It's a Movie, you don't have to watch it if religion (or someone else's) bothers you, I myself am an Agnostic Jew (what a rarity) I could care less about the meaning of all of them, but I read about all of them.
No doubt there are hypocrites. Christians, just like Moslems, Jews, Buddhists, etc. are doing the best they can. Some people think that because a religious person isn't perfect, their flaws make them hypocrites.
If you have high standards, you will fall short of them upon occasion. I certainly prefer that to the alternative. If I recall correctly, even the Apostle Paul was plagued by a 'besetting' sin or temptation of some sort. But the people who are most prone to point out all the 'hypocrisy' are usually so inadequate that they really have no room to attack anyone else.
Hey James Fetzel: interesting point of view, James, coming from a member of a group that has suffered hundreds of years of persecution and murder (a great deal of it from Pius Jesus admirers). I would imagine that the mental midgets who see any value in this violent piece of voyeuristic pornography would be just the kind of citizen who would love to blame a jew or two for the recent financial downturn. I for one object to these people rewriting my science books, deciding what medical research should be done, and restricting the freedom of my fellow citizens.
We're ALL hypocrites, to some degree, which we realize if we're truly honest with ourselves. Unfortunately, it's simply part of the human condition. Cultivating a little personal humility will go a long way towards curing it, however! :-)
We all sin and fall short, but I do not think that makes all Christians hypocrites. What makes you a hypocrite is living one life in front of others and professing to be Christ like, and living the life of the world and leave God out of it. Just my thoughts on it.
@lisarenee62, I agree, and that's EXACTLY why people find Christians hypocritical because there are so many that are just like that. I would be here all day (make that all year) if I brought up all the preachers, priests, reverends and ministers that have been busted for doing ungodly things. there are ALOT of Christian hypocrites. that is a fact.
Response to another post: Pull the sword from your heart and with an open mind give the word a chance to speak to you. Man throughout history has displayed incredible evils to each other, at times hiding behind religion. For some reason God is blamed for this. God is not a hypocrite. God tells us that of all things we should "love each other as we love ourselves" - Are we doing this when we offend believers about their beliefs?
Every human, with the exception of Jesus' time on Earth, is flawed and makes mistakes throughout their lives, myself included. Our Lord gives us free will and allows us to act on it. God was not part of the inquisition. - That was man. God was not part of the Holocaust. - Again, man. History shows humans love to dominate just about anything and anyone.
Many can't resist the siren song of pushing agendas - so convinced that THEY are right and others are just uneducated or unable to grasp their reality. These folks manage to score a place with some authority, whether it be in schools, business, politics, and yes, religion, so they can impose their agenda on others. None of this is God. All of it is human.