christian Reconstructionists and Theonomists who can be said to verge on being an American Christian equivalent of the Taliban (well, they want to be anyway). Most powerfully we'll have what I'll just call the Baptists, this is a sort of private shorthand. Whatever is currently taught in their Bible colleges you can with reasonable fairness say that they tend to think of their God as writing somewhat highfalutin early 17th century English. Thanks to John Nelson Darby and the Scofield Bibles they actually believe they can look up a passage in the ruthlessly selected group of texts that eventually came to be Protestant Christian Bible and tell you what year, say, Jonah was swallowed by the whale.
They are my enemies. The enemies of any gay person in the English-speaking world right now. There's a touching fantasy that America was settled by people who wanted to be free of that sort of nonsense. Really their theological ancestors settled this nation. Spying on your neighbor wasn't just OK; it was your duty as a servant of God.
Let us not forget the liberal Christians. Nice folks, well intentioned, feed the poor, wring their hands. For decades their number has been diminishing. Better educated, often wealthier they are politically irrelevant. Often they speak of dialogues but who wants to talk with them. The fundies will often spend a stretch denouncing them in sermons but that is mostly habit. Atheists don't much care about the milquetoast of human kindness. They hit my radar only when they assert their view of God or Jesus Christ (who may or may not be the same person, part of a tripartite entity) is the real one. And from an atheist's vantage they don't understand our metaphysical, epistemological skepticism any better than a fundy. And they want us to see Christianity as some essence (as imagined by them) instead of as a historical process with many variations.
Me, really, I just wish all metaphysical, theological mumbo-jumbo would go away. It never will. To say that people have a will to believe is akin to saying that ice cream is sweeter than sour cream. Given the billions and billions of cosmogonic possibilities it is tedious and annoying to encounter special pleadings from Christians, Muslims, (supposedly anti-theistic) Buddhists and all the rest.
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