- Religion and Philosophy
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.