Re: Opinions on Christianity
Not sure if this is the thread for this, but I'm guessing it will be soon enough as people start posting. Ragardless, my views are as follows:
- True Christianity isn't a religion, it's a relationship. You don't need to follow any rituals, you just need to know God. God created man to have a personal relationship with Him, not to blindly worship Him.
- No matter how pure an idea is, there will always be people to mess it up. People are stupid, and "Christians" are no different. Too many people are pushed away from God because their only experience with Him is through someone who beat them with the Bible or called them a sinner.
- The church is made of people, so it's no different. Far too many churches rely on rituals and routines and ignore the real point of gathering: to experience the Lord together and learn from each other. I like my church, they mostly understand what it's about. There are still a few people stuck in a rut, but almost everyone knows that Christianity is a relationship.
- Yes, what everyone tells you about the Bible is their own interpretation, but even though there are many versus that can be interpreted several ways in English the original Hebrew/Aramaic/etc. is much more straight forward. English is just a very hard language to translate it into, and our culture being so vastly different doesn't help either.
Last edited by Mal; 06-20-2008 at 02:23 PM.