I Constantly Question My Religious Beliefs and Views

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    Fire and Brimstone: A lot of denominations

    within the Christian church do not believe in a literal Hell. Those that do though constantly warn people about their wrondoings. They warn us to watch our every move. Pastors often say stuff like:"not everyone in this room is going to Heaven." Every time they'd say that, it...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns
    18-21
    Feb 7, 2014

    How do we know? There are a lot of unanswered

    questions about the afterlife. (The 700 Club appears to have some answers, but they don't seem tangible) Some people have written whole books on their near death experiences, claiming that they were in heaven or that they saw the lights from heaven. There experiences are...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns
    18-21
    Feb 6, 2014

    Forgiveness: If the price was already paid,

    does that mean not only the sins we have committed in the past are forgiven, but the sins we commit in the future are forgiven? Is forgiveness something we have to desire to receive? And what if the same sin is committed over and over? Are we truly forgiven if we are remorseful...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns
    18-21
    2 Responses Feb 6, 2014

    Idolatry? If we are only to pray to God,

    then why do some people pray to Mary or to the Saints? Do we pray to them as angels-or rather God's messengers-which would make a little more sense? Or are we committing idolatry? Even if we were praying to them as God's messngers, this still would be considered idolatry at...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns
    18-21
    Feb 6, 2014

    They say, you should never talk about politics

    and religion, it will break friendships. I find if they're a friend worth having, they will listen and even debate with you. Especially on EP with the option of anonymity. Be sensitive though, people have developed some polarised thinking, and it will cause them harm if you go...
    TValentine TValentine
    56-60, M
    Mar 30

    Do we have to understand something to believe

    it? One thing I've noticed within many churches is that we are taught to pray certain prayers before we know what they really mean, specifically within the Catholic church, since most of the prayers we learn as young kids have been prayed since the first century. But we aren't...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns
    18-21
    Feb 6, 2014

    Sometimes it all just feels like a lie really,

    like all of these beliefs just hide an even bigger truth. I'm tired of being agnostic, I wanna believe in something but it's hard
    Dollyx10 Dollyx10
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2015

    Why??? Why do Christians preach about love

    and then condemn those who don't have the same level of morality as they do? Why do they preach about love and then turn around and curse someone? Why do they look into a life of an atheist and tell them they're going to Hell even when they haven't done anything wrong, when they...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns
    18-21
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2014

    Why are questions discouraged in the church?

    Why are so many people offended when someone questions their own faith? How can questioning something be a sin if the quest for knowledge isn't for vanity, but it is for the truth that we are all looking for whether we realize it or not? Why is it seen as being evil when a...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns
    18-21
    Feb 6, 2014

    Who is saved? I know

    that it says in the Bible that a person's faith saves them. But I don't understand. I don't know if this is fair, and if it isn't, I wonder if a way of life must be fair. What doesn't seem fair to me is that those who have perhaps made bad choices or done bad things in their...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns
    18-21
    Feb 6, 2014
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