Find yourself talking to someone who is persistently rude about your faith? Here are 10 questions you can ask them in return: (Assuming in this situation that you are dealing with an Evangelical Christian.)
1- Which church did you say you go to?
(Thanks, now I know where NOT to go should I decide to be 'saved')
2- The Bible says that Jesus preached love - are you approaching me with a loving heart and humble spirit?
(Because I'm not feeling it - I am feeling a lot of negative energy. Must be Satan, like when Peter had issues and Jesus cast him back.)
3- You go to that Nice/BIG church down the way? Wow - your Pastor must be doing pretty well with your tithing money. Didn't Jesus say it is harder for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven? (Just wondering....)
4- Where is it in the Bible that it says you should pay someone to be your modern Pharisee? I don't have to pay my church any money. It does appreciate a new plant, or a nice tree every now and then.
5- What faith are you? What faith was Jesus? Well, since he was a Jew... why aren't you?
6- Do you offer burnt sacrifices to your God? You're supposed to. I don't - even though I know there is some confusion about what Pagans believe and all...- but you are supposed to. Jesus said he was not here to change the law, and instructed his followers to continue to honor it.
7- Do you think the Bible is perfect and the exact word of God? (Well, of course!)
8- Oh good, so maybe you can answer something for me. When Jesus died, there are TWO different stories of how Judas dies. Which one is right? Does he Hang himself? --OR-- Does he fall on his head and his guts burst out?
9- John 1:18 says that "No man has seen the face of God." But Jacob and Abraham both saw him... So is John wrong --OR-- is Abraham and Jacob?
10- What does Jesus mean when he says: "Know ye not that ye are Gods?" (Jesus says it in John 10:34)
Have fun with the answers - and let me know how it turns out!