People can be seen and heard to comment “Don’t tar all Christian with the same brush stroke”
Few people do though?
I doubt there are even that many atheist ,who’d bother with tarring all Christian with the same brush stroke either. It makes little sense to do so?
The way i see it, the Christian movement, generally speaking could be described like this
- There are a “portion” of Christian groups, themselves, whom are actively involved in directly causing harm
- There is another extra large “portion“ of Christendom , who although not directly involved in causing the same direct-harm themselves to any people, are instead just actively involved in happily silently standing by and saying nothing and are busily turning a blind eye to amount of harm that other Christian groups are directly-involved in causing to people themselves. Which then in effect, is also “piling harm on” and compounding causing even way more harm too, in the long run ,than what the original Christian groups involved in causing harm-directly are even physically able to even be able to cause to people themselves, first-off in the first place (IE: indiffernt Christian act like “bed-partners-in-crime” of harm caused, which then = in-direct element of harm being also caused, and ” compounded on top of ” the original element of harm,and in turn then in effect making matters “snow-ball” and have need to have become “even way way more worse” than what it originally were before first-off originally beforehand )
- Then there is a very extremely minute little wee wee absolutely wee small “portion” of Christendom too, who might in fact actually care-enough, so as to choose to actually take action themselves, and begin to act against the harm caused (a portion that’s sadly still so utterly small in fact that in “reality” they might “just as well” not even actually exist at all, anyways. IE portion remaining so small, in effect its still hardly even worthwhile us even bothering with even mentioning anything much about it either. There is so little “action”, going on here ,for any one of us to bother to stop and to “report-about”. Bugger all. Zilch. Nada. As that’s just “reality” of how utterly shocking the sad sorry state of affairs, is been “allowed” to have become like)
So that there, so far, is three separate brush strokes
Not one brush stroke ?
Most atheist would see the situation in this similar way. Atheist are not stupid. Atheist understand that not every Christian group, are all involved in acting exactly the same manner.
This is common sense
And yet, this still does little to say that Christian movement, is either in fact benign .Or not perhaps causing more harm than good, generally speaking
Lets in stead, consider racism issue (now as another test-case scenario that can also be approached similar)
People could say the same thing. They could claim, “hey don’t bother to tar every person, with same the brush, as all being a racialist persons”
Very true . Fair call !
They would be right to say this too. Because, we shouldn’t just tar all people with the same brush stroke with regard of racism-issue either . Should we ?
But wait hold on
The truth is people don’t?.Do they. They don’t bother to.There is no good reason they’d need to bother to try?. Because ,obviously the same thing will again apply here too, in regard of issue of racism again as well
1 We’ll have a portion of people (less amount of people usually) whom are blatantly actively directly acting as racists themselves
2 Then there will be another larger portion of people (more often the most largest group of people of all too. Sadly so) who wont be racists themselves, “as such”, but who will instead quite happily just act-indifferently toward suffering of other people,and so as such, will simply choose to become one of many others who will all be turning a blind eye to the racist–actions that’s being taken by other-racist people
3 then there will be another portion of people, who’ll choose to be actively outspoken against acts of racism (but too often , a real real small minute group,once again too)
Once again, three brush strokes that people are tarred with here again too
And so on. Same situation also apply to sexism too, or other social issues as well
We don’t tar all Christian with the same brush
Do we ? . Who is doing that?
Hardly anyone ever does.
It isn’t happening. So don’t fool yourselves in thinking it might happen.
Yet this fact still says little about, judgement of how good or bad the Christian movement is ,”generally speaking”
I suggest, that generally speaking , overall ,the Christian movement is been acting extremely irresponsibly
And disgracefully so too
There now, i’m now involved in tarring the Christian movement “generally” with something a little “more-like” one single brush stroke
Rightfully so too
Yet this still doesn’t change the fact, that we still acknowledge how Christian do in fact still act in different ways
Generally speaking, overall the whole Christian movement have been acting rather extremely irresponsibly
Bar for one wee small group of them, who’d perhaps care “enough“to bother to act against, the harmful act that religious-abuse causes to certain amount of people (this group is so minutely small, that in effect, nobody will hardly even hear or see anything of them ever )
That’s how disgracefully small these “real” Christian are.They only manage to make up a wee minutely small slither of the whole movement know as Christian
So minutely small .. They might just as well not exist
That’s how utterly disgraceful this sad sorry situation really is
No way will we tar everyone with the same brush
For we know far better than to bother to do that.
We have no need to bother?
Lets be quite clear about this. There are a number of groups of Christians within the Christian movement (making up the one loaf)
1. groups of abusers
2. an even larger group of people, more than happy to act in indifference , in regard of pain that’s being constantly caused unto others (IE: all the ones who really don’t care to give a damn)
3 .and then there’s a very minutely small group, who act so as to show how they actually do care (IE: will walk the walk and not just talk the talk )
Put together, they’d all help to make up, a whole different kettle of fish
Christians would do best to get over their idea, that Christians are all being tarred by the same brush stroke
The Christian are not being tarred with the one brush stroke
It isn’t happening
So get over it .Quit with stalling . Get on with what really need to be addressed here . El-Pronto
Time that they’d stop looking for excuses
Edmund Burke-All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.