posted on May, 5 2013 @ 11:04 AM
Thank you for your reply,Mister_Bit.I think what you said,makes a lot of sense.I'm not saying there are'nt Christians who do hold kindness and
empathy as their prime objective,and way of dealing with other people,i have met some very kind Xtian people.Still,even with their genuinely kind
hearts and compassionate demeanor-they are part of a religion that demands the exclusion of some,like gay people for instance,and everybody who don't
subscribe to and follow the rulebook.I know Xtians will say "We don't hate the Sinner,we hate the Sin" which of course means:"Stop being wilfully
gay-THEN you will be acceptable to God and to us" Never mind that said gay person may have the kindest heart,be a genuinely
decent,helpful,loving,compassionate person,and a law-abiding,very useful,productive member of society.Since childhood that has made no sense to me.If
you are a decent kind person who loves to help others,who would Never hurt another person-why the heck can that not be enough? Why should your sexual
orientation be of the slightest concern,as long as its with a consenting adult? Having love for people should not come with nonsense conditions.I have
come to the conclusion that its impossible to live as a person who truely wishes to have love+compassion,within one of the "big"
religions/faiths-how Can you,when such a faith teaches you,and Demands of you, to reject some one,unless they change their very way of life,and live
in misery-although they may be the "better" person,in the 1st place,but their different sexual preference,which despite their kind heart-is
supposed to doom them to eternal suffering?? Just one example of why i felt "doomed" during the years when i was a Xtian.Because my heart was never
in it,i could not find peace-not with the glaring discrepancies i saw,in the faith itself,and in most of the followers.Thanks again for your reply,i
absolutely resonate with your sentiments.