Thursday, January 03, 2008

Quick Thought: Don't Ask, Don't Tell

I think people should stop describing themselves as Christians.

A conversation with a friend confirmed that the bad rap Christianity has been dealt is due in part to the many self-proclaimed Christians who are weirdos or jerks. So, rather than discriminating against weirdos and jerks, I say that we just stop everyone from calling themselves Christians. It should be like the "n-word." Everybody can't say it, so nobody should say it.

The Bible says that the world will know that we are Christians by our love, not our labels. So, if you want everyone to know you're a "C-word," love them. Demonstrate your Christianity in your actions, in your lifestyle. And if people realize there's something different about you and ask if you're a Christian, then you say yes - kind of like an undercover cop. If the mood is right, you can even proselytize.