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Its the journey, not the destination
....other than reading. And all I really see is analogies, metaphors, and allegories containing lessons about stuff that is, for the most part, common sense to most people of reasonable intelligence.
Matthew/Matthäus 6:5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: verschickter
While this seems minor, this is one of the notions that pushed me away from Christianity: that we are rewarded for good character. To me, the reward is the action itself. When I do something for someone, i do it for myself. Not for them. Because the reward is the action itself.
There are many notions that pushed me away, and in the broad scope this is not in the top 3. But it is significant to me, nonetheless.