I personally try very hard to never get into claiming to know who is a "true Christian" or a "true believer" for anyone that says they believe in Christ. Only God can see the heart.I understand your view point and in some cases agree 100%.
However. Anyone who tells me that because they don;t consider me a "true believer" gives them the right to say that I should masturbate in front of Jesus or that they want to masturbate in front of my mother. Such trolls IMHO know nothing of Jesus and can't possibly believe in Him.
I am disgusted at the way that if someone says "I'm a Christian" they get a free pass and a million excuses for their behavior.
I know far too many "Christians" that IMHO do not believe in Jesus while I also know many "non-Christians" who follow the teachings of Jesus as if they were etched on their hearts. Which should I follow ?
And while I wasn't speaking about any critic specifically, I think it is pretty fair to say when it comes to Christianity and the Bible you have often put yourself in that role. And have done so very aggressively. If someone wants to challenge that just as aggressively, well it would seem fair to me.
However, there has to be a line in the manner and words that a believer must take in the defense of the faith. What they say on a personal level in a personal dispute is one thing. But when defending God, the faith, and the Bible it is a very different situation. It is my belief that is a believer is going to speak for God or in defense of God, he must do so in a way that God would approve of.
Aggressively defending God, the Bible, and the faith? Absolutely permitted.
Aggressively defending God, the Bible, and the faith with anger and insults mixed it? Within reason I would still say it is permitted. The few times in the Bible that Jesus Himself showed anger was towards those that would disparage the faith and His teachings.
Aggressively defending God, the Bible, and the faith with insults and suggestions to the extent I have seen over the last few days? There has to be a line. And while there is no manual on what specifically can be said in defense, I think each believer has to be honest with himself. In Christ was in the room with us, would we ever dream of saying certain things in defense of Him? Anytime the answer is "NO" then we know we have gone over the line
JMO on the whole thing