Originally posted by jake1997
I will be happy to read along with ya as a guide.
Yeah, there ya' go. The blind leading the blind. What a site
that would be.
Croat is right NCBrian. There are some good lessons in the bible.
Even if you don't believe in the history or the substance ... check out
the Beatitudes.... also - do unto others ... don't steal ... don't murder ....
settle differences with neighbors before the sun goes down on your
anger ... beware beady eyed board-trolls who tell false tales of relgions
not their own ... (oops, that's not in the bible, but it's still good advice)
Question NCBrian - you said you WERE a Christian. Was that one of those
fundamentalist Sola Scriptura 'Christian' sects? That's what it sounds like.
If so ... it's understandable why you lost faith in God and that you don't
buy the bible et all. The unChristian behavior of fanatical 'Christians' can
sometimes really turn people off. Try again ... this time with something a
little more stable and not an 'only us' cult. It might make a difference.
UnChristian behavior can be found in all churches under the Christian umbrella. Sometimes separating the behavior of some church members
from what the bible says they are supposed to be doing is difficult.
It's very easy to judge an entire church group or religion based upon
the inappropriate actions of some of it's members. Example - if a
Lutheran minister misbehaved with a married woman in the church,
that doesn't mean that the Lutheran church approves of adultary.
You are posting here for a reason. Something inside you has moved you
to do so. What is it?
- You discovered 'the truth' about the bible and want to 'save' as many
people as possible from going down the same wrong path you did?
- You are still ticked about 'wasteing' your time as a Christian so you
are 'getting it out of your system' by venting here?
- you are in the mood to pick a fight?
- searching for others who had a similar experience?
- You were a Christian and you really miss it and you hope someone will
talk you into being one again?
What is the purpose of your starting this thread? Think it over and get
back to us on that. I am honestly interested as to what moved you
to start this topic. Thanks.
[edit on 5/21/2005 by FlyersFan]