I'm a Christian, but I have questions?

I'm a Christian, but I have questions?

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Joe

Savannah, TN

#1 Feb 8, 2013
Why do we only follow something literally in the Bible?
dont question

Jackson, TN

#2 Feb 9, 2013
Don't question the bible or The Lord, you have to have faith that everything in the bible is correct and live by. U dong have to know why, just live by it.
Interpretation

Jackson, TN

#3 Feb 9, 2013
1. Observe-what the Bible says
2. Interpret-it's meaning/application in daily life
3.Apply- its meaning in your daily life.
Joe

United States

#4 Feb 9, 2013
We question everything in this world why not the bible
ModusOperandi

Lexington, TN

#5 Feb 9, 2013
Question everything. Never stop questioning everything. I left "the fold" after 15 years or so. I just couldn't sit in there and pretend like I believed it any longer. That would have made me a liar and a fake, which goes against my own inborn sense of morality. I'm not saying that's right for you, but it was right for me.

Doing so cost me almost ALL of the relationships I'd had for a long time, but at least I was honest with myself. Also, I was able to finally see that these relationships were conditional, based on my adherence to "behavioral norms." It was discouraging to say the least.

I know there is a God, but I never once found Him in the church. I found Him in the very alone times after leaving the business model known as the (American) Christian church.
Auntie Theist

Tucker, GA

#6 Feb 9, 2013
ModusOperandi wrote:
Question everything. Never stop questioning everything. I left "the fold" after 15 years or so. I just couldn't sit in there and pretend like I believed it any longer. That would have made me a liar and a fake, which goes against my own inborn sense of morality. I'm not saying that's right for you, but it was right for me.
Doing so cost me almost ALL of the relationships I'd had for a long time, but at least I was honest with myself. Also, I was able to finally see that these relationships were conditional, based on my adherence to "behavioral norms." It was discouraging to say the least.
I know there is a God, but I never once found Him in the church. I found Him in the very alone times after leaving the business model known as the (American) Christian church.
The only place you'll find a god is in your imagination. There are no gods, demons, devils, witches, fairies, leprechauns, elves, hells or heavens. Such thoughts are irrational and the product of indoctrination and brainwashing.
ModusOperandi

Lexington, TN

#7 Feb 9, 2013
Auntie Theist wrote:
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The only place you'll find a god is in your imagination. There are no gods, demons, devils, witches, fairies, leprechauns, elves, hells or heavens. Such thoughts are irrational and the product of indoctrination and brainwashing.
I don't know. You don't either.
in the know

Tucker, GA

#8 Feb 9, 2013
ModusOperandi wrote:
Question everything. Never stop questioning everything. I left "the fold" after 15 years or so. I just couldn't sit in there and pretend like I believed it any longer. That would have made me a liar and a fake, which goes against my own inborn sense of morality. I'm not saying that's right for you, but it was right for me.
Doing so cost me almost ALL of the relationships I'd had for a long time, but at least I was honest with myself. Also, I was able to finally see that these relationships were conditional, based on my adherence to "behavioral norms." It was discouraging to say the least.
I know there is a God, but I never once found Him in the church. I found Him in the very alone times after leaving the business model known as the (American) Christian church.
Well then u sir are going straight to hell. dont u know that questioning anything in the bible is wrong and god hates you for it. you are supposed to sit there like a good sheep and then go back to your hipocratic life...of course after you pay your 10% that is. oh and it does tell parents in leviticus to stone thier children if they wander from the faith so im guessing your local church body owes u a good stoning too lol....oh and lets not forget when god orders women and children to be raped and killed in judges(google it) and then they a few books later say that god is love. Sorry but if i go to hell for thinking something is just completely obsurd....imma just have to go cause god would know my heart anyway. Agree or burn...thats life's ultimatum.
Okk

Jackson, TN

#9 Feb 10, 2013
Hell was invented by the Christian Church to make sure it's current followers would never stray. What kind of religion would scare it's participants into thinking they are going to burn forever? Hell is here on Earth, and the test is if we are able to get through it happily or not. Also what kind of religion would kill thousands just to prove a point and claim dominance? Because of Christianity we are about 200 years behind.
Mr.Blackstone

Chatsworth, GA

#10 Feb 11, 2013
Okk wrote:
Hell was invented by the Christian Church to make sure it's current followers would never stray. What kind of religion would scare it's participants into thinking they are going to burn forever? Hell is here on Earth, and the test is if we are able to get through it happily or not. Also what kind of religion would kill thousands just to prove a point and claim dominance? Because of Christianity we are about 200 years behind.
Actually the idea of hell existed before Christianity and was stolen from the Greeks. Most other things were stolen from paganism and Jesus's virgin alleged virgin birth isn't original either. He is not the first Demi god to have said been born from a virgin.
Concerned Citizen

Baltimore, MD

#11 Feb 11, 2013
First, let the Holy Spirit lead your study of the Word. Second, if you do not fully understatnd a passage at the time, you may still be able to take comfort from it. The Holy Spirit reveals truth and provides understanding of the Word based on your need at the time, and God's plan for your life.
Mr.Blackstone

Chatsworth, GA

#12 Feb 11, 2013
Concerned Citizen wrote:
First, let the Holy Spirit lead your study of the Word. Second, if you do not fully understatnd a passage at the time, you may still be able to take comfort from it. The Holy Spirit reveals truth and provides understanding of the Word based on your need at the time, and God's plan for your life.
It amazes me that Christians profess you need to be taken over by some spirit to understand it. If god truly cared about saving his people it would not need to be interpreted. And not everyone comes to the same conclusion to the interpretation of the bible, the many different denominations ranging from catholic , Pentecostal , church of Christ and every other in between is proof of that. The 10 commandments are straight forward and needs no interpretation, seems rather ridiculous that the rest is not and you need to have your mind taken over in order to "understand it".

Gods plan - the predetermined life we live but some how we have free will.
Even more absurd.

I find it odd that people say that god has a plan for all of us then get upset when things don't go right. Some call it a test but when children are raped , starved to death , molested , die from cancer or other diseases, I can't see how it would be a test , gods plan or free will.
quxzux

Monessen, PA

#13 Feb 12, 2013
http://youtube.com/watch...
Get over it,soon
Concerned Citizen

Baltimore, MD

#14 Feb 12, 2013
[QUOTE who="Mr.Blackstone"] <quoted text>
It amazes me that Christians profess you need to be taken over by some spirit to understand it. If god truly cared about saving his people it would not need to be interpreted. And not everyone comes to the same conclusion to the interpretation of the bible, the many different denominations ranging from catholic , Pentecostal , church of Christ and every other in between is proof of that. The 10 commandments are straight forward and needs no interpretation, seems rather ridiculous that the rest is not and you need to have your mind taken over in order to "understand it".
Gods plan - the predetermined life we live but some how we have free will.
Even more absurd.
I find it odd that people say that god has a plan for all of us then get upset when things don't go right. Some call it a test but when children are raped , starved to death , molested , die from cancer or other diseases, I can't see how it would be a test , gods plan or free will.
[/QUOTE]

He says that His ways confound the wise.
atomiczero

Medon, TN

#15 Feb 12, 2013
How important is your faith to you? Is that importance something you feel deeply within yourself, or something you grew up being taught to recognize and appreciate?
I believe in a Creator, but not whatsoever in the envious, contradictory, petulant and cruel God of the Bible. There's simply nothing about it that feels soundly authentic to me.
None of us KNOW the truth. We CHOOSE our truths, because of what those 'truths' stir in us. Whatever your beliefs, if they serve you by motivating, inspiring and giving you hope and joy - then it's worthwhile.

“Reason's Greetings!”

Since: Feb 11

Pale Blue Dot

#16 Feb 12, 2013
in the know wrote:
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Well then u sir are going straight to hell. dont u know that questioning anything in the bible is wrong and god hates you for it.
"god hates you" is an example why people are leaving your institution of hate in droves.
Auntie Theist

Tucker, GA

#17 Feb 12, 2013
ModusOperandi wrote:
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I don't know. You don't either.
Then let us both wait for evidence before we make any claims.
Auntie Theist

Tucker, GA

#18 Feb 12, 2013
Concerned Citizen wrote:
First, let the Holy Spirit lead your study of the Word. Second, if you do not fully understatnd a passage at the time, you may still be able to take comfort from it. The Holy Spirit reveals truth and provides understanding of the Word based on your need at the time, and God's plan for your life.
Where can we find your spirit? Do we need to produce ID?
Mr.Blackstone

Chatsworth, GA

#19 Feb 12, 2013
Concerned Citizen wrote:
[QUOTE who="Mr.Blackstone"] <quoted text>
It amazes me that Christians profess you need to be taken over by some spirit to understand it. If god truly cared about saving his people it would not need to be interpreted. And not everyone comes to the same conclusion to the interpretation of the bible, the many different denominations ranging from catholic , Pentecostal , church of Christ and every other in between is proof of that. The 10 commandments are straight forward and needs no interpretation, seems rather ridiculous that the rest is not and you need to have your mind taken over in order to "understand it".
Gods plan - the predetermined life we live but some how we have free will.
Even more absurd.
I find it odd that people say that god has a plan for all of us then get upset when things don't go right. Some call it a test but when children are raped , starved to death , molested , die from cancer or other diseases, I can't see how it would be a test , gods plan or free will.
"

He says that His ways confound the wise.
So if I'm the wise what does that make the rest?
Auntie Theist

Tucker, GA

#20 Feb 12, 2013
atomiczero wrote:
How important is your faith to you? Is that importance something you feel deeply within yourself, or something you grew up being taught to recognize and appreciate?
I believe in a Creator, but not whatsoever in the envious, contradictory, petulant and cruel God of the Bible. There's simply nothing about it that feels soundly authentic to me.
None of us KNOW the truth. We CHOOSE our truths, because of what those 'truths' stir in us. Whatever your beliefs, if they serve you by motivating, inspiring and giving you hope and joy - then it's worthwhile.
Choosing a belief which is without foundation is not choosing a truth. Truth is that which can be proven. You are talking of faith, which is a belief without evidence. Unfortunately, it leads nowhere except to a false sense of security. I wish you could experience the freedom of self reliance and responsibility for your own actions instead of a forlorn hope in some wonderful afterlife at the expense of this one.

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