An Exercise in Religious Futility
No one would know Christ...
If they hadn't read the scriptures. How do you come to a knowledge that Jesus is the Christ without that belief or knowledge being founded somewhere in scripture? How can you call yourself a Christian and yet forswear your belief in the record? It isn't sound. I may not be one who likes people to quote the bible at me because most of them cant reconcile the Old and New Testament records with each other and I can.
Most argue that half of the things that are mentioned about commandments and performances in both records don't apply to them. What were they written for then? Are they therefore frivolous waists of space? I refuse to believe that. It is even worse that those who teach from it don't keep its law. They only teach and preach what suits them and keeps them feeling good about life without requiring them to do anything about. It might be considered beside the point that they can not do those things that are required correctly nor seek those who can.
I think that if you cannot reconcile yourself to the complete record there is a problem with your faith. If you can't honestly seek out the mysteries of God where they exist using every bit of evidence and inspiration you can bring to bare to understand the God you are intellectually lazy and unworthy of the doctrine let alone exaltation. That is what the record states. If you try to divide the God of the scriptures and his Christ from the scriptures you are a pagan. Your belief is based on something that you can understand rather then risk a mystery and seek a greater being on His terms. Even as I call him Father, I know what it is I am talking about.
Atheists are people who would rather not believe and be cynical. Wallowing in their own humanity, they convince themselves and anyone who will listen that change is impossible. They refuse to change, which at least frees them of the charge of hypocrisy and dare anyone to prove that they must. Their sophistry is a matter of circular reasoning that leads no one anywhere enlightened other then to encourage self indulgent behavior. The funny thing is, is that they almost categorically fear death or their philosophies would bring them to a suicidal end.
As for the other world religions. To you I say I am sorry. I am sorry that there aren't any nice ways to tell you that the roots of your faith are what you aught to seek. Sorry that my belief and knowledge must of a certainty challenge yours. Sorry that that puts this bit of writing at odds with you and your foundations. Sorry that it doesn't matter and I cannot change how I feel because of how much I regret that fact.