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Religious Philosophies 101
You may not realize it
But not all religions we have today in mainstream are the same as they were back as far as 3,000 years ago.
The truth is that there's not a single person alive proven to be old enough to vouch and say that the bibles we have today are not the same. Most people make the common mistake of believing everything they see in a bible. In the end, my practices, and I hope your future practices, involve taking the most common and neccesary rules that make sense that are within the current bibles and only taking the rest with a grain of salt. These rules I usually follow and stick to, are the three bolts that keep the bible together.
Rule number 1: Don't steal.
Rule Number 2: Don't rape.
Rule number 3: Don't murder.
Everything else is possibly a load of BS conjured by modern day people who try and manipulate the bible into what they want. Even what you think is the original documentation of the bible, as told my MODERN day people, is probably not going to be the bible they looked at 3,000 years ago.
So take it with a grain of salt. Don't hate other religions for being different. Don't hate homosexuals because "the bible says so". And don't treat atheists like crap for not believing in the bible we have today. Radicalism exists in everything. Even religions.
But this is also my opinion. Hopefully it'll be yours as well.
Effects on people
To mindlessly believe whatever you hear or read, such as a Christian reading in some bible she bought online (Considering you should never have to pay for a bible) that says human flesh must be sacrificed or something, is a bad practice. Not only can it make your less extreme peers have a strong distaste for you, it can also put you in prison.
© 2014 Justin Chin