Many types of Christianity? Why? Why can't we have just one type?
December 22, 2009 1:13am CST
I'm really curious about this. I know that different branches of Christianity formed because people had different ideas, but how else did so many different types form? Does anyone know? Why should there be so many different types of Christians when there is only one God and therefore one true belief? How do we know which type of Christian is the right one? Why can't we have just one? What do you think about having many types of Christians?
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22 Dec 09
Why so many? Simple...the Bible and Christianity itself are both created by MAN...that being the case there are so many different countries, cultures and languages in the world it only makes sense that the bible and Christianity itself would be interpreted differently etc..also since there are so many different cultures it only makes sense that there would be numerous methods of Christianity which of course would cause there to be so many denominations - everyone needs a title or label sadly (though they really dont they just think they do)...
22 Dec 09
A devout Christian would argue that all the denominations except his own are a product of aberrations and therefore invalid. But as I see it (as a non-Christian) a close look reveals that denominations are just natural. This is because in my opinion plurality and diversity are the laws of nature. It is utterly obvious that not all humans think alike. Therefore, even one sentence from the Bible would be grasped in a different way by people with different even if all are neutral and noble. To me, the assertion that there is only one valid path is plain ridiculous. If my opinion counts, I would say that all of them should continue with the same although there should be one major change. No denomination (and no other religion too) should be held invalid as a whole, unless of course if it's beyond common sense and if it hurts others.