A while back, I created a law. It states:
"The more people proclaim themselves to be something, they less likely they actually will be it."
This can be modified to fit specific situations. To wit:
"The more tolerant people proclaim themselves to be, the less tolerant they actually are of people different from themselves."
"The more rational people proclaim themselves to be, the more irrational they actually are."
"The more open-minded people proclaim themselves to be, the more closed-minded they actually are."
"The more dedicated to freedom of speech people proclaim themselves to be, the more they are prone to try to censor free speech."
And yes, it can apply to people who proclaim themselves to be such great Christians. How many self-proclaimed great Christians have we seen in the last few years who have fallen from their self-built perches? A few specific examples come to mind.
The lesson here is this: If you want to be something, just be it. Quietly. Humbly. Other people will recognize it without you having to point it out. The moment you start bellowing "Look at me! Look how ________ I am!" is the moment you open yourself up to being exactly the opposite of what you claim to be.
Here's a recent and prime example of my law in action:
YouTube community tells kid to kill himself
A self-described Christian 12-year-old boy who dared post his views on same-sex marriage on the popular Internet video site, YouTube, has since been ridiculed and insulted by tens of thousands of comments that attack the boy, his sexuality and his faith.
"Kill Christianity, and then kill yourself," responded a YouTube community member identified as greenacidfusion.
A commenter calling himself WizzyBoy 520 added, "How do you know the Bible isn't full of lies? You, just like everyone who is against gay marriage, is a mentally retarded bigot. No exceptions. Now go to h---."
Thousands of others have simply slammed the boy by calling him a "homo" or making comments like the one from chao129: "You are against gay marriage because you are a fag in denial."
Yep. That's undoubtedly "tolerant" people viciously attacking a 12-year-old boy. Just think of the outrage we all know would come from the very same people if this boy was being attacked like this for supporting gay marriage.