If you have learned that your religion is not true what would you do?

Philippines
March 22, 2010 6:57pm CST
I was thinking If I'm a christian, and I found out that Christianity is not for real what should I do? This is just an example not a real thing. Would I try to tell others about it? would any one believe me? Or I will just shut my mouth and keep it to myself?
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@phoenix8606 (4978)
23 Mar 10
hell0! well, i guess that I won't do nothing, because I am actually not that big believer and that's why I will take it really easy!
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• Australia
23 Mar 10
Religion is the cause of most of the problems in this world. I was religious for about 10 years and in fact was about to become a nun. Religion did nothing for me. However, at 22 years of age, I became a Christian. I have been a Christian for 52 of my near 74 years of life and my relationship with my heavenly Father through my Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, has been the first priority in my life. In those years I have known His love and care, His providence and mercy, His guidance and direction, His teaching and correction. I know His presence constantly in my life and enjoy His company throughout my day. Religion? Useless! Relationship with Christ? Reality! Everything! No person and no thing could ever convince me that my Saviour is not real. He is just as real as any person I know in the flesh.
@coolcoder (2022)
• United States
23 Mar 10
You've contradicted yourself. You say that religion is useless, yet you're a Christian, and Christianity is a religion. I'm so very sorry you left the Catholic Church.
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• Australia
23 Mar 10
I do not contradict myself. I am pointing out the very real and distinct difference between a religion and a relationship. A religion is merely something which is believed. It is possible to be religious about anything: hobbies, football, housekeeping - anything at all. While Christianity is considered a religion, it encompasses many different beliefs. Many people will call themselves Christian even though they have no knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. The religion of Christianity cannot be of lasting benefit to anyone, and will cause problems. A relationship with Christ (while called Christianity) is something very different from a mere belief or religion. It is a vital, very REAL, personal and definite relationship. I differentiate between the two.
@ataenoor (19)
• India
23 Mar 10
Come on my friend I invite u to join real and only true religious of the world and it is non other than ISLAM. Just without any hasitation study ISLAM. You will surely find each and every thing true in it. Just try it. I hope u will
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@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
23 Mar 10
if I found out my path was fake I wouldnt do anything...its been very positive for me and has helped me in so many ways why would I change that ya know...If it aint broke dont fix it I say
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@jd107nette (1457)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
if you have a solid foundation of the facts, then you wouldn't readily believe that it is fraud.
• Portugal
23 Mar 10
what facts are you referring to?
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@magtibaygom (4865)
• Philippines
27 Mar 10
I think the best that you can do is to move on, and seek new religion. Forget about your old fake one. But don't forget, we have the responsibility of warning others not to join the fake. We are our brother's keeper so we should warn others about the potential danger in joining the previous one.
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
25 Mar 10
Hi arreolabryan, Christianity as practiced by many Christians today may not be for real, but there is no doubt about the teachings of Christ himself. There may have been some changes made but truth cannot be denied. To your topic, I'm sure that very few would believe you but it's likely that most people would try anyway. Remember that there are close to forty thousand different denominations in Christianity, that means a lot of people don't agree. Blessings.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
24 Mar 10
Hello there.. I wonder, how you are going to determine the truth anyhow? And what are the criterian set for that? My next statement might be a bombshell for many, and I apologize in advance... I belive, there are no religions upon earth, except 'humanity'. That is the only religion that has existence with two classes- men and women, both of which are equal... Beyond this I do not believe in any religion. I was born and brought up in the most conservative family, but as I went on reading, I found that we're all the same and should be treated as human.. So I wouldn't worry, if I am told that my religion (the one that is used on govt. papers, for me) isn't true.. I would say, who cares... Have fun!
• India
24 Mar 10
No man-made religion is completely true coz as much as I understand religion, all of them were made with the ultimate aim of controlling and yielding power…control over others, control over lands, control over tribes, money and so on. To me, spirituality is better and to discover God, we need not adhere to any strict rules and regulations or rites and rituals. The spirit of the divine exists in each of us and it is for us to discover it…by reading books, interacting with other spiritual people, contemplating within, meditating, doing good deeds, cleansing our minds, moving towards renunciation etc. However, once we understand that our religion is not entirely true, there should not be any sense of shame or denial in it. Rather we should feel that religion is like a first step towards knowing the divine… we should study religion and learn to separate the wheat from the chaff.
@bird123 (10448)
• United States
24 Mar 10
When you consider your choice of action, look to a wise source for knowledge. What is God doing.God places knowledge out there. It is up to us what we do with it.There are so many lessons on the road to discovery.It's all a test of intelligence.The truth must be out there. I place it out so if someone chooses they can discover.I don't want or need believers. I want people to discover the facts not the beliefs.