Sorry about all the misrepresentations of Christ.
It's a shame to see so many
"Christians" drag themselves, Christ and every other believer through the mud
when interfacing with those, like yourself, who hold to a different worldview.
Many times people like this shoot themselves in the foot along with the rest of
the church. Just look at Catholic church history. It really has left a black eye
for those of us who are trying to live as Christ would have us. I am so sorry
that you have to put up with this hypocrisy at all.
I would like to add, however,
that WE SHOULD NEVER JUDGE A PHILOSOPHY BY ITS ABUSES OR ABUSERS. Certainly
religion has been misused as a means to control and oppress, but that is
definitely not something that Christ would encourage. The fact is, we
(Christians and the unlike) are free to choose God, free to choose sin, free to
choose abuses of power and abuses of the created world and our bodies. The
choice is ours. Unfortunately, many self-proclaimed "Christians" have chosen the
worst possible actions and words, leaving a bitter taste in the mouths of many
atheists and skeptics such as yourself.
If you have honest questions
about any relavent issues (God, creation-evolution, age of the earth,
salvation), please feel free to ask and be prepared for honest