What?Snark, humour and social commentary aside - I suppose the answer is yes.
If you believe that Jesus was the Son of God and then defy everything he ever stood for, living a life entirely opposite from his teachings and paying no attention to his lessons.... And you find a group of like-minded people to meet with each week...then you're a Christian.
Ditto Muslims. Jews, Hindus, you name it.
That's why you can't collectively blame people for something someone else of the same religion did.
The Bible says differently There is nothing good in us without God's grace. Even evil people (or people that completely reject Christ) that do a good deed. That good deed is because of the Grace of God alone. If God took his hand away completely we can't imagine the evil and darkness that would be us.Now that I’m retired, I find it easier to give of my time. What *I* get out of the Christian sewing group that I participate in is that for one day, I’m with a small group of lovely women who restore my faith that There is goodness in humans.
I think it really depends on how it is going to them. I can absolutely complain if my money is being spent to for useless programs rather than for things that would actually help someone become self sufficient and live a better life.I think Jimmy Carter said it best when he said "you can't call yourself a Christian if you complain about your tax dollars going to help the poor." Something to that affect anyway.
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