posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 11:26 AM
Christianity is,perhaps, the most misunderstood religion. While I certainly detest the fascist attitude that some "christians" exude, the religion
itself is based upon principles that cannot be denied.
While I write this as an unorthodox Christian, I am still Christian. I have Christian morals and I do believe in Jesus the Christ. I must attest to
the validity of Christ, for he is the one who has brought me unto the truth.
From the very moment Pontius Pilate uttered "Que es veritas," to the very present, man has searched for the truth. Is the truth to be found in the
bible? Well, in order to understand that question, which is really outside the scope of this article, one needs to understand a few things.
(1) The bible has been manipulated for political purposes.
(2) The church, while possibly closer now that fifty years ago, does not present the complete teachings of Christ.
(3) The pastor is not the end all to understanding God's plan.
Now, to talk about what is right with Christianity; Lord knows I have pointed out its faults in my previous posts. :shk: Although, I do it because I
know that true Christianity is not what is portrayed by most "christians."
I am not going to deluge you with a bunch of verses; I am going to make my case directly from reason.
Firstly, is there any grander principle that "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"? Actually, it is a principle that underlies all
religions other than Islam, but Christianity is one that vocalizes it.
Secondly, the true God, not the warring, blood god, gave us the Ten Commandments. I don't intend to get too deep into this here, other than to say
that even in the Old Testament there are conflicting images of God. All that being said, if people would by the commandments, many of the problems in
the world today would not exist.
Thirdly, it cannot be denied, regardless if some are misled, that Christians are well intentioned . Yeah, they step on some toes, but really and
truly, they are only going by the "information" they have. They are just like everyone else. We all make allegations based upon what "information"
that we have.
The reason that I am posting this dissertation is because I have noticed here at ATS, even by my own self, a growing anti-Christian sentiment. There
are a few reasons for this.
(1) There is both an anti-Islamic and christian sentiment in the world at large.The reason for the backlash is three-fold.
(1) People view Islam and Christianity as war causing religions.
(2) People perceive that even though these two religions are causing many problems, the proponents are demanding to be viewed as righteous.
(3) Most people feel like the religions of Islam and Christianity are just trying to tighten its strangle hold on the world.
These sentiments have increased since 9/11. I know that in the last three years, I have said things about Islam and Christianity that I would have
never said 5-10 years ago. It all stems from what is currently taking place in the world.
Well, I think I have sufficiently expressed what is right about Christianity.
Love,Life and Light,