My mom was religiously confused, attending many churches with different religious beliefs dragging us along. All I found in the churches is rejection and judgemental people.I have no faith. I just don't. What is faith anyway but believing something that you can't prove? Churches talk about following Jesus but I really don't see this. Only judgemental people who think they know it all. No wonder us on the sidelines lose our belief and question the whole dam thing.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:09 AM on Jul. 20, 2010 in Religious Debate
Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:57 AM on Jul. 20, 2010
Answer by Cassarah at 9:23 AM on Jul. 20, 2010
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Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:34 AM on Jul. 20, 2010
I ran into the same problem as you did, but there was a point in my life, that I sought God all on my own, without RELIGION aspect of it. I hate religion, but I found God. In all honesty I feel God hates religion, as well. I feel religion distorts the view of and hinders God. I don't go to church very often, because of the over religious and judgemental people. I would like to go to church, but haven't found one that I feel is balanced. I don't know if that makes any sense. Any way my faith is NOT based on what others believe, it is strictly based on what I believe and what I have searched out on my own. I like to question things until I find what makes sense to me.
Answer by TBandNCmommy at 1:19 PM on Jul. 20, 2010
Answer by dullscissors at 1:31 PM on Jul. 20, 2010
Answer by But_Mommie at 12:52 PM on Jul. 21, 2010
Just because you can't PROVE something that doesn't exist, that doesn't mean you cannot have a personal conviction that it does. Now, there's a common confusion that the OT demands "blind faith", that's it's a desirable trait to simply "believe". It's not, if anything, what the 10 commandment tach us is that you have to KNOW that there is a G-d. And knowledge involves a little bit more than belief. Where do we get that idea? From the phrasing of the 1st commandment. "I am the Hashem, your God, Who has taken you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery". Interesting way of putting it. Why didn't G-d say "I am Hashem, your God, who created all"?
Answer by plclemo at 6:56 PM on Jul. 21, 2010