Christian hypocrisy

I make no moral judgements on the actions of the below people; I simply point out that they say one thing and do another. Lies and hypocrisy are what I am judging. 

Josh Duggar, of 19 Kids and Counting fame, has recently been outed as a child molester. It has also been revealed that he had two paid accounts with Ashley Madison, a website specifically for people seeking extramarital affairs.

Well-known South Florida pastor Tullian Tchividjian stepped down in June after it was revealed he’d been having an affair. He claims he was seeking solace after discovering his wife’s prior affair.

L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, was convicted in 1978 for making false claims about his ability to cure sick people.

Catholic Priest Gerald Ridsdale has been convicted of a number of child sex abuse and indecent assault charges against children as young as four. Cardinal George Pell has been accused of knowing about these incidents and making attempts to cover them up and protect Ridsdale.

Peter Popoff, popular evangelist, has been exposed using secret radio transmitters to gather information about audience members, while claiming to be receiving information directly from God.

Televangelist Jim Bakker has been convicted of fraud after keeping $3.4 billion raised supposedly for his ministry. He was also accused of rape, and allegedly paid Jessica Hahn nearly $300,000 to keep her allegation secret.

Baptist Bishop Eddie Long has been accused by four separate men of using his position and influence to coerce them into sexual relationships with him. The lawsuits were settled out of court.

Ted Haggard, once named one of Time magazine’s most influential evangelicals in America, has admitted to having a three-year affair with male escort Mike Jones.

I could continue, but this is depressing. Christians wonder why Atheists are so often bitter!

3 thoughts on “Christian hypocrisy

  1. Yes some are hypocrites, that is for sure. There is also some things Christians struggle with that we are ashamed to talk about, but we need to talk about. So they keep their dark secrets to themselves and keep struggling, until one day it gets revealed. Yes some are not so innocent and their heart is not in the right place. But many of us are just too scared and ashamed to seek help for something we know is wrong. We all mess up, we all fall short and disappoint the people around us. Christians aren’t perfect, we all screw up, we will all disappoint you with our daily mistakes. We are here together trying to become better, learning together, helping each other together, comforting each other, laughing with each other, forgiving each other, together serving the God we love, and the God who loves us even when we screw up daily. The God who has amazing amounts of grace and mercy we can’t always understand, because I tell you any of these men who with their heart are truly ashamed of what they have done and truly seek forgiveness and wisdom to be better men…God is going to forgive them. And if God can forgive them, I must seek to forgive them too.

    Whoa that turned into a ramble, sorry lol.

    • stace8383 says:

      What I take from all of this is that religion places unreasonable demands upon people, the rules are overly restrictive, and lead directly to repression, subversion, and guilt. What you call ‘mistakes’ might not happen at all if people weren’t trying to live up to certain ideals. If divorce was okay, if homosexuality was okay, these people could simply follow their hearts without shame.

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