A few weeks ago a young man told me that I didn't seem like any Baptist he knew because I didn't have the hate, and the hope that people would burn in hell that the Baptists he knew had. It stunned me, and I told him that I thought he was being much too harsh and reactionary. I told him that no Christian hates their fellow man, and no Christian WANTS people to burn in hell. He shared stories with me of truly hateful bitter things said to his family when his family most needed the love and support of God's people. I had never met anyone who professed Christ who was like he described. Not even the most "holier than thou," hypocritical member of the "Amen pew," seemed.. to WANT people to suffer. Until I came here. The most disturbing and upsetting thing I have found on this board is the attitude of many of the posters. When I speak of the love of Christ - I'm called a heretic and a liberal. When people talk about giving vaccines to children they are accused of "failing to have faith in God." People who use different translations of the Bible tell one another they don't love God. I'm very ashamed to wear the tile "Baptist" after seeing what goes on in the name of "Baptist Church." The back-biting, the bitterness, the anger, the rudeness. It is no wonder the lost don't listen. I think, perhaps, I'll stick to just being a Christian from now on. I don't think this kind of rudeness and bitterness is Christ like at all. It actually breaks my heart. Because until I came here, I really believe the Baptist faith tried the most to emmulate Christ.