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S/O All or nothing Christianity?

Can you pick and choose what parts of Christianity and the bible are right for you?

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Saya

Asked by Saya at 11:39 AM on Sep. 23, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Of course. The bible, like all religious texts, is a mix of history and myth. And it's meant to be interpreted, not taken as cold hard fact and followed to a T. Plus, at the end of the day, you have to live with you, if you can't agree with something, you can't live by it...
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:43 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Of course... everybody does it. You can't possibly take the bible literally, unless you want to smite all your enemies while forgiving them 70 times 7. Unless you want to marry your brothers wife if he dies and help her bear children. Unless you really think God is a miserable sadist who likes to punish everybody for not respecting his selfish agenda. The issue is worth thinking about because the bible contradics itself in hundreds of places. That doesn't mean you can't still be a good christian if you want to. The thing to keep in mind is that if God is infinite consciousness, then there can be no one for him to command. Think about it. A wise man once said, "To find God you must first give up being bad... then you must give up being good".
    Blabbermouth

    Answer by Blabbermouth at 11:46 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • No ... not if you are a true follower of Christ.
    Gal51

    Answer by Gal51 at 12:01 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Gal51-- You know where I'm going with this, don't ya? :)
    Saya

    Comment by Saya (original poster) at 12:07 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Of course. All beliefs are dictated by our hearts....it is this that tells us what is right or wrong for our spiritual path. If one uses the bible to help as their "guide", I think they most certainly can use what speaks to them the most. Thats the beauty of freedom.
    sahmamax2

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 12:12 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Yeah, none of it!

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 12:15 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Personal faith is just that, personal. I'd never tell someone what they can and can't do in their own journey with God.
    KelleyP77

    Answer by KelleyP77 at 12:21 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • well...if it was all or nothing there would be no Christians. all Christians take what they like and disregard what they dont as "wrong interpretation". the Bibles left up to interpretation, so if you have the "wrong" interpretation you arent following the Bible correctly so that would give Christians the right to tell other Christians they arent really Christians...which would mean there are no "real" Christians.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 12:59 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Of course you can pick and choose which part(s) of the Bible "are right for you" - or that you will follow. God gave us free will. Keep in mind that Judgment Day will come, whether that's part of the Bible that's "right for you" or not; it's reality and we can't change reality. God also gave us a conscience to know right from wrong. The Ten Commandments are as applicable today, as they were when they were given to Moses.
    The Bible should be used as an instruction manual to get one through life, not as a "guide."
    shughes903

    Answer by shughes903 at 1:06 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Sure if you want to but I prefer to go with all... and I do know where you are going with this.. Sits back and watches it unfold.
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 1:15 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

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