Joined this site many months ago while searching for fellowship online. I don't think I ever posted here and spent a large amount of time on another very prominent site. This site gets very little traffic but I believe is comprised of actual Christians, so I'm just venting. What I discovered is that going to that other site and engaging in debate and conversations with "Christians" actually hurt my faith; maybe even damaged it permanently. So much mental illness among the members. So much embracing of political systems that seek to destroy Christianity. I just don't understand how a Believer can not only support a political party that vows to restrict religious freedoms, but actually vote for and empower those who insult, denigrate, and attack Christians. Then when I speak out against such a political system, I get warned by the moderators. I grew up in a small town going to church. Christians were good people. Everyone I knew were polite, conservative, outdoor types. Growing up in the 80's meant that if you went to church, you were conservative and a moral person. The church I now attend in the same area that I grew up in is comprised of those same types of people. Imagine my shock when I go online and get attacked for owning guns for hunting and self-defense. My conservative political views are attacked and mocked. Then I get flagged and warned for defending those views. If this is what Christians are actually like in the world, then I want no part of that. Of course a lot of my issues with those types is on me. I lack grace. I pray for grace every night. And for patience and wisdom. I have little peace and joy in my heart and I know it. That's why I went online to seek fellowship. I had started going to a Bible study during the week for the same reason. Things were looking up and I began feeling the presence of the Holy Spirit again. Then it was destroyed by continual attacks on my faith and way of life by those who hold leftist world views. If someone who is a true Christian can embrace such an evil political system that historically has been responsible for the murder of millions of people, Christians included, then how can there be any real faith? And it's not like it's just a couple of people with mental illnesses that embrace such views, it's hundreds of people on that site that espouse such twisted views. So, if Christians can hold such views, then how can Christianity be real? How can thousands of people be so deceived? How can the owners of a Christian site not recognize the evil of such political views? How can entire churches be formed and based on ideas that the Bible speaks against? How can people who profess to be Christians and be full of the Holy Spirit hold such opposing views? Isn't that what our entire faith is supposed to provide? Unity in Christ? I'll probably be banned for this post, and that's fine. I think I'm done with online forums. People are just getting worse and worse on social media. So much hate and anger these days. It was just surprising to see so many Christians being deceived.