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I'm putting it in this forum because I seriously doubt that anyone else will get any of this, but perhaps some of you who have some kind of spiritual background like I do. I've seen a bit of both camps. Mostly Christianity.
But also some of the other side lets just say. And What I find bizzare is that they both seem to have some kind of bizzare supernatural spiritual draw to them.
originally posted by: MiddleInitial
a reply to: bigpatato
My relationship with (what I understand as) the creator has changed a lot throughout my life, and I expect it to keep changing. I'm not religious in the churchgoing sense, but I have my own ways of "worshipping", and I see this practice as anything but futile.
I don't know what to make of it all: heaven & hell, angels & demons, salvation & sin, the narrative of Jesus. Not to mention countless other faiths. As someone interested in the craft of storytelling & human history in general, I take interest in the Bible. However, I can't bring myself to take religion very seriously. So when I talk about God it is not in the exact sense you may be. I don't think Christianity has a monopoly on God.
I have zero interest in converting the "non-believer". I can't claim to provide rock-solid, scientific proof for my beliefs. But I still believe that God is on my side - that he/she/it/they guide me through life if I'm willing to listen. In my case, that hasn't always meant life has been great or easy or that I always "get what I want". In fact, in some ways, it rarely has been.
Not sure if this helps your discussion, just my two cents.
originally posted by: Raven_Heart
I just don't know what to think about this anymore. For all I know, religion could have created the Devil for scare tactics or something like that. Maybe the Devil created religion to mislead people from the truth. Maybe, as Bill Hicks said, it's just a ride and we're worrying too much about it all. Who knows? Now, as contradictory as it seems, I don't know why, but I believe in Jesus Christ as son of the Creator God and saviour of my soul, not in a sense of saving me from hell, but reconnecting me to God. But I don't believe in 90% of what is written in the Bible. Does that make me a christian? Yeah, I'm a spiritual mess, I know...