While I agree with you somewhat (though you do make a good point), I wonder if you see who are being harsh and agressive separate and apart from those who are not and on the defense?<quoted text>
Then There are people who are not willing to let you live your life before God as you believe He is leading you. They have all the issues buttoned down and have cast-iron opinions about all of them. These people only know black and white. There are no gray areas to them. They insist you live your Christian life according to their rules and their opinions. If you insist on being free to live as God wants you to live, they will try to intimidate you and manipulate you one way or another. We must not allow them to subvert the freedom we have in Christ. Just saying :)
Another thing that I will add is that oft times laxness and anarchy are mistaken for Freedoms. Rules are not only put in place to protect the system, but to protect us from ourselves, like the 10 Commandments. While we show that we are sinful and therefore find it difficult to keep consistently, when we sin, we turn to the Savior (Yshua Ha-Mashiach). People should bare in mind that if sin exists, the Law exists for Sin is the breaking of the Law, but the Law can't forgive us, but the Savior can.
Everyone has teh right to hear the truth. If the truth is not taught/heard, then we won't know who will accept or reject. One can disagree with civility and discuss if they choose in disagreement, so we can agree to disagree or, they may teach something vital. However there is no need for hostility and name calling. I am sometimes guilty of this yet what I don't understand is, if Christianity calls itself an Abrahamic Religion, then why does it have a problem with hebrew names? Melchezidek is in the bible, the name is Hebrew, so that would lead me to ask since we speak English, if that's the excuse, then why didn't we translate every Hebrew name in the "English bible" into the English language?
Can't get more straight forward than that.