"The only people who take the bible word for word are atheists." I read that somewhere and it's somewhat true.
Sounds like complete shyte. Please explain...
Atheists look in these books and pick out the bits that sound bad. Most "Christians" nowadays just believe in god and Jesus and all that stuff. Many haven't even read the bible and fewer follow all the rules. Alot still judge for crap like homosexuality but many don't even care.
I have a deep seated aversion to any organized religion.
religion must not be seen as a scary thing. you believe , or not. but we are in a century where we can make up our own mind . whatever was in the past , its in the past. noone chops off youre head these days for not going with the church s will.
Religion is scary. It is, however, a man-made mess. What you really seek and desperately need is a true RELATIONSHIP with your Creator. Religiosity will hide that, but The Word will show you how.
You have much to learn. Spiritually, you are missing virtually everything. God, your Creator, loves you... return the love and watch your fear dissolve.
If only it were that simple. It's about pleasing Him, not ourselves.
You are obviously not well versed in many religious belief systems, rather, you are basing your opinion off of the opinions of ignoramuses who spew false truths. Thank you and good day!
Brainwash? *sigh* Go read up on Buddhism, Christianity and Daoism then come back.
So you're scared of some education? Guess what, the earth was made before your time too, guess you don't think that exists either, it was made before your time. Maybe the Earth doesn't exist and what you are existing on is just a rock in the middle of the ocean. Maybe Paris doesn't exist, since you have not seen proof yourself that it does. No one can trick you into believing things unless you yourself choose to.
go with what feels right avoid being too dogmatic or self conflictive we all believe what we believe and really no one knows wtf is the real deal with religion so try not to stress too much ok :) thats what i did and still do at times which only gives me more issues than there needs to be with stress about where to put my faith in completely. i just serve the gods ultimately because thats what makes the most sense to me while paying homage to lucifer/satan when i can for the benefit that religion ahs given me when christianity failed for me as a path time and time again but overall i stay with heathenisim because satan is really more of a concept to me than anything. i just pay homage to the force of satan/ lucifer and the concepts of both deities or princes of hell.
very scary religion build you up then put you down shameful I stop believing and it makes live 1000 time better for me
religion its to be a good person in sociaty