posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 07:23 PM
a reply to: alphaTango
I'd submit that most current religious traditions are "off" in some way. It's just because human beings are flawed, and we make flawed stuff.
But I think if you read the Bible, and seek after God, you may find the answers you couldn't find in church. That's the great thing about
Christianity–it's a relationship with God; it's not about the church.
I totally get the concerns about Christianity just being one big game of "telephone," but I think if you look at the world around you, it bears out
a lot of Christian truth. You mentioned beauty: that's one way God speaks to man. Like my signature says...disbelief is an accident. And I don't
think you and I believe, or want to believe, because we're afraid of death. It's because there is a God-shaped void in our heart. And that beauty
you see is speaking to it.
As regards raising children, it is something I haven't done. But I can testify that growing more mature alongside one's parents is a good thing; my
parents and I learned so much about the world together. So I think that admitting you might not know something and then sitting down to discover the
answer WITH your child is probably a good thing. I do agree with the other posters on this thread about being firm with children, (I'm grateful to my
parents for not "sparing the rod") but I don't think scaring them half to death with threats of hellfire is the way to go either!
I'll stop while I'm on topic. Feel free to PM me, though.