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Christians Responsible for Most 'Hateful Internet Speech,' Says Washington Post Religion Reporter
An editor for The Washington Post's religion section claimed that Christians were behind the majority of nasty and vile feedback she had received throughout her career in an op-ed Thursday.
Sally Quinn, the moderator of the religion website On Faith, which spun off from The Washington Post last year, described the earliest "hate emails" she had "did not just attack what I wrote ... but were also vicious ad hominem attacks."
"I can't tell you how many people wrote in to say that I was a whore and a slut and so much worse that I can't even write it here. And these all came from Christians," wrote Quinn. "I was going to hell. I had made a pact with the devil. Jesus and God hated me. One man wrote that he hoped I would get in a car accident, that the gas tank would explode and I would be burned alive. He was a God-fearing Christian, and he ascertained that I obviously was not one."...
"I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,"
~ Matthew 12:36
"whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God suppliesâ€”in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen."
~ 1 Peter 4:11
"Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another."
~ Titus 3:1-3
"Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person."
Who again was the hypocrite? You compared Glenn Beck to an adulterer and a murderer. This is what I confrontred you over, not as you put it "dares point out a false Christian (as in Mormon) like Glenn Beck", but because you attacked his character, and that I antler. I don't care if you say "false Christian, false Christian..." till the cows come home, I agree with that. But attacking a man's character is abhorent.
"And these all came from Christians," wrote Quinn."
The trouble with this statement is :- Can she really tell whether all these people who responded to her were Christians? Does she really know what a true Christian is? And of course is she a true (persecuted) Christian her self?
When the true Christian is persecuted in this world they see the words of Christ in Matt 5. and recognise they do not belong to this world. Therefore they perceive the truth of Christ's warning and rejoice in the fact that the Holy Spirit manifests in them such edifying teaching.
This is a fallen world and not the home of Christ's followers and our experience both in the flesh and in the world will be a negative one.
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies ... pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:
Christopher000 wrote: By the way, let me also mention that the way you speak to the sisters here, whether you agree with some comments or not, is nothing short of disgusting. What I consistently see from you is overflowing anger, and even hated...surely not holiness. Please think out your response because it's difficult to follow you at times.
Examples please,be the first to do so,,otherwise you are a liar bearing false witness....it is amusing to see you breakdown into a rage of judgment and hypocrisy after defending someone who said they abhor(hate) Christians...keep it up buddy,doing a great job of exposing yourself.
If it were as difficult to follow me as you claim you wouldn't be blowing a gasket like you are....you know what I say and don't like it,thats ok.i don't care for most of what you say either but its your right to say it in the manner of your choice and I don't whine and wimper about it.I challenge it or leave it alone.
By the way, let me also mention that the way you speak to the sisters here, whether you agree with some comments or not, is nothing short of disgusting. What I consistently see from you is overflowing anger, and even hated...surely not holiness. Please think out your response because it's difficult to follow you at times.
Oh Strat, what are you talking about now? I'm in agreement on many things? Say what? Like what? Stop pulling fables out of thin air in your vain attempts to crucify people. Also, unlike your incessantly miserable, forever negative self, I gave somebody a very reasonable benefit of the doubt. In another thread, you referred to yourself as "a holy man". Your online personna and combative nature paints a much different story. When have you ever encouraged or tried to uplift someone? When have you ever tried to have a conversation void of smart, condesending remarks? When have you ever shown anyone here that you are the holy man you claim to be by shining the light of Christ in your speech? You need need to take a deep look within and examine who you appear to be to everyone but yourself. I would venture a guess that the comments made against you in another thread reflect pretty much everyones thoughts. Can so many really be so wrong? Holy man? Interesting.
pennned wrote: just to clarify, when I said entertaining, I meant the article, not the conversation necessarily. I don't find disagreements entertaining, in case anyone wanted to know. Mr Hranek, thank you for the links. that middle song is really good.
You are one of the few people here who responds to what someone says rather than obsess and whine over the way they said it as if it is the other person's mission and responsablility to tailor everything they say for your approval,shows both maturity and humility...quite refreshing as well as appreciated.....thank you.
Christopher000 wrote: Not sure who the "they" refers to , but since my original comment is getting a little dusty as others post, let me clarify that I didn't infer, or otherwise state in any way that I abhor anyone. PofT can speak for him/her self, but I'll venture a guess and say that things may not be all that they appear. My guess is that PofT doesn't hate any Christian, or anyone for that matter, but was speaking of the hypocrisy itself and misconstruing his thoughts, simply mis-spoke. Just mentioning this because its what I figured after reading the original reply.
On the chance you are talking about my post I was talking about the individual who made the statement"I abhor Christians" your abundant generosity in your interpretation of that statement is in sharp contrast to your judgment of the statments of others using much less obvious and blunt terms,due in no small part to the fact that you seem to agree with him on many things.
"You have heard that it was said, â€˜Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.â€™ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." ~ Matthew 5:43-48
Not sure who the "they" refers to , but since my original comment is getting a little dusty as others post, let me clarify that I didn't infer, or otherwise state in any way that I abhor anyone.
PofT can speak for him/her self, but I'll venture a guess and say that things may not be all that they appear. My guess is that PofT doesn't hate any Christian, or anyone for that matter, but was speaking of the hypocrisy itself and misconstruing his thoughts, simply mis-spoke.
Just mentioning this because its what I figured after reading the original reply.
2 Timothy 2 24 And the Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, 25 with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth,---NASB
Get real writes: so you "like a dog to vomit people" thank you for pointing out the apostasy that has infiltrated ALL churches and you will pay for making a baby christian stumble and then calling them names!!! lol wow SOME OF the "christians" on this board I could not tell apart from catholics because of their vitriol, cause me to stumble, and calls me a dog for it !!! just wait till GOD gets a hold of you .... lol
How are we supposed to take your post seriously, when your posts are so routinely vile that the majority of them are censored by the moderator?
PursuitofTruth wrote: Agreed Christopher. I abhore "Christians" who turn to such hateful tactics. While they point at the speck in other people's eyes, they totally ignore the beam in their own! These people are Pharasaical, rude excuses of Christians!
This is a classic of hypocrisy and contradiction that should be in the SA hall of shame....or perhaps they think "abhor" is too big a word for others to understand...a synonym for it is....hate.
well, an entertaining thread. I read one of her articles and she's all over the place, she's a Christian but Jewish and pulled to Judaism, where her Jewish friends are Hindu or atheists, but she's really an atheist at heart, but really we are all the same. talk about living on a glass ceiling! I don't think people should be gross and excessively rude or threatening in their language, but maybe she's getting a hard dose of what man really is, sinners in need of forgiveness. Her works based religion erases the lines of demarcation of every religion, she loves it all but respects them not.
People will always label what you say in a negative way if it is not what they want to hear "hate speech" is a euphemism for dissent and hate speech legislation will eventually be used to silence all dissent and opinions that are not acceptable to the new society.
One might also want to consider the source,the Washington Post is not the friend of Christians and never has been and for them to target Christians using anonymous anecdotes should be questioned.....but of course there are many Christians who want their ears tickled as well and eagerly accept this as fact.