posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 11:22 PM
I am a christian.
I do not believe in Hell as an eternal place of fiery torment.
I do not believe my religion any better than another. I will always support any religious, agnostic and atheist person who lives peaceful and selfless
(as best they can).
I am christian simply because it's the religion I use for inspiration. I consider Jesus (mostly) the prototype for living the right way.
Love your enemy. If you can't live without sex then take a spouse. Provide charity to those in need. Pray.
Someone earlier in this thread said a higher intelligence would find these things primative. That is a terrifying thought to me.
Christians who preach Hell and fear are the lowest of the low. I still love them and care for them, but it requires the greatest effort. The people
who convert to christianity (or any religion for that matter) out of fear of damnation are usually very vulnerable at the time. Then the so-called
helpers of God, brainwash these poor souls into following their church, not God.
I say this a lot, but I believe it to be truth: A peacful atheist will have more treasures in heaven than any religious nut that uses God to inspire
God is meant to inspire love.
"Well, if the bible is so peacful, why does it condone stoning sinners?" An often asked question that is rarely answered properly.
Yes, in Leviticus there are many reasons to stone someone to death. However, in the new testament, a mob captures a woman who commited adultery and
brought her to Jesus, and pointed out that the book of law requires that this woman be stoned. They were trying to get Jesus to slip up concerning his
What did Jesus say again? Oh yea, "Let he that is without sin be the first to cast the stone".
The mob (smart enough to understand, thank God) left the woman alone with Jesus. Jesus said, "Has no one judged you?"
"No", she said
"Well, then I do not judge you either. Sin no more."
Or something similar enough.
Jesus never claimed to be son of God, but the son of man. We are ALL the sons and daughters of God.
Jesus was here to serve us, to help us find a path.
The path of peace and love.
What exactly is so primative about peace and love?
And why do people who have obviously never put much effort into prayer or meditation talk about the religious as if they are ignorant.
Through prayer (you talk to God) and meditation (God talks back) you can find faith. It can take months, it can take years, but it will work for you.
It all depends on how serious you take it.
God is a personal experience, not a collective experience.
I have never... ever.... met a person with 2 years of meditation under their belt who is atheist. And I know a lot of them.
My guess: if aliens are visiting Earth, they won't announce themselves until we accept these things.
Peace and love and faith (faith in ourselves is even more important than faith in God).
Faith sustains the soul.
I do not mean to offend anyone, and if I did offend you, I'm sorry. These are my beliefs, and I say them with faith. If I knew God to be a fact, then
I wouldn't need faith. I hope you can understand this, but in the case of God, faith is much more important than proof.
Faith is what makes the impossible possible.