posted on Feb, 26 2010 @ 12:29 PM
reply to post by schrodingers dog
I think you are underestimating the harm that the Christian religion can cause. I understand where the bitterness and anger is coming from. I am a
victim of this very religion and for a long time I really struggled with forgiving the Church. (kind of ironic, having to forgive the very institution
that offered me redemption)
It's true that you can't lump all branches and beliefs together, but even the Churches and Christians with the most innocent intentions can cause
damage. Anytime a belief is based on lies, it is destructive. It can be anything from genocide to isolation.
That is what happened to me (isolation, not genocide
I have always been a thinker and growing up, my religion already had all the answers to
questions like: How old is the earth? Where did God come from? What happens after you die? etc. As I got into my teens I started questioning the
validity of these so called truths. The problem is, you can't do that in Christianity. If it doesn't fit in the Bible it is a lie created by Satan.
What ended up happening is that it destroyed communication between me and my family. I couldn't let them know who I really was, what I believed and
what I questioned. My Church had good intentions and good people, but it still caused great harm to my life.
Now, there are some people that believe the teachings of Jesus are a great guide to life. Those are not Christians. Christians believe that the Bible
is the end all and say all. No ideas can be added and none taken away. If someone tells you they are a Christian, but only like to take in the parts
that they feel are appropriate to their life, they are not a Christian. They are a free thinker. So really, you CAN bunch up all Christians. They
follow a belief based on lies which will cause destruction on some level.
Personally, that's why my "religion" is science. I am free to think, ask questions, change my mind and disprove even my own theories to get closer