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For Christians Only....okay...and curious Athiests too......

Posted by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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 I have often wondered what made you decide you were a christian.  I am interested from a curiosity standpoint and would like to know if you were raised that way or if you just decided later in life you believe.  If you give me an answer, I may have another question for you.  If so, please don't get defensive.  I am only maintaining a conversational tone and any questions would be purely for more information. 

Oh and for the Athiests....please don't use this post to bash believers.  I am not looking to judge them. 

Thanks.

and extra thanks to Wendymomof4 :)

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anetrnlov
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Only responding because I would like to watch this post....GL OP

NickiNavarro
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 6:02 PM

BUMP!

depsiua
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 6:04 PM

I was raised Catholic.  I don't think I'm technically Christian anymore, I'm more of a Deist.  I believe there is some sort of higher power that created our world, made all the rules (physical, chemical, biological, etc.) and set everything in motion.  I don't believe that He/She/It interferes with those rules.



NickiNavarro
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 6:08 PM


Quoting depsiua:

I was raised Catholic.  I don't think I'm technically Christian anymore, I'm more of a Deist.  I believe there is some sort of higher power that created our world, made all the rules (physical, chemical, biological, etc.) and set everything in motion.  I don't believe that He/She/It interferes with those rules.


LOL I want real Christians! LOL just kidding. I'm just curious about people who are devoted to the bible in one way or the other.

lilywitch
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Giving you a bump. I am actually curious, too. Come on Christian mamas!

Mommavieve
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 6:31 PM
I'm curious too.
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Mom2theboy1994
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 6:34 PM

BUMP!

iluv2meow
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 6:35 PM

God came to me when I needed him most but yet had least faith he existed.

Daemons_mommy
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 6:35 PM

 Ok, I'll bite :)

I wasn't a Christian growing up. I never went to Church and the most I knew about Jesus was the song "Jesus Loves me". When I was 13 my mom started going to church and I went along. I never really got into it and felt kind of weird everytime I went to church. My dad eventually went to. He was diagnosed with cancer a short time later and died when I was 17. I had a person at the church tell me that if I didn't start believing in Jesus, I wasn't going to see my father ever again because I would be in hell. I was done with that church, those people, God, and everything to do with that damn religion!

Years passed and I started feeling like I needed something. I started researching religions. I started with Wicca but I knew it wasn't for me. I went to college and took comparative religions, eastern religions, etc. Basically every religious class they offered I took. The more I searched and told myself that Christianity wasn't for me, the more I was drawn to it.

I finally accepted Jesus in late 2008. I've had a hard struggle with it. For awhile the only Christians I had besides me mom were people here on Cafemom. I saw such hatred spewing from other 'Christian' women on here that it really shook me almost out of my faith. How could I be a part of a religion that had people like that?

Then I realized that being a Christian is having a relationship with God and Jesus. They are the most important. I didn't need to seek out people to fellowship with, if I was patient the right people would come to me. And they have.

Nowadays, God has been convicting me to go beyond myself and what I thought I was. He is challenging me and I am meeting those challenges. Every once in a while I still have a few doubts that I'm on the wrong path or I'm crazy talking to the sky but those doubts are becoming fewer and fewer. I am becoming more of the person that I always wanted to be but never thought I could. And now I like me and if it's all me (while being crazy talking to the sky) or if it's help from God, I'm grateful.

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anetrnlov
by on Jun. 13, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Awesome story.

Quoting Daemons_mommy:

 Ok, I'll bite :)

I wasn't a Christian growing up. I never went to Church and the most I knew about Jesus was the song "Jesus Loves me". When I was 13 my mom started going to church and I went along. I never really got into it and felt kind of weird everytime I went to church. My dad eventually went to. He was diagnosed with cancer a short time later and died when I was 17. I had a person at the church tell me that if I didn't start believing in Jesus, I wasn't going to see my father ever again because I would be in hell. I was done with that church, those people, God, and everything to do with that damn religion!

Years passed and I started feeling like I needed something. I started researching religions. I started with Wicca but I knew it wasn't for me. I went to college and took comparative religions, eastern religions, etc. Basically every religious class they offered I took. The more I searched and told myself that Christianity wasn't for me, the more I was drawn to it.

I finally accepted Jesus in late 2008. I've had a hard struggle with it. For awhile the only Christians I had besides me mom were people here on Cafemom. I saw such hatred spewing from other 'Christian' women on here that it really shook me almost out of my faith. How could I be a part of a religion that had people like that?

Then I realized that being a Christian is having a relationship with God and Jesus. They are the most important. I didn't need to seek out people to fellowship with, if I was patient the right people would come to me. And they have.

Nowadays, God has been convicting me to go beyond myself and what I thought I was. He is challenging me and I am meeting those challenges. Every once in a while I still have a few doubts that I'm on the wrong path or I'm crazy talking to the sky but those doubts are becoming fewer and fewer. I am becoming more of the person that I always wanted to be but never thought I could. And now I like me and if it's all me (while being crazy talking to the sky) or if it's help from God, I'm grateful.


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