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Not "Childish"

Although it is wonderful to be a child, there are those who will use the negative word "childish" or wording with the same negative meaning to describe Christian beliefs as more people begin hearing about Christianity again.


The philosophy of Christianity may seem weak and even silly by many standards present in the world because it involves turning the other cheek and giving what one wants to others at times.

As Christianity comes to more people’s attention again, there will be those who talk about it as “childish” (this word is not to be equated with what it really means to be an adolescent). Those who view Christianity as “childish” will feel that someone who is strong and smart will take what they want from others when they can and hurt those they dislike when they can. However, that mentality doesn't show mature strength and thought.


Is it easier to yield to pressing self-centered interests or to hold back for the sake of others? What shows more strength? Does it show more awareness and thought about life to take what one wants from others when one can and hurt those one doesn’t like when one can, or does it show more thought and awareness to think about the needs of others and how people suffer when they are hurt?


The philosophy of Christianity may seem weak and even silly by many standards present in the world because it involves turning the other cheek and giving what one wants to others at times. However, it is the teachings of Christianity that are reflective of real strength and thoughtfulness. This is helpful for Christians to keep in mind so that they are not discouraged from following Christian teachings when their way of life is spoken of as “childish.”









































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