I am a christian and I would hope that no one would ridicule or laugh at you for your beliefs, although I know it happens. I would dare say that many
of those that would do so may be christian only in them saying so, but not in the born again, Christ is Lord of my life sense.
That being said, truth is not relative. What is true for you, may not be true for me, is just not an accurate saying. What if you thought that it was
true that stealing was wrong. I personally don't think it is, so I come in and rob you blind. All of your electronics and precious family heirlooms
now belong to me. Am I wrong for what I did? You may think so, but I don't because what is wrong for you, is not wrong for me. See what I am
saying? There has to be an absolute truth, and the fact of the matter is that stealing is wrong. Our entire law system is built on this fact. I
think most humans know right from wrong because of the truth that God has given us. To not acknowledge that truth, I fear is doing our own selves a
big disservice, because it not only matters in the material, but also in our spiritual lives.
Why do I think that Jesus is Lord and the God of the Hebrews is the One True God? Well, that is complicated, but I know what he has done for someone
as undeserving as me. I also see the truth in His word every time I read it. Then there are the undeniable facts such as all of the Old Testament
prophecies that Christ fulfilled at a 1 in 10 to the 157th power chance.
This is what that looks like:
1 out of
So if you told me your belief, I would not ridicule you, but ask you why you believe the way you do. We may have similar beliefs to be honest, I
don't know. They may be on extreme ends of the spectrum. But the truth is that there is an absolute truth, and both cannot be so.
I know that being a Christian is not so popular on this board and I will probably get flamed for my thoughts. The ridicule goes both ways I am
afraid. So even if we are so different in our beliefs OP, we share a common problem and I understand you. I didn't write this response to pressure
you into becoming a christian, only to let you know where I am coming from as such.