A friend's blog produced this list of 10 Things I Don't Like About Most Christians. I find it very offensive, and untrue. It is not my experience with true Christians.
Look at the list, and find number 5: "they use prayer as an excuse for inaction." Since when? When do Christians pray and then decide not to act because they prayed? What? Our biggest struggle is going ahead and acting without praying. Our biggest struggle is living as if God isn't a part of things, not praying before we do things, not getting His wisdom on a subject and messing something up because we went ahead on it without Him.
Look at number 1: "they consistently seem angry and bitter and worried." What genuine believer, who loves God and is seeking him with a heart of love, is more angry, bitter and worried, markedly than others? It's just not possible. And he is saying "most" Christians. What Christians is he talking about?
And number 2: My Christian friends who truly walk with god, who are spirit filled; it is they who believe in my dreams. No one else does. Everyone else would laugh.
What does he mean?
He is soured on religious people, but I would rather focus on Christians such as my friend who struggles against physical infirmities to hold a weekly bible study in her home, and who lives each day close to God, sensitive to where she might be falling short, or my cyber friend who is involved in bringing food and hope to the people of Haiti.
This list writer is so cynical and he is a pastor. He sounds like a backslidden Christian whose love has waxed cold.
Man! This guy is writing as a Christian about Christians as if he is an outsider. He forgot to talk about "us" instead of them, remembering that he is as at fault as "they" are. He forgot that he will be accountable for his words someday.