posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 08:44 PM
Yup, I grew up Christian, noticed a lot of inconsistencies between what I was told and what I read in the Bible and experienced myself, began to lose
faith, then noticed it was the people who were actually not practicing the religion correctly, not the religion itself that is causing all the
problems, so now I've had the wonderful opportunity to look atit again from a new perspective, and now I accept it as a good religion, but not the
only good one.
See, it doesn't matter what religion you practice really. It just matters how you perceive it and what you do. No two people really follow the same
religion. We each have our own. You could have a church full of "Christians", but some of them hate gays with a passion, others believe gays can go
to heaven, some give exactly 10% of their income to the church, and some give nothing, and some give a whole lot of extra money hoping to look good in
front of everyone. Some believe Christmas was Jesus' birthday, some are very judgemental towards others, while some believe that judging others is
God's job and that to attempt to do God's job for him is, in essence, saying that God is not needed....some pray on a schedule every day at a
certain place at a certain time and a certain prayer, some don't pray at all, some do quietly inside their head, some speak aloud even if they are
all alone in the house, some just make up their prayers as they go, some read from a prayer book, some pray about things that directly effect them and
their friends and family or community, some pray mainly for those suffering the most across the world and don't really mention their own problems,
others do a little of both, zone just thank Him for the food...
So, there are obviously many other examples, but, as you can see, nobody practices religion the same. They may agree on some things. But does that
make it the exact same religion? I dunno... Churches have split into seperate beliefs over a lot of different things... I don't see how arguing over
whether or not Jesus was a man or a god has anything to do with how we conduct ourselves in life.