This is a second part to a recent thread I posted - "What type of relationship do you have with God?"
Though we disagree with doctrines and religion, there seems to be one thing we can all agree with:
There is a God.
To me....... this is a great first step in one direction. Though scientific fact is not in the equation..... we believe there is a God.....some say
gods......BUT we agree there is a creator even though we have not seen him/her and there is no scientific proof of his/her existence. By looking
around the planet and the known universe we agree there must be a creator.
Should we stop here or try to get closer to this creator?
Can we do this without letting our emotions "going into the red" due to false teachings and to bad up bringing by parents who knew less than we do
Can we put aside the fanatical zealous religious wannabes without letting them destroy an entire religion and without judging an entire religion
solely based on these idiots? Can we do this without judging God?
If you believe in God then you have faith in a spiritual being that you have never seen. I am a Christian who teaches what God wants from us and how
you can get close to him, to be able to call him Abba! How to do what is pleasing and acceptable to God.
No one on this planet knows why God has allowed everything to happen as it did and to get stuck on religious stories of destruction and punishment
meanwhile overlooking the main topic is unfair. Is it more important to see the ten plagues that befell Egypt or the fact that the Jews were released
after 400 years of slavery, to be set free, to become their own volk - to go to a new place that they will call home - considered to be "milk and
honey"? To be singled out as God's chosen people. The entire story is great but what if there were only 9 plagues instead of ten? Is that the
importance of this story ten plagues? Of course not. It is nothing more than a small part of that story - showing the Jews getting their freedom back
and being reminded they are God's chosen people. Of course there is more to the story.
Should I base my entire belief on a worldwide flood? Is that the main topic of a book that has 66 books combined into one book? OR should I read
through the 66 books and then see where is the connection between the 66 books? What is the overall teachings of the 66 books that when combined into
one has the same overall message? Or should I make a decision because God says he detest homosexuals - is this a reason to discard all 66 books?
Because I personally disagree with a sentence or a story ..... is this a reason to discard an entire religion?
Why is it people judge one another based on their bad decisions and not on their good deeds? Most who do this don't even really know the person they
judge but by what other people say.
Taking a few versus out of the bible, torah, Hebrew teachings, etc.... does not give an accurate picture of what is in the entire book and its
What facts do you have that proves your faith is right while another man's faith is wrong?
Before I tell you how I can defend my faith let me ask you:
So can you defend your faith?
edit on 10-2-2015 by DeathSlayer because: (no reason given)