posted on Aug, 20 2015 @ 04:09 PM
originally posted by: TombEscaper
originally posted by: amazing
originally posted by: fleshorspirit
a reply to: amazing
You can tell ME that you are a Christian, but I have no way of seeing your heart. Only God can. I can however see your works and your words and offer
an opinion. If you can so easily be swayed from the truth, I don't honestly think you know Christ. Or ever did. I think you never actually left
Babylon brother, sorry, that is just how I see it. Following Jesus Christ is not a religion. There are really no denominations, all are ONE in
Not a Christian, but used to be. Not really swayed from the truth, but seeing the truth. This particular article didn't sway me but is a good essay
on some of the reasons I am no longer a Christian.
I believe in cutting out the middle man...meaning Jesus and the Church...and going straight to God. I do believe in God and the afterlife but not the
way it's laid out by Christianity or any organized religion so to speak. Thanks for the reply though, I found it it thoughtful and respectful.
Out of curiosity, how or why do you consider Christ a middle man that must be "cut out?"
This is a good topic, by the way. Glad to see it "resurrected."
I feel like I have a connection with God. I feel like the church, Jesus and the Bible muddy the waters or confuse things. When it comes to God I
think that simplicity is the key. You can pray, meditate read daily devotionals. Whatever it takes but when you start adding laws and rules and set
rituals It gets in the way.
Some people may need the church or Christianity or Jesus to help or get their connection to god. More power to them, but I don't believe that most of
us do. I can sit and pray right in my office and get that connection with God. No church, bible or Jesus necessary.
The confusion of the middle made me ask the real questions that I had. Why does God hate homosexuality? Why is that an abomination? Why can't women
be leaders in the church? Why is slavery okay in the bible? Why wasn't/isn't the old testament taken out of the bible? What happens to people that
were born in an isolated tribe and died? Did they go to heaven? Why can't priests marry? Why do people think the earth is only 6,000 years old and
why would the Christian God, be okay with that? Why can't the bible be changed now, when it was several times in history and by people such as
Constantine? Why are some of those horrible stories in the old testament, like Lot, left in? How can one question this and be opposed to people
like Ken Ham and reconcile that with their own Christianity? and on and on and on.
I'm sure I didn't explain it very well.