posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 10:38 PM
It's strange that people who doubt religion always pose their doubt as questions, rather a definitive statement. I can only chalk that up to their
self doubt. I was an atheist for a long time; hated all religions and I certainly wouldn't entertain a Christian! Well, here I am 6 years down the
line, a hardcore Christian. So what happened?
A myriad of things happen to make someone religious, not just ignorance as most 'atheists' will espouse. The reason for me was was things I
couldn't explain happening to me on such a frequent basis, no one would believe me and so I turned to external powers for help. Nothing did help for
a while, the emptiness and coldness kept growing inside me, that was until I surrendered my well-being and spiritual safety to Christ. Now I'm NOT
preaching here, just telling you my personal story! I've never felt more spiritually safe or loved. It's a strange feeling that you can really only
sum up with the vague sounding "you have to feel it to believe it" rhetoric.
Those who meditate will know the feeling, but only slightly. As meditation can be highly dangerous given the spiritual aspect of 'opening yourself
up' lets anything in, thus lying spirits.
I suppose to answer your original question, no, religion does not hold anything back, unless it passes itself of as a political ideology COUGH Islam.
We are told to "render unto Caesar that which is Caesars" that includes his wanting to discard religion, if he so chooses. A true Christian holds no
one back as the true Christian understands that everyone's life is a personal journey, mapped out only by God and perceived from a higher
perspective, one that sometimes isn't apparent to us.