posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 07:06 PM
reply to post by nomorecruelty
Evangelical, by your definition, I am persecuted all the time for my personal beliefs. I simply accept it as being a non-christian in the american
bible belt. *shrug* Personally, I think the whole homosexual thing is all centered around the fact that government is involved in marriage. Fix
that and everyone can believe and do what they want without "persecution". Well, except that some christians want to believe that gays don't
exist, I guess. If you want a christian only education for your kids, send them to a christian private school, just as I would send mine to a pagan
private school if I actually felt like my kids were more influenced by their teachers than by their parents.
My reasons for not being Christian anymore are a bit in depth and not suitable for a detailed discussion here. In a nutshell, I could not reconcile
the hypocrisy and inconsistencies in the religion. I could not with good conscience say I believed in it anymore especially since it never rang true
to me in the first place. The only reason I was ever a Christian in the first place was because my parents were Christian. That simply isn't a good
enough reason to decide on a religion. I have since taken my own spiritual journey and come to my own conclusions about the nature of existence that
work well for me in my life.
[edit on 7-14-2009 by rogerstigers]