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Originally posted by purespirit
I was raised baptised as a Christian Methodist, but I am not one whatsoever. My mom has always encouraged me and asked me if I wanted to go to church. I used to say yes a lot (even though we hardly went) and my dad never went to Catholic church. It made me suspicious that they never went. Church never made sense to me when I went. In the school part, pretty much while the adult services were going on, they were filling the little ones up with bible stories and crafts, etc, I sat there, confused and felt like I didn't fit in. I'm 15, almost 16 now and put on the front for my family. I am Agnostic, (I think that's the right term for it) I believe there might be a god or many (or female deities). I'm honestly not sure but I refuse to go under an religion because they are so fear based. Like I commonly see and hear they the religious groups are all pretty much the same, just a different building with a different sign and a different guy wearing a different outfit, same beliefs, same punishments, same story of a virgin mother who this and that... so forth. I can't believe any of it. And the fact that a religion would ask for an offering is ludicris. How much of that money actually goes to good causes? Probably not much on a world wide level. (not saying all churches abuse the money from the bowl) but it doesn't make sense that Jesus, if he were in fact real, would ask for money. Then make you feel like a sinner if you didn't have any to offer every time the plate passed by. I think people should connect with one another. We are in these eggshells, we constantly block out our dreams and our energies. We can all connect and feel love and unity as a whole. We could be created by science we don't need to go to a priest to talk to a higher power, we are the higher power as a whole and with love and compassion we can escape from the socialist ways that tell us not to feel each other on a spiritual level, or go with the wildness of our dreams, or open the doors to a beautiful place with our minds. Because aren't we all 3D shadows of our 4 dimensional selves? I'm not pushing my beliefs, I'm just saying do more research before you commit your self to something big. You control your own life. Thank you for this thread.
Originally posted by NOTurTypical
Christ is my redeemer.
Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
My sister was a christian once. Then she switched over to witchcraft. She ended up summoning an entity she couldnt get rid of via ouija board and use of a necronomikon (however its spelled), a book of the dead. After that she went back to christianity. She still can't get rid of the entity, it talks to her when she tries to sleep and scratches her up.
edit on 14-8-2011 by lonewolf19792000 because: (no reason given)