posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 06:18 AM
Okay, really short answer: I can't speak for everyone, but I can give my view. I'm a Christian (in some sense) but I don't for ONE second believe
you have to be a Christian to be saved, neither do you have to go to church. God is everything, everywhere. As long as you acknowledge this, thank
him/her/it, be grateful for all that you have and lead a good life. The bible and other religous texts set out the basics on how to behave, but it's
not exhaustive. Just lead your life, be good to others, be a nice person, and do the right thing. You can say "but what is the right thing?" but in
the bottom of every humans heart is the knowledge of what is right and what is wrong. It's built into us and it's up to you to actually DO the right
thing. As long as you do this and realise that God (or whatever you want to call him/her/it) is the thing that makes everything possible and is there
for everyone, of all religions (and even Atheists) then you are on you are doing the best you can.
Okay, not a short answer after all, but don't just dismiss it because it's not a typical "Chriistian or burn in hell" attitude, read it and think.