What Would Jesus Do? →

Brian McLaren for the Huffington Post:

As a Christian, I’ve certainly seen it and felt it in the Christian community, expressed often in a sense that the more you love Jesus, the more inhospitable you’ll be toward other faiths. “Don’t let them build mosques or temples on our turf,” some say. “Don’t let them express their difference in dress or ritual,” others suggest. “Require them to conform to our holidays and cultural codes” others demand.

The best example to look toward on how Christians are supposed to interact with people of other religious beliefs is Christ himself. While Christians today vilify and discriminate people, Jesus loved and ultimately died for these people. While he was hanging on the cross, he even forgave the people who put him there.

The type of thinking that makes Christians hate people who do not know Jesus was not taught by Christ.