I'm Not "anti"- Christian

@megumiart (3780)
United States
March 29, 2008 9:51pm CST
I know in recent religion posts, I've been saying "I don't believe in god" and "it's just blind faith" type of stuff, and I want to be clear that I do NOT mean to offend anyone, and I'm not completely against the bible. I believe that it is possible that the events discussed in the bible took place, and Jesus was an awesome, amazing person BUT I do not believe that people should base their entirelives around what the bible says. I just accept it as history, like history we learn about in school. I absorb what's taught, and decide for myself what can be taken and learned from it. x0
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@vera5d (4006)
• United States
30 Mar 08
i think that the bible is nothing more than a storybook...it'd be the same as building a church around aesop's fables to me... you might want to try going to http://beliefnet.com and taking their belief-o-matic quiz and get an idea of what it is you do or don't believe...it's very confuzing for a lot of people, so many of us are raised to believe a different way but then we start forming our own opinions or have experiences that teach us better than what we were taught... I apparently am a liberal quaker according to them...i didn't know quakers still existed, lol. I don't even know where the heck i would find another quaker to convene with...i am not so convinced i am even a liberal quaker though because there's a few things i don't agree with...but what i do like is they believe that anyone can believe whatever they want and it's still okay. they don't have church, they just have meetings where people can talk about whatever they feel like talking about.
@Stiletto (4584)
30 Mar 08
Interesting site. I'm a secular humanist according to their quiz. My family were quakers, well on my mothers side they were. She wasn't though - or she lapsed, although I don't know if you can be a lapsed quaker lol. It is quite a liberal religion in some respects although not at all liberal in other respects.
@skinnychick (6906)
• United States
30 Mar 08
The difference between the bible and history- is that history has been accurately documented from evidence. Portrayed through the years and recounted through millions of books. I have yet to see anything evidentiary from the bible..it's a story- a well loved and well believed one nonetheless. The only thing historical was that it was adopted by religious sects. There isn't even an author of the bible... Take what you want from the bible but if you say that it is possible that events took place and Jesus was awesome- then loosely you do believe in god. But choose not to base your whole life around it, you just take what fits you and go with it. So you do believe some of it- it's not a bad thing it's just who you are.
@Fidget (291)
20 Apr 08
History is written by the victor. ..or use to be at least. Now it all depends on the academics on biases and motives as well as publishing deals!
• United States
20 Apr 08
In some respects, I do agree there.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
30 Mar 08
It is just that you are belittling us who believe in God and in Jesus Christ. It does take faith and it is hard, I mean keeping yourself from temptation is very hard in this day and age. And if you think that the Bible is just a history book, you should really read the Proverbs. It gives quite a lot of advice. You do not get that advice in a regular History Book, do you, just examples of what a great man did or did not do. There are evidences that what happened in the Bible did happen, but if you wanted proof that these events in the Bible happened, why is it that you will believe what is written in the History books, even ancient history about the ancient Greeks and Romans and not that of the Bible? Seems you are choosy about your facts. Oh and there is the Ten Commandments, telling people to worship God, not conduct adultery, not to steal or murder, etc. I wonder if you live your life so you do not do those horrible things or do you choose not to murder, yet steal, not to cheat on your spouse, and yet to make sure your neighbor is not as successful?
@II2aTee (2559)
• United States
31 Mar 08
In here orriginal post I saw no mention of her belittling the chrisian faith. It is simply not her chosen path. But in this response YOU are belittling HER by listing off al these reasons why she is wrong. You can think she is wrong all you want, the moment you TELL her she is wrong you cross that line between tolerance of other peoples views, and outright attacking them because of them. No where in your response, Suspensful, did I see you say "We all are entitles to our own beleifs." Instead you attacked her and listed off reasons why she is wrong to have the opinion she has. And you wonder why people are turning away from the Christian faith. Most Christians I know are very tolerant. Its the Christians like you that give the rest a bad name.
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• United States
3 Apr 08
I say to each his own I believe in God with all my heart but I don't put people down cause they don't we will all have to answer for our own on judgement day
• United States
31 Mar 08
The problem is that there are many who think and believe that they must base their lives on the Bible. And that some of them take anyone who questions this practice as an attack on their religion. It is sad when people take what you are saying the wrong way.I am not a Christian but I do believe that there was a teacher named Jesus.He just isn't my G-d but He is G-d to others.
• Philippines
30 Mar 08
Your point is taken on my side. We have all our different point of view on things in life , religion, God, the bible, etc. We have all the right to say what we feel about it and I believe what your saying is just how you believe in and I understand your way.
@Samanthavv (1383)
• United States
30 Mar 08
Don't worry. YOu didn't offend me, at all! There IS a lot of history to the bible, and some of it can be proved that it happened. It's interesting to say the least. However, I don't really like what my husband and I call, "Holier than thou bible humpers." I believe in a higher power, but I dont go around forcing it on everyone else.
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
30 Mar 08
I've never seen you as being offensive when you're simply stating your personal view on things. I worry about this one too sometimes, actually, because I've had people I was talking to about religion become very offended and think I hated Christianity or something just because I'm not a part of that religion. I'm not "anti-Christian" either, just "non-Christian".