dislike of Christians = dislike of Jesus + dislike of Christian hypocrisy
Sometimes it is easy for Christians to roll their eyes and ignore the criticism and general dislike that others have of them. Just reading the opinion letters in the SMH can give you the idea that there is nothing more distasteful or abhorrent than being governed by a government leaders who on the record declare themselves to be followers of Jesus (http://www.smh.com.au/comment/smh-letters/god-help-us-if-these-are-the-politicians-leading-us-20140427-zr0c0.html)
I’ve been thinking about this issue for a while and I wonder if the general dislike of Christians can be described in the following formula:
dislike of Christians = dislike of Jesus + dislike of perceived (and actual) Christian hypocrisy
Jesus said that people would always hate him and his followers, but the longer I’m around, I see that often his followers don’t always make it easy to be liked either!