If that’s the way you wish to perceive my post [inaccurate], then that’s entirely your prerogative. I speak only from what I knew growing up in a christian home and from what I’ve seen from my friends in their homes. I wasn’t speaking for the majority of christian’s homes, I was speaking in a generalization. I didn’t include or exclude the idea of the circumstances that you presented in your response, so they are no exempt from being possible.
I think it’s wonderful that you were taught that. There is nothing I like more in a religious person than the qualities of curiosity, doubt, and the guts to question. Even if you still believe, more power to you. Questioning is a very useful tool to help you learn more about what you’re own beliefs are and grow and mature in them, whatever they may be. I don’t have to agree with your beliefs to tell you that either. Your life sucks without Christ? I’m sorry to hear that…you’ve found Christ? Then I can genuinely say, I’m happy for you. :] I’m not against people believing or doing whatever they want to [provided it doesn’t effect anyone else negatively - it’s also a bonus if they can be smart regarding it, and you sound reasonably intelligent], it doesn’t bother me. So I say that if believing in Christ and following his teaching provides you with meaning for life and provides you with happiness, then go you! That’s great! I would honestly hate for you to force yourself to live an unhappy existence. Christianity is perfectly fine by me.
Yes, we may differ on our spiritual beliefs and the such, but I see that as no reason to treat you any differently than I would of any other walk of life. As well, I see a person’s belief system as something that is not a bases to look down on them for. I may say that I have a slightly different opinion on myself being a speck on earth and my existence in my perceivable empty universe, but to me, that is not reason to come between us as individuals. I sincerely do appreciate your response to my message, and I enjoyed the opportunity to respond to you.
Hey guess what, gingyninjy?
I grew up in a Christian home, but I was taught from day one to question. To question what I heard from pastors, teachers, friends, parents, everyone. To go straight to the source and seek the Truth for what it is. I was taught to think critically, and to speak up, to ask questions and not to hide behind religion. I was curious. I questioned. I doubted every second of every day, but then it all changed. It changed when I met Christ, met the God of the universe. For real. I’m done with speculations, done with vague ideas and strict principles. But I’m not done with change. Every day something changes… a new idea, a new fear, a new realization. But you know what doesn’t change? Jesus Christ, and what he did for me. He died so that I might have LIFE. Life eternal, despite my worthlessness. Because seriously, without Christ my life SUCKS. All I am is another speck of person, walking this earth, living for what I feel and what I think I know. But what do I really know, when there’s so much more outside of time? I guess I’m just saying that your post is remarkably inaccurate when it comes to living a life that’s really rescued by the love of God.
Humankind yearns for more than what life really is, which explains part of the origin of religions. It’s nice to imagine something like a god watching over you and you getting all this nice shit when you die. So your parents follow that religion, well, so will you. Because you’re then taught it,…