People often wonder why I am so hard on Christianity. Usually it is because people are hiding behind a banner and using it for an excuse.
One old saying goes; "Good people will always do good things and bad people will always do bad things. When good people do bad things, that takes religion."
That is the way I feel about it. Also, they don't understand the teachings. Let's take Jesus discussing saving a sheep on the sabbath.
Matthew 18:12-14 (NIV) "What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.
Do they get what it means? Nope. Not one little iota.
Here is the skinny. IF some one in your congregation were to be attempting to get ready to go to sermon and something happens, say their water heater stops working. Or, if they live in an area where they don't have city water and they use a pump and the pump fails. Should that individual call you for help what would you do?
A) Go to church and say "I will call you to see if you need help after service."
B) Go to church and not call because you know it will be fixed by the end of service, they are resourceful.
C) Go help them and miss service because they are more important at this moment.
If the answer was C, then you might understand the above scripture.
Why do I give Christians a difficult time? Because most would have picked A or B for an answer. C was not an option because if they missed service, oh my God, the circumstances!
That is part of the reason that I don't like Christians that much, most will vomit up scripture but don't understand what they are saying. Or, if it is a real simple expression, they don't live by it.
Alas...I shake my head every time. I guess that is why A.W. Tozer once said. The Devil is a great theologian, yet he is still a devil.