^ Wait, what? Just because a country allows Christianity doesn't mean they are a Christian nation, or that their actions in any way represent the beliefs and wishes of Christianity in general. I think, my friend, that you are very confused.
In my opinion, it really depends. There are some Christians who misrepresent the rest by slinging around condemnation freely, saying one thing and doing another, then repeating their hypocrisy after a tearful apology (fucking televangelists), and some who use a high position in the church to gain power and prestige for themselves. Then there are those who devote themselves fully to the Bible's teachings, and do their best to eliminate every flaw from a Christian perspective. These people are some of the most cheerful, kindest, most contented people I know, and I don't think anyone else will ever take that title from them. These are people who would turn down a high-paying job to live in Africa for 18 years, caring for kids who have never been loved in their lives, and have many or all of their other needs neglected as well. These are people who volunteer to help clean up cities and build houses, etc. just for the sake of helping. And if you ask any of them for a favor, and it's both within reason and not immoral, they'll almost certainly be willing to do it without expecting you to owe them one. If anything can make a person that giving, that kind, that happy, then I'm all for it.
Originally Posted by Miburo
I don't give a shit what other people believe so long as they don't let that shit negatively impact other people.
That sums it up so nicely. I totally agree, Miburo.
I had more to say, but this post is long enough, and I'm sleepy, so I'll refrain for now.