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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by openyourmind, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Lindsey-Loo

    Lindsey-Loo Steel Magnolia

    Jun 1, 2005
    I totally feel you. In almost every church I visit, I can pick out one thing, and usually more that just doesn't make sense to me. Even Protestant churches are steeped in tradition that the Bible doesn't talk about anywhere. I am personally alright with continuing in my church, even though there's a few things I don't necessarily agree with. For example, they think it's sinful to have musical instruments in a church service, but I think there's plenty of devout Christians who attend churches with musical services. They teach that women need to be submissive to their husbands, but I am so not down with that. However, I can deal with the little things because I like my church and the people there. If I decide to raise my children in that church, I will teach them that what's in the Bible is always more important than church traditions.

    Another option would be to just start your own church that is more true to what you believe. People do it all the time!

    I agree that it's clear why a bunch of people don't believe in God. I look at other Christians sometimes and think they're hypocrites...and I'm a Christian! That's why it's important to follow the Bible as exactly as you can and display those good works to the world. Hopefully, those of us who put the Bible and our faith before church doctrine can prove to others that some Christians really do practice what we preach. Or at least, we try our best with good hearts and open minds.

    Christians shouldn't be judging people. The Bible even tells us not to do so. We are all sinners.

    And, let me just say now...I was able to avoid insulting the Pope in another thread...but let me just say, the Pope is straight up crazy. Most non-Catholics don't take him seriously at all. Christ is the holiest one. Not the Pope, by any means.

    Basically, you need to look to the Bible and God as your examples. Not silly humans who always get it wrong anyway.

    Ohhh, I tried not to. You have no idea. Unfortunately, I'm notorious for ALWAYS taking the bait. I walk away maybe .999999% of the time. :D Lol I actually don't have any self-esteem problems. I am one of the top debaters in my state, I run a dang good debate team, I am going to a top-rate college in the fall, and I'm really stinkin' hot on top of all that. The difference between me and someone who isn't a Christian, though, is that I don't attribute these things to myself. Ok, that was a lie. But I TRY not to attribute them to myself. I know that I need to be giving God the glory, and as awesome as I think I am, he has actually blessed me with my superior intellect and incomparable beauty. :cool: Bahaha, but you get the point.

    And then, there's the factor that I know every time against Him. No matter what my talents are, I can't be worthy to Him when I continually do specifically what He asks His followers not to do. If that makes sense.

    I think girls in the Middle East are a tad different. I'm pretty into women's rights, and pretty much a free love kind of girl, if you know what I mean. It's not really so much that I'm down on myself all the time, but more like I know when I've disappointed God and that does carry a certain sense of guilt.

    I think I am worth a lot to God. I try to be faithful and teach other people about Him. But at the same time, it's knowing you can't earn your salvation. That's His gift.
  2. Gaura Priya

    May 9, 2009
    Because Jesus was a charismatic man, who had radical teachings for a time when most peoples were steeped in religious traditions...

    And speaking of deep religious traditions of vain imaginings and superstitions, here's Christianity 2,000 years later. :rolleyes:

    However, I do love Jesus, and he is the Messiah who fulfilled the prophecies of the Old Testament. Those who practice the Social Gospel of Jesus Christ are the true Christians, In My Most Humble Opinion.

    Whatever Paul said is secondary doctrine. However, whatever Jesus Christ Himself said, is pearls of wisdom. :angel2: