posted on Feb, 10 2011 @ 11:46 AM
reply to post by metalholic
You have such an extreme view. It is true that some so-called Christians adopt the Christian faith in vain and then they make it all about them.
This is also true with mainstream Christianity in that some people will try to convert you over to their faith, even though they themselves have not
really adopt the faith or know really anything about the Bible. They go on "feeling" much like people often go on their own opinions instead of
facts because they can shape their opinion or feelings as they please and see it as truth. However, this is not Satanism. It's merely a
surface-level belief that some people have in regards to their faith and without studying the Bible or testing their faith, they build that faith on
WHAT they see it should be - thus the knowledge formulated is based around them and not the Bible or God.
This is my biggest problem with Christianity. It is the fact that you can create your own interpretation of it so much so that reading the Bible
itself isn't a requirement today. As long as you "feel" God in your heart, then people will say you are a true believer. I agree with Soren
Kierkegaard, that most Christians are not truly Christians IF they do not suffer and test themselves for their faith. Today, it is all about
appearances, about caring what the world thinks of you rather than making your faith personal. I think if everyone make their faith personal, then
maybe atheists and Christians would get along.
The mainstream Christian leaders also cultivate this "FEELING" or ME belief that is in Christianity today. Joel Osteen, for example, has been
accused of blending New Age techniques to Christianity. He even admitted that he does not always use the Bible in his sermons. His sermons are more
likely about personal growth with the idea of God being credited with this so as to appear of the Christian faith. He has been brilliant in blurring
the lines of worshiping the self and worshiping God.
In any case, it's not Satanism but just ignorance. I was approached by a so-called Christian and I tore him a new one using logic AND the Bible. He
got angry and left.