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.
"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.
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.
an atheist is someone who has nothing to look forward to. that is scary to me.