Christianity: My Outsiders Inside Opinion

Christianity.. I was classified as a Christian for not too long. I rarely went to church but I often did pray. For the longest time before I "got saved" I was extremely skeptical about the idea of becoming a Christian. I never thought I would because there are so many things about Christianity that I find hard to believe. Like for example that there is a God up in "heaven", a man named Jesus died for our sins, Adam and Eve. Basically the whole story. Don't get me wrong the principles and morals of Christianity are great, like becoming "Christ-like" which can be looked at just like becoming a "good" person and with that you aren't following anybody and praying up to the clouds.

With all my skepticism with Christianity I have, I guess some would call it, "Fallen from Grace." Where as I look at it as I am following my own path. One not riddled with people telling me how great it is this way and how they got this and this happened to them and I should do it. If I don't I'll go to hell. I don't believe in any of that anyway. Yes you may have been "blessed" with this and that but I bet if you didn't believe, you would still have that. Its not your believe that gives you things or makes you feel better. Its your choices. You choose to give up your feelings of sorrow or pain or wanting. You choose to give them to God, so God can help you. But without God you are just giving them up. So the same outcome will happen. If you chose not to give them up an opposite outcome would happen.

I am choosing not to follow a God. By choosing this I can still choose to give up my sorrow, pain and want. I can just give it up, not give it to God. Like a Christian would. Just give it up. And I believe no matter if I believe in God or not and I still choose to give up my sufferings I will get the same outcome either way.

By choosing not to follow god I have run into a person that has told me that I am doing wrong and that I will go to hell. This person is very close to me and is someone that I think should respect my decision. It is also a person that says Christian's do not push their faith on people. He's right, they may not push it on you directly. But some sure do make you feel bad about following anything but Christianity. I do wish all the Christian's happiness in their life and respect. And I think I deserve the same treatment just like anybody else out there following their own path.

Pay no attention to the faults of others,
things done or left undone by others.
Consider only what by oneself is done or left undone.

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Neville Walk 6 years ago

Well at least if you are going to hell, it will save on the heating bill, and with wool the price it is nowadays any savings will be a boon.

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tgopfrich 6 years ago from Stettler, AB Author

Hello Neville, yes this is true hahaha. The heating bill is high enough, so at least that will be a relief same with the wool. Wool is just too itchy.

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Reynold Jay 6 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

I found your most serious HUB and glad I did. Neville makes light of it, but I know this is not your intent. You are questioning everything that has been thrown at you and have brougtht this out in the open and some are condeming you for it. I'm working on a series of novels called Seeds from Heaven that addresses a thinking person like you and will give your life a happy and satisfying direction. 3 novels completed, two to go and I have yet to find a publisher, but people are looking at it as I write. In the event you have time for reading a novel, write and I'll email it (free) to you and you could end up assisting me with critiques and a credit on the opening pages. No big push from my end. At the very least I enjoyed this very much and give you KUDOS for putt-n it out there. RJ

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tgopfrich 6 years ago from Stettler, AB Author

Hello Reynold, thank you so much for your comment. I truly appreciate it. I would most definitely love to read your novel. I feel honored that you say I might be able to help you with critiques *blush* Regardless I would love to read your book. Your writing style is extremely intriguing and it was very hard for me to stop reading when I heard my son crying because he had woken up from his nap. hahaha.

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Reynold Jay 6 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

This places you in my INNER CIRCLE. I'll email you now in order that I send you the proper story etc.Then send comments as you wish while reading.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Yo tgopfrich! There is no one on Earth with the authority to send anyone to hell. The task and/or law that Christians are to uphold is the Golden Rule. The Golden Rule, by the word of Jesus Christ, is the law above all laws. In loving your neighbor, as yourself, whether you are Christian, Muslim, or Atheist - you are doing God's work. The Bible has been torn apart and put back together. A lot of things were omitted. There are fantastic tales that will go against logic. We need a bottom line against all the confusion in this world. The Golden Rule is that line in the sand. If America is not practicing the Golden Rule Amerioca is just a fad. If Christians are not practicing that Golden Rule in their hearts, there faith is a fad and a cult. The same goes for every religion out here on Earth. Every religion has that Golden Rule in some form. And this is something that EVERY believer and non-believer should agree upon. The evil in this world is not imaginary. This world has been fought over long enough and people need to turn to people against this evil. There is too much suffering in this world. But if you are a humanitarian, if you want good for other people, if you want to live in peace, if you want to see the success of humanity as a whole - you cannot go to hell. If your actions are for good and to uphold this simple consideration of loving your neighbor as yourself, doing unto others as you would have them do unto you - you are not going to hell. You're doing God's work.

Meanwhile, Christians across this nation cannot expect to elect a lawyer from Harvard or Yale to be a savior to this world. This practice of electing people who haven't run a court-room decently in 200 years should cease. Lawyers will never run this country anywhere but into the ground. The US Injustice System is RIFE with corruption and yet America elects lawyers that help turn this Earth into a hell. America is the most imprisoned nation on Earth. Christians cannot keep turning their backs to real suffering, torture, false imprisonment, murder, ETC. that our leaders perpetuate. We have some real issues. Thank you for a great hub. Sorry I get carried away. I try to cover some ground. God bless you whether you want it or not. I think you're a positive force for good in the world and those people don't go to hell and don't let a Christian send there for a moment!

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tgopfrich 6 years ago from Stettler, AB Author

Thank you, that was very..inspiring. Its nice knowing there are some great folks out there. Who really know how to make the best out of life.

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upal19 5 years ago from Dhaka

There is no god in Buddhism but there is a god who created all things. If you do not believe in god that is your own belief. If you think positive you must believe in god, the almighty not only biblical but the eternal.

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tgopfrich 5 years ago from Stettler, AB Author

So what your saying is.. if I think positive that means I believe in god?

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