Why are Christians so judgemental?Watch
The service itself was alright, the songs were nice enough. In between the service and the communion I got accosted by some dude in his thirties trying to make pointless small talk. After a bit of exchange, after which I revealed I was a student, he made a comment to the effect of “Oh I actually have a job where I earn actual money” (this was after saying I worked too)
Is it just me or is this a really odd comment to say to someone you’ve never seen before in your church. After that I just left, I couldn’t be bothered with more small talk
Please don’t base the whole of a religion off of one encounter though
The church I went to in South Africa was when compared to some churches I have visited in Scotland very open, welcoming and just a happy place to be. The services where actually well thought out and interesting to listen to, you always wanted to hear more as they were not just reading from the bible. As a teenager, we had our own space with a youth pastor- we sat on bean bags and couches (even had coffee and tea), we were given the opportunity to discuss faith and ask questions, to learn or debate in what always felt like a welcoming and non-judgemental atmosphere. Even if we wanted to talk about things outside of religion, e.g. If something had been going on in our life and we wanted advice or support- our contribution was always welcomed and even those who chose not to contribute were never judged for it. I wish that many churches in the UK were as up to date with the 21st century as the one I attended in South Africa, I know I would attend church more often if they were. It shouldn't be a place where people feel judged and looked down upon, in any context.
Please don't use this unfortunate experience as a means to generalise all Christians, I have been attacked and judged by others for simply being a Christian and it truly is an awful experience.