It's just really a combination of their blind, hypocritical arrogance, and offensive self-publicity which gets me - it seems to me that most of the time their members and activists resemble the Pharisees more closely than any disciples of Jesus.
Then there's 'grace'. These 'Christians' (and I use the term advisedly, for no roman catholic, say, methodist or anglican *counts* as 'christian' in their mindset) honestly believe that they have God's 'grace' to do whatever they wish. When I was talking to one the other day and questioning him about the relevance of some of the Old Testament (e.g. the laws on the preparation of food), the answer I got back was 'Oh, it's ok. We're Christians. Our grace will guide us in what laws to obey'
Of course I don't object to freedom of religion or expression or anything - it's just the rampant self-publicity galls a hell of a lot of people, especially when they hear some of the many *true* stories, such as this:
A couple of years ago, A girl in my college's elder brother unexpectedly died, of a massive stroke. Naturally she was completely distraught. When CICCU heard that she had been bereaved, they offered some degree of 'counselling', presented in a friendly manner (cup of tea, hugs, biscuits etc.)
After about 10 minutes of talking to the CICCU reps, the girl was asked, "So, was your brother a Christian?"
She replied, "Well, he went to church occasionally..."
She was interrupted by one of the CICCU reps, "Well, sorry, he's in hell then."
This is *actually* a true story. When I was told this the other day, I simply couldn't believe how an organisation that calls itself 'christian' could act in such a cold, callous, offensive and totally insensitive way. When I questioned a friend of mine (who is unfortunately one of the indoctrine'es) about this, notable was the 'Oh, can't be helped, it's true but maybe not the best way to go about it' attitude.