posted on Jun, 8 2014 @ 03:27 AM
originally posted by: Nurelic
us vs. them
our side vs. their side
right way vs. wrong way
our religion vs. their religion
I ask all of you... What is your take on religion?
Well, I suppose I'm not your typical religious zealot...but I disagree with your opinions.
Although I do suppose I agree...to an extent. I would venture to say a large portion of "religious" individuals today do place a divide between
themselves and other groups...christian fundamentalists and islamic extremists are two prime examples...But then again, I also believe most
"religious" individuals are only mouth-service believers and not true followers....they are "hearers of the Word and not doers"....
However, I personally, and many others I associate with, do not now or will not ever place a divide between "us" and "them". We are all humans and
there should be no distinctions. Just because I have a belief does not make me any better or worse than someone who does not hold that same
That being said, regardless of whether I stay peaceful or not...division still happens, even in my life. Because I am a free-thinking open-minded
Christian, I have lost several friends and acquaintances. There are just some people who can't associate with someone that is radically different than
What we can and should do, is try our best to understand each other. Whether we agree or not, that's not the point. The point is to be able to
function as a whole...and the only way we can do that is by understanding each other and getting over our own egotistical "shoulder squatter"(you know
the guy on your shoulder that whispers in your ear
To add: My best friend of over 15 years is atheist....Who says atheists and christians can't get along =)
edit on 8-6-2014 by Agree2Disagree
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