Re: Opinions on Christianity
My view of Christianity in one sentence:
"Going to church doesn't make you anymore of a Christian than standing in a garage makes you a car."
I have nothing against Christians themselves, unless they are the kind that make it their life's mission to shove their religion down your throat. And just like you said, tell you what to do and what not to do. But what pisses me off even more than that are people that claim to be Christian, but live scandalous lives that contradict everything Christians are supposed to believe in.
But on another note:
I'll be the first to admit that I can be sort of bitter towards Christians. Mostly the ones who won't budge on their belief no matter what or who tells them otherwise. But, my father is what he calls a "die-hard Christian", and he would have been a pastor himself if he had the choice. He spent the first fourteen years of my life telling me just what you said the minister/pastor at the church did: He told me what to do, what not to do, what to say and what not to say, what was "Wrong" and what was "Right", and beyond that, he told me that sinners all went to hell because they were sinners, and that either you had to live by the Bible or you were condemned, and that was that. There was nothing you could do about it.
Needless to say, upon the discovery of the fact that I am an "abomination", I changed from the God-fearing Christian child I had been into someone who questioned any and everything about religion - and when neither my father nor the church officials (ministers, pastors, members of the choir, etc.) could answer those questions without using the phrase, "Because the Bible says so," and give me a good reason for why things were the way they were, I stopped believing in Christianity and haven't been able to identify myself with a religion ever since.
Last edited by Tsuna; 06-22-2008 at 08:11 PM.