The number one paradox that gives Christians a bad reputation humans, many of them Christians, do dumb things (it's our perfect imperfection) The number one paradox that gives Christians a bad reputation is this. Attending church doesn’t mean someone is a great Christian anymore than someone who goes to the gym is an Olympian. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.