this is not so much a rant as it is a question.. i cant understand how fellow christians can make rude remarks to someone just because they dont believe the exact same thing. i just joined this group and my first post was on when we thought the rapture would take place. it ask us to say what we believed. whether pre tibulaion, post , etc. i happen to believe in post. my first responce was very mean hearted and it hurt me deeply.why ask a question if you dont want to hear the answer. ::shrug::i wouldnt make fun of someone else because they believe in pre tribulation , so i cant understand why someone would be mean to me because of what i believe.
Sorry for your experience, which was in the End-Times Forum? As for Christians being rude to one another, yes, it happens, and when one enters into debates concerning theological ideology, it will pretty much happen all the time. Unfortunant, but true. Christians feel strongly about what they believe, and tend to discount what others believe, after all, being a Christian does not make them perfect, but, rather gives them the gift of Grace by which their transgressions can be forgiven.
I would suggest as you are new here that you begin on the "introducitons" forum, and then spend some time on General Discussion, Devotionals, or one of the other less agressive Forums. Theology Forums are pretty much always agressive, and folks can get carried away and act rude from time to time.
Eventually, you will learn those who tend to display rudeness, and those who don't, and you will be wiser for it, and know who to respond to, and who to ignore. Much like life, these Forums are a learning process, but, if you really are sincere about sharing and fellowshiping with other Christians, you will find many that you can enjoy conversing with.
Again, sorry for someone's rude behavior, and God bless and keep you and yours.