Yes, I’m not much of one for televangelists. Sounds as if you’ve had a bitter personal experience with religion and for that I’m sorry. But I hope one day you’ll look at Jesus instead of his followers as your best representative of Christianity.
I don’’t think people should legally force their beliefs on anyone, either. But there are a lot of people besides Christians who do that, such as atheists like Lenin and Stalin. And they were a lot more into the “force” part of it.
You make a broad, sweeping generalization about “modern-day” Christians having no relationship with Jesus, but I don’t believe a broad, sweeping generalization can be made about any group. When you get to know the individuals of any race, creed or religion, you discover they are varied and diverse. It’s a dangerous thing we’ve done throughout history to lump people together into broad categories, singled out for deification or persecution. We are, after all, just individuals doing the best we can. Thanks for reading and weighing into the conversation.