A recent national study featured focus groups from around the country. Non-Christians were asked to say the first thing that came to their mind when they thought of a Christian. This is what they said:
“Mixguided, crazy, selective hearing, psychologically manipulative, dangerous, hypocrites, corruption, dogma, scamming, indoctrinating kids who are too young to think for themselves (homeschooling), oppression, they want to be told what to do, conformity, ignorance, blind acceptance, weak personality, close-minded, seem to be a little too happy (it’s creepy!), overbearing, militant, recruiting, reprogramming (discipleship), brainwashing (Sunday School), extremists, almost a gang, obnoxious, I think of creepy old white men, anti-science, organized religion, yuck, turning into a monster, creepy old people, whack-job religion.”
Is this what you think of when you think of a Christian?