"Why do people hate Christianity?" "Why do people attack Christianity, but never Islam or Buddhism or Hinduism?" I've seen these questions a lot, from Christians on this and other forums, and I thought that for once I would provide a serious answer, and an opportunity for self-reflection. It probably comes from having a lot more negative encounters with Christians than with practitioners of other faiths. The average American doesn't encounter all that many buddhists, Islamics, or Jews on a daily basis, but can't swing a dead cat without hitting several Christians. Unless you live in Dearborne, Michigan (or some other similar area with a relatively high per capita population of Muslims), the average American's opportunities for daily contacts with Muslims are extremely limited. But, most of us interact with dozens of Christians on a daily basis. Familiarity breeds contempt. Think about it...in a group of 100 Americans, 78 will be self-professed Christians of one stripe or another. 5 will be Jewish, buddhist, hindu or muslim. 1 will be some other faith. 16 will have no religious affiliation. We're 15 times more likely to interact with a Christian on a daily basis than we are someone of another faith. And, if you live in certain regions, that becomes much, much higher, because large populations of Jews, Muslims, etc. are only found in major urban centers and predominantly in certain regions of the U.S. Personally, I dislike all fundamentalist religions about the same amount. But, fundamentalist Christians get on my nerves more often, because I encounter bad behavior from them more often than I do the other groups simply by virtue of our demographics in the area in which I live. My office is probably 90% Christian-affiliated, maybe 8% non-affiliated and 2% other. And, some of the most annoying people I work with are the first ones to loudly proclaim themselves to be Christians. Do I blame Christianity for Christians? Not necessarily, but it is an ongoing opportunity for me to observe how unworkable your faith actually is for most people, who are doing. it. wrong. Why do some people "hate" Christianity? The answer is simple: self-professed Christians. Why do people mock your faith? Because for many of us, while they are exaggerated for dramatic effect, the television show "Good Christian Bitches" points out behaviors that are just all too common to our experiences.