I saw this video for the first time the other day and I was like, "Man, this drummer sucks." And I saw it floating around on Facebook where a number of Christians were making fun of the drummer saying he was terrible and they needed a good laugh. Below is the original video.
And so after watching this video all the Christians can walk away saying how they're not like that guy in church who messes stuff up. But then my friend sent me this video below.
So it just reiterated to me why people hate Christians. I used to think it was the message and how it's hard for people to believe a guy died and was a zombie for a little bit and said he was God. But it's not even that. It's not even that people don't want to give up stuff for Jesus.
People hate Christians because we are prideful and we make others who aren't like us to feel less valuable. And I saw online that Christians were making fun of the drummer, they don't even know his story. You wouldn't say all what you're saying to the drummer's face, so why would you put it online? But I bet when the drummer was playing, God was smiling. Because the drummer at that moment was about his Father's business, he just wanted to be there and play and enjoy time at church.
It reminds me a lot about when Jesus said that the Pharisees would do so much hard work to convert others. But then all they did was make the convert twice as much a son of hell as the Pharisees were. We think we're so much better than others because we can hide in our church community. We have this mentality that says, "I will hide in my church and occasionally piss off people in the world because I invite them to church or I try to edge Jesus into every conversation." So I don't buy into our evangelizing tactics. It doesn't work, people hate telemarketers. And when I walk out of church now I don't want ever want to say, "Boy am I glad I came and I'm nott like those other people who don't come". I used to be that guy.
I hated that guy.